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Autumnal vegetables! Roasting brussel sprouts, mashing swede and onions. Dinner is seasonal! 10 bean mix soaking to do a quick boil then add to slow cooker for a delicious tomatoey bean stew tomorrow and stock the freezer! is... Fancy roasted vegetables tonight! Tahini, maple, lemon juice and garlic dressing on brussel sprouts, butternut squash, onion and red pepper.
ðŸ It's definitely Autumn! ðŸâ¤ï¸ðŸ§¡ðŸ’›ðŸ’š Rainbow of vegetables to roast that took less than 15 minutes to prepare... Only took that long as brussel sprouts are fiddly! It's my 40th birthday today! ðŸŒŸ
This is one of my presents. Looking forward to reading it. I love the other book I have by James Wong, 10-a-day The Easy Way. is Thursday is roasted vegetable day. Trying a new mango vinaigrette on them while roasting. My new canvas tote bag. Helping the environment with humour included. is tired from walking so much! We visited a huge National Trust property yesterday. Didn't have time to see even half! We visited a huge National Trust property yesterday and we didn't have time to see even half of it! We visited a huge National Trust property yesterday and we didn't have time to see even half of it! New cheese for dinner! Fascinating looking! will eventually share some photos from mini holidays... Any Harry Potter readers will like my chocolate frog! 2.5 mile walk in the first frost this season. It was chilly and bright. It's Thursday so what day is it at my house? Roastie Veggie day! This is a picture I took last week in the light tunnel of The Illuminations. Do what is right for you. Healthy living is not the same for everyone. Yellow holly! We saw this on a good walk up and down some very steep paths. Never seen yellow holly berries before. is entertaining the school project rabbit called Flossie tonight. How can you fail to warmed by the glow of health from these vegetables ready to roast later today? Hasselback roast vegetables! Trying something new. Hasselback roast vegetables! Trying something new. day 1800 of my streak for "Eat at least 5 fruits/veggies per day." earned 11/10/201914 servings vegetables and fruit today including 5 in this slightly less colourful than normal ready to roast dinner. ðŸ¥•is Look at the size of these blueberries!!!The Blackpool Illuminations took my little girl out to see the Blackpool Illuminations tonight.It's vegetable roasting day again. Also got a whole aubergine to put in. Roasting them whole makes them so soft but no oil needed! 17 servings today including new recipe for vegetable marsala stuffed peppers with paneer. Served with black 'forbidden' rice!
Whole family loved it! My 1 year old loves curry! Has a school project bunny called Flossie at her house! Well... She is off to karate now! Now compare this monster of a new season English pear with my tiny kiwi berries earlier! This pear weighs 240g... 3 of your 10-a-day! Itsy bitsy teeny weeny green and shiny kiwi berries!
Taming this remarkably ugly vegetable and trying celeriac again! What day is it? Vegetable roasting day! Definitely feeling Autumnal now! Myself, my husband, our 5 year old and 1 year old all had the same healthy dinner.
Just added chilies to ours and scrambled egg for the 1 year old, not fried. Look at the length of these grapes!
You have to bite them in half to eat! It's vegetable roasting day! Dinner! 6 servings of vegetables in one meal!
From Jamie Oliver's new book, VEG, with a few tweaks of my own because thats how I cook! I don't drink juice normally, but come on... it's blue!!!
It's all natural pressed, not from concentrate juice. Interesting flavour. We got it as a one off, as I thought (correctly!) my 5 year old would be very amused by it!Lunch looked so pretty cooking and when it was done!
4 servings vegetables in one meal! Fun shaped grapes!
I save calories for "snacky" fruit like grapes, cherries and strawberries to have in the evenings.
Isn't it beautiful?
It was re-discovered a little while ago.
Red fleshed apples are rare.
All natural English apple variety. Tastes like a Discovery, sweet tangy with a hint of red fruits like raspberries. But no funny business, just a forgotten variety revived. Â£2 instead Â£7.50!!
Contains 10 grains and pulses blended.
Wheat, soybean, oats, chickpeas, maize, red millet, flax seed, pearl millet, juvar, psyllium husk.
Juvar is apparently Sorghum.Choosing the bright side of the situation! Cute individual avocados (not mean little ones that we get fobbed off with in my country!) no no they are super cute mini ones! Vegetable roasting day!
This took less than 10 minutes to prepare. Healthy eating doesn't have to be time consuming. New recipe (well very basic one) for dinner!
Goat cheese, coquina squash, chickpeas and red onion in a honey, nutmeg and pepper dressing, roasted until delicious!
Had with broccoli and got 7 servings vegetables in one meal! ðŸ¥¦New recipe about to go in the oven!
Lrek, artichoke, tomato and feta, with a egg rich, flour light batter going to hopefully puff up around! I took my 5 year old to the market and we bought different vegetables!
Drumstick (moringa), okra, shallot, purple sweet potato, long Thai aubergine, turnip, kohlrabi and a green banana since we couldn't get plantain.
Added to some more usual vegetables we made a huge crazy vegetable curry! Simmering right now.
We had lots of fun choosing, researching, chopping and cooking together. Over 10000 steps, 5 miles walked, skimmed milk pumpkin spice latte with spinach scrambled eggs in cafe!
ðŸŽƒ Autumn is coming!Tasty curry I made last night. My 5 year old and 1 year old loved it! Vegetables are not boring! HUGE fresh English plums! Just 1 is an 80g serving! Myself, my husband, 5 year old and 1 year old all had the same healthy lunch!
We love vegetables! ðŸ…Smoked quinoa and roast vegetables, chickpeas in homemade vegetable sauce.
5 servings vegetables in one meal. Trying this for dinner! With roasted vegetables, homemade vegetable sauce and chickpeas.
We have seen the farmer who produced this on a couple of TV programmes. They worked hard to find the right strain of quinoa to grow here! Samphire for lunch!
Like eating bacon with how salty and the slightly chewy bouncy texture.
With balsamic roasted tomatoes for sweetness. It is our 6th Wedding Anniversary today!
Traditional gifts are iron or sugar. My husband got me a cast iron tortilla press imported all the way from the US. Can't wait to try! Batch cooking green lentil bolognese in rhe slow cooker today. All vegetables, 6 servings of vegetables per portion!
Over a small amount of pasta with some delicious cheese... Healthy food is not boring!
Batch cooked 10 servings, freeze the rest for quick dinners another day. 3.5 servings of vegetables in this glorious plate of shades of green.
How can you be bored with hundreds varieties of fruit and vegetables?Lunch! Roast spiced cauliflower and chickpeas salad. Nearly 6 servings of vegetables in one meal! Functional fitness is great! 40 minutes walking nearly 2 miles to supermarket to stock up on healthy foods!
Fresh air for me and baby in her buggy! Did you know that you can batch cook and freeze brown rice?
I soak 1kg of rice overnight, which dramatically cuts cooking time the next day. Bag or box up into portions, these are 1.5 cup portions and COOL QUICKLY!
You must cool and freeze promptly. I use picnic iceblocks to help. This is to avoid bacteria multiplying causing food poisoning.
Just think how much time and fuel was saved cooking 42 portions of rice in the same time it takes to cook 1 portion! Making Sun Bread for the Summer Solstice! â˜€ï¸
My 5 year old loves helping in the kitchen. Super salad for lunch! 6 servings of vegetables and 400 calories.
And despite how they look they are NOT mini marshmallows!
They are goat cheese pearls! is still playing hipster with more avocado toast today!Breakfast! With really delicious rye type bread full of sunflower seeds.is pretending to be oh so hipster with her avocado toast lunch.Yesterday's dinner, steamed sprouting broccoli, sesame green beans, mushrooms and prawns. Healthy and delicious!Look at the dinners for my family!
Fresh, green, healthy and above all so delicious!
Plates for my husband, 5 year old, 9 month old and myself. ðŸ¥‘8 servings of green tomato chili made, and a cute weird little double tomato!Really looking forward to this slaw for lunch! No mayo loads of flavour!Dinner! Added onions to the mix from before NINE servings of 80g of vegetables in dinner last night. Homemade mock-meatloaf, cauliflower mash.
5x... feh!! 9x in one meal! 13 servings across the whole day!Ready to roast! Tomatoes, garlic and balsamic! 10 portions dal
8 portions marrow curry
8 portions German lentil and veggie sausage
4 portions quorn paprikash
4 portions Turkish aubergine
Not in picture are 10 portions mashed potatoes, 8 breakfast muffins (no fat, no added sugar) for my little girl!
Not bad for one morning huh?Picota cherries for dessert.
Just delicious cherries of protected origin, grown only in certain regions and they pop stalkless off the trees when they are ready!A besan flour pancake! 30g of this "flour" made from yellow peas and chickpeas counts as a serving of vegetables!
Sharing this with my husband and a curry with a further 4 servings of vegetables. 5 in one meal! Our tomatoes didn't do well this year.... This is it... Green tomato chili it is I guess.Spring greens indeed! 4 servings of veg in one meal, so delicious green eggs and... um... vegetables no ham! Fabulous new dressing from my new recipe book. Vivid and nutritious.My 5 year olds and 10 months old salad plates for lunch. Both ate all the goodness up! Happy Summer Solstice 🌞
Sharing seeded sun blush tomato bread with my family. My little girl and I made this together.It's roast vegetable dinner day! Easy to do and 5 servings vegetables in one meal. We all love this meal. This adorable little Murcott is only half a serving but sure is delicious!
13 servings planned for the day! Today's interesting citrus is an Orri!
It was a reallt fresh floral taste.
Nearly 2 fruit servings at 150g.No added sugar, sweetened only with banana, no butter, only fat from egg, wholemeal flour, sultana and chia seed breakfast muffins my 4 year old pretty much made by herself.
I freeze them and defrost for a quick healthy breakfast for her!COOKIE!Higher protein bread with local orange tomatoes, egg amd avocado. Nutritious lunch! And quick!Tasty Indian style scrambled eggs in ghee with mini potatoes, onion, peas and tomatoes. With turmeric, garam marsala, cumin, garlic and chili. With a methi chapatti on the side. Loved our lunch experiment with new recipe!Asparagus season! Fresh English asparagus and Jersey Royal new potatoes. Decadence is simplicity when you have produce this good. Yellow kiwis for snack!Vegetable Quorn curry for dinner! It contains 5 servings of vegetables and then an additional 2 servings of cauliflower "rice" means 7 servings of vegetables in just dinner!
17 servings total for the day!
Eating healthy is delicious and filling. My 9 month old couldn't get enough of the curry! Just a few vegetables ready to roast for dinner tonight and lunch tomorrow! Cottage cheese with unsweetened cocoa stirred in with truvia and almond extract, frozen cherries... Amazing how much like dessert it it!430 calorie dinner with 4 servings of vegetables. Delicious! Delicious dinner! Ready to roast along with dinner and leave in oven as it cools for slow roasted vegetables, no oil, for lunch tomorrow.This is my 5 year olds plate... Balsamic roasted tomatoes, avocado on seeded wholemeal bread and ghee fried egg.
You don't have to dumb down food for children. They don't need to eat junk "cos they're a kid" everyone needs good nutrition!
We all ate the same and it's all good! Veg-eree (not kedgeree) for lunch. 3.5 servings of vegetables, spicy and fresh!Spices ready to go in my homemade coconut korma, using fat free yogurt instead of cream.
Batch cooked 12 servings so I can freeze the rest. My 5 year old can nearly make these all by herself. No added sugar. No added fat. Only that from banana to sweeten and eggs. Then cashew nuts, green sultanas and dried mango. Wholemeal flour. I freeze them and pop in microwave for her healthy breakfasts. Huge vegetable mix with Thai green curry sauce and pineapple. All my 5 servings in one meal... Let alone the rest of the day! From the 1971 slimming magazine I found today... A meal replacement chocolate bar! Simple if you eat the "right" things hmmm? Rainbow salad! 🌈
5.5 servings of veg is one meal... And every colour for a range of nutrients. This is how you should eat a rainbow!Delicious chayote based salad with coriander lemon dressing. Fresh and nutritious! It took me less than 7 minutes to prep veg for dinner and lunch tomorrow. Who says good food can't be fast! Ready to roast with no effort from me!Huge! 1 mushroom weighed 160g exactly! So 2 servings of veg. 14 servings planned for today! Including this vibrant 5 servings in one meal. Beautiful! Mashed avocado and chickpeas with salt free jalapeÃ±o herb blend on preservative free natural sour dough wholemeal bread. Yum! 18 servings fruit and vegetables today including 5 in my lunch with brown basmati rice and chicken.
NEVER get bored of eating the huge variety of vegetables we have access too! How could you?
And any carb-o-phobes about to provide criticism of my rice.... Don't.
This feed is not the place to belittle others choices. It's a place to lift others up! Not knock them down. 16 servings vegetables and fruit today including these delicious bright ready to roast vegetables! Our roasted pepper, sundried tomato and cheese sunshine bread to celebrate the Winter Solstice yesterday
My little girl loves helping cook. Rainbow chili!
All the vegetables, every colour, ready for making a rainbow chili, with 4 servings of 80g veg in each portion!
Into the slow cooker with Quorn mince, herbs and spices, ready to go with baked potato this evening for dinner.Super salad for lunch! 7.5 servings of vegetables and fruit in one meal Aubergine and courgette, roasted with no oil, gently spiced with tomatoes and garlic. And look at the yellow of that yolk! Perfect lunch!Ready to roast! Less than 10 minutes to prep. Vivid and nutritious! Woah look at these slimming magazines from 1971 I found on charity book table today! Looks like could be a laugh and a horror in equal measure! is looking forward to the 10 bean stew in slow cooker! Local farm eggs fried, with avocado mixed with all natural salt free jalapeño herb blend! Wholemeal seeded bread all makes for a really quick and delicious lunch!Ready to roast later for dinner, no oil. Having with salmon for healthier fats! They are beautiful! Hardly ever get nice avocado in the UK! A handful of GRAPES! Beautiful and fresh from local farm shop!Beautiful nature! Lunch! Higher protein bread with avocado and all natural no salt dried herb mix, multi coloured tomatoes and egg... So tasty!Ready to roast! No oil, salt free seasoning mix, served with salmon for healthier fats! Vibrant!Kiwi berries! Teeny weeny kiwi you can eat all of no fuzzy skin. Ready to roast! Vegetable packed Kerelan Curry (pineapple, coconut, cauliflower and lovely spices!) and Indian egg brown basmati rice for some extra protein. Delicious new recipe tried today!is feeling productive, look at all these veggies! Dinner and then more to roast for cold lunch tomorrow.16 servings today!
Including 6 in this vibrant green scramble for lunch! Super quick and super nutritious lunch. Local farm eggs and avocado on heavily seeded wholemeal toast... Yum!Bunny crumpets!
How much does that sound like a twee non swearing exclamation!
But we loved them, 1 bunny each, with 2 servings blueberries and plain Greek yogurt for breakfast. Dinner! Roasted vegetables and delicious salmon. Super vivid beetroot wraps! They almost glow!
Mini tomatoes, mini cucumber, avocado with coriander, yellow pepper, salsa, lime and Quorn = 3x servings veg = one quick filling dinner!Low carbing the avocado "toast" by having pastrami instead of bread today! Delicious and decadent with a ghee fried egg and tomatoes.Homemade methi chapatti, with ghee fried egg, local handmade super-fiery chili-lilli (like piccalilli but with chili!) and a kachumber of multi coloured tomatoes, mini cucumber and mint.
So delicious and fresh tasting. So nutritious!Who knew how much decaff had improved! While this PG Tips decaff tea isn't as good as my beloved Barry's Tea, it is a lot better than trying to drink the dishwater that is decaff coffee. I end up using 2 spoons of granules to get even half decent coffee. Bleh!15 servings of 80g vegetables (1 fruit!) today! Eat the rainbow!
Vegetables ready to roast for dinner, butternut squash on another tray, and salmon for delicious healthy fats. Look at these beautiful carrots! 17 servings planned today including a brinjal chana dal with 6 servings veg per portion! Halloween crumpet for breakfast!I might have chopped a few vegetables to roast!
Salt free seasoning, no oil. Some for dinner tonight with sesame salmon and the smaller dish for lunch tomorrow, twice roasted One of our favourite healthy dinners in progress!Ready to roast!
New herb blend to try, Italian lemon, tomato, basil, oregano, onion, garlic... No oil, just slow roasted to get juicy and depth of flavour. Warm boiled eggs, methi thepla and kachumber. Ate outside in the sun! Decorated my Christmas Cake today. No icing as I really don't like it much!Making a LOT of vegetarian chili today! Potatoes!
All natural, Purple Majesty potatoes!Haul from Health Food store this morning!
My new nutrition goal is including 20g nuts/seeds daily. Persian inspired vegetarian feast I cooked at the weekend, trying 5 new recipes!5 servings of veg in one quick lunchtime scramble.
No excuse to not eat 5+ servings a day... Optimum health benefits start at 10+ servings a day.
Just eat MORE! what isn't to like about that sentence? Have a wonderful Winter Solstice! Here is my Yule bread, sunshine shaped to welcome back the light!
Bright Blessings.Lunch is ready.
6 servings of vegetables in one meal! Skip the bread and eat double the delicious hummus!
Pul biber chili on top! Lentil bologese simmering. 6 portions of vegetables in each serving! So dal is never photogenic but with the vegetable kitcharee we got 7 servings veg each for dinner.
My 5 and nearly 1 year old ate it up too!
Leftovers for lunch tomorrow as well as a bonus. Home made pistachio cardamom curry from last night with chickpeas instead for protein with methi roti... Unexpectedly vegan lunch!About to go in the oven. Home made tomato ancho chili sauce with bean and jalapeño cheese stuffed peppers.
My MIL has got me the new Mexico Rick Stein book, we loved the series on TV, can't wait to get my book (she had to swap the book she got me for Christmas as my husband got me the same one!)This is what gets chosen when a non-drinker like me gets a 3 year old to choose wine by whats on the label!15 servings of vegetables and fruit today! How many did you get? Eat a rainbow!Did a bit of walking today! Just a bit... New most active day for me!
272 minutes walking. 😥Beautiful wild flower bed in the sunken gardens on the prom in my town. We walked before the heat arrived! Wild windy walk! Shorter walk today, loved the patterns the waves had left on the beach. Back from a holiday with my husband's family in Wales. Lots of gentle walking with our small children. Had fun at the castle in Beaumaris where my 1 year old decided she can walk outside thank you very much! Blue skies and breezy sunshine. Off for a long walk! Tides out, morning walk in the wind with MP3 player making me feel ME!3 Mile walk in beautiful calm frosty weather Pushing a buggy along the cliffs is a work out! Getting a walk in early. Empty beach and cliff top paths. Some view from the top of the park in Lancaster.Wow was it windy on the cliffs today! 3 miles walked, blown inside out while pushing baby buggy. My shoulders are feeling it! Breezy but sunny walk! Managed to drag my numb leg around the sunshiny park with my little girl today to see the Spring flowers starting!Cold windy and sunny walk of 4 miles3.5 mile walk to the soundtrack from my favourite game, Skyrim, I even walked down the aisle to a piece from this at my wedding!The park was icey and frostyWhat a view! I do wonder how many extra calories pushing a baby buggy up and down the hilly clifff paths burns more than just walking.Managed to get out today cold and sunny. Walking a couple of miles with a numb leg is worth it to tire out a stir crazy 4 year old!Taking advantage of the HOT weather and washing teeny weeny tiny baby clothes ready for June... So cute and small!3.5 mile walk on a thankfully cooler day. Saw a cluster of cute ladybirds chomping down on greenfly!Busy hands again this evening still working on dream catcher for my little girl for Christmas.Evening crafting keeps hands busy... Making a Dream Catcher for my nearly 4 year old for Christmas.So my Christmas cactus is now a Samhain cactus! " Many flowers are breaking through the concrete" bonus points to anybody who knows what Mod belted that out!60 minute walk in high winds with very dramatic seas!I live right at the coast... First attempt at snow in about 7 years!42 year old concrete "graffiti" exactly 42 years today... 14/04/77! Along the promenade where I live during my 3.5 mile walk. Wonderful alien looking plant on a shorter walk to the supermarket today. 2.6 mile walk in the morning Spring sunshine! is amused by the terrible slimming magazines from 1971 she found Couldn't have done it if I had tried!
Matching SparkPeople's goals for me perfectly today. Just under 1700 calories, 20 of 80g servings of vegetables and fruit....yes 20!
Healthy diet for me and my 14 month old baby I am still breastfeeding. Un-seasonably warm here today. House smells fresh and lovely having windows wide. Beautiful Spring sights on an over 2 mile walk this morning!About 4 miles walked this morning.
Making the most of the annoying fact my daughters school was closed again as a polling station. Don't compare yourself to the edited, glossed and selective images on social media! It isn't reality.is... Beautiful calm sea on a 2 mile walk into town! 2.5 mile walk along the coast and got reminded of a Small Faces song on the way.
"many flowers are breaking through the concrete, listen everybody I can hear them breathing!" This is my cat Ebony testing new products!The most versatile food ever! Is there anything it can't be??This amused me today!Love Awkward Yeti!Mother's Day for us UK Mum's today!Look at the adorable picture my little girl drew of me at nursery!Coffee is magic!day 1000 of my streak for "Eat at least 5 fruits/veggies per day." earned 8/31/2017is excited about her new book. is looking at her new book! It's here! Can't use until tomorrow when the gas delivery pipes are made bigger... But it's here at last!#harrypotterThis...has built the Lego she got for Christmas from her girls! Love Chris Pratt!day 3700 of my streak for "Consume at least 8 cups of water per day." earned 3/29/2019Excited about my new book!
With less than 1in 3 in the UK and 1 in 10 in the USA (a significant portion eating NONE which I don't even understand what they are eating) the conservative recommended 5 isn't being reached. Let alone the number we receive real health benefits at.
I am at 13 portions today plus white potatoes which don't count but are still nutritious. We average at least 8 a day, most days more.
Can't wait to try new recipes. has been using SparkPeople for 10 years!
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