My journey to rediscovery of fruits and vegetables has been ... not as difficult as I thought. My fruit basket (pictured above) is overflowing with fuji apples, corella pears, mandarins and bananas. Below is my version of "wonder soup". Isn't it colourful?! As you can see it's not a soup at all, but rather all the ingredients made into a stir fry (minus the water and tomatoes, of course). I sprinkled in a little sesame oil and a dab of chilli paste for flavour and I have to say I was much happier eating a bowl full of this than the mac 'n cheese the kids wanted, and got for lunch today.
A relatively new discovery for us has been pre-seasoned butterflied lamb roasts, which we can get in our local Safeway (no, really, our sign still says Safeway!). We have a particular thing for the lemon and garlic version, which is beautiful and succulent as a roast and then absolutely stunning sliced thinly on a pumpkin pizza the next day. The kids aren't so keen on the pumpkin but I'm sure we can figure something out that they will enjoy more. I have pita bread to use up before our school-holiday trek in to Costco. I want that freezer emptied!!
You know I said I was using the 7-Day Diet website as my 'guide'? I think I like Day 3 with a little bit of protein thrown in at dinner time and space for a slice of gluten-free bread around mid-morning. It feels a little more reasonable, do-able and balanced.