Howdy folks, I hope you are all having a fantastic week! I’m feeling really good at the moment and being uber productive at work, there is something extremely satisfying about crossing things off a to do list. Also, it’s a four day week for me with a big celebration at the end, exciting stuff!
Sorry but I have to mention the weather as is has been stunning! Reports are saying that it’s going to be sticking around for a while. I have definitely been making the most of it mainly by sun bathing in the garden, eating my lunch in the park or by walking.
For this weeks I’m going to rewind back to Sunday (again!). Next week I think I’m going to try and document my eats from a different day. The weekend is so much easier for me as I have more time, but my eating habits are completely different so it would be nice to see a the contrast.
I woke up pretty early for a Sunday and had my morning ritual of warm water and lemon before heading to the gym. On that particular morning I fancied getting my sweat on the treadmill again followed by an awesome lower body and abs routine.
Whilst at the market on Saturday I picked up some fresh figs and British strawberries and decided to have them chopped with some yoghurt and almonds. This bowl of yumminess is a prime example of the food that I am loving right now, simple, honest, vibrant healthy food.
After breakfast I got ready and to pop to the shops to do a small grocery shop. We didn’t really need much, just a few bits and pieces to fill up the fruit bowl and to replenish the veggies that had been used up. I’m quite proud of myself that I didn’t carried away an fill my trolley with things that we didn’t really need.
For lunch I made a lovely salad using mixed leaves, spicy chicken, pineapple and avocado with a squeeze of lime juice. That’s a plate bursting of summer flavours right there. The spicy chicken, pineapple and lime juice together like that reminded me of Caribbean food.
These lovely ladies and some other blogs are behind my afternoon snack:
Lucy and Claire have so many great ideas for ice lollies, you really should take a look!
I made some ice lollies using the left over filling from my Frozen Strawberry and Lemon Cheesecakes and decided to use them as the basis for these black forest yoghurt lollies. I mixed a frozen black forest berry mix with natural yoghurt to give them more staying power. Perfect for staying cool in the sun.
We have so many leftovers from our BBQ from the day before,which is great as it means that I lots of quick meals can be had during the week. I had a homemade harrissa pork burger with roasted veggies, fried plantain and hummus. This was quite a mish mash of different foods but it tasted fab!
I didn’t really fancy dessert, but I did get the munchies later on. Alfie was snacking on some honey covered macadamia nuts so I stole some of those and added some chocolate chips, which really worked a treat.
We often have lots of leftovers and sometimes save some of the food cooked at the weekend for a meal later on in the week to make life easier. I love getting creative with leftovers and reworking them into a completely new dish. I’m also a fan (when I have the time) of homemade food as you can be in control of the ingredients and you know exactly what’s in your food. Those ice lollies for example contained no sugar except for the natural sugar in the frozen fruit, unlike some of the ones in the shops which are loaded with the stuff. It’s great knowing that I can recreate some of my favourite foods at home.
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Are you a fan of leftovers? How do you like to re-work them into completely new meals?
What are your favourite foods to recreate at home that can easily bought from the shops?