A Hodge Podge of STUFF

A few days ago the very kind people at MuleBar sent me a tasty selection of their energy bars for me to review for my blog.

MuleBar pride themselves on providing a delicious source of energy for sports and recreational activities from 100% natural products.  I have already munched on the Chocolate Banana and Chocolate Date Refuel bars and will be writing up my reveiw later this week.

Now for a rundown of yesterday’s food feast:

For breakfast I ate a yoghurt bowl consisting of TOTAL Greek Yoghurt (I still haven’t finished my stash!), a chopped banana,  a tablespoon of Rude Health Granola and a tablespoon of almond butter…


I also had a slice of the bread that I baked on Sunday warmed with butter.  It’s so moist and the soya flour has made it really light.  I’ve had to put half of it in the freezer to stop myself eating it all in one sitting =)

Spiced Apple and Date Bread

inspired by Laura =)

  • 100g of spelt flour
  • 100g of soya flour
  • 4 tbsp of canola oil
  • 40g of brown sugar
  • 1 tsp of all spice
  • 1 tsp of fresh ginger
  • 2 small grated apples
  • 100g of chopped dates
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 3 large eggs

Toppings: 1 tsp of dark brown sugar, half a diced apple, 2 tbsp of chopped peacan nuts.

Mix together all of the ingredients in a bowl until well combined…

A good tip is to add about of table spoon of spelt flour to your dates to stop them sinking to the bottom when baking…

Pour the dough mixture into a loaf tin and smooth the top level…

Add the toppings and bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for 40 minutes


For lunch I had a healthy serving of steamed pak choi and char shui roasted pork loin…

very tasty!

After a long afternoon I needed some energy,  so snackage came in the form of a Chocolate Date MuleBar!

It really kept me full till dinner in the evening.

Whilst shopping around for food the day before I found a Mediterranean stall selling a variety of olives and anti-pasti,  obviously I had to buy some…

feta stuffed peppers

olive salad

They also featured in my hodge podge of  foods for dinner

world wide mezze

I went to Mexico for a serving of  Healthy Chilli, to the Carribean for the plantain and to the Mediterranean for the stuffed peppers, olives and roasted veggies.

Thats a well travelled plate if I ever have seen one 😀

Later I also had a small youghurt bowl of 4 teaspoons of TOTAL Greek Yoghurt,  1 tablespoon of Rude Health Granola and 2 teaspoons of cashew nut butter…

It was slighty cookie dough-esque in consistency!

This morning I went for my first run, since starting the Tracy Anderson Method 3 months ago.  I know TA doesn’t approve of running, but I have never bulked up because of it and have always enjoyed it as a form of exercise.  So I’m going to run for my cardio portion of my fitness regime and do TAM’s muscular structure work.

I ran a 2.68 miles in 28 minutes and my average pace was 10.46 mins/mile, but it was my first run in a long time and boy did I feel it afterwards.

Do you enjoy your work out routine at the moment?   Do you regularly change up your work out routine?



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6 responses to “A Hodge Podge of STUFF

  1. All that food looks delicious! Especially the spiced apple bread! mmm!

    I know what you mean about TA, for a few months I did only her, but to be honest, I really wasn’t noticing any differences than when I was running!

    • I love TA but not seeing the results the other girls are when it comes to the cardio. So I think I’m only going to do her mat work for toning!

      • Philly Chick

        That is interesting you girls aren’t seeing the results from the dance cardio, I guess it just depends on your body type. I used to run and I have to say my legs were bulking, since doing TA’s method and dance cardio 4-6 times per week the past 3 months I have never seen such great results in my body! legs much leaner, weight lowest ever since age of 23 when I starved myself. Jemma, loving your recipes I was just combing thru to get an inspiration of what to make for dinner tonight. Am in a food rut, making the same things over and over..

      • Thank you! I love TAM but find the dance card difficult to do with very little space. I’ve seen great results as in flatter stomach and lifted butt etc. But my size is still the same and no weight loss. Maybe its my diet or something. Congrats on your amazing results though I know those dance routines kick ass!

  2. Yummy stuff! I’ve just tried a lot of the mule bars, they’re really nice aren’t they!

All of your comments make me smile :-)

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