INTRODUCING: HANNAH DARVAS

I’m always on the lookout for new bloggers/vloggers who share the same passion for food and a balanced lifestyle as I do. I find that there are too many social media accounts that focus on ‘clean eating’ and portray unrealistic lives that seem all too ‘perfect.’ If you’re looking for someone who isn’t afraid to share the ups and downs of life then let me introduce you to Hannah Darvas.

I’ve already shared my love for this girl on my Facebook page, but since not everyone follows my page I wanted to tell you guys about her on my blog.

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Image credit to Hannah’s Instagram

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WHAT I ATE WEDNESDAY | 27/7/16

As promised last time, I decided to mix today’s ‘WIAW’ up a bit and share what I ate on a day where I went out for a meal. As it was my sister’s 10th birthday, we went to Frankie & Benny’s to celebrate. F&B’s has been one of my family’s go-to restaurants for years but this trip was a bit of a turning point. If you want to know why then keep reading.

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INTRODUCING THE NEW NAKD. BARS

I’ve been a huge fan of nakd. for about two years now and there is nothing that excites me more than the announcement of new flavours. This summer, nakd. announced three brand new flavours – apricot crunch, peanut delight & carrot cake – and being the food lover that I am, I had to get my hands on them ASAP. My Dad ordered a mixed case of the new fruit & nut bars and gave me one of each so it only felt right for me to review them.

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WHAT I ATE WEDNESDAY | 13/7/16

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve done a proper ‘What I Ate Wednesday’ but now that I’ve been back from my holiday for a week now, it’s time to get back into the swing of things. This week I don’t really have much planned until the end of the week, so I’ve been taking the opportunity to relax and spend time working on my blog & YouTube. Today has been a VERY chilled day indeed and in all honesty, my meals haven’t been overly exciting. But to be honest, it’s what I need after my week away and the party I was at last weekend. I always like to try and keep my home meals healthy and balanced when I know I’m going to be going out a lot. But enough rambling. Let’s get into today’s eats.

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HEALTHY ALTERNATIVES

Long gone are the days where ‘healthy eating’ was nothing but eating endless amounts of salad and fruit. These days supermarkets are packed full with healthy treats that taste just as good as the not so healthy ones. If you’re looking to make small changes to your own diet then keep on reading. Here are some of my favourite healthy alternatives.

CHOCOLATE

Healthy and chocolate in the same sentence? Surely not! You’re eyes are not deceiving you. Believe it or not there is actually chocolate out there that is packed full of nutrition and good-for-you ingredients. Still not a good idea to be eating it all day, every day, but if you need something to satisfy your chocolate cravings, these brands have got your back. Raw Halo have a huge variety of different flavours to choose from. From plain ‘pure mylk’ to mint crisp, there’s bound to be a flavour for you. If you’re looking for something a bit more indulgent, then I highly recommend the Sweet Virtues truffles. Other great brands include OmbarPana Chocolate and Conscious. What I love about most of these brands is that the size of most of these bars is small and compact making it perfect for slipping into your bag and for portion size control.

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MY VITAMINS SNACK BOX

It’s no secret that I’m a sucker for subscription boxes, especially those that include food. When ‘My Vitamins’ contacted me asking if I would like to review they’re brand new snack box, I didn’t need to think twice about it. For just £19.99, you can order a one off box but be quick. For this first month they’re only giving out a limited number of 250 boxes. You can order it here.

Let’s dive right in and see what goodies are in this first box.

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HOLIDAY EATS

Apologies for how quiet it’s been here over the past week. I’ve been away down south for a week and just got back home earlier today. Every year my family go to one of the Haven holiday parks and this time we went to Primrose Valley in Yorkshire. My family take every holiday as an opportunity to devour as many ‘treats’ as possible. Growing up I loved this! Sweets, chocolate, takeaways and slushies galore.

Two years ago my eating disorder took that away from me. The holiday was 14 days of anxiety, exhaustion & longingly looking at the food the rest of my family were eating and wishing I could join in. Last year was an improvement. I had pizza, donuts and Burger King. So, the question was what was this year going to be like?

At home I enjoy living the 80/20 rule – I eat healthily 80% of the time and then 20% I enjoy those ‘not so healthy’ foods – but being on holiday gave me the perfect excuse to swap those percentages around and I decided to document the foodie highlights to show that it is possible to eat all of the foods without ballooning like a whale (which is what I thought would happen on that holiday two years ago).

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