Half-term means one thing for for Emma and mummy: catching up with friends!!
Today we visited with my lovely friend Iva, from MotherNatureLovesYou.com. I have known Iva for a good few years now and we have both started blogging at about the same time. Iva blogs about food and last year she has decided to adopt a vegan lifestyle and is doing really well!
After a healthy cuppa of detox tea and some much needed banter, we took the kids out for a walk. Today we were blessed with sunshine again but it was a bit nippy so we didn’t last too long outside. Having lunch with Iva, and her lovely three boys, was like being in veggie heaven(or shall I say, haven ;-)? We feasted on mixed salad of red and white cabbage, red pepper, onion and cucumber with home-made falafel in pita pockets. Filling, crunchy, fragrant and low-calorie!
Tonight I decided for a throw-everything-in-the-pot kind of dinner. I love Sainsbury’s recipes, you know, the ones you can pick on the way out of the store? I decided to go for their Indian fish and rice stew despite the fact that the calories per serving were estimated at a whooping 649!! I counted the calories going in and I concluded the portion referred to was enormous and actually a serving of 400 grams(too filling for me) comes at around 400 calories. Not too bad for a dinner with sweet potato and healthy fish!
Well, this was day 4, there are only 36 days left of this challenge. Let me know if you want to join in the challenge, it would be quite fun to have friends along on this journey!
Mummies and kiddies:this was taken last year at Emma’s birthday. Iva and Glynis,another friend celebrated with us.