Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Sweet Potatoes in a Tomato Sauce Recipe

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Hey my loves
Hope you're all well! How are we all doing with keeping on plan? All good I hope, and I hope my snaps on snap chat and blog posts are helping people eat healthier and reach goals they really want :) 

So tonight myself and Anthony were debating getting a Chinese or chipper for a cheat night, but I decided against it and suggested I make the KFC again with some sweet potatoes in tomato sauce, and oh my God am I happy I chose that over a waste of syns on a Chinese!! The whole dinner was syn free and when I say it was the tastiest meal I have had in a long time I would not be exaggerating in the slightest!! Unbelievable! So keep reading to see how simple it is to make this yummy one!!  So we made this with some onion rings which I synned at 5 syns and the KFC recipe you can find here 


Serves: 2
Syns: 3 syns (using Be good bread and low low cheese)  or else use HEB and HEA 


3-4 small-med sweet potatoes or just 1 large sweet potato
Canned chop tomatoes
Red, green and yellow pepper half of each chopped in to chunks
2 Garlic cloves crushed 
1 onion finely chopped 
mixed herbs
LowLow cheese for topping 


  1. Wash, peel and slice sweet potatoes in to chunky circles , spray dish with low cal fry light and place the sweet potatoes singly over the dish 
  2. Spray some fry light in to a pot and add your peppers onion garlic, mix around then add canned tomatoes. 
  3. Add some mixed herbs, salt, pepper, tumeric and more garlic salt and bring to the boil
  4. Let simmer for a few minutes before pouring it all over the sweet potatoes
  5. Put in oven on 180 for about 20-30 minutes, until sweet potatoes are soft. 
  6. Add some cheese on top and place back in oven till cheese melt

So you should 100% make this dish!! It is so simple to make and the result is just so so good!!! 

Definitely let me know if you make this one :) Hope you enjoyed this post :D 

Thanks for reading
Until next time

Lots of Love 

Monday, 18 January 2016

Slimming world Pancakes Recipe

Hey guys and dolls :) Welcome to my blog again for another yummy slimming world recipe for you all! This one is a huge hit in our house, Lucy loves them and gets very excited when I ask her if she wants some for brekkie on the weekends :) 

Slimming world pancakes, so who has tried them? they are so simple and quick to make!!! And again so cheap to make too! Like I stated in my last post it doesn;t have to cost you loads of money to eat healthy, small changes make a huge difference :) 


Serves: 4
Syns: 3.5 plain or 5 with 1 tsp nutella 


75g Plain Flour
2 eggs
50ml skimmed milk
1 tbsp sweetner
orange zest (optional) 
Vanilla essence (optional) 


  1. Using an electric whisk mix the eggs and milk together
  2. Sieve flour in to the eggs and milk and add the sweetener, whisk it all up. 
  3. Using a jug will make it easier to pour mixture on to pan. Use a small/medium size pan. 
  4. Spray pan with some fry light
  5. Ensure the  pan is hot before pouring some mixture on the pan, just enough to cover the pan. 
  6. Ya gotta flip them too because well they're pancakes and its the law :P 
  7. Repeat until all the pancake mixture is gone. Add some strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, banana, basically any fruit you like in order to get your speed and super speed foods in! And if you want a real treat 1 tbsp of nutella is 4 syns so just one tsp is only 1.5 syns :) 

Price of Meal:
Flour: €1.50 Aldi/Lidl 
Eggs: 18 med eggs €2.85 Dunnes
Skimmed milk: 1 litre .90c
Berries: normally 2 for €5 Mix n Match in Dunnes or Tesco
Total: €9.95 

So that is how simple these are !! Pancake Tuesday will be around before we know it and it is a time where we go and buy the packet stuff or pre-made pancakes but if you want to stay on plan then go with this recipe, you'll feel so much better for it! It's so much cheaper in the long run plus you have fun with the little ones :) 

Let me know your favourite fruit to have with pancakes :) 

Thanks for readong
Until next time

Lots of Love 

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Slimming World KFC Recipe

Found this on Google image ! Great motivation poster :) 

Hey my lovelies
Hope you're all well :) So this post is a recipe on the Slimming World KFC I made for dinner! I got a few screen shots on snap-chat after asking if SW recipes would be something that would interest you and it seems that it does :) So I hope you enjoy the recipes that are to come and if you have any you would like to share with me too please do in the comments below or on any of my social media links below :D  

I am really enjoying being back eating healthy and I am not attending classes I am literally sticking to healthy foods and homemade foods rather than processed and in just 2 weeks I feel less bloated, more energy and my skin is in much better condition too! :)


Serves 4
Syns: 1/2 per serving OR HEB 


4 chicken thighs with skin removed
2 slices of Brennans Be Good Bread 
2 eggs
Dark soya sauce
Garlic salt


  1. Remove skin from chicken thighs
  2. Using a cheese grater, make some bread crumbs from the 2 slices of Be Good Bread
  3. Mix the 2 eggs with the soya sauce and garlic salt
  4. Put chicken thigh in the egg and soya sauce mixture, leave to soak for a few seconds
  5. Then place in the bread crumbs back and front ensuring all the chicken is covered
  6. Repeat for each chicken thigh
  7. Spray oven dish with fry light and place chicken in to dish, add some garlic salt to top of chicken and any other herbs you may like also spray with fry light again :) 
  8. Place in oven on 180-200 for about an hour 
  9. Serve with potatoes, rice, slimming world chips, whichever you prefer :) I made baby potatoes and lots of veg with mine! 

Price of meal: 

Chicken thighs: 5 for  €1.99 from Dunnes
Baby Potatoes: 97c from Dunnes
Veg: €2 from Dunnes 

Total: €4.96

This dish is so so tasty!!! And so simple to make!! It tastes so much nicer than chicken thighs with the skin on! The skin makes me so nauseous because its so greasy so this really helps take the grease away :) 
Eating healthy doesn;t have to be complicated or difficult, it's small changes to our food, such as removing skin from chicken that makes a huge difference to our diets :)  It also doesn't have to be expensive as you can see from above I have listed the price of each product and it cost under €5 for the whole meal for 4 people :) 

Hope you all enjoyed thus and if you're going to make this please let me know how you get on :) You can tweak it so much too like by adding more herbs and veg to the chicken dish! 

Google image! I don't have abs to take pics of..... yet :P 
Thank you all for reading

Until next time
Lots of love 

Saturday, 9 January 2016

Vichy Skincare Review

Hey everyone :) I hope you're all well :) 

So as most of you who follow me on social media or know me personally will know that I was spoilt rotten this Christmas by my one and only! So apart from everything else that he bought me he also got me some amazing Vichy skin care which I have been very excited to tell you all about. So before I start obviously this post is not sponsored as it was gifted to me from my boyfriend so I am posting a genuine review like all my others on my blog :) 

Vichy Liftactiv Serum 10 Eyes and Lashes 

I suffer terrible with dry and irritated lashes so much! It drives me bananas!!!So I decided  I'd like to give this a try! This instantly illuminates your lashes, eye lid and contour area. It's great for anti ageing and it is the first anti ageing and lash fortifying eye serum from Vichy which contains Rhamnose and ceramides and instant light reflectors for that illuminating effect. I use it all over the eye area. It helps for lash regrowth too if you suffer from itchy, irritated eyes you'll notice that your lashes can tend to fall out from rubbing, so this is fab for regrowth. Sensitive eyes and skin can use this as it is paraben free and it is hypoallergenic too. I would highly recommend it :) 

Price: €27.99 

Where can I buy it? Most Leading Pharamcies nationwide, Boots and Ryans Pharmacy Edenderry 

Idéalia Life Serum 

I have tried so many serums in my time but this one is winning hands down for me lately, that's not to say I will be in love with another one next week (skin care  junkie over here!!!) , but right now I am just loving this one for it's illuminating power!!! So this serum is aimed at skin which is effected by stress or fatigue, skin affected by over exposure of the sun, skin affected by pollution or smoke and skin affected by an unbalanced diet! So what this does is, it gives your skin a natural glow, it refines and tightens the skin making the skin to appear younger and it is also a fab base for make up application as your skin is glowing before you put any make up on so it shines through! I use this serum in particular on the high points of my face so my cheek bones, my nose, my forehead and my chin! Any areas that I highlight basically! 

Price: €34.99

Where can I buy it? Most Leading Pharamcies nationwide, Boots and Ryans Pharmacy Edenderry 

Idéalia smoothing and illuminating Day Cream
Normal to combination skin

This moisturizer again is so soothing and gives you that natural glow we all love and want, especially in the winter months our skin gets very tired and dried out. So this cream is ideal for skin showing signs of ageing, dull and lifeless and uneven skin texture. This cream is enriched with an ingredient called Kombucha which is a powerful tea extract used to smooth skins texture and improves radiance. I have quite combination skin, my skin is very changeable and even more so during the winter it can go from dry to oily and back again. I am loving this one at the moment. Again anything for that glow right? 

Price: €26.99

Where can I buy it? Most Leading Pharamcies nationwide, Boots and Ryans Pharmacy Edenderry 

So overall I am absolutely loving this Vichy range and  would highly recommend  it to anyone looking to boost their skin with anti ageing ingredients too. They say from about 18 years up we should start using anti ageing ingredient products to help refine lines and wrinkles from the onset. Especially nowadays with how our diets can be and living in Ireland we don't exactly get the best weather so I would definitely recommend using them earlier rather than later. 

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Have you tried any of the Vichy products? if so let me know your thoughts ? Or are they products that you would like to try? let me know :D Also if your on SnapChat come say hi and have the lols :D Over there you'll find me sharing beauty tips and fave products, daily makeup and skincare products used and now with it being Healthy buzz January I am sharing some healthy recipes too!  

Thanks for reading
Until next time

Lots of Love

Sunday, 3 January 2016

2015... let's reflect

Hey guys and gals :D 

Hope you're all well and had a lovey Christmas! Can you believe it's all over for another year?? Crazy!! So I haven't been writing this post since the end of 2015 but only getting around to finishing it now!!!  So here is a little reflection on what 2015 had in store for me!! Hope you all enjoy 

Where it all began 

So obviously I started my blog in January and what a year it has been!! I can't believe I'm blogging almost a year. It has been such a roller-coaster and I have thoroughly enjoyed every second! There has been some times through out where I would think maybe it's not for me or maybe people aren't all that interested in what I have to say but I am shocked by all of your support with every post and I just want to say thank you so much for taking the time out to read posts and support my page as much as you do :D If I didn't get the views I do or the recognition that I do from you all then Tres Belle wouldn't be here today :) 
So My blog has opened many doors for me, it has brought me to places within myself I never thought I'd ever be, it has helped me to speak so freely about mental health, which is something I have never really done before, so that has helped me so much and I absolutely love that it helps others too! My post on my Battle With Depression and Anxiety is still the most important and nerve racking blog post I have ever written but I am so happy to have written it as it reached over 2,500 views and if that post helped just one more person to speak out about their illness then that's all that matters :) You can read that blog post here :) So my blog was an extremely successful and positive part of 2015! I got to work some with some amazing brands such as Ultra Pure, Holos Skin Care, Karora, Miss Milly, Vanish, Envy Organica, BabyDoll and many more :) I also got to attend some amazing events including the ITWBN, Vintage Cosmetics Company Launch and Cocoa Brown ~Passion Persistence Pink, which were all amazing events and I got to meet some of the nicest girls ever :D  And I cannot wait to see whats in store for my blog for 2016 :D 

My Personal Life 

2015 definitely was our year!!! So myself, Lucy and Anthony finally got our own little pad :) I can't begin to explain how good it feels to have a home we can call our own!! Needless to say according to Lucy its "Lucy's house" and it certainly is ! That kid has more stuff than Madonnas Entourage!!! but of course I wouldn't change a thing :) Maybe just buy some more storage :P
So we had lots of trips away including seeing Ed Sheeran in Wembley in London with Anthony and my 2 bessies Dave and Nat :) It was amazing, we got to see some of the sites, do some shopping, meet Suzanne Jackson for the chats in River Island on Oxford Street and of course see the incredible Ed who was just absolutely mind blowing!!! One of the best weekends ever!

I got a job!!!!! YAAAAAAY!!! So I had stopped working after I had Lucy, I really couldn't bear to leave her side but then when we decided we wanted to live together, well I had to make some changes ad sacrifice my own selfish needs to be financially stable for all our sakes ! So I applied to one of my fave pharmacies in the midlands, Ryan's Pharmacy in Edenderry, I honestly didn't even think I would get an interview let alone the job!! So I handed in my CV and she interviewed me straight away and within 3 days I got the phone call to say the job was mine if I wanted it, needless to say I was unbelievably excited!! This was a whole new start for us as a family and also for my own confidence and self esteem! It was a huge career change compared to what I used to work at in childcare! I have to say I have never been happier working anywhere before! I thoroughly enjoy it and love what the job entails (working with make up..... heaven!!!! ) and all the girls are just so so nice :D 

My best friend Sharon got married!!! She was literally the most stunning bride ever!!!! The day was just fab from start to finish! I was so happy to be able to be a part of her big day!! :D 

We also got away on our first little family holiday to Cork! It was Lucy's first trip away with us and it was so nice having some time away just the 3 of us. So we stayed in the Montenotte Hotel just beside Cork City and it was such a nice hotel, the service was second to none and the place itself was beautiful. So we visited Fota Wildlife and Lucy was fascinated with all the animals :) She loved every second of it! Would definitely recommend it for a family holiday :) 

My sister in Laws baby shower was a huge success!! I had told her I would organise the whole party for her, I must have been mad at the time as it was a massive project for someone who is shite at hosting parties but I even surprised myself on this one!! So we had it in her house, it was a gorgeous sunny day and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it! :) I done lots of baking and made lots of nice pretty girly sweets as she knew she was having a little girl so it was great to be able to decorate everywhere pink!! :D 

 And then my beautiful little niece Síofra was born on October 9th, making Izabella and Feile 2 big sisters and Lucy a big cousin!! ! She is the sweetest little baby ever!!! So quiet and good! She has been through an awful lot since she was born, she really is a little trooper!! I could learn a lot from her already!!! She is just amazing! 

2015 was very good to me, looking back I really my anxiety take over during some of the happiest times of my life. I am a constant worrier and if you met me you probably wouldn't think it at all but I do die inside with worry at times. What I would love to happen in 2016 is to care that little bit less, as in not worry about every move I make and to expect the worst to happen in every situation so that I am "prepared" for it. The truth is no matter how prepared you are for something you are never prepared really. So I know I need to shut my brain off more, relax, enjoy things, look forward to things and so on. 2016 is packed full of fun things, My 2 besties Nat and Dave are getting married in April so we have the hens first in February and I'm bridesmaid too so lots of healthy food will be consumed to fit in tot he dress :P Myself and Anto are going to see Kodaline in July, weekend away to Galway in May and a trip to Amsterdam in October, And most of all I get to see my baby girl Lucy turn 3 in February!!! :D So if that's not a lot of positives then I don't know what is :D 

I hope you all have a wonderful 2016 and that all your dreams really do come true :)

Happy New Year x

lots of love