I worked from home today which makes eating healthily and exercising much easier. The day after a fast I expected to be starving but I wasn’t, and I actually didn’t eat anything until late morning. By then I was peckish.
I had half an orange to use up (the other half was sliced up and used in glasses of water and mugs of black tea) and I fancied avocado on bread. I thought half a small avocado would be sufficient. It is really easy to track calories in the FitBit tracker. Breakfast then was half an orange, half an avocado mashed on 1 slice of wholemeal bread, bread, a large juicy tomato and alfalfa and broccoli sprouts. It was very good. I mentioned yesterday that I would make Rebecca’s lentil salad today and I did. I highly recommend it.
Rebecca’s Lentil Salad
Ingredients (for 1)
- 150 grams cooked green lentils
- juice of 1 – 2 oranges or lemons
- 1 large red tomato, chopped
- half an avocado, cut in to chunks
- 6-8 sundried tomatoes, sliced
- 2 sticks of celery, sliced
- half a large or 1 small red onion, finely chopped
- 1-2 tbs olive oil (I used 2)
- Cook the lentils and while still warm, pour over the orange/lemon juice
- Mix with the other ingredients and mix gently but thoroughly so everything is coated in the orange/lemon juice and oil.
- Serve as is or with a green salad.
Thank you Rebecca, for the inspiration, this really is excellent and will be easy to take to work. I have Harvey at home and I tried to tempt him to eat something so I used these charming bowls made from coconuts. We had some coconut yogurt with coconut sugar. Well, I did, he is still not interested in eating. Having started work early, I finished at 5pm and took Milton over the road for a walk. I stopped twice going up the hill which is the best yet and completed the walk in 1 hour 7 minutes, the best time too. It is quicker without a chum to chat to (but not as much fun). Back at home and sir thought he might manage some fresh juice so I made him some. I had some too as I love juice. I had a glass of orange and a glass of pink grapefruit. I wanted something else and it needed to be quick so I made some pasta, which I had with tomato sauce and spinach.Seasoned with black pepper and chilli flakes. Quite adequate.
I did well today. I had some tasty food and most of it was very nutritious. Plus I walked more than 10,000 steps. If I get a good night’s sleep, I can tock all 3 boxes; nutrition, exercise and sleep.
Daily Calories = 1,921
Breakfast – 253 calories
Lentil salad – 664 calories
Coconut yogurt snack – 267 calories
2 glasses of fresh juice – 215
Dinner – 461 calories
Plus a large spoonful of raspberry sorbet – 61 calories