What we ate today – healthy New Year
2015 with a renewed attempt at a healthy lifestyle. We’ve tried and failed in the past, but this
time we’re taking inspiration from a specific programme. Or at least my hubby is, I’m playing the part
of the supportive wife by sharing the same meals.
plan which promises long term results if followed over a three month period.
sugar, is taking a bit of getting used to.
I’m doing the half-baked version, swapping in some foods outside the
rules for myself. But hubby is totally
embracing the healthy lifestyle with an exercise routine to boot.
Vegetable omelette with two slices of wholemeal toast
pan. I first added sliced onions,
followed by frozen peas and sweetcorn, then add some diced steamed potatoes
left over from last night. Finally, I
break in two eggs and stir before allowing to set. I’ve found that using frozen peas and
sweetcorn really help the cooking process as they add vital moisture from their
water. Also, being naturally sweet and
flavoursome, they don’t require the addition of salt.
Cod on a bed of steamed vegetables
and green beans. Then I transferred the vegetables
to a foil-lined pyrex dish and added sliced peppers and onions.
pepper and parsley, covered with the foil and baked in the oven for 20
minutes. For the last five minutes of
cooking, I left the dish uncovered, so the fish could get slightly brown.
Grilled chicken burger with baked chips, peas, sweetcorn, and Bangladeshi tomato salad
three breasts, so I used curry powders on one, and Italian herbs on the other. A trick to make sure the herbs set in is to
place the chicken breast on a roll of greaseproof paper, sprinkle with herbs on
both sides, then cover with the rest of the paper and bash with a rolling
pin. This will flatten the chicken and
let the herbs and spices set in.
next time, I’ll probably drizzle some lemon juice, or add a salt
tomatoes and garlic. I’ll be uploading
the recipe soon.
Bioglan Supergreens juice drink
and Barrett has a Supergreens range that contains a variety of powders from
goji berry, beetroot, spirulina, kale, broccoli, blueberry, cranberry… I could
list them all, but honestly, there are dozens, with each two teaspoon serving
containing 16 portions of fruit and vegetables, equivalent to more than your
five a day.
|Bioglan Superfood juice drink|
eating the raw fruit and vegetables rather than powder form. However, from a
convenience point of view, this is hard to beat. Plus you’d be hard pressed to get all those
nutrients in your diet naturally.
water. It created a dark pink berry
colour, just like a juice, and whilst it didn’t taste as refreshing as fresh
juice, it wasn’t bad either, with a hint of vanilla and strawberry. It also made a nice departure from all the
water I’ve been drinking.
Pinch of Jamie’s chickpea salad
which I made yesterday. Full recipe for
this is here.
A mixture of fruit
healthy. My search for a salt substitute
goes on, so if you have any suggestions, let me know.
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I’m not a makeup artist, chef, lifestyle guru or stylist. I’m just me. And like you, I’m trying to make the best of most things, only I’m sharing my warts-and-all thoughts along the way.