Sub Zero Salads

2 days eating and exercise in one post today.  I was out last night hence no blog and this will be brief as I am very tired and actually want nothing more than to curl up in bed with my book.  It is sub zero out there but I have managed to eat salads and plenty of other healthy food.  It was minus 5 this morning, according to my car thermometer!  Some bad food too !

While I was waiting at Monmouth on Tuesday morning for my once a week latte, the Ginger Pig van arrived and 4 porters scurried around unloading it.  Rather them than me.

Ginger Pig delivery

 

I enjoy watching all the activity around the market, early morning.raw pig and cyclists

My breakfast was a latte and granola with yogurt, blackerries and apple.  Yummy.coffee and yogurt

Later on in the morning I ate 2 mandarins.granola and clementines

At lunch time I walked over London Bridge to the North side of the river and back, whch is at least a mile.  For lunch I went to Pret and bought a chicken soup

Pret chicken sou[

and the superfood salad which had a shocking number of points in.  I think it was 13 !!!!!Pret Superfood

I was out last night visiting some one I am extremely fond of and who is very special to me.  Gail, who we met when she became our au pair when we were children.  I hadn’t realised how close she lives to my office.  I thought she was nearer Charing Cross but I was wrong and it only took me about 10-15 minutes to walk there.  I am going again!  We had a very cosy cup of tea and flapjack beside the fire and then headed out for supper.

Gail

We went out for tapas round the corner and ordered 4 dishes which we shared: tortilla, garlic prawns, grilled vegetable salad and spinach with raisins and pine nuts.  It was all good and the prawns and spinach were fantastic.Tapas

So not a huge meal but every bite was tasty.dinner 15-1-13

Now this was naughty.  One scoop of salted caramel ice-cream and one scoop of lime and cactus.  Both were really good.  To aid digestion we had a glass of red wine too.

caramel ice cream and lime cactus

This morning I took in some overnight oats with chia seeds, natural yogurt and soya milk with added blueberries.Overnight oats with blueberries

I popped round the corner for lunch with Kevin to the usual – TAS cafe.  I had 3 salads: spinach and apple, chick pea and tzatziki (yogurt and cucumber).

TAS lunch 16-1-13

The chick pea salad is good.chickpea salad

The spinach and apple is my favourite.  They use a green apple which tastes fantastic with the spinach plus sesame seeds for protein.  Really good.

spinach and apple

I was very tired when I got home.  Today was challenging for a variety of reasons so I wanted to eat quickly.  In to the pan went a huge amount of kale, left over quinoa tabboule from Saturday, 2 eggs and some smoked salmon.

Quinoa, eggs, kale and salmon

So there it is.  2 days eating.  Trying hard to stay healthy in such freezing weather when you really want hot chocolate and hearty stews and warming carbs.  I am not on top of my points.  Last night I was not sure how to work them out and today I was tracking until lunch time and then too busy tonight.  I know for sure that I was over yesterday but I am quite confident I am ok today so hopefully it balances out.

So there we are.  Now I am off to bed with The Hundred Year Old Man Who Jumped Out Of The Window.  Good night!

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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6 Responses to Sub Zero Salads

  1. Laura says:

    Nice work there Zoe. I heard about the cold weather you guys were getting this morning. Stay warm. It is coming our way too.

  2. Chris Roberts says:

    What a great blog, do you take all of your own photos? They are very professional.

  3. Alex R says:

    I have noticed your image of the lime and cactus ice cream, I have been hunting for this ever since I first found it in the south of France, I was just wondering of you know where I may be able to buy it?
    Thanks

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