Sweet and Simple

Sweet and simple eats today.

Breakfast was a bowl of berries (raspberries, blueberries and strawberries) with an orange.breakfast berries I went to Food For Thought at lunch time as I need to make the most of it before it closes down after 40 years.  They have added a letter to their noticeboard.Clsoing FFT I think it will be a huge loss to Neal Street and Covent Garden to not have this fabulous vegetarian and vegan eatery serving up wholesome and nourishing food every day.Closing FFT What shall I have today?FFT Menu I went for the Iranian stew with a babba ganoush (smoked aubergines) topping.Iranian stew Served with rice, it was made with green lentils, carrots, potatoes, spinach and a tasty sauce.  Quite small but very yummy and I would have that again.  If I can!  Sob.Iranian stew 1 Supper was chips.  Well, kind of.  I chopped up 3 sweet potatoes in to chip shapes and put them in the oven for about an hour.  I stirred them half way through and added some pepper and dukkah, a mixture of herbs, nuts and spices.sweet potato chips 1 I made a dipping sauce with 4 vine tomatoes, 7 Medjool dates and the juice of half a lime. I just blitzed them in the blender until it was smooth.tomatoes and dates Not bad at all.chip and dip Harvey had his with ketchup and I had the tomato and date dip.  Well, I had half of it and the rest is in the fridge and can probably be used tomorrow as a salad dressing.  These sweet potato ‘chips’ were cooked with their skins on for extra fibre and nutrients and with no oil or salt.  I am trying to eat natural, plant foods, with very little added and certainly no salt or oil.  It will take a bit of getting used to but I am getting there and so is Harvey.  He didn’t even ask for salt tonight which is a sign that we are getting used to it.tomato date

Three simple meals today, with no snacking in between.  I am definitely back in the diet groove 🙂

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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