As the days get lighter and longer and warmer, thoughts turn to summer vegetables in the garden and allotment. Lovely, home grown speed food!
Yesterday, I started the process off (apart from the broad beans which are already in the ground) by planting courgette and cucumber seeds in seed trays. A promise of deliciousness to come.
One reason for finishing off last year's frozen produce in soup, etc, is to make the space for new. :-)
Oh, how I enjoyed this bacon sandwich! Spray frying the bread makes such a difference! To be honest, I could cheerfully have had double the amount, not because I felt hungry but because it was so good!
Here's lunch, the tomato and red pepper soup.
I hadn't rinsed out the pan in which I spray fried the bacon and there was some bacony flavour (if you know what I mean) in the pan; I reheated the soup in the same pan so as not to waste any of the flavour. Very nice.
The photo doesn't show the grated cheese I sprinkled over the soup.
I'm glad there are three more helpings.
I had an apple, a pear and three easy peelers at around four thirty.
I was looking forward to this all day and I did enjoy it. Yes, I ate the last two slices! :-) No, I have no regrets about the twenty and a half syns.
B: boiled eggs and marmite dippers
A favourite (I do seem to have a lot of favourites) and it will be perfect to keep me going through personal training.
SW: one healthy extra B for the toast and two syns for 10g of spread
L: asparagus and salmon quiche, salad; fruit
This is the third of four portions and when that's gone I will definitely have to make another lo dough quiche - I've really enjoyed this one no end.
SW: four and a half syns for the quiche
411 calories plus whatever the salad costs.
D: Count on Us sweet and sour chicken, salad leaves; yogurt
I'm hoping this is one of the nicer sweet and sours - ready meal ones can be quite 'nasty', I find. The meal has what looks like a reasonable amount of chicken and also some rice so I thought some salad leaves on the side would go well.
SW: two and a half syns for the meal and half a syn for the dessert
449 calories plus the leaves
Body Magic: day 52 of the 100 day challenge: an hour of personal training plus the daily core exercises.
On YouTube yesterday there was a video about how to do these basic core exercises properly and to the four I am doing, she added lunges. They're not my favourite but I can see the point of them so I have added them. At the moment, the plank and the press ups are knee based and the press ups are against the sofa. I will get better!!
no healthy extra As but there's some synned cheese in the quiche
one healthy extra B
nine and a half syns
1235 calories plus whatever the salads will be