Happy Mother’s Day to all the gorgeous Mam’s out there! I’m off for lunch with my amazing Mam later on :-) Well I said on Friday that I was going to work hard so I could have a lazy weekend and that is at least partly what has happened! I got plenty of things done but I still spent some time yesterday doing things like cleaning and catching up with my IIN work, including passing another one of my tests! As the weather was so rubbish anyway that suited me fine, I also did some baking and made some bone broth, I quite like those days when you can just potter about!
Yesterday started with a lovely breakfast:
Earl grey tea with bacon, fried eggs and a sliced apple (all purchases from the farm shop as it happens).
Then for lunch I made use of some baby figs I’d bought as a treat with a goats cheese and fig salad with walnuts:
Very tasty indeed! I’ve also been enjoying some nice snacks:
I haven’t had banana and nut butter in way too long! I also had a big bowl of roasted kabocha squash with some almond butter too:
On Friday night I made some simple beef burgers:
With roasted brussel sprouts and a baked sweet potato plus some mature cheddar melted on top, then last night I had them with roasted parsnips, more brussels and some purple sprouting broccoli:
With ketchup too of course!
I’ve also been loving my raw chocolate:
Dessert on both Friday and Saturday night has been a bowl of berries with organic pouring yoghurt followed by a bar of this lovely raw mint chocolate. Perfect weekend treat!
Oh and I have to mention the nice breakie I had on Friday after the gym:
A smoothie made with just frozen blueberries and raw milk plus some scrambled eggs. Simple but very good, in fact this is just the kind of food I’m enjoying at the moment!
Another thing I did yesterday was sort out some of my body care products. I have a vlog coming up for you next week on this but I’m trying out a new approach using some simpler more natural products. I never thought I’d have a bottle of apple cider vinegar by my shower or a bottle of olive oil under the sink!
I just hope I don’t end up being a stinky grease ball, we shall see!
I’ve also spent some time this weekend doing more thinking about my diet and I’m going to be doing a little experiment for the next 3 weeks – basically focusing on really tuning into my bodies needs and how I feel when I eat certain foods, as well as reflecting on what I’ve eaten. This is something I do with my Uniquely Healthy clients where appropriate – as I know that food journalling and reflecting is better for some than others. I’ll be posting a daily update on the Uniquely Healthy Facebook page so head on over and give the page a ‘like’ if you are interested in following along with me. It’s really an exercise for me to move away from what I feel I ‘should’ be eating and instead tune into eating what my body wants. I don’t completely believe that absolute intuitive eating can work in the food environment we have around and within us, but like I said, its an experiment for me, so I’m interested to see what I find out!
How has your weekend been so far? Do you have any mothers day plans? I have to say that banana and nut butter was so good, what’s your favourite snack at the moment?