Happy Easter

 

Easter here and today is Good Friday. I don’t know how are you managing your weight? I know you are doing your best. Easter is in England 4 days long weekend – if you are working on working days, Good Friday is bank holiday, Saturday and Easter Sunday is “normal” day – but some shop is closed on Sunday, Easter Monday is bank holiday.

Yesterday I met my friend in the supermarket and she told me gave up eating chocolate for the Lent, now she is very happy because tomorrow (today) is = Good Friday she can eat chocolates again and she is been chocolate shopping. I don’t know about you, my personal opinion is giving up not an option in my healthy lifestyles. My solution is I can eat anything what I like with moderation, this is not an easy and can be complicated or difficult. If you know what do you like eat, and you are control your portion size and/or just change your time when you having that can be helpful. Feel the Difference 🙂

 

Chocolate… on sticks ;)

What do you think? …because you are managing your weight in healthy way, that doesn’t mean you couldn’t celebrating. Chocolate, I like chocolate, not anytime and not every chocolate – I still like chocolate. 

Shopping list: need round chocolate, bamboo/wooden skewers, elastic band, sellotape, ribbon, gift bag, and celofan and sponge from the florist. And need your time and patient! I cutted the celofan 2 parts, 1 part for the wrapping separatly each chocolates, I closed celofan with sellotape after I putted in the bamboo/wooden skewer and I fixed with sellotape and celofan, than another end stick in the sponge = this is I repeated all round chocolates, when is all wrapped and in the sponge I puted on the another celofan middle and wrapped with that, I used elastic band keep it round and sellotape, after I used ribbon, and I putted in the gift bag. I just hoping looking is similar then bouquet. 

Snacks

Snack is a portion of food often smaller than a regular meal, generally eaten between meals. Snacks come in a variety of forms including packaged and processed foods and items made from fresh ingredients at home.

snacks

snacks

Traditionally, snacks were prepared from ingredients commonly available in the home. Often leftovers, cold cuts sandwiches, nuts, fruit, and the like were used as snacks. Beverages, such as coffee, are not generally considered snacks though they may be consumed along with snack foods. A beverage may be considered a snack if it possesses a substantive food item (e.g., strawberries, bananas, kiwis) that has been blended to create a smoothie.

Plain snacks like plain cereals, pasta and vegetables are also mildly popular, and the word snack has often been used to refer to a larger meal involving cooked or leftover items. Six-meal eating is a form of eating that interjects healthy snacks in between small meals, to stave off hunger and promote weight loss.

With the spread of convenience stores, packaged snack foods are now a significant business. Snack foods are typically designed to be portable, quick and satisfying. Processed snack foods are designed to be less perishable, more durable, and more portable than prepared foods. They often contain substantial amounts of sweeteners, preservatives, and appealing ingredients such as chocolate, peanuts, and specially-designed flavours. A snack eaten shortly before going to bed or during the night may be called a midnight snack.

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healthy meal in a glass

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Chocnana shake

Chocnana Shake

Chocnana Shake
1 serving = 2 dessert spoons of Chocolate Formula 1
1 banana 250ml skimmed milk
Whiz in blender until smooth
Only 270 calories

Fruit Salad

Fruit Salad

Fruit Salad Shake
Chop fresh fruit of choice into fruit salad
2 dessert spoons of Formula 1 – choose your favourite flavour
1 dessert spoon of fruit muesli
250 ml fruit or plain yoghurt
Fold Formula 1, yoghurt and muesli together. Add a little milk for smooth consistency
Spoon over the fresh fruit
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Happy Easter

Happy Easter

Here in Britain we are experiencing the coldest weather in March for a long, long time, there is snow almost everywhere. Looks like it is set to stay cold over Easter as well. Easter time of course, lots of chocolate and cake. Sunday we are losing 1 an hour, because starting the British Summer Time, Happy Easter 🙂

Chocolate

This week is National Chocolate Week in Great Britain. Chocolate Week promotes fine flavour chocolate, celebrating the work of top chocolatiers and chocolate companies. Chocolate most commonly comes in dark, milk, and white varieties, with cocoa solids contributing to the brown coloration 

If you’re looking for something a bit different http://www.chocolateweek.co.uk/recipes/

Chocolate is a raw or processed food produced from the seed of the tropical Theobroma cacao tree. Cacao has been cultivated for at least three millennia in Mexico, Central and South America. Its earliest documented use is around 1100 BC. The majority of the Mesoamerican people made chocolate beverages, including the Aztecs, who made it into a beverage known as xocolātl, a Nahuatl word meaning “bitter water”. The seeds of the cacao tree have an intense bitter taste, and must be fermented to develop the flavor.

Chocolate has become one of the most popular food types and flavors in the world. Gifts of chocolate molded into different shapes have become traditional on certain holidays. Chocolate is also used in cold and hot beverages, to produce chocolate milk and hot chocolate.

The Europeans sweetened and fattened it by adding refined sugar and milk, two ingredients unknown to the Mexicans. By contrast, the Europeans never infused it into their general diet, but have compartmentalized its use to sweets and desserts. In the 19th century, Briton John Cadbury developed an emulsification process to make solid chocolate, creating the modern chocolate bar.

I like chocolate – I know this is not a healthy shape friendly thing 😦 but I can controll my chocolate eating habit, I change my chocolate for healthy chocolate – yes I eat healthier chocolate this is my secret:

Chocolate Chip F1 Healthy Meal BarsChocolate bar in 3 tempting flavoursFormula 1: a healthy meal choice

Mocha Shake
1/2 serving of Chocolate & 1/2 serving of Cappucino Formula 1
250ml semi-skimmed milk
1/2 banana
4-6 ice cubes (optional)
Only 260 calories*

 

 

Chocnana Shake                                                                           
1 serving of Chocolate Formula 1
1 banana 250ml skimmed milk
3 ice cubes (optional)
Only 270 calories*

Chocolate and Raspberry Shake
250 ml skimmed or soy milk
4 dessert spoons raspberry yogurt
4 dessert spoons of fresh or frozen raspberries
2 dessert spoons of Formula 1 Chocolate
Whiz in blender until smooth                                                         

 

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