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When I started my new job in Amsterdam (mini inside squeal), I realised how hard it was to balance everything at home. Before then, I would watch Keagan coming home at 6 and wonder how people in the working world did it. I would always do the cooking, the cleaning, faf about everything and cook and clean again. I couldn’t imagine what it would be like to go to work from 9-5 then do all that I did in the couple of hours before bed. And then it happened.

I got an amazing job which was so God ordained that I knew it was meant to be. After an incredible family helped me fix up my CV and LinkdIn (by the favour of God), I got an interview and job offer. It all happened so quickly that I didn’t have any time to prepare for the changes. You know what I’m talking about? When something changes and you’re like, “woah, just give me like a week to process this.” But life is not always that kind.

So in a nutshell, that is why I have not posted for a while as I have been trying to figure out how to adult.

And so, I discovered how important meal prepping and fast meals are. It is way too easy to transfer the responsibility of food to your local grocery store’s ready-made-meals but that is the easiest way to lose control of what you put into your body. I started doing it and noticed the difference very quickly.

I started off with buying cereals because the mornings are the most rushed. I then started buying ready made food from the canteen. These things taste amazing but ultimately the carb and sugar intake were way higher than usual. While I’m not one to watch my calories, I noticed I was eating less but also less nutritional foods and was gaining a bit of weight. It was time to change things up.

I realised how hard it is to do personal things in the working world. And that is where meal prepping and grocery lists are so important. I absolutely love lists, but when it comes to shopping, don’t expect me to stick to a list. And that worked fine when I had the time to run to the shops if I forgot to buy something on my last visit. But now grocery lists are my best friend.

So I have started back at it (motivational background music). Making smoothies, oats and packing healthy(ish) lunches (come on, I have to have a good treat here and there). And this is something so simple but so delicious to have! It is jam packed in fibre and is quick to throw together. So come with me and take back control of the food you put into your body!

Creamy Soy Gluten Free Oats with Blueberries and Peaches

Serves: 1

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup gluten free oats
  • 1 cup soy milk
  • Dash of Himalayan salt
  • 2 teaspoons of honey (plus extra for drizzling)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (plus extra for sprinkling)
  • 3 tablespoons blueberries
  • 1 wild peach
  • 4 cashews chopped roughly

Method:

  1. In a small pot, place the oats, soy milk, honey, cinnamon and the dash of Himalayan salt. Set on low heat and cover with a lid.
  2. Allow to cook for about 10 minutes. When done, dish the oats up into a bowl.
  3. Slice the peach up and arrange around the plate. Place the blueberries in the middle and drizzle some honey over them. Finally, dust the bowl with cinnamon and sprinkle the cashews on top. Enjoy!

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