Sweet And Snacky

I worked from home today which is always enjoyable because I avoid 3 hours commuting and I can prepare food in my own kitchen.

I had a good nights sleep last night which I think is partly because I went to bed having eaten lightly, so I wasn’t wasting valuable energy digesting a huge meal.  These looked tempting, sitting there in the sunshine.

Persimmon bowl I was in the mood for a smoothie so I made one with persimmon, blueberries, banana and pineapple with coconut water and a spoonful of mixed nut butter.smoothie 18-2 nut butter Really good.  So creamy and full of sweet flavours.smoothie 18-2 I couldn’t get in to my kitchen until 3pm as I had an electrician working in there so I snacked on some coconut chips, almonds and dates.nuts coconut Then some grapes.grapes in green bowl By 3pm I was too busy with work to cook anything other than a bowl of ready made soup.Biona lentil soup 18-2 Not as good as home made but close enough.hearty lentil soup 18-2 More snacking in the afternoon.  I ate more coconut chips later as I was getting frustrated with how much work I had to finish this afternoon.  They are full of maple syrup and calories so should be avoided but I do struggle to resist such things when I now they are there.coconut and dates As I had eaten too many sweet things today, I made a very simple supper.  I sliced up a butternut squash and roasted it until it was soft.  I chopped up some cucumber, black grapes, tomatoes and an avocado.chopped veggies 19-2-15 I made a dressing I had seen Nigel Slater make; the juice of 1 orange, 1 tbsp of olive oil, salt and pepper.  I whisked the dressing together and added the just chopped veggies and grapes and stirred gently to mix.raw veg in dressing I chopped up the roasted butternut squash and mixed in with some quinoa I had previously cooked.quinoa and roasted squash Served with a simple garnish of fresh mint and coriander.dinner 18-2-15 2 A simple but delicious supper.  I enjoyed every mouthful.dinner 18-2-15

I now have 2 days off to look forward to – yippee

 

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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One Response to Sweet And Snacky

  1. laura1952 says:

    Enjoy your time off. I hope all went well with the electrician in the kitchen. I love the idea of the squash and quinoa. I used left over quinoa with some spinach and red peppers to it as well for the colour warmed in the frying pan with lemon and minced garlic. Adding the squash would be another colour and more veggies. 🙂

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