Reaping The Benefits

I have a fridge with lots of lovely yummy homemade food in it which has made packing a lunch to take to work very easy.  I am writing this as I eat another easy meal which I prepared in 20 minutes after walking through the door after a long day at work.

For breakfast I made a very modest sized portion of natural yogurt with some blackberries Harvey and I picked in September (and then froze) with just a few pecans, almonds and pumpkin seeds.breakfast 15-10-13 It was tasty but I was very hungry as I had not eaten since the previous lunch time and this tiny little potful was just not enough..yogurt berries and nuts After deciding about an hour later that I was definitely still hungry and not just being greedy, I went to Albion and got one of their delicious breakfast baps.  It had a sausage, bacon and a fried egg inside a wholemeal bap.  Really good and that kept me going until the afternoon.Albion breakfast bap I took lunch in from home.  I had roast chicken, sweet potato flatbread, mixed lettuce leaves, red pepper and spring onion with salad dressing.  This dressing is my current favourite; 1tbsp each of olive oil, flax oil and white wine vinegar with a pinch of salt.lunch 15-10-13 The sweet potato bread worked really well cold and the sweetness of it was a good contrast to the tarragon chicken.chicken salad and sweet potato bread I enjoyed every single mouthful of that lunch.lunch 15-10-13 1 Supper was very easy too.  I made a butternut and broccoli soup.  On Sunday evening I made a chicken stock which had turned in to a delightful wobbly jelly in the fridge.  I heated the stock and added a chopped up butternut squash to cook in the stock.  When the squash was nearly done I added a head of broccoli.  I fried up 2 onions in some butter and 4 cloves of garlic.  When the broccoli was nearly soft I added the onions and garlic to the stock and then blitzed the lot in the Vitamix.  We wanted a smooth soup tonight.  It was really good.  Even better when I chopped up 2 more of the sweet potato flatbreads and added them to it.butternut and broccoli soup

I am really pleased with today’s eating.  I ate a lot of plant foods, most of what I ate I cooked at home and none of it took very long as I had made extra during the weekend.  I admit the breakfast bap is not really diet food but while I am still getting over the sugar addiction, I can have what I like.  Hopefully the scales will prove I am not over eating!

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 Reaping The Benefits

  1. Hi Zoe, just saying hello from a fellow Weald of Kent blogger – nice to find you and I have followed on bloglovin. If you have the time, then pop over and say hello 🙂
    Sharon aka giddyauntlola

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