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 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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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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