What a happy but busy day we had today. Fuelled first thing by porridge with blueberries, banana and almond butter. 9 points (40g oats = 4, Soya – 2 and 1 tbsp almond butter = 3).
It has been a long time since I spent time in our beach house in Ramsgate. I have missed this lovely view from the upstairs bedrooms. It is nearly a year since I last stayed here as I have been either too tired from a busy week at work or the house has been rented out. After so many visitors last year, this old house needs a lot of work to restore it to how it was so we will be down here a lot in the next few months. Lucky we all love it so much 🙂
I was so organised for my food today. Before I left home I packed everything I need for the next 3 meals. I am so proud of myself.
Back at the house I prepared a very healthy and diet friendly supper. Well, it would be more diet friendly if I left out the cheese or had less tuna but it was all good nutrition. Inspired by a recipe on a blog called Hungry Cupcakes for peppers stuffed with tuna and vegetables, I adapted their recipe to make use of the vegetables I had available. I will give you the recipe I made tonight but it is definitely worth clicking on the Hungry Cupcakes link too to see their version. You can use any vegetables you have really. It is simple to make and really good.
Tuna and Vegetable Stuffed Peppers
Ingredients (serves 3)
- 1 red onion
- 1/2 a small squash
- 2 carrots
- 1 small can of sweetcorn
- 2 cans of tuna
- 3 peppers
- Oil for frying
- 100 g grated cheese (I used Gruyere and Cheddar)
- Heat oil in frying pan.
- Finely chop onions and fry gently for 5 minutes.
- Peel and finely chop the squash and carrots and fry for 5 minutes.
- Finely chop the mushrooms and add to the pan for another 5 minutes.
- Add the sweetcorn and tuna and fry until heated through.
- Cut the peppers in half and place cut side up in a baking dish.
- Place the tuna and vegetable mixture in the pepper halves.
- Sprinkle the cheese on top and bake in the oven for approximately 15 minutes at 180°C.
We ate it as it was with no other accompaniments. It was really rather delicious. The pepper, tuna/vegetables and cheese all combined together very well. This was not very light in points as it was 20. I could have left out the cheese or had less tuna but I have lots of points to use up so I enjoyed my meal (sweetcorn = 2, oil used for frying = 4, tuna = 8 and cheese =6).
3 empty plates are testimony to how good it was.
I stuck to another of my new year’s resolutions which is to walk a mile a day. Even though it was dark, we all walked briskly for half an hour to make sure I did my mile. We walked from the house towards Sandwich and kept going until we got the to the hand and molecule sculpture.
We decided we like everything about this pub: the ambience, the decor, the small cosy size, the people inside, the fact that all are welcome and the friendly bar staff. Definitely worth a visit if you are in Ramsgate. I had 2 x halves of lager which are 3 points each.
It’s not always open but if it is, pop in.
It’s only small and is on Addington Street.
It has been a long time since I slept in this old house. I am going to sleep here, so I can lie in bed and look out at the harbour as I fall asleep. In the morning I can lie there and watch the sun rise over the harbour wall.
It has been a long time since I have consistently stuck to my diet, day after day and it has been a long time since I exercised every day. It feels good.