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. 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.. 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. 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. The sweet potato bread worked really well cold and the sweetness of it was a good contrast to the tarragon chicken. I enjoyed every single mouthful of that lunch. 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.
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!