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 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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2 Responses to Lentil Salad

  1. Wren says:

    Another delish, healthy meal

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