I felt like eating all day without stopping yesterday. I actually thought at one point I had been, but when I settled down to look at what I actually ate I realised that even though the choices weren’t the best, it broke down neatly enough into the normal number of meals, so I don;t know why I felt that way. Weird!
Breakfast: Was big! Before driving into town I had a small amount – slightly less than half a small pot of Fage 0% Greek yoghurt with a teaspoon of honey. Once I got out of the car and started walking to the train station I drank half of a Naked Superfoods ‘Green machine’ smoothie,
saving the rest for later. I stopped on the way at Costa coffee had the second half of my breakfast (I don’t count the smoothie because it was only fruit, no starchy fibre or protein – that makes it a drink not a meal in my book). The was probably a bad choice, but a very tasty one – a Costa breakfast loaf, basically a not-too-sweet carrot cake with raisins and a few seeds but none of the cream cheese frosting that I find annoyingly sweet and cloying on normal carrot cake
Lunch: At the noodle house in Greenwich I intended to go for a noodle soup, but planned for a vegetarian one. Then I spotted a seafood soup with Ho Fun (wide rice) noodles and couldn’t resist. It was amazing! it was also huge, and I didn’t think I’d be able to eat it all, but somehow did…. ;-) (My thumb included for scale)
Dinner: Nando’s Portobello mushroom & halloumi cheese burger. i wanted a green salad with it but they only had caesar. I know I might as well have had chips instead but I love caesar salad and really wanted some vegetables so I went for it anyway! No dessert though!
Snacks: In the morning I arrived at Tower Hill 30 minutes before the first Greenwich boat so to kill time I went into Starbucks, where I spotted something I hadn’t tried before – a skinny stem ginger muffin.
I couldn’t resist – but I left at least half, so it could have been worse! Why do coffee shops only sell ridiculously oversized versions of all their baked goods? If I ran one I’d have two sizes, one for active people / people with big appetites and a mini version for people who like a sweet treat but can’t manage a big muffin or don’t want that many calories. It seemed a real shame to leave the other half, but I’d had enough so I’m glad I did. in the afternoon I bought a small pot of yoghurt with cherry compote and granola from Pret a Manger – the granola wasn’t that nice, though the rest was good, so I wouldn’t bother again.