Thanks for all your comments yesterday. There's so many ways of doing things and nothing is better than the way that works for you.
Another strategy that really works for me is my preparations first thing each day. As I don't break my fast until around eleven, usually, and wake fairly early, I use some of that time going through the day's plans and getting things as ready as I possibly can. That means prepping the veg, getting out jars, cans, etc, getting things out of the freezer, etc.
I'd had breakfast when I took this photo yesterday but it shows what I mean.
Pretty much the only thing that is not there for the day is salad and parsnip chips in water to keep them white. I usually prep the salad while other things are cooking and I did the parsnips in the afternoon.
For me, what it means is that I don't have to make as much effort later on when I'm more tired and more in a 'can't be bothered' frame of mind, it means that if I don't follow through, some food stuffs will be wasted (and I hate that) and it keeps me out of the kitchen at times when I might be more vulnerable to the odd nibble here and there.
Works for me!
one healthy extra B