Happy Sunday folks! Thank you so much for your heartwarming messages on last week’s post – my Nan is much perkier and arrangements are being made for her future care. As hard as it is, as a family we’re all feeling slightly more optimistic about things now that the news about her condition has sunk in. It’s so difficult at the moment, but my family have a great team of people helping us through this and my Nan is getting the best love and care, fingers crossed she will be out of hospital soon!
Can you believe that we’re entering the last week of January already? For what usually feels like the longest month of the year it’s really just evaporated for me. I’ve relied on quick and speedy meals again this week to help get me through, eggs being a store cupboard staple at the moment. This was some stir fried veggies that I picked up reduced in the supermarket with eggs whipped in and some peanuts sprinkled over the top for good measure. For such a speedy dish, it really made a delicious breakfast and dinner again later in the week too.
There have been lots of amazing salads again this week too like this one with mixed leaves, goat’s cheese, beets, red onion and sweet red peppers. I think goat’s cheese and beetroot have become one of my favourite salad add-ins as they really work so well together.
I do seem to be going back-and-forth between salad and soups for lunch lately, even whilst out running errands with the little one. We stopped at a lovely coffee shop to have lunch and they were serving this wonderful Tuscan soup as their soup of the day. I just had to have it! Full of lentils and chickpeas and warm spices, it really hit the spot!
Something else that is a mainstay of my diet a the moment is porridge. Is there nothing better to warm you up on a cold frosty morning? Plus, I was sick this week with a 24-hour bug and porridge was all I could manage. I’ve eaten this full-fat Greek yoghurt with blueberries and coconut sugar a lot this week.
I’m definitely making the most of being able to eat runny eggs again post pregnancy. Super runny yolks and avocado has become a big hit in our house and I must have it at least three times a week for breakfast or even for a quick lunch.
Like all creature of habits, which I tend to be, I’m still drinking my warm water and lemon in the morning, It’s become such a morning ritual for me now that I can’t imagine not having this drink in the morning, it’s really refreshing and is great for jump-starting your metabolism.
Saying that this week has been better than last week is an understatement, although it hasn’t been without its challenges. Waking up earlier in the week vomiting first thing and a few difficult days with Aiden has left me feeling rough around the edges, to say the least. I think our baby boy must be going through a developmental leap or something because he’s being very fussy this week, yesterday being the worst. We’ve gone out for lots of lovely walks in the countryside that seem to soothe him as he drifts right off to sleep. Today I’m definitely in need of some TLC and rest, Netflix here I come!
What are your current store cupboard favourites that allow you to make quick and healthy meals?
Do you have any morning rituals that you just can’t do without?