Big Brekkie

I was so hungry overnight after my fast I had trouble sleeping 😦 .  So I was very excited about getting a big but healthy breakfast so I made it at home and took it to work.  This breakfast needs at least 2 hours soaking to make the oats swell up and soften the almonds for ease of digestion.

2 Hour Oats with Nuts and Yogurt

Ingredients (serves 1-2)
1 banana
30 g almonds
1 tbsp chia seeds
50g oats
Hazelnut milk (or milk of choice)
Probiotic yogurt


I mashed a large banana in to my pot.

mashed banana

Added 50g oats, 10 g Chia seeds and 30g almonds.2 hour oats 2

Poured in some hazelnut milk and added 100g probiotic natural yogurt.2 hour oats 1

Stirred it all together and left it to soak for the 2 hours it takes me to get from home to the office.  It was delicious.Oats soaking

It was also surprisingly high in calories and sugars so I will cut down the oats, yogurt and nuts next time.


Breakfast Calories Carbs Fat Protein Sugar Sodium
Tetley – Tea – With Semi Skimmed Milk.  69 6 3 4 6 57
Yeo Valley Organic – Natural Yogurt, 100 g 83 7 4 5 7 0
Organic Jumbo Oats, 50 g 188 34 3 6 1 0
Raw – Chia Seeds1 Tbsp. 35 4 2 2 0 0
1.5 banana (medium) 158 41 0 2 21 2
Natural Raw Almonds, 30 g 181 1 16 8 1 5
Hazelnut Milk, 200 mL 101 13 5 2 5 0
Totals 815 106 33 29 41 64

I spent a very pleasant lunch time in my favourite travel agents, discussing this summers exciting plans 🙂


On the way back in to the office I grabbed a Feta and Spinach wrap with salad from the Turkish stall.  This was the best one yet.  First time I have tried the Feta and Spinach but definitely not the last!

feta and spinach wrap

I was able to leave the office slightly early tonight so I could get home to see Lara who has returned home for the Easter holidays.  I had a very unhealthy but delicious supper of fish and chips, wine and chocolate.  Oops!

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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