The Big Freeze

I was really hungry today.  Perhaps because I only had a very light supper and I ate that early as I popped out to see friends.  Whatever the reason, I woke up hungry so had some muesli with Natural yogurt and a sweet juicy orange.

muesli and orangesOranges are so gorgeous at the moment and work very well with muesli/oat based breakfasts.

This was 7 points (50 g muesli = 5 and 100g natural yogurt = 2).oange and muesli

I was working from home and had a very quick and easy lunch.  Reheated frittata.  I was still hungry so while the oven was on I baked some pumpkin too.  I just sliced it and baked it in the oven until soft.Pumpkin on baking dish

The frittata reheated perfectly.  I covered it with foil and reheated at 170 ° C for 25 ish minutes.frittat, hot sauce and pumpkin

Squash and pumpkins are free on Weight Watchers so this cost 13 for the frittata.  I enjoyed it just as much today as I did yesterday.kale frittata and pumpkin

I am very good at putting things in the freezer but not very good at taking them out.  One of my resolutions is to work my through the freezer, starting with the top shelf and working my way down.  Today’s discovery was a packet of frozen cod fillets.  There were 2 left which was perfect as there are only 2 of us home for supper tonight.

I made such a simple but tasty supper:
Chop up a red pepper and put it in a baking dish.
Place the fish fillets on top (I defrosted these first).
Add 2 tbsp pesto per fish fillet and spread over the fish.
Prick some cherry tomatoes and place on top.
Bake in the oven at 180 ° C for 25-30 minutes.

pesto fish ready for oven

Served with a jacket potato.  This is incredibly easy and very, very yummy.  It works really well, if not even better with, red pesto.  That delicious plateful cost me 17 points (100g cod fillet = 2, 2 tbsp pesto = 5, 160g baked potato = 6 and 20g butter = 4).pesto fish and potato

Unfortunately I failed in my Mile A Day today as when I was going to go I had some urgent work to attend to which took the afternoon.  Tomorrow I will walk in the morning!

I wonder what I will find in the freezer tomorrow.

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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4 Responses to The Big Freeze

  1. Laura says:

    May your freezer find you another creative venture from the unknown until you try. ☺

  2. David says:

    Dear Ms. Bennett,

    this is David Torhorst from Germany. I´m working for a nonprofit NGO in Germany: the UfU – Independent Institute for Environmental Issues. More info: http://www.ufu.de/en/home.html

    I would like to use your photograph: https://loseweightandgainhealth.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/muesli-and-oranges.jpg in a multilangual cookbook.

    We are working with children and teach them how changing your foodconsumtion can effect not only your health but also the enviroment and even the climate.
    The book will be used as teaching material in our classes. It will be not for sale or other commercial use only serving the public good.

    I would love to hear from you soon, because we are reaching our dealine end of next week. I would make the following references to your work:

    name
    name of the photo
    name of the website

    I would gldy send you the finished cookbook as PDF-file – unfortunately it will be mostly in german – but probably give you a slight idea what we are doing over here.

    Kind regards

    David Torhorst

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