I continue to go with my new lifestyle of eating mainly plants and whole foods. I was a bit worried about going back to work where there are so many temptations but I did well again. In part thanks to Wholefoods.
I took breakfast in to work with me and it was really enjoyable but it looks a bit unappetising because it got shaken up as I walked to work. I had an orange, some watermelon. pomegranate, a heaped spoonful of Co Yo, some granola and a 50g bag of raw mixed nuts. It kept me going for hours. I resisted a Monmouth coffee – I am proud of that one. I have not given up coffee but I am trying to significantly reduce dairy so lattes are out.
Despite the pouring rain I walked to Wholefoods for lunch. Just being in there makes me want to eat fruits and veggies. Their salad bar has been hugely improved. I took a spoonful of all of these some of these and some plain undressed raw veggies as well. I had nuts in my breakfast so I didn’t need to add any of the sprinkles. This doesn’t look much more appetising than breakfast as it is all jumbled up. But it tasted really good. So many yummy things in one box.I picked up some other bits while I was in Wholefoods such as these noodles and some miso which I had for supper.
I cooked the noodles, drained them and set them to one side. I then heated some more water and cooked some cavolo nero, kale, spinach and oyster mushrooms. When they were nearly ready I added the miso and the noodles. I served it garnished with some coriander and spring onions, served with soy sauce.I am not a huge fan of such simple flavours as it was all a bit bland but I ate it as it was all so nutritious.
I feel very pleased with myself for such healthy eating. I didn’t do a great deal of exercise but the walk from the station to the office and back is about 20 minutes as is the walk to Wholefoods and back so that is better than nothing. Onwards and upwards.
Well done, Zoe. The return to work is always a challenge and is coupled with many temptations. God how I envy you having a Wholefoods so close. When we lived in Ca we had the first store around the corner in Palo Alto. I shall never forget the first time I walked through the doors of the Mecca of supermarkets. I went to the one in Richmond not long ago and the smell took me right back. Stay on track, keep at it and see you soon. Perhaps a dog walk one Sunday?
Thank you Sally. I am really lucky to have so many amazing shops within walking distance, it definitely helps. A dog walk would be wonderful. If you require a Wholefoods fix, come and meet me for lunch one day 🙂