Magnificent Muesli

I dedicate today’s blog to the wonderful muesli I had for breakfast.

Town Mill Muesli


This is the muesli I bought from the Town Mill in Lyme Regis on Saturday.  It is full of fruit,fruity mesli

seeds and a good variety of nuts.nutty muesli

I had 50 g with soya milk and a pear.Muesli and pear 1

It was delicious and I estimate 6 points (muesli = 5 and milk = 1).Muesli and pear

I also dedicate it to the muesli as it was the best thing I ate all day.  Lara has gone skiing tonight and then she is back to University.  As I am quiet at work at the moment, I was confident enough of making time for a lunch break that I suggested a cheeky pub lunch.  Unfortunately, literally as we were about to leave, I had to get involved with something at work.  We did pop out but not until 2 pm and then I made a bad choice.  I chose Welsh Rarebit with bacon.Welsh rarebit

I am not saying where I went because normally this place is fantastic and is one of our favourites locally.  I do not want to say a bad word about somewhere usually so good.  Lara and Harvey enjoyed their meals, I think I was just unlucky.  I like Welsh Rarebit to be cheesy but this was more ale and mustard.  It was OK but disappointing and I estimate 11 points.Welsh Rarebit and bacon

We were out for less than an hour as we did not have starters or desserts and as we had gone late we didn’t linger.

In the afternoon I had an opportunity to use a gadget I had forgotten I had.  I found this packet of coconut Adagio tea which I really like.  I put a teaspoonful in the little strainerCoconut Adagio tea

and popped it in my mug until it was the strength I like.  In an attempt to consume less dairy I am having most of my drinks without milk.  This was lovely black and the little pieces of dried coconut provided a lovely flavour and mild sweetness.tea brewing gadget

I didn’t manage my walk today either.  I should have gone first thing but I planned to go this afternoon but was then too busy at work.  I did contemplate going out in the dark but James wont be home until 9pm and I am not that dedicated.  Harvey will not want to come out now so I will have to do extra tomorrow.

For dinner I made a red lentil dahl which was cooked with shallots, butter and cumin seeds.dahl and shallots

I have run out of brown rice so I had to use white Basmati which I cooked with coriander seeds and cardamon pods for a bit of flavour.  They rise to the top during cooking so are easy to pick off before serving.white rice and seeds

Served with some lightly steamed kale.  This mediocre meal was 14 points (dahl = 5, 1 tbsp butter = 3 and 60g rice = 6).Dahl, rice and kaleIt would have been better if I had not been distracted by something on Facebook so the dahl and rice overcooked and it was all a bit dry.  Harvey managed to eat his with the aid of mango chutney but I did not have enough points left.  It was OK but not great.  I hope I manage to prepare better food tomorrow.  Or maybe I will just eat Muesli all day!


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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3 Responses to Magnificent Muesli

  1. laura1952 says:

    I’ve had those days where museli would have been great to eat all day long! You probably walked a mile anyways but cheers to double duty tomorrow. 😀

    • Thank you Laura. It is disappointing when your meals don’t turn out as you expect them to. Still, at least I didn’t eat something else as an alternative and I have cheered myself up by realising I have eaten really well all week 🙂

      • laura1952 says:

        I’m glad you stopped to pat yourself on the back for such a great job getting back onto the eating healthy again wagon. The exercise you have always been good at because it comes so natural to you. Not to mention the dogs love that you and Harvey take them for such a great walk all the time.

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