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 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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1 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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