Lentil Salad

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.orange and avocado It is really easy to track calories in the FitBit tracker.counting clories 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.lunch 15-3-16 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.

speckled green lentils lentils and oj preparing lunch green lentils lentil salad in glass bowl lentil salad 1 Thank you Rebecca, for the inspiration, this really is excellent and will be easy to take to work.lentil salad I have Harvey at home and I tried to tempt him to eat something so I used these charming bowls made from coconuts.coconut bowls We had some coconut yogurt with coconut sugar.  Well, I did, he is still not interested in eating.Co Yo 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).Milton and hill Milton in woods 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.OJ I wanted something else and it needed to be quick so I made some pasta, which I had with tomato sauce and spinach.pasta, tom and spinSeasoned with black pepper and chilli flakes.  Quite adequate.
spaghetti with tomato and spinach

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



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 Lentil Salad

  1. Wren says:

    Another delish, healthy meal

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