Have you all had a good start to the weekend? We've had a nice day here, not too busy but it's been nice to spend some time at home. I've also eaten really well (for me) today which always makes me feel more positive!
I started the day with an unpictured latte, as always. Izzy had wanted to go to gym club this morning, but Liam took her only to find that it had be cancelled as the hall was in use. So when she got back home and we snuggled up on the sofa watching The Pacifier and eating sliced apple with peanut butter. Toby had a bowl of his own as he doesn't share well!!
I love this but am usually too lazy to make it myself (silly I know - I always seem to reach for the chocolate instead!) but Liam chopped these apples up for us, yey, thanks Liam! :)
For lunch I did actually get off my bum and take the time to make something. Not that it took long - this soup was so easy, but really tasty. Just sliced leeks, diced carrots, red lentils, veg stock and a tsp of curry powder. I didn't even bother to blend it - I prefer chunky soups as it feels like you're actually eating something! Served with a part-bake bread roll - I can't eat soup without bread!
This was so tasty, and super filling. Probably a way too big portion size, but at least I figure it was full of good stuff - better than eating rubbish! This was when I thought of today's post title - I found myself sat at the table saying to Izzy and Liam "eat up, this is full of goodness...so good for you" etc, haha, I do find myself being too "Mum-like" sometimes!!!
The soup did a good job of keeping me full for the afternoon. I did end up eating one of Izzy's Halloween chocolates in a moment of weakness, but it was just a tiny chocolate eyeball so not too bad. And a few blueberries when I found myself staring blankly into the fridge!
For dinner, Liam cooked sausage and mash for him & the children, so I made myself a smoothie. Simple yet tasty seemed to be my motto today - this was just a banana, frozen raspberries (and a couple of frozen blueberries ruining the colour!) and Kara coconut milk, plus desiccated coconut on top. I also drizzled on some agave after taking the photo as it wasn't quite sweet enough for my liking.
Sausage and mash was never my favourite meal even when I did eat meat, so I wasn't at all jealous of their meal. Izzy, on the other hand, spent most of the time staring longingly at my "pretty pink smoothie" and asking constantly what it tasted like. Bless her, I didn't want to risk letting her taste it and getting gravy on my spoon, but I've promised to make it again for us both soon!
I've even prepared a treat for myself to have later on. I found myself getting a bit peckish at about 5.30pm, but instead of eating something so close to dinner, I decided to make myself something delicious for later - Jemma's choco, pb and nana pudding - love this!
Yum. This is currently sitting in the fridge waiting for me :) It's weird - knowing it was there if I wanted it seems to have stopped me reaching for other things, yet I haven't eaten this yet either. Shows that most of my snacking isn't actually because I'm hungry I guess. This pudding will be needed later though, when Liam sits eating chocolate and/or ice cream as usual!!
I'm so pleased I've actually managed a good day of eating
What are your favourite good-for-you treats? I have such a sweet tooth, but snacking on biscuits all day long does me no favours either for my energy levels or my weight. Having something like Jemma's pudding as a treat to look forward to