Ladies Who Lunch

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.

Yum.

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.

 

 

About Lose Weight and Gain Health

Hi! My name is Zoe and I live in a small village in the beautiful Weald of Kent with my husband and 2 children. I have been fighting the fat for years but this time I am serious. I want to lose weight and gain health. This blog is about how I am changing my lifestyle so I can lose weight but not by just "being on a diet" but by making small changes to our lives so that as I lose weight, I gain health. I want my family to be healthy too and never have to struggle with their weight like I have. In common with many large people, I have gained and lost weight many times over the years. This time, I want to lose it and maintain a healthy low weight. I am interested in eating food that is nutrient dense and delicious and that appeals to children and adults. I try to use locally produced food supplemented with what I can grow myself. I support and try to use local farmers markets and farm shops. After all, I live in the 'Garden of England' so it seems silly to not take advantage of that. Another objective is to add more exercise to our days. It sounds so simple when I write it down :-)
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2 Responses to Ladies Who Lunch

  1. You ended today’s blog with “a perfect ending to another lovely day”. Reading your blog, with a nice cup of tea has become the way that I end my day. I do hope your blogging won’t discontinue when you go back to the city next week? Good luck with your new venture!

  2. What a lovely comment Debz, thank you very much. I will have to see how the blogging goes. It could get a bit repetitive but I will try and eat a varied lunch and go for a walk every lunch time so I have something to say in the evening 🙂

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