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Vegetables (and some fruit) - 15

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Hi there,

Sorry to take so long to get back with another few lines.

I've just replied to a thread I'm on daily. There was a question about whether you can eat to much fruit in a day.
My reply was initially no. But I did add that you might have to watch the fruit sugar - at least, I hope I said that.

My friend and homeopathist - she eats fruit only, from getting up to about midday. She *eats* fruit - looks down on me for liking juice and smoothies!

For myself - I usually have fruit juice plus at least 1 serving of fruit for breakfast, then there's bound to be tomato during the other 2 meals, and usually an apple as well. So there's 4 servings before I think about other days when i cook my meat with pineapple or mandarin or even semi-dried cranberries, or the days I have a packet of a particular brand of dried fruit - either cherries & berries, or mango & pineapple. Each packet counts as 1 portion, so usually on days I may run short on either fruit or veg!

I think you should let yourself be guided by content and colours!
If you're having more of the carb-type sugary fruit, take less of the carb-type veg - go for the leafy veg or something different.
If you have less of the carb-type fruit - just remember that whatever fruit you take tends to be higher in natural sugars, and keep the rest of your food that wee bitty lower.

And please don't take any of this as anything more than suggestions through experience.
It just seems to make sense to me.

Something I aim to do for myself, soon, is to make myself a chart (with colours) showing fruit and veg, and days - yes, a good old spreadsheet!
Then I can tick the boxes, instead of trying to write things on a wee bit of paper magnetted to the fridge door, or - even worse - trying to remember stuff!

Tonight's dinner was going to be a chicken stirfry - nice and light, with baby gem lettuces, onions, mushrooms, whatever.
But I bought (I thought) a sell-by tray of 3 pork steaks. I also got sell-by mushrooms and sell-by cabbage....
Then DH came in with sell-by lamb steaks. So I showed him my pork steaks - only to find it was a tray of lamb steaks too!
Yes, I'm practising either to be old, or to be blonde. And I really do NOT mean to offend anyone with either of those options.

So DH opted for lamb stew - with everything in it.
So lamb stew he got - with onion, mushroom, garlic, carrots, potatoes, parsley, paprika. And steamed shredded savoy cabbage as a side.
He's just popped in to tell me that the stew and cabbage was really tasty - RESULT !

My dinner - I've no idea. After putting my defrosting chicken away into the fridge, I really fancied a pork steak with apple, cabbage and mustard emoticon
I was going to split the cabbage between 2 steamers - one with cabbage (and maybe leek) for DH, one with cabbage, leek and apple for me. but all my thoughts went off on holiday when I discovered there was no pork steaks!

Mind you - today has been one of those days - my single (singular) brain cell has been on strike (or away on holiday with the pork chops) today. So things have been a bit not working too well emoticon

Here's looking for a good day soon!
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AKELAZ 6/23/2011 5:24PM

    Hi Christine - glad to see you're around again - hope it means you're feeling a bit more chipper. Fruit and meat dishes are great and you seem to have wonderful ideas on the hoof - you're plainly a very inventive cook. Reminds me that I need to work harder at interesting food than I have lately. Are the fruit/meat mixes just for you? Sounds a bit like your DH is like mine and has fond memories of school dinners - whilst you and I like to be a bit more adventurous.

AS for brain cells!! Mine have definitely gone walk about at the moment. And had an email from my elder son today telling me he'd been behaving like a blonde bimbo with PMT today - must be something in the air emoticon I did reply saying that could be construed as sexist and offensive - won't repeat his reply!!

'See' you soon Christine - keep well my dear
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