By The Sugary Peach blog
Michael very kindly invited me to write a post for his blog, so I thought I would share with you a bit about my blog ‘The Sugary Peach’, and also one of my favourite recipes.
I started to write the blog because of a health scare, and as a result I drastically needed to cut out the Sugary foods I was eating or I was going to become diabetic. My initial reaction was shock and denial at the same time. I mean who doesn’t love a salted caramel brownie or 10! The problem was while I cooked healthy meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner I was eating too many Sugary treats in between! It was a scare that required immediate action.
Armed with my new book ‘The 8 week, Blood Sugar Diet’ I quickly adjusted to my new way of eating. It wasn’t easy for the first week, but as the days went on, my hunger disappeared, my sugar cravings stopped, I was losing weight and I started to feel more energised. All brilliant results and the motivation to keep at it, grew each day. Drinking lots of water is also key to your success on the plan. I used to be a Diet Coke drinker but I’ve cut it out completely too, just because water is so much better for you.
As I started my blog, I realised there were so many people like me out there. People who can’t see what their insides look like, and the visceral fat starting to surround the internal organs. You know that thick yellow fat you’ve seen pictures of. It’s gross. When you’re on the plan this fat starts to disappear. With an amazing 63% of people in Northern Ireland being overweight or obese, there are too many people in need of a ‘wake up call’.
The coffee culture has grown immensely here, and with that our indulgence to have a treat with our coffee…the salted caramel brownie to name one of my favourites! By following the 8 week plan, you will dramatically improve your health and you will reap other benefits such as a change in your overall mood, clearer skin, weight loss, and more energy. It is only 8 weeks so what’s that in the scheme of things? Don’t worry you will still be able to have a treat after the plan is completed! During my 8 weeks on the plan, I lost 2 stone and 3 lbs and my blood sugars are normal! Get in!
As I love cooking, I started to look at new ways to make my breakfasts and dinners more interesting, while cutting out the carbs and sugars in line with the 8-week plan. One of my favourite yummy meals is the Corn Tortilla pizza!!
Corn Tortilla Pizza
For this recipe you will need:
- 1 packet of Tesco Corn Tortillas
- Small punnet or bag of cherry tomatoes
- Mozzarella cheese – 15/20g
- Garlic cloves – 2
- Basil leaves
- Salt and Pepper
- Olive oil
1 Turn the oven on to 180 degrees.
2 Chop the garlic cloves finely. Place the tomatoes in a small saucepan with a drizzle of olive oil. Add the Salt and Pepper and garlic and simmer for 20 minutes.
3 Place a corn tortilla on a baking tray in the oven for 5 minutes or until it turns golden brown.
4 After 5 mins remove the tortilla. Spread the tomatoes over the tortilla, leaving a 1cm edge. Tear over the mozzarella cheese and basil leaves.
5 Return the tortilla to the oven for 8 minutes or until the mozzarella has melted.
6 Serve with a lovely fresh salad!
A tortilla pizza has approx 213cals plus whatever toppings you may add.
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Written by The Sugary Peach blog
“I grew up and live in Belfast, Northern Ireland. On my blog, I share with you my huge passion for Northern Ireland food and drink, along with the odd ramble about anything else that happened to come to mind!”