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Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Mmm gravy...

4th May 2016
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.  John Lubbock

Sometimes the simplest of foods are what's needed and I certainly went down that path last night with my tuna and mayo with a slice of cheese toastie, it was really quick and tasty, cooked in my George, ready in minutes, just what I needed after a long day.  My breakfast was a bit more random, I stood in the kitchen and saw the giant crumpet left then noticed the leftover chicken with a bit of gravy, so I toasted the crumpet and warmed the gravy up and poured it over it, I'm sorry how that sounds but it tasted amazing, who needs to be normal when you can have gravy on crumpet :)

I was chatting with a member who hasn't been losing the last month and she was thinking she shouldn't come anymore, not because she didn't want to but she was concerned about what others thought about her attending and not losing!  My response of course was who cares what anyone else thinks, this is your journey.  It's called Weight Watchers not Weight Losers and sometimes losing weight isn't the most important thing we have going on in our world.  Having lost 3 stone already, at this moment in time she has other things going on in her world that are taking up her attention and it's okay to admit you can't focus on everything all at once, and its okay not to want to!

There will be times for all of us where our weight and our eating habits aren't at the top of our list, we can be distracted by any number of things from ill health to having a good time, life isn't it!   If weight loss was easy we'd all be slim!  If living a healthy life was easy we'd all be resisting temptation here, there and everywhere but it isn't is it.  Just notice today how many times temptation is put in front of you, how easy it is to be led astray and it's not always where you expect.

To try and help you with your weight loss, I've got us another magic offer for May, the greengrocer hut at Hollybush garden centre is offering 10% discount on your purchase if you show your Weight Watcher card. Bargain! Don't forget to show your card before they ring through your shopping.  I'll be going to get mine today or tomorrow for sure, probably tomorrow as I've got my annual review with my manager today.  It's already going to be a busy day without adding food shopping into the mix! 

No here's a tasty meal idea, you can either use the heck sausages or low fat pork sausages, 4 Weight Watcher ones are 5sp, the choice is yours.  Two of your five a day too, if you take the sausages out altogether you can have the rest as a side dish to a nice roast. 

Butternut squash, sausage & spinach hash

Ready in: 35 mins  ~  Serves: 4 ~ 4sp per serving

Nutritional Info
1tbsp olive oil (4sp)
150g frozen sliced red onion
2tsp frozen chopped garlic
8 Heck chicken sausages (5sp)
500g frozen chopped butternut squash
200g frozen peas (4sp)
250g frozen whole leaf spinach
1tbsp chopped fresh parsley

Preheat the oven to 200C /180C Fan/Gas 6. Heat the olive oil in a pan, add the onion and cook over a medium heat for 3 mins.

Add the garlic and cook for 1 min more. Increase the heat, add the sausages and cook, stirring, for 3 mins or until browned.

Add the butternut squash and mix well. Transfer the mixture to an ovenproof dish and cook in the oven for 25 mins.

Add the peas and spinach, stir to mix and return to the oven to cook for 10 mins more. Sprinkle over the chopped parsley and serve.

Here's to noticing the magic of today BeYOUtiful, for me yesterday the magic included listening to the bird song as I meditated on the morning and observing my members bond in my morning meeting, members becoming friends is always a wonderful thing to see.  Not forgetting realising gravy and crumpets go together - now that was pure genius!

What magic does today hold...

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