We are getting back to healthy eating now after Christmas and all the mince pies, sausage rolls, Christmas pudding and Christmas cake, the trifle, the duck and so on. I have already done some of the shopping for this and found that the vegetables available did not look too healthy and there was very little fish for sale. I suppose that, obviously no one has been out fishing over the holiday or digging up vegetables either. For this reason I have resorted to a lot of frozen vegetables and frozen fish.
Monday: quick bean chilli (the recipe for this is here)
The bean chilli contains peppers which are rich in viamin C and betacarotene which is an antioxidant and the body uses this to help prevent heart disease and cancer.
Dessert bread and butter pudding (made with wholemeal bread, butter,eggs, milk and dried fruit and flavoured with nutmeg.
Tuesday: Chunky vegetable soup and home made bread. This has onion, leek, carrot, turnip, butternut squash, tomatoes in it.
Dessert: Remains of the bread pudding with custard.
Wednesday: Trout stuffed with herb and nuts, served with cous cous and green salad ( spinach, cucumber, tomatoes and peppers). ( Trout is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids which help lower the bad kind of cholesterol. Dessert Rice pudding (home made) with berry fruits.
Thursday: Salmon, potatoes, peas, broccoli, tomatoes.(salmon is another source of omega 3 as well) Dessert Home made low fat yogurt and bananas.
Friday:Cauliflower cheese, potatoes, peas, dark green cabbage. Dessert :Banana and custard.
Saturday: (Two little girls coming to stay - so we will go for what is popular rather than healthy!!!) Toad in the hole, mashed potatoes, peas and carrots.Dessert: Ice Cream. and/or Pancakes (made with the rest of the toad batter ) which can probably have the ice cream inside and some fruit.
Sunday: vegetarian curry, brown rice. Pancakes and lemon.
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