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Healthy Pancakes

 



Hello everyone, 

Happy 2021! Now it might not be the 2021 we imagined but I think some of us saw lockdown 3.0 coming. That means lots more home workouts, running and of course BAKING! I am starting 2021 off with a very healthy start- I'm not saying that I'm going Veganuary or Dry January, just taking a much more healthier approach. I'm sure I'm not alone when I say that I indulged a lot with prosecco and chocolate over the festive period. 

Now that life has slowed down a lot with lockdown, I want to get back into cooking and creating healthier meals. The first one being Healthy Pancakes. These aren't gluten or vegan pancakes just a lot lower in calories. You can always adjust this recipe using almond, oat or soya milk or using gluten free flour. 

Recipe: I found this recipe on the BBC Good Food website

50g Self Raising Flour
50g Wholemeal Flour
150ml Milk (I used Semi Skimmed)
2 eggs- separated 

Method:

Step 1: Sift both flours into a mixing bowl. Add the eggs yolks and then a splash of milk, mixing the ingredients together creating a paste. Pour the rest of the milk into the mixture a little bit at a time creating a batter without any lumps. 

Step 2: Whisk the egg whites in a separate bowl until they stand in stiff peaks then carefully fold them into the mixture making sure you don't squash out the air. 

Step 3: Heat a non stick pan over medium heat and pour a small amount of batter. I did use a small amount of fry light to make sure the pancakes don't stick to the pan. Cook for about a minute until the bubble begin to pop. Then flip the pancakes over cooking the other side for about 30 seconds.

Step 4: Once you have cooked all the mixture add your favourite toppings to your pancakes. I added a small amount of sugar and berries to mine. You can greek yogurt, honey, fresh lemon or any other healthy topping to yours. Finally ENJOY!😄🥞

Tip: If you are cooking the pancakes one by one, I put the cooked pancakes on an ovenproof dish into a very low heat into the oven so they kept warm. 

Let me know if you do create this recipe! 

What is your favourite healthy pancake recipe? 

Lots of love Chloe 👄



Fast Forward 9 Months...

 


Hello everyone,

As the title says lets fast forward 9 months... 

We are in the middle of a pandemic, we have had to adjust to new conditions and I am over Quiz Zoom Nights! 😐

I thought that I would be blogging over lockdown but I've really been enjoying getting outside and having long walks (when the weather was warm and sunny). I did say at the beginning of the year in my 2020 Horizons Post that I wouldn't be having an upload schedule but I didn't think that it would be that long! I was inspired the other day whilst I was working and I realised that I really miss writing and I wanted to get back into blogging so I have renewed my domain name and here I am! 

Lockdown for a lot us involved not seeing my loved ones as much, queueing at every shop that I wanted to enter and dodging everyone in the street trying to keep a social distance. Aside from that I have been adapting working from home, training remotely and attending lots of different webinars. I'm thinking about doing a separate blog post on working from home. 

I think I really learnt that with lots of the shops not being opened I did used to buy a lot that I didn't need and although I am now still going out to local shops and supporting small businesses I have been a lot more savvy with my money. I can honestly say when I found out the local coffee shop had opened for takeaways I was straight down thee ordering my skinny latte! 

During these last few months I have really learnt to appreciate those around me and what I already have (cheesy I know). The fact I was able to sit in the garden in the warm weather, go on walks in my local area and spend quality time with my family (when we was allowed to). 

I'm sure there have been a lot of bloggers and writers talking about their lockdown journey's and I am jumping on that bandwagon. I have been incredibly lucky that I have been able to still work and have a great team around me. I have certainly learnt a lot about myself these last few months and what I can really achieve if I challenge myself. 

I have tons of ideas floating around in brain as to what I can write about so hopefully it won't be too long until my next post. Now the nights are drawing in and the weather is getting colder, this is the perfect time start doing what I love! 

How have you been these last few months? 

Lots of love Chloe 💋



Why I'm Not Making New Years Resolutions for 2020



Hello Lovelies,

If you saw my blog post What's on the Horizon for 2020? then your know that I have written a few things down that I want to do for 2020 both blogging and personal. I wouldn't see these as New Years Resolutions more of what I want to include in my day to day routine to make life that little bit easier and better.

Every year like a lot of us I say I'm going to make New Years Resolutions like doing Dry January which I have failed on so many occasions or go to the gym at least 3 times a week. Lets face that is possible but sometimes life gets in the way and when you don't do something in particular then it feels like you have failed and it all goes down from there.

That is why I'm NOT doing New Years Resolutions this year. I think we make resolutions and stick to them for about a month and then when it gets to February we forget about them. Now don't get me wrong resolutions are good for some people, they see it as motivation to help reach their goal and that is amazing but it doesn't work for me.

I want to feel like I have factored something into my life for the keep like upping my fitness game or eating more healthier not saying I'm cutting out alcohol for the whole of January because lets face facts this girl likes a drink every now and again!

Have you made resolutions this year? 

Lots of love Chloe x 

You might also enjoy reading:
What's on the horizon for 2020? 

Malteser Tray Bake







Hello lovelies,

I am trying to get back into baking and to try new recipes. Malteser's happen to be Josh's favourite so as a New Years treat I thought I would make an attempt at a tray bake.The fact it didn't include any cooking time apart from a little bit on the hob it looked too good to miss!

Ingredients:
100g Butter
200g Digestive Biscuits (I didn't use the whole amount)
200g Milk Chocolate
225g Maltesers (leave about 10-15 maltesers to add on top)
2tbsp Golden Syrup

Method:


  1.  Melt the butter, chocolate and golden syrup in a low heat pan. Be careful not too over cook the chocolate it doesn't take that long to melt. I melted the butter first then the chocolate and syrup.
  2. Crush the digestives and maltesers and add them to the mixture. I crushed the biscuits with a rolling pin in a food bag but you can use a food processor if preffered. 
  3. Line a baking tin with grease proof paper then add the mixture to the tin.
  4. Add the left over maltesers to the top of the mixture making sure they are pressed in firmly.
  5. Once the mixture has been added cover with cling film or tin foil and place in the fridge to chill and set. I left the mixture in the fridge for about 2 hours. 
  6. Once the mixture is solid cut the tray bake into squares, serve and ENJOY!
It really did taste delicious if I say so myself. I kept the tray bake in the fridge to keep it fresh. If you do decide to make this recipe then please do let me know!

What do you enjoy baking? 

Lots of love Chloe x 

You might also enjoy reading:
The Horizon for 2020