Back In The Raw Zone

I am rather pleased with that title.  If I ever open the healthy cafe I would love to own one day I may call it ‘The Raw Zone’ 🙂

I am sitting at home in front of a roaring fire slurping homemade chicken soup out of a very large mug and feeling rather pleased with myself.  I have been very good today.  Very, very good.

It began last night when I took ‘Raw Living’ to bed to help inspire me to eat well today.  It worked.Raw Living I was working from home so I made a huge smoothie for breakfast with tofu, frozen blackcurrants and raspberries, coconut water, maca powder, Spirulina and Matcha.  I wanted to add in some superfoods.smoothie ingredients 3-3-14 It was smooth, creamy and slightly fruity.  A perfect start to the day.

333 calories.

smoothie 3-3-14 For lunch I made a really good dressing from half an avocado, the juice of half a lemon, a large tomato, 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar, 1 tbsp nutritional yeast, 1 tbsp Tahini and a pinch of kelp.  All thrown in to the blender and blitzed to a very smooth dressing.salad dressing with avocado I made a huge salad.  A pile of mixed green leaves.mixed salad leaves Watercress.watercress Half a cauliflower and a courgette, chopped up finely to be about the size of rice grains.cauliflower and courgette with chopper Piled on top of the green leaves.salad 3-3-14 4Topped with the awesome avocado and Tahini dressing.
salad 3-3-14 3 I really enjoyed this. salad 3-3-14 2 It took a very long time to chew my way through this and every mouthful was a pleasure.

532 calories which was more then I was expecting but they were all healthy ones.salad 3-3-14 Late afternoon I snacked on a few nuts.

131 calories.

pecan and almond While I worked I made a very simple chicken soup by cooking the chicken carcass I had left over from yesterday with parsley, onion, peppercorns, carrots and water.chicken and veg in pan When it was nearly ready I added about 5 leeks from the garden and cooked them until they were soft.  I added in the chicken left on the bones and it was great.  Simple, nourishing and low calorie.

I estimate 150 calories.chicken soup and spoon

I have really struggled with sugar cravings today but I resisted them.  Hurrah!

 

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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One Response to Back In The Raw Zone

  1. laura1952 says:

    Yummy looking food for the whole day. Congratulations on being inspired and it working!

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