Pantry Shopping List for Caravan.2/12/2020
I have had fun setting up my caravan pantry, fridge and freezer this morning before heading out of the suburbs, to Phillip Island where we set up our caravan site beside a solar heated swimming pool in a lovely bushland setting caravan park.
This is my pantry, fridge freezer basics shopping list.
I add more variety to this, in my weekly shopping, but these items are usually in my caravan pantry
I have bought fresh pots of growing herbs, mint and chives and these travel with us to add extra flavour to our meals.
You can substitute fresh or tinned fish such as crab, salmon or tuna. This is great with calamari.
Ingredients for two seniors. Increase quantities if you have a higher calorie requirement.
Put the chilled cooked crab, fresh buttered bread and salad in a picnic basket, and head back to the beach.
I am back from a very long nature work, very tired, will sleep so well tonight.
Great exercise, today I bought myself a Sony Walkman DVD payer, with a jog-proof action so I could listen to talking books while I exercise. Because of this I was able to increase my walking exercise to an extra three hours for the day.
I took our dog Indigo with me, she also got more exercise than she usually gets for the day and will sleep well too.
We called to check on Reg’s fishing just as he was catching me a blue spinner crab for my dinner.
Chicken & Broccoli Soup
Chicken soup has been a favourite of mine. My mum made a great chicken, onion and rice soup which has become another of my favourites. I was introduced to chicken and broccoli soup when visiting a friend for lunch. We were in the same weight management forum and had become good friends through it. I was managing my weight and she wasn’t, which I couldn’t understand as she said she ate this broccoli soup for lunch, and there was nothing in this soup or in her lunch and dinner menu, that should cause weight gain.
Things aren’t always as they appear. I discovered why this soup was fattening. It was the magnificent crunchy, and lavishly buttered dinner rolls and home cooked cakes that followed.
It was a wonderful visit and introduction to broccoli soup. I’ll be eating it again this week, but without all those extras.
This recipe is a great way to use up leftover roast chicken.
Shred around 125 gram per person of chicken breast or lean chicken. 250 gram for a two person serve.
500 gram of broccoli
3 spring onions
2 ½ cups of chicken or vegetable stock.
If using a bland stock, add 1 Tablespoons Basil Pesto.
Note: Instead of stock, you can even use a packet of chicken noodle soup or Dutch curry and rice soup with water. I skip these as I like to eat low-salt.
Cook the broccoli for 3 minutes or until just tender. Add shallot and spinach. Cook for a further 2 minutes. Leave the vegetables chunky, or mash or blend, as you prefer. Add the shredded chicken and heat. Serve with crisp rye biscuits or sour dough bread.
I have been asked 'Has the Michelle Bridges 12 weeks body transformation, transformed my body? '
"Judge for yourself."
The latest photos of me show a senior woman radiating good health, and the results speak for themselves.
Fitness strength and stamina results assessed yesterday and blogged.
I went from running for a 1-minute maximum to 7 kilometers without stopping and speed at an intermediate level, not bad with scared lungs, osteoporosis and almost 64 who had never really run in her youth.
I went from swimming 200 meters maximum to being able to swim 1,000 meters.
Push-ups per minute from 15 to 35 (advanced level)
Wall sits (lower body strength test) from zero to 1 minute.(intermediate level.)
I succeeded in doing a hamstring stretch for the first time in my life.
I hiked, climbed and rock scrambled up seven mountains, had not been able to do that since I was 21
Flexibility was a -14cm in a sit stretch reaching to my toes and this is now a -3 cm
I have lost cm and kilos, but I had been doing that before 12wbt (Without dieting, I do healthy lifestyle, not diets ), I do not lose weight fast, as I am deliberately strength training as I have osteoporosis and I do not focus on weight off, I focus on excess fat off, while building fitness.
I achieved a lot of fitness improvement and excess weight loss on my own through the healthy lifestyle, tried other forums, but they were weight loss focused not fitness focused and were not for me.
This Michelle Bridges 12wbt worked for me because I was prepared to trust her. I knew she had a good knowledge of what was a healthy diet, (as I do too) and I now know what I need to do to continue toward my goals as she knew a lot more than I did about exercise
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A Gray Nomad Fitness Diary
On a day-long drive, I do my best to maintain fitness, by packing whole grain bread, easy to eat vegetables, like tomatoes, and individually wrapped low-fat cheese, bananas, mandarin, almonds, and lots of water, in the car with us.
I wear a pedometer and take frequent walk breaks and still try to clock up my 10,000 steps for the day, even on long driving days.
I portion control, by eating when I am hungry, stopping when satisfied, and keeping an eye on the calorie portion size, thinking of ideal meal and snack size for me.
I eat 100 to 150 calorie fruit and nut snacks x one or two times a day, and I have a 300 to 350 calorie allowance, for my meal.
With the makings of the meals in the car, it saves a lot of money by not buying take away food, and I know I am continuing to eat the way I like to, even on the drive.
I usually start the day, with my oatmeal-based, muesli with berries and non-fat unsweetened yogurt.
When I arrive at my destination after a day's driving, I find fish and salad, even using tinned salmon, is an effortless, meal to prepare, and the simplicity of making that allows me a little extra walking around the campsite time and a few exercises.
I don't have all the winners names yet but,
Leonie W. 3rd, Albert 2nd, Sue V 1st!
Hoffy won a prize for most inspirational.
CONGRATULATIONS xxx :-) :-D
and OMG, tears in in my eyes, I have been told by a few who were there, my user name in round 12wbt won a
Prize for Best Blog, with this blog.
Tears in my eyes when I heard that.
I created this blog to keep myself on target to the healthy lifestyle I stated that I would lead and to help me stay focused and on course and have a commitment to not let others down by wondering off course and to also not let myself down. A public commitment.
What I have gained back in health and fitness, is beyond my ability to measure.
This win, of the Best, Blog and the $500. Prize, is going to inspire me to commit to round 2 of the Michelle Bridges 12 week body transformation program like I never even dreamed of before. lol, I feel I own a debt of gratitude to Michelle Bridges, her professional team and to all those wonderful, WONDERFUL, members who have supposed me and have made such positive comments about my blog.
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