With the sudden advent of sooo much sun I’ve run for the bikini drawer and had the depressing realisation that I am too late with the diet to be early for summer.
No matter, extreme hot weather and putting on the shorts that are too tight and the sundress that has no space for my chest have inspired and motivated me like nothing else could
So right here I’m committing to lose half a stone.
If anyone wants to join me and share some helpful tips and encouragement with others please do.
I’ll start by being honest with you. I can’t even give up chocolate for a day. In summer I inhaleice cream, when I cook something healthy like a veggie curry to last 2 days I eat it all! On very busy days running around seeing clients I will spend the day eating biscuits rather than apples. Often when I come home from work I will just nuke a frozen “healthy option” because I’m tired and can’t be bothered. Same as most of us I guess.
So my aim is to;
· Find some super simple healthy recipes
· Develop some better habits with snacks,
· Keep it on a low budget by not having to go out and buy masses of new ingredients and keeping it simple.
By focusing on this I should;
Low fat protein
And simple veg
And of course focus on simple, easy to do and foods that I like. Otherwise what’s the point?
so this is a fab salad recipe from childhood. Many (many) years ago we had this day after day in scorching summer and my mum gave it to us with sliced ham. She tells me it kept overnight really well. I made it yesterday and she’s right.
White cabbage, (not the outer leaves)
Grated carrots (about 3)
Red dessert apple
Peanuts or any other nuts
Celery sticks chopped small
Any other extras you like such as grapes, dates, fresh peas
Slice the cabbage
Grate the carrots
Core and chop the apple into quarters and slice
Add the nuts, raisins or any other extras you fancy.
Mix up 2 spoons oil, 1 spoon vinegar and 2 spoons salad cream and toss the salad.
Serve with a slice of ham or chicken or fresh bread.
(Not forgetting, a little ice cream for dessert)
Get involved share your simple in every way but health and flavour, recipes with us in the comments.