You see, I've been trying my best to eat healthy. I've got a whopping (not) 5kgs on my butt (and hips and thighs and arms and all the rest) post-pregnancy which I really want to get RID of. Not to mention the 5kgs I wanted to get rid of before I was pregnant. So, crikey! That's TEN KGS that I want to lose. What?!! How did it become a massive 'ten' already?! Who made maths!?
It's been reeally HARD (said in a whingy tone) to NOT 'just pop in at the McDs drive-through' on the way home. You. know. what. I. mean!
This week, my running total of eating takeaway is a big enormous zero. But, I did spend a bit more on groceries! Winning. And I made a home-made pizza. Not really winning. Does home-made pizza count as junk food? The only vegetable was onion.
Change of subject - BLUEBERRIES! Are yum. Even canned blueberries can be delish too. Yes, I did say 'canned.' The absolute best way to store these is in an iceblock tray. They won't go off before you use them up! Just like this:
The last few days I have been having a smoothie for my second-breakfast - that is, morning tea. This is what I came up with...
1 medium-big banana
2 blocks of blueberries (see pic above)
1 scoop of kiwi crush (about a kiwifruit size or 3 tablespoonsish)
1/2 cup of milk
For those of you who don't know what Kiwi Crush is, it's a frozen mushed up blend of kiwifruit and, well, kiwifruit. It's quite yummy.
Put them all in a blender.
Don't forget the milk.
And blend. Then pour into a medium-sized glass and drink. Yumminess!
The first time I made this I only used one block of berries, it wasn't quite sweet enough so I added another and it was perfecto.
More kiwi-ingenuity for you; I'm not really a fan of food that takes ages to prepare - salads included. So when I bought a celery, a lettuce and can of sliced beetroot etc to make my salad-food, I wasn't looking forward to cutting everything all up and tossing it altogether. So, I did it just once. I cut up the whole lettuce and put it in an icecream container (one of many containers I just can't make myself throw out). I cut up the whole celery and put it into an old 'chinese-takeout' container. Then I opened up the beetroot can and put it into a container with a good lid. I found some grated cheese left over from the pizza in the fridge. I also found a small can of tuna in the cupboard.
So, to make my lunch, all I had to do was grab a handful or two of the chopped lettuce, a handful of celery, a couple of spoonfuls of beetroot. Add a sprinkle of cheese. Empty the can of tuna in and add a squeeze of lemon. Toss. Eat.
Can anyone tell me I've eaten badly today? I hope it helps me get rid of that (actual) whopping 10kgs. Perhaps you can help keep me accountable. There, I said it. Eek.