Last week I was gifted The Busy Mum’s Guide To Weight Loss by Rhian Allen; aka the founder of the Healthy Mummy website. In the past year; my cooking mojo has been at zero, pregnancy and breastfeeding doesn’t bring the best out in me and I’m just tired and can’t be bothered. Life is so hectic right now, having 4 kids at different stages is absolute chaos and finding time to make stuff is just too overwhelming. Plus the fact that so many recipes online have so many different ingredients in them. Don’t get me wrong, I do cook everyday, I have to, I’m a mum but lately it’s just not much fun stuff.
Receiving this book gave me the inspiration I needed to get in the kitchen for fun, honestly, it was quite funny. That afternoon I was at the supermarket stocking up on a few basics to get cooking.
The Busy Mum’s Guide to Weightloss is a month’s plan of recipes for three meals a day plus smoothies and snacks. It’s super easy to read and follow. What I love most about the book is that their are a lot of family favourites, just made healthier, and the recipes use simple ingredients and are affordable for families on a budget. That is the key to enjoying cooking as a mum I believe, things have got to be quick, easy and healthy.
|Chocolate Peanut butter crumble balls|
And by quick, I will tell you that by the time I had bought the ingredients, I got home and it was 1.30pm. I needed to leave for school pick up at 2.30pm, so in one hour I made the raspberry muffins, chocolate peanut butter crumble balls, the slice and breastfed the baby. Now that is some serious time savy cooking and I felt like I’d really accomplished something great. Nothing like a bit of a confidence boost to get back in there. We had handy, healthy snacks for all of us for the next couple of days.
When I got home from school pick up, I was little bit over excited so I decided to make the choc-oat Granola. It didn’t need many ingredients and was so simple. Really delicious too! The kids loved the “treat” for a few days of breakfasts.
I can highly recommend checking out The Busy Mum’s Guide to Weightloss, the recipes I’ve tried so far are delicious and all the rest look so tempting, I can’t wait to try them. head over here to learn more about the book and where to purchase. https://secure.healthymummy.com/busy-mums-weight-loss-book
Disclaimer: I was gifted the book to review but all words and comments are honest and my own. 😉