I have had a very bad 2 days of eating so was determined to do well today. It is getting easier when I am at home because I have removed virtually ALL temptation. We no longer have any bread, crackers, cheese or anything snacky. We also have no breakfast cereals I may be tempted by.
I did not fancy a green smoothie and went for a pink one instead. I have some beetroot remaining in the garden. They are quite “woody” but fine in a smoothie and presumably still provide useful vitamins, minerals and fibre. Plus a gorgeous colour. I also had a large slice of mango and a large handful of berries.
I have mentioned before that I am slowly working my way through my freezer. I am finding some very old food in there! Today I thing I made it below the Cretaceous layer and pulled out these 2 gems!
I would probably be more careful with old food containing meat or fish but I am quite relaxed about ancient vegetarian food. I don’t know when the Macaroni cheese went in to the freezer but I found it under the Aduki Bean Chilli which helpfully had a date on it so I am guessing it was September 2011. I rarely eat ready meals like these but I was working from home today and was too busy to prepare anything so thought this would do.
While the Macaroni cheese was cooking, I snacked on some nuts and raisins.
It didn’t help that it burned slightly but this looked disgusting. It also didn’t help that as I was going to eat it I had to take a 20 minute call so it was a tad too cool. It didn’t look so bad on the plate with some cheery chopped tomatoes. But my goodness, it did not taste good. How do people eat this stuff? I ate about half and then put the rest in the bin. I was hungry and busy so what could I eat, in my snackless house? Mmmmm, these 2 jars had escaped the clear out. I spent 5 minutes making a bowl of porridge to which I added coconut butter and almond butter. A strange thing to have for lunch but I rather enjoyed it. The second item I foraged from the depths of the freezer was an aduki bean chilli which was perfectly acceptable. Quite spicy though so I am impressed Harvey ate it but he also realised it was that or nothing as our fridge and cupboards really are quite bare.
So, a reasonable days eating. Not enough fruits and veggies so I will make a big effort to eat more raw tomorrow,