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Come forward EatBetterers and unite - it's the second happy healthy eating thread!

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fuzzpig Thu 03-Apr-14 20:22:17

Here's the previous thread where it all began!

EatBetterers are trying to improve the diets of ourselves and our families. No weighing, restricting, calorie counting etc - just finding joy in nourishing ourselves by making positive changes one step at a time. All welcome! smile

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Thu 03-Apr-14 20:30:27

Hello, phew I found yougrin

Dinner tonight was delicious-ratatouille with Courgette, onion and mushroom, tomato, no aubergine this time and it was greatly improved! I had a chicken breast too. Stuffed now!

Rummikub Thu 03-Apr-14 20:47:52

Hello there smile

Risette Thu 03-Apr-14 20:50:35


Sounds good Dame. I love courgettes. :ave you tried courgette flowers? I had them stuffed once. Looked beautiful on the plate!

Sleepwhenidie Thu 03-Apr-14 20:53:58

Ohh Risette, there's a tapas bar DH and I go to sometimes, does courgette flowers stuffed with goats cheese, fried in the lightest, thinnest batter imaginable and drizzled with honey- to die for!

Well done for starting new thread fuzz. smile

Risette Thu 03-Apr-14 21:03:54

Might try that Sleep. Although I'm not sure I could do a thin enough batter.

Will seek out some recipes...

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Thu 03-Apr-14 21:21:50

Oh yes,I used to work in a restaurant and they used to make them there. I was at my thinnest then and I ate Italian food every nightgrin

fuzzpig Thu 03-Apr-14 21:34:38

We stuffed our own courgette flowers when we grew courgettes! They were great.

Growing stuff isn't something we are doing at the moment though. I'd love to when we have our own proper garden, but the couple of years we tried it, it just wasn't worth it. In particular I'd really love a raised herb garden.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Thu 03-Apr-14 22:15:54

We have an apple tree, couple of raspberry canes and strawberry plants. I want to grow tomatoes this year. Actually herbs are so easy, they just come beck year after year,I thought mine had been killed off this year but the chives are up already.

Sleepwhenidie Thu 03-Apr-14 22:22:22

I'd love to grow veg and herbs, but I'm rubbish at gardening!

Risette I think the batter was probably just a rice flour/water mix, like tempura?

My nutribullet arrived this morning so I dove right in, made myself a hardcore smoothie with spinach, celery, apple, carrot, ginger and lime juice, plus matcha tea powder. Pretty hard work to drink hmm - needs more fruit but I'm resisting! Also some tummy pains a bit later, all that raw veg was a bit of a shock I think! Need to practise with it but it's a great bit of kit, neat and easy to use and clean. Ds1 had the best plan, he made one with banana, raspberries and blueberries - another fruitbat grin.

Trenzalor Fri 04-Apr-14 08:05:46

Hello all!

AmericasTorturedBrow Fri 04-Apr-14 08:14:15

I read the entire last thread over the last few days and would like to delurk and join if that's ok?

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Fri 04-Apr-14 08:15:37

Morning, welcome smile

Risette Fri 04-Apr-14 08:33:57

Morning and welcome.

The nutribullet sounds good Sleep as did your ingredients.

What are all your food plans for today? I've got to use up a few veggies today so will probably do a frittata and salad.

Had porridge this morning with bananas and berries and a little honey. That will keep me going until lunch.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Fri 04-Apr-14 08:36:52

I wish I liked porridge without sugar and cream grin Ready brick doesn't count, does it?…. <hopeful>

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Fri 04-Apr-14 08:37:00


Sleepwhenidie Fri 04-Apr-14 09:28:22

Welcome Americas!

I have just demolished Greek yoghurt with a pile of blueberries and raspberries with nuts plus a boiled egg and slice of toast-am stuffed!

Lunch will probably be leftover baked salmon fillet (chilli/soy/ginger) from last night with big pile of green beans (my favourite veg).

Dinner will be asparagus with melted cheese followed by honey and apple baked gammon joint with mashed parsnips and broccoli. More organised than usual chez Sleep! Also bracing myself for another green smoothie at some point grin!

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Fri 04-Apr-14 09:52:03

I've just had Greek scrambled eggs and a slice of soda bread, Im stuffed too grin

I'm not eating red meat atm (cholesterol hmm ) gammon sounds lovely!

Think we'll have salmon later.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Fri 04-Apr-14 12:15:26

Sleep,I can't link from my phone but if you google 100 days of real food/how to make a green smoothie it had lots of recipes.

It suggests 2 cups green veg,2 base liquid and 3 of fruit otherwise it'll taste nastygrin

stilllearnin Fri 04-Apr-14 12:22:20

Hello great thread title - thanks fuzz. I'll come back later.

Bramshott Fri 04-Apr-14 12:26:14

Ooh, a shiney new thread! Welcome Americas (and Trenz?).

Just remembered there's a pack of mushrooms in the fridge so I am planning mushrooms on rye toast for lunch. This will hopefully balance out the biscuit I caved and ate after yoga this morning (yoga always makes me starving!).

Is anyone else slightly dreading the influx of Easter chocolate in a few weeks time?! I am crap at resisting stuff once its in the house!

I am very bad at growing veg and tend to delegate to DH because I do most of the rest of the gardening. We have a large garden, with lots of apple trees but unfortunately the greenhouse (which is the other bit I do) was totalled by the bad weather.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Fri 04-Apr-14 13:26:13

I'm going to eat some of ds's chocolate at Easter. It goes very quickly as he woofs it allgrin it won't hang around for long. I want to get to the point where I can eat sweet stuff sensibly and a but of chocolate at Easter is ok if the rest of the time you eat ok. That's what I'm telling myself anywaygrin

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Fri 04-Apr-14 14:11:32

Lunch today its cold ratatouille with roasted beans and feta crumbled on top. Yum!

AmericasTorturedBrow Fri 04-Apr-14 15:07:24

thanks everyone! I'm on West Coast America so a bit behind you all time wise - just had my breakfast, which I don't normally have first thing but I have a training ride tomorrow so trying to build up some fuel today. I made some lush breakfast/granola bars yesterday so had two of them

Planning some kind of quinoa, avocado and spinach salad bowl for lunch then Peanut Stew for dinner - with bulghar wheat for me and DH and orzo pasta for DC.

My meals tend to be ok, it's the constant snacking on crap I need to get a handle on. But the bars have seriously filled me up so that should help - and one on the road to the ride at 5am tomorrow will set me up for the first 20miles!

I really want to get better at growing veg - no excuse here really with such good weather year round, we attempted courgettes and tomatoes last year which both did well despite horrific neglect but have finally succumbed

I loved the last thread so will try to keep up with this one!

Sleepwhenidie Fri 04-Apr-14 15:19:19

Thanks for that Dame, will check it out smile.

I'm not so tempted by kids chocolate, I prefer dark - would getting your own dark chocolate egg to really enjoy work Bram? Tbh chocs and sweets aren't difficult for me to cross buns dripping with butter are an entirely different proposition though hmm.

I take it you're a keen cyclist Americas? That's my DH's thing, at the moment he's training for a big weekend in the Alps with his cycling buddies. Your dinner sounds good!

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