Salad and Soup

I was so well behaved today.

IMG_8061 I began with a very pink breakfast!IMG_8062 It was not intentionally pink but I noticed its pinkness when I took the photo.IMG_8063 Watermelon, half a pink grapefruit and and some ham.IMG_8064 With a green tea and a glass of pink grapefruit juice made from one grapefruit.IMG_8065 I was surprised at lunch time when Harvey asked me to make him a chicken caesar salad with croutons.  The croutons were essential, apparently.

I popped to Hartley Dyke to get some provisions, including these lovely tomatoes which I bought to add to our salad. IMG_8067They did not have any raw chicken breasts for me to cook so I bought a ready cooked and smoked breast and some cooked turkey breast too.
IMG_8068 I made a salad with a lovely variety of leaves such as lamb’s lettuce and pea shoots, tomatoes, cucumber and spring onions from the garden.IMG_8070 I had half the chicken breast and one slice of the turkey and drizzled it with a caesar dressing (mayonnaise, Dijon, garlic and lemon juice).IMG_8071 Harvey had his croutons.IMG_8072 I dusted off the slow cooker (quite literally) and put it to good use to make this bean soup.IMG_8075Full of vegetables (onions, potatoes, red pepper, carrots and celery) and beans (black and red kidney) and flavoured with sweet paprika, garlic, capers, parsley and vegetable stock it was delicious.    I did have 2 bowlfuls as apart from a little olive oil, it was all free food i.e. eat as much as you like.
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As well as eating so healthily today, I also went on a really good walk for over an hour in the forest.

Today was a very good day.

Today’s diary 19th October 2014

Free Foods

tomatoes (inc tomato purée)
salad, without dressing
potatoes ham
red kidney beans carrots
celery cucumber
lettuce onions
peppers spring onions
garlic grapefruit
melon, all varieties black beans
Healthy Extras

a 250ml semi-skimmed milk
b 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
Syns

Syns
Basic, Grapefruit, canned in juice 2
Total Syns 2

 

 

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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4 Responses to Salad and Soup

  1. Sarah says:

    You’re practically an angel! Hardly any sins! xxx

  2. kerry B says:

    Wow those pictures make your food look totally delicious. I can almost smell the bean soup!

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