Summer Was Back

Summer was back today and I enjoyed it all.  The summer weather and the summer food.

The breakfast stars were this peach and apricots.  I intended to blend them with frozen bananas to make an ice-cream consistency smoothie but it ended up a bit runnier which made a perfect smoothie.apricots and peach 1 peach, 2 apricots, 2 frozen bananas, blended until very smooth and topped with berries from the garden and activated almond butter.peach and apricot smoothie Completely delicious and such a smooth consistency.smothie raspberries blueberries At lunch time I was going to have a salad with tomatoes from the garden but they are all split.  Does anyone know why this happened?split cherry tomatoes I then decided to have a pot of soup.  One of the Little Fella’s favourite meals is soup.  He wasn’t hungry for lunch until he saw what I was having and then he was hungry so this pot was shared but with no bread it did not make a very substantial lunch.pea and ham soup So I grated some mature cheddar cheese in to my mug and that small portion was perfect.pea and ham soup with cheese Washed down with some Yerba Mate tea.Yerba Mate tea 31-8 For dinner Lara wanted a roast chicken and she agreed to make it.  My contribution was to pick and prepare the runner beans.garden runner beans A G&T – it had to be done.G&T 31-8 Lara made us a fantastic roast chicken dinner and I enjoyed it all.Roast chicken dinner 31-8

We had a lovely walk in the woods today, making the most of the late summer sunshine.  So all in all, not a bad day on a diet.

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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2 Responses to Summer Was Back

  1. I think tomatoes split when they have been inconsistently watered – This happens to a lot of my tomatoes because I am a careless and forgetful gardener, but you can still use them in soups and sauces. Love the look of that smoothie 🙂

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