As you can tell from the photo, it’s been a very foodie month. Surprising really, seeing as my lifestyle habits have been uprooted from the usual student summer to working 9-5 every day! I’m still finding my way in terms of healthy quick breakfasts, transportable lunches, and filling dinners without too much preparation, but I’m hoping to find new and exciting ways of doing all three, while still being mindful.
As for the month of August – it’s been transformative! I’ve gone from living leisurely to working hard, and I’m still adjusting to everything, but enjoying it. A new home close to London means I’ll be searching out all those delicious vegetarian cafés and wholefood stores, but I’m just enough outside of the city to indulge in countryside activities too – a few of which will be popping up in the next week or so!
Here are my favourite posts from the last month (from top left to bottom right):
These definitely come in at number one – I’ve not really tried eating strawberries for breakfast except in mixed berry smoothies, so this was a real discovery. Strawberries and oats go amazingly together! I’m definitely making this again – the jar also lends itself to an easily transportable breakfast for work.
The lovely Sienna from Happy Healthy Dream featured her amazing-looking raw chocolate and walnut bark recipe on my blog – thank you Sienna! I’ve been a big fan of raw chocolate for a while now, and while I wish it was more readily available, Sienna’s recipe proves that there is no reason why you can’t make it for yourself at home!
This post makes my favourites as a sad farewell to the summer – England, why do we have this problem every year? Either way, these lollies brightened up a whole week of August for me, as they’re a healthy and sweet treat no matter the weather.
This has been my lifesaver while moving house – super easy to make, and using mainly store-cupboard ingredients rather than fridge, it’s kept me pepped up while I settle in.
This was a big hit with you lot! Since first trying Nairn’s Oatcakes, I’ve been a fan and I now stock up my office drawer with them as a nice filling snack with a cup of tea. If you’ve got more time, however, you may want to try out some of the topping ideas I’ve showcased here!
Finally, my saviour after long days – this white tea from Higher Living is sweet without needing sugar, and provides a smaller caffeine kick compared to green or black tea. Great as a pre-bedtime cuppa.