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See this image largerBeautiful wild flower bed in the sunken gardens on the prom in my town. We walked before the heat arrived! (1 comments)See this image largerTrying 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! (2 comments)See this image largerSmoked quinoa and roast vegetables, chickpeas in homemade vegetable sauce. 5 servings vegetables in one meal. See this image largerBack 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! See this image largerMyself, my husband, 5 year old and 1 year old all had the same healthy lunch! We love vegetables! 🍅See this image largerHUGE fresh English plums! Just 1 is an 80g serving! (1 comments)See this image largerTasty curry I made last night. My 5 year old and 1 year old loved it! Vegetables are not boring! See this image largerday 300 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 8/17/2019(1 comments)See this image largerBreezy but sunny walk! See this image largerOver 10000 steps, 5 miles walked, skimmed milk pumpkin spice latte with spinach scrambled eggs in cafe! 🎃 Autumn is coming!(1 comments)See this image larger(7 comments)See this image largerThe Blackpool Illuminations (1 comments)See this image largertook my little girl out to see the Blackpool Illuminations tonight.(4 comments)See this image largerSamphire for lunch! Like eating bacon with how salty and the slightly chewy bouncy texture. With balsamic roasted tomatoes for sweetness. (2 comments)See this image largerIt 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! See this image largerBatch 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. See this image larger3.5 servings of vegetables in this glorious plate of shades of green. How can you be bored with hundreds varieties of fruit and vegetables?See this image largerLunch! Roast spiced cauliflower and chickpeas salad. Nearly 6 servings of vegetables in one meal! See this image largerFunctional 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! (1 comments)See this image largerDid 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! (1 comments)See this image largerMaking Sun Bread for the Summer Solstice! ☀️ My 5 year old loves helping in the kitchen. (2 comments)See this image largerSuper 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! See this image largeris still playing hipster with more avocado toast today!(3 comments)See this image largerBreakfast! With really delicious rye type bread full of sunflower seeds.See this image largeris pretending to be oh so hipster with her avocado toast lunch.(4 comments)See this image largerYesterday's dinner, steamed sprouting broccoli, sesame green beans, mushrooms and prawns. Healthy and delicious!See this image largerLook 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. 🥑(1 comments)See this image larger8 servings of green tomato chili made, and a cute weird little double tomato!See this image largerReally looking forward to this slaw for lunch! No mayo loads of flavour!See this image largerDinner! Added onions to the mix from before (4 comments)See this image largerNINE 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!(1 comments)See this image largerReady to roast! Tomatoes, garlic and balsamic! See this image larger10 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?See this image largerPicota 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!See this image largerA 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! (3 comments)See this image largerOur tomatoes didn't do well this year.... This is it... Green tomato chili it is I guess.See this image largerSpring 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.See this image largerMy 5 year olds and 10 months old salad plates for lunch. Both ate all the goodness up! See this image largerHappy Summer Solstice 🌞 Sharing seeded sun blush tomato bread with my family. My little girl and I made this together.See this image largerIt's roast vegetable dinner day! Easy to do and 5 servings vegetables in one meal. We all love this meal. (1 comments)See this image largerThis adorable little Murcott is only half a serving but sure is delicious! 13 servings planned for the day! See this image largerToday's interesting citrus is an Orri! It was a reallt fresh floral taste. Nearly 2 fruit servings at 150g.(2 comments)See this image largerNo 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!See this image largerCOOKIE!(6 comments)See this image largerHigher protein bread with local orange tomatoes, egg amd avocado. Nutritious lunch! And quick!See this image largerTasty 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!See this image largerAsparagus season! Fresh English asparagus and Jersey Royal new potatoes. Decadence is simplicity when you have produce this good. (2 comments)See this image largerYellow kiwis for snack!See this image largerVegetable 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! (1 comments)See this image largerJust a few vegetables ready to roast for dinner tonight and lunch tomorrow! See this image largerCottage cheese with unsweetened cocoa stirred in with truvia and almond extract, frozen cherries... Amazing how much like dessert it it!See this image larger430 calorie dinner with 4 servings of vegetables. Delicious! See this image largerDelicious dinner! (1 comments)See this image largerReady to roast along with dinner and leave in oven as it cools for slow roasted vegetables, no oil, for lunch tomorrow.See this image largerThis 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! See this image largerVeg-eree (not kedgeree) for lunch. 3.5 servings of vegetables, spicy and fresh!See this image largerSpices 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. (1 comments)See this image largerMy 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. (1 comments)See this image largerHuge vegetable mix with Thai green curry sauce and pineapple. All my 5 servings in one meal... Let alone the rest of the day! (3 comments)See this image largerFrom the 1971 slimming magazine I found today... A meal replacement chocolate bar! Simple if you eat the "right" things hmmm? (1 comments)See this image largerRainbow 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!(1 comments)See this image largerDelicious chayote based salad with coriander lemon dressing. Fresh and nutritious! See this image largerIt 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!See this image largerHuge! 1 mushroom weighed 160g exactly! So 2 servings of veg. (1 comments)See this image larger14 servings planned for today! Including this vibrant 5 servings in one meal. (1 comments)See this image largerBeautiful! (1 comments)See this image largerMashed avocado and chickpeas with salt free jalapeño herb blend on preservative free natural sour dough wholemeal bread. Yum! See this image larger18 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. (1 comments)See this image larger16 servings vegetables and fruit today including these delicious bright ready to roast vegetables! See this image largerOur roasted pepper, sundried tomato and cheese sunshine bread to celebrate the Winter Solstice yesterday My little girl loves helping cook. See this image largerRainbow 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.See this image largerSuper salad for lunch! 7.5 servings of vegetables and fruit in one meal See this image largerAubergine and courgette, roasted with no oil, gently spiced with tomatoes and garlic. And look at the yellow of that yolk! Perfect lunch!See this image largerReady to roast! Less than 10 minutes to prep. Vivid and nutritious! See this image largerWoah 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! See this image largeris looking forward to the 10 bean stew in slow cooker! (3 comments)See this image largerLocal 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!See this image largerReady to roast later for dinner, no oil. Having with salmon for healthier fats! (1 comments)See this image largerThey are beautiful! Hardly ever get nice avocado in the UK! See this image largerA handful of GRAPES! (2 comments)See this image largerBeautiful and fresh from local farm shop!See this image largerBeautiful nature! See this image largerLunch! Higher protein bread with avocado and all natural no salt dried herb mix, multi coloured tomatoes and egg... So tasty!See this image largerReady to roast! No oil, salt free seasoning mix, served with salmon for healthier fats! See this image largerVibrant!(1 comments)See this image largerKiwi berries! Teeny weeny kiwi you can eat all of no fuzzy skin. See this image largerReady to roast! See this image largerVegetable packed Kerelan Curry (pineapple, coconut, cauliflower and lovely spices!) and Indian egg brown basmati rice for some extra protein. Delicious new recipe tried today!See this image largeris feeling productive, look at all these veggies! Dinner and then more to roast for cold lunch tomorrow.(3 comments)See this image larger16 servings today! Including 6 in this vibrant green scramble for lunch! See this image largerSuper quick and super nutritious lunch. Local farm eggs and avocado on heavily seeded wholemeal toast... Yum!See this image largerBunny 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. See this image largerDinner! Roasted vegetables and delicious salmon. (1 comments)See this image largerSuper 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!See this image largerLow carbing the avocado "toast" by having pastrami instead of bread today! Delicious and decadent with a ghee fried egg and tomatoes.See this image largerHomemade 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!See this image largerWho 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!See this image larger15 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. See this image largerLook at these beautiful carrots! See this image larger17 servings planned today including a brinjal chana dal with 6 servings veg per portion! See this image largerHalloween crumpet for breakfast!See this image largerI 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 See this image largerOne of our favourite healthy dinners in progress!See this image largerReady 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. (1 comments)See this image largerWarm boiled eggs, methi thepla and kachumber. Ate outside in the sun! See this image largerDecorated my Christmas Cake today. No icing as I really don't like it much!See this image largerMaking a LOT of vegetarian chili today! (1 comments)See this image largerPotatoes! Not beetroot! All natural, Purple Majesty potatoes!See this image largerHaul from Health Food store this morning! My new nutrition goal is including 20g nuts/seeds daily. (1 comments)See this image largerPersian inspired vegetarian feast I cooked at the weekend, trying 5 new recipes!See this image larger5 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? (1 comments)See this image largerHave a wonderful Winter Solstice! Here is my Yule bread, sunshine shaped to welcome back the light! Bright Blessings.See this image largerLunch is ready. 6 servings of vegetables in one meal! Skip the bread and eat double the delicious hummus! Pul biber chili on top! (1 comments)See this image largerLentil bologese simmering. 6 portions of vegetables in each serving! (2 comments)See this image largerSo 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. See this image largerHome made pistachio cardamom curry from last night with chickpeas instead for protein with methi roti... Unexpectedly vegan lunch!See this image largerAbout 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!)See this image largerThis is what gets chosen when a non-drinker like me gets a 3 year old to choose wine by whats on the label!See this image larger15 servings of vegetables and fruit today! How many did you get? Eat a rainbow!See this image largerDid a bit of walking today! Just a bit... New most active day for me! 272 minutes walking. 😥See this image largerShorter walk today, loved the patterns the waves had left on the beach. (1 comments)See this image largerTides out, morning walk in the wind with MP3 player making me feel ME!(7 comments)See this image larger3 Mile walk in beautiful calm frosty weather Pushing a buggy along the cliffs is a work out! See this image largerGetting a walk in early. Empty beach and cliff top paths. See this image largerSome view from the top of the park in Lancaster.See this image largerManaged to drag my numb leg around the sunshiny park with my little girl today to see the Spring flowers starting!See this image largerCold windy and sunny walk of 4 milesSee this image larger3.5 mile walk to the soundtrack from my favourite game, Skyrim, I even walked down the aisle to a piece from this at my wedding!See this image largerThe park was icey and frosty(2 comments)See this image largerWhat 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.See this image largerManaged 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!See this image largerTaking advantage of the HOT weather and washing teeny weeny tiny baby clothes ready for June... So cute and small!(1 comments)See this image larger3.5 mile walk on a thankfully cooler day. Saw a cluster of cute ladybirds chomping down on greenfly!See this image largerBusy hands again this evening still working on dream catcher for my little girl for Christmas.See this image largerEvening crafting keeps hands busy... Making a Dream Catcher for my nearly 4 year old for Christmas.See this image largerSo my Christmas cactus is now a Samhain cactus! (1 comments)See this image larger" Many flowers are breaking through the concrete" bonus points to anybody who knows what Mod belted that out!(9 comments)See this image larger60 minute walk in high winds with very dramatic seas!See this image largerI live right at the coast... First attempt at snow in about 7 years!See this image larger42 year old concrete "graffiti" exactly 42 years today... 14/04/77! Along the promenade where I live during my 3.5 mile walk. See this image largerWonderful alien looking plant on a shorter walk to the supermarket today. See this image larger2.6 mile walk in the morning Spring sunshine! (2 comments)See this image largeris amused by the terrible slimming magazines from 1971 she found (1 comments)See this image largerUn-seasonably warm here today. House smells fresh and lovely having windows wide. (1 comments)See this image largerBeautiful Spring sights on an over 2 mile walk this morning!(3 comments)See this image largerAbout 4 miles walked this morning. Making the most of the annoying fact my daughters school was closed again as a polling station. (2 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerBeautiful calm sea on a 2 mile walk into town! (1 comments)See this image larger2.5 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!" See this image largerSee this image largerThis is my cat Ebony testing new products!(2 comments)See this image larger(6 comments)See this image larger(7 comments)See this image larger(7 comments)See this image larger(11 comments)See this image larger(3 comments)See this image larger(6 comments)See this image larger(9 comments)See this image larger(5 comments)See this image largerThe most versatile food ever! Is there anything it can't be??(14 comments)See this image largerThis amused me today!(2 comments)See this image largerLove Awkward Yeti!(2 comments)See this image largerMother's Day for us UK Mum's today!(3 comments)See this image largerLook at the adorable picture my little girl drew of me at nursery!(3 comments)See this image largerCoffee is magic!(1 comments)See this image largerday 1000 of my streak for "Eat at least 5 fruits/veggies per day." earned 8/31/2017(1 comments)See this image largeris excited about her new book. See this image largeris looking at her new book! (1 comments)See this image largerIt's here! Can't use until tomorrow when the gas delivery pipes are made bigger... But it's here at last!(6 comments)See this image larger#harrypotter(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerThis...(1 comments)See this image largerhas built the Lego she got for Christmas from her girls! (3 comments)See this image largerLove Chris Pratt!See this image largerday 3700 of my streak for "Consume at least 8 cups of water per day." earned 3/29/2019See this image largerExcited 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. 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