Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Hooray for Harvard!

Harvard has rejected the well known 'food pyramid' in favour of the below...

'bout time!  Hooray!

Read about it here.

Stay well,

Nat x

All-Round Health.

I post a lot about food and always forget to mention the other things that keep us healthy - movement, a good circle of friends, feeling like we have purpose, hobbies, the ability to relax (drop those shoulders!).

I'll try and write more about these going forward, especially as sometimes they take up more space in my mind than food.

My Easter long weekend was perfect.  A long chat over coffee with a friend at the beach on Friday morning, followed by picking paint out for my room make over (M and I have a 3 bedroom hours - a room to sleep in, and then a 'study' each, I've been wanting to make mine over for ages).

Saturday was a day of shopping and then out to a late-ish lunch with Mum, then a quiet din with M as I was still trying to shake a week long cold.

Sunday was the family Easter lunch.  So much good food, but some things I do not want to share - they are just for me.

Monday I started the painting but by lunch the cold had taken over.  I now feel a little like I've been hit by a bus and I'm off to the doctor's soon.  Mainly to get a medical certificate as getting sick after a 4 day weekend isn't the best look.

Here are some photos from the past week or so.  I have't been whipping out my camera as much as usual.. 

Breakfast this morning.  
3/4 of a cup of spelt flour, 1/2 a cup of almond meal, 1 egg, 1 mashed overripe banana, about 2/3 of a cup of almond milk, 1 tsp baking powder and a sprinkle of cinnamon made 4 very filling pikelets.  (Leave the batter in the fridge for 15 minutes before cooking).
That's my brekky sorted for the week.
Here with greek yoghurt, berries and some honey (I love honey when I have a sore throat).

Another brekky - melons are tasting very good at the moment.  

Yes yes, another stir fry.

The current hobby is painting.  I am rubbish at it, but I absolutely love it.

When I can't be bothered exercising, I jump on my exercise bike for a while.  Even a leisurely pedal  with a magazine adds up.

Took the brother out for breakfast.  Love to order big when I go out for brekky!

Still a favourite.  Sauce is lime, garlic, ginger and chilli.

Have a beautiful (short) week & stay well,
Nat x