Craving Vegetables

Something very strange is going on around here.  It has never happened to me before but it certainly is now.  I am beginning to get very excited about eating vegetables.  It seems that the more plant food I eat, the more I want to eat it.  It is a wonderful feeling.

This morning he sun shone brightly.  Of course it did – it was Monday morning!making breakfast 27-4-15 After the wet and cold weekend we just had it seemed irksome to wake up to such a lovely morning, knowing I had to head to London to sit in the office. I would have much preferred to be in the garden.sunny morning I made a large fruit salad for me and a yogurt and fruit bowl for Harvey, which he added some ‘Fruit ‘n’ Fibre’ to.fruit breakfasts My large bowl of black grapes, 3 figs, raspberries and blueberries was and purple fruit I had a little visitor at lunch time.  Meet Coco.  She came up to the office with her lovely owner, Zoe, who I used to work with and they met me for lunch.Coco We bought lunch at Food For Thought and took it to eat in the little gardens near the office.  I had the mixed salad box which was lovely.  Well, I think it was.  I was so busy chatting I didn’t really think about what I was eating.salad lunch 27-4-15 Coco was quite content in her beach bag.Coco in beach bag For supper I fancied pasta with broccoli.  I also had tomatoes and garlic.  I cooked the pasta and steamed the broccoli.  I heated up, gently, a slug of olive oil and very gently heated through the garlic and then added the chopped tomatoes.  While I was in the garden picking some thyme I thought the Swiss Chard looked rather lush and so I chopped some of that too and added it to the pan with the garlic and tomatoes.pasta garlic toms broc One very quick and simple and delicious supper.pasta and veg 2 This probably took 15 minutes from walking through the door to eating it (the pasta took 8 minutes to cook).pasta and veg

An very good day of eating today.  Loads of veggies, lots of fruit, some wholewheat pasta and a bit of olive oil.  I feel good!

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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9 Responses to Craving Vegetables

  1. Raymond says:

    Reblogged this on Encouraging Life and commented:
    Good for you!

  2. CupCake says:

    I am hungry now!!! Thanks for sharing, the salad and pasta dish look fabulous, I am going for a bowl of strawberries at the moment!

  3. dray0308 says:

    I love your blog, your motivation and posts. I know you will succeed and hope for you health and strength!

  4. gardeden says:

    Good on you! I lost 28kgs after going Vegetarian and then Vegan 🙂

    Cheers Suz

    • Your blog looks great. I have followed it. i have some very good friends in NZ and have visited 3 times already and plan to visit again in the next 2 or 3 years so i am always interested in NZ (and Australian) blogs. Your weight loss is inspiring, thanks for sharing

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