Oct 19, 2013

Halloween Makeup Tutorials

Hello lovelies, just incase you missed them here are my halloween makeup looks so far! I will probably just get one more up before the 31st but I hope you enjoy them! Have a good night!

Onna xoxo


Oct 18, 2013

My Favourite On-The-Go Healthy Snack

You've all heard of the nakd bars but these are one step better; nakd crunch bars. I find the texture so much more appealing than the original bars, as well as having a really good flavour. They are all around 106 calories (depending on which flavour you go for) with 5.5g of protein as well as being super filling and natural. If I'm dizzy and dying of hunger these actually do the trick and are much better for you than reaching for a choccy bar. They are made out of fruits, nuts and soya and contain no added sugar. 

They come in four different flavours; cocoa, strawberry, apple and banana. The strawberry one is definitely my favourite! I do love my granola bars which I like to have as a snack while I'm working from home, or instead of dessert in the evening but the nakd bars are so much more practical for on-the-go snacks. 

Just the fact that they are sealed in a packet mean they will keep for a while and won't spill crumbs into the bottom of your handbag. I'm already planning to take these to London next month for when I get low blood sugars (I get very cranky when my blood sugars drop) as they will pack nicely in my suitcase and don't need refrigerating. 

These fruit bars can be expensive. Holland and Barrett sell them for about a pound per bar which really adds up. I'd definitely recommend trying one first then buying a box of 12 or 18 online. So much cheaper that way. I got sent mine from Natural Balance Foods but there are so many places that sell them. 

Just thought I'd share these little crunchy goodies with you for those busy ladies or anyone with some up-coming trips! 

Hope you are all well,


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Oct 1, 2013

Foodie Fall: Cinnamon Granola Bars

This recipe I actually got from honest cooking but I made a couple of adjustments and I thought it would be good to share it with you on my blog as part from my new Foodie Fall series.  As promised with all of these recipes it is simple and easy to make, comforting and delicious. One thing you have to remember with this, is that it is not low calories and if you eat the whole tray in one go you won't lose weight. It is however packed full of energy and nutrients that will keep you full and energised. I like it because the nuts and oats keep my blood sugars stable while giving me my sweet treat fix in a slightly healthier way than my much loved toffee crisp. To keep the calories down I like to cut them into small squares and eat it with an apple and a cup of tea. Fills me up a treat! 

160g Oats
96g Unrefined Brown Sugar
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1 Cup Chopped Raw Almonds
1 Cup Raisins
1/2 Mixed Seeds
60g Peanut or Almond Butter
6 Tbsp or Sunflower or Coconut Oil
60ml Honey
1 Tbsp Water
  • Preheat Oven at 170ÂșC and line a small baking tray with foil. 
  • Blend 50g of oats until finely ground (you can buy pre-ground oatmeal if you don't have a food processor)
  • Stir together all dry ingredients and whisk together all wet ingredients in a separate bowl.
  • Mix both together then spread evenly into baking tray.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.
  • Let cool completely before cutting as this is when they firm up. Cut into squares and wrap in foil.
  • You can eat them straight away, but I put them in the fridge or freezer so I always have some bars handy if I get peckish! 
Let me know if you try this! 

Onna x

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Onna's Little Blog: October 2013

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