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. 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.


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 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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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?

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