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 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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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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