Just to keep myself honest- last night I had 2 slices of proper bread with calories in, margarine and marmite. There was also a little malteser bunny. Maltesers used to be an everyday food for me! Love them. Loved the little bunny more. ♥
Usually when I’m not working, on a weekday, I get up at 7am and have breakfast incase I get a last minute call to come into a school. This morning I was woken up at 4am, by the sound of the wind. After tossing and turning for a bit I decided to turn my alarm off. I got up at 9. No phone call 🙂 Usually I love getting a call as it means a day’s pay and I do like my job, but right now I am still lacking energy after being ill.
My 9am breakfast:
It’s the usual mix but I didn’t quite finish it. This is becomming a regular occurance, the other day I only used half a banana and it still happened so I think that soya milk is just more filling than skimmed cow’s milk. It certainly has more calories and makes the porridge creamier. Tomorrow I’ll make it with 1/3C of oats instead of 1/2C.
Now I’m going to talk about flaxseed. If you, lovely reader, are not at all bothered by flax then I have prepared a short video for your entertainment.
Any non-Brits reading the dancer is Katy Brand a British comedienne. She didn’t win this dancing competition sadly (which was all for a charity called sport relief) but I thought she was the best.
Read on for some Flax related ramblings . . .
I didn’t put flax seed in today. I used to put it in everyday, but then I thought about how flax, and all seeds, are quite calorie dense. So now I only use it a couple of times a week. I know that I need good fats and protein every day but I do get these with all the flaked almonds I put on my porridge. The problem I have is that ground flax seed has quite a short shelf/fridge life.
45 days in the fridge. There is also 425g in the bag, my primary school maths calculator tells me I’d have to use 9.4g a day, about a tablespoon?
I’ve heard that the best thing to do is get a coffee/spice grinder and grind your own once a week or so. The bag above was about £6. A 500g bag of whole flaxseed is £1.49 from Holland and Barrett.
This site seems to have a lot of information on the subject. They say flaxseed loses its nutrients quickly after it has been ground and that we need to eat like 2 to 3 tablespoons (while whole) a day. Unmilled flax will do nothing for us as the seed will not be digested.
Does anyone use flaxseed? Do you buy it already ground or grind your own?
Have a good Monday x