Today I took a walk with Reg to the Riverside, section of the Seven Mile Beach Holiday Park we are staying at and loving. The pools here are the best of landscaped gardens, natural shapes with a child’s pool and a residents lounge alongside the pool.
With walks along the river for gentle exercise, a walk or run along the incredibly beautiful, Seven Mile Beach and the Kiama Coast Walk as a ‘must do.’ For those fit enough for the Werri Lagoon to Loves Bay 12 kilometre 5-hour return Moderate grade walk. This is the perfect, place, for a keep fit, holiday.
Even when travelling in the caravan I pack a food scale. It's such a handy item trying new recipes and wanting to get the quantities right. This white one looks lovely, and it ships to Australia where I live. This scale is battery operated, I do not need to have a power source, so I can use it when bush camping
I pulled this meal, uncooked, out of the freezer.
Put the steak on a high heat pan with a 50/50 a dash of extra virgin olive oil and a tiny dab of butter for flavour and to stop the oil from spitting.
The frozen vegetables went into the microwave.
I turned the steak once.
From the freezer to plate in seven minutes.
You do have time the eat healthy.
Reduce the Cost.
IGA supermarkets hold a Market Day once every four weeks. The meet is cheaper on that day. The hour before closing before any long weekend holiday such as Christmas or Easter will reap a harvest of bargain priced markdowns in the fresh meat counter of most supermarkets. I've seen perfect quality meat an 80% markdown just before a long weekend holiday and bought the lot to freeze in meal-size quantities.
Checkout if there is a discount butcher not in the higher rent shopping strip that you usually visit. Buying enough to fill the freezer might make it worth the drive to an out of town discount butcher.
If the meet is expensive, don't buy it. Substitute a protein food that is affordable. Learn to cook with lentils and spice, or add delicious nuts to a stir-fry. Wait until the price is reasonable and stock up again.
If you are an opportunistic shopper, you can eat well for less money.
The above meal is a good portion size for an as yet relatively inactive senior.
You don't need to use a scale to judge porins if you use a smaller dinner plate and cover three-quarters of your plate with vegetables.
Now that's not dieting, that's living, and loving yourself.
You don't need to starve to achieve weight management.
For people needing to watch their carbohydrate intake for medical reasons, a 75g serve of dry pasta is just on 35g of carbs - equivalent to 2 slices of bread.
I don't recommend any diet that calls for the elimination of any food group.
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