Thursday, 24 March 2011

Back to healthy eating

With the weather being so beautiful all this week I was searching through my wardrobe Monday looking for something cooler to wear than my winter jumpers. This is when the realisation hits you. oh no! Nothing fits anymore! Last week I tried to diet but just had no motivation to stick to it.Then along comes the sun giving me a kick up the bum I needed to get motivated. I've really stuck to it this week.

I got a bargain Monday in Tesco, yellow stickered mangos, reduced to 45p.

So, my healthy breakfast was cereal and mango which was lovely.

This was my lunch. Home made "bottom of the fridge spicy veg soup" and rice cakes with cream cheese, tomato and olives. Eaten in the garden. Lovely!

Bottom of the fridge spicy veg soup

400g can tomatoes
800ml stock
1tbsp garam masala
1tsp chilli powder
Any veg from fridge (I used onion, celery, carrot, green bean and baby sweetcorn)

Whizz can of tomatoes to a puree and place in a pan.
Add stock, spice and vegetables.
Cook until tender.

Had a productive day in the garden. Got my compost dug into the veg patch. Planted up loads of strawberry plants that had grown from the runners last year. Re potted up some chilli plants and some sage. Sowed some runner beans,   green beans, marigolds and some petunias.


  1. Don't forget that digging compost in to the veg patch will have burnt up calories too. I love finding bargains in the supermarket, I always look on the reduced shelf.

  2. Your meals looks scrummy and classy!

  3. Did you know Frugal Queen has decided to carry on?!

  4. Hi Jo, I don't get that many bargains because I tend to shop before they start reducing stuff. It's great when you find a bargain though.

    Hi Frugal Down Under. Aw thanks for that nice compliment. Never thought of my food looking classy. You put a smile on my face.

    Hi Attila.Yes I read her blog the other day. Thanks for letting me know and thanks for dropping in.