Feeling Peachey

I have had so many peaches today !!!!!

I started the day with a large smoothie made with peaches, nectarines and frozen banana. The fruit was all very ripe which really improves the flavour and this was delicious.   I played tennis this morning and Christine got me running around a lot to help with the fitness and weight loss which was good.  Unfortunately I popped to the shops and was hungry and ate a pecan slice which was very yummy but not what I should be eating at all 😰

I did eat a huge and plant based meal mid afternoon which was very tasty.  I used lettuce, spinach and radishes from the garden and Adrian, my fab gardener, brought me one of his cucumbers.

used the leaves as a base and added tomatoes, roasted onions, carrots, peppers and new potatoes.  No dressing needed, just a little s&p.  We both had the same meal for breakfast and lunch; Harvey is doing really well with eating a lot of plants.   

  Harvey was at a rehearsal in the evening so I made him a packed supper of a roll with hummus and roasted veggies plus fruit, water and 2 items of his choosing which were a bag of crisps and a bag of maltesers.  We compromise.
   I munched on an apple in the afternoon and drank plenty of water. 

  Do you fancy a quick tour of the veggie patch? 

The greenhouse is always kept neat and tidy and I love it. I have 3 types of tomatoes, cucumbers, aubergines.  There are also some cauliflowers waiting for a space in the raised beds.

 

The first tomato is ripe 👏👍🍅   Courgettes.
Raspberries and blueberries.   Rocket, mizuna, celery and a winter squash. 
The celery looks ready to eat now.The bean bed is a bit chaotic – mange tout, broad, green and purple beans and spinach.  
Sweet corn, a trying to flower and seed Swiss chard and more tomatoes.  The same bed from a different angle.  
  Oregano, thyme, radishes, garlic and spring onions.  Lettuces.
  I have little gems and crinkly ones.  The butterheads are my favourite.
  Last but not least the brassica bed: rutabaga, cavolo Nero, purple sprouting broccoli and 2 types of kale.  Hopefully a vegetable garden for all seasons.
  After my huge mid afternoon feast I was not hungry enough for supper so I picked some of the largest lettuce leaves and some spinach and made them in to a long smoothie with 4 peaches and about 400ml of coconut water. Not bad! 
  Have a great weekend.

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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2 Responses to Feeling Peachey

  1. Bridgette's Digits 🔛 An Epic Weight Loss Journey says:

    The photos of your garden are beautiful. Everything looks so healthy & bright. The peaches, nectarines and frozen banana smoothie is a must try 4 me. brïdgêtté

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