Moules et Frites – treat

The morning after the night before was ok:
it was sunny 🙂
I didn’t have a hangover 🙂
clearing up didn’t take long at all 🙂

I decided that I had got off lightly and would aid my not-really-needed recovery further by having a very nutritious breakfast which means a smoothie.  Starting with one of these little balls of nutrition which are too crumbly to enjoy on their own but perfect in a smoothie.

I popped it in to the blender with some spinach, chard, avocado, strawberries and almond milk.

This came out really well.  The consistency was like custard.  It was incredibly smooth with a lovely mild flavour.

We had to go to Ramsgate to do a change over which I was not in the mood for at all.  Especially on such a lovely day but needs must so off we went.  The marina looked wonderful in the sunshine – this is the view from my bedroom.

I love how green the water is there.

We decided to treat ourselves to a good lunch.  We saw these little guys on the way to the marina.   Quack.

Down by the marina are lots of restaurants.  One of our favourites for a coffee or a drink and snack is Miles.  It wouldn’t be my first choice for a meal with the exception of their  wonderful moules so having checked they had some we settled down at a table and ordered moules et frites.

The mussels are so meaty and the sauce is full of wine, garlic and cream.  Very rich but delicious.

The frites are perfect too.

I enjoyed this lunch treat and noted that I couldn’t finish it all, even though we ate lunch late and I had been up and busy since 6:30 am with just a smoothie.  A year ago I would have eaten all the mussels and slurped up all the sauce and I even used to have it with bread on the side.  So while I may still make poor food choice sometimes, I eat less of them and choose them less often.

I did make bad choices twice in one day though.  We got home at 7pm and I was tired.  There was a box of brownies that I should have served last night …….

which went down perfectly with a cuppa.  So perfectly I had two.  So what was I saying about eating less?  I either lied or I was deluded.  I’m going with deluded!

About Lose Weight and Gain Health

Hi! My name is Zoe and I live in Hastings, East Sussex, with my son Harvey and dog, Milton. 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 do not eat animal products so follow a vegan diet. 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. Another objective is to add more exercise to our days. It sounds so simple when I write it down :-)
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