I was going out for lunch (yes, AGAIN) so I had a very low point but healthy breakfast. A smoothie made with 200ml coconut water, 1 tbsp sunflower seed butter, 2 tbsp natural probiotic yogurt, lots of blueberries and a banana. 6 WW points.
I went to Uckfield today to meet my sister Abi
and friend Alison.
Abi and I went to Uckfield in January to the cinema. Neither of us had been there before and thought it looked worth re-visiting for lunch one day. I had a lovely cafe in mind but having wandered up and down the High Street
we didn’t see anywhere we really fancied. There was a lovely homes and gifts store called Carvills
and a lovely Deli but everything else was pretty standard and uninspiring. So we went to Pizza Express. While we were ordering I had a Diet Coke and some marinated olives (1 WW point).
I had the Salad Nicoise which had various salad leaves, cucumber, tomato, tuna, anchovies, capers and boiled eggs with a creamy dressing and dough sticks. I couldn’t find the points value on-line so I used the points from another salad, including the dough sticks and salad dressing as I ate them all. 13 WW points. It was delicious.
Alison and I wondered what was the most fattening; an average pizza or the salad + dough sticks + dressing. Well the average pizza has 24 points but a salad has 13 so I made a good choice.
Pizza Express nowadays serve a small portion of a dessert with coffee which is an excellent idea. I chose the Semi Froddo which has nougat and crunchy praline. It was delicious. Again I couldn’t find the points on-line so I used the points from a portion of Ben and Jerry’s which is a high fat and high sugar ice-cream. 8 WW points.
We had a lovely time. I rarely go out for lunch with any of my lovely sisters so this was a real treat. I was really pleased Alison could take some time off work to join us and we had great fun and a good catch up.
This afternoon the sun was shining brightly and it was really warm. I drove home with the windows open and thoroughly enjoyed driving though the beautiful Sussex and Kent countryside feeling warm air around me. When I got home loads of the Spring flowers were out – crocuses, snowdrops and primroses. It was really beautiful and very uplifting.
Supper was a simple affair. I had 7 Swedish meatballs (6 points) with a heap of steamed kale and carrots which I served with 2 tsp butter (2 points).
I really enjoyed the veg and am surprised by myself as a few months ago I hated kale. I then started to like eating it in a stir fry but now I can eat it and enjoy it steamed.
Followed by half a mango and blueberries.
The mango was perfectly ripe so it was soft and sweet. A perfect ending to another lovely day.