Food In A Lab

I have walked past this place many times recently.  An organic food place should have lured me in immediately but it does not tempt me, partly because of the name –  lab organic – and also because it doesn’t seem very welcoming.

laborganic 2 It looks sterile and it is usually empty which is never a good sign.laborganic 1 This decoration by the door seems strange to me.  I want my food to be as natural as possible so the very idea of it being connected to a laboratory is very off putting.  It seems contradictory to this company’s mission statement too which is about providing organic food as close to its natural state as possible.

For some reason, today I decided to try it for breakfast.jars in laborganic

I would not want to eat in the white lab type environment so even though I wasn’t in such a rush today, I took the food away to eat at my desk.laborganic bag I felt very tired today so I chose their alkalizing juice which is made with spinach, pear, celery, swiss chard, romaine lettuce, parsley, cucumber, broccoli and lime.  It was perfectly drinkable and quite pleasant.  Let’s face it, green veggie juices are not drunk for their deliciousness.

breakfast 10-4-14

I also had a Creamy Nut Mix which was absolutely delicious.  I really liked it and would have this again.

cashew cream 2 It contains Walnuts, Almonds, Pumpkin seeds, Sunflower seeds, Flax seeds, Hemp seeds, Goji berries, Raisins, Cashews, Water, Agave nectar, Vanilla, Lucuma powder, Himalayan salt.  The cashews were whipped in to a creamy topping.  I enjoyed every mouthful and my breakfast kept me feeling full all morning until about 2 pm.cashew cream For lunch I bought a quinoa and black bean bake with cheese on top which was excellent.FFT bake 2 Really very tasty.FFT bake Opps!  This was good but very naughty.  It was like a flapjack with fruit and whipped cream.FFT puddingIt is so good to be home with enough light left so I can go in to the garden, water the young plants and pick some veggies for dinner.

leek, kale and chardAs compensation for my naughty pudding I had a very light supper of stir fried vegetables with sesame seeds and soy sauce.  It was perfectly adequate and very tasty.
veg with sesame

So I think I will return to lab organic but I must make more effort to take my food in for at least one meal a day.  It is expensive eating out all the time.

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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