Plum jam. How colonial!

15 Nov

Still on Day 1 of my Lite n Easy summer program and I am reminded again why I have trouble keeping my weight off. It’s because I eat all the time! My meals aren’t structured. I nibble too much. It doesn’t matter if it’s mostly on healthy food. Too much food is too much food!

I ate my cereal early this morning and saved my toast for my morning tea with an orange. Gosh the quality of the fruit is amazing. It was a very juicy orange and I dribbled juice all over myself.

I wasn’t looking forward to trying plum jam. Funny I would get it today when I am frantically scrambling to finish my non-fiction uni assignment on Castle Hill. Today we visited Castle Hill Heritage Park so I could do a little more primary research. It is an amazing place and a little spooky actually. The park is the exact location where Irish convicts began an uprising against the colonials. They wanted freedom to choose the life they wanted. Many ended up being put to death after a fierce battle at Vinegar Hill in Rouse Hill.

I knew Castle Hill had a history of growing citrus food but in the early 20th century the farms started growing stone fruit such as peaches and plums. It’s my mums fault I’m not very adventurous when it comes to plum jam. When I was little she kept trying to make jam and force us to eat it. It was very sour. Her worst was cumquat jam. She made so much and kept trying to force us to eat it every morning for breakfast. So wrong on so many levels.

The Lite n Easy plum jam tasted AMAZING. Yum, yum, yum. I actually licked as much as I could out of the pack and thankfully it was a good enough serving size to completely cover my toast.

Even though I had an orange and toast for morning tea I was starving for lunch. Chicken with beetroot and baby leaf salad, a little roll and peaches in raspberry sauce. One of the things I love about Lite n Easy is that it makes you feel like you are on holidays in a hotel. All the little packages, the individual condiment servings…it’s so special.

As usual I didn’t use all of the garlic lemon vinaigrette on my salad which is why it is so great we get to add it ourselves. You can as much as suits your taste. REAL BUTTER WITH MY BREAD ROLL. I ate it too fast and got the hiccups. I only used half the butter given because the roll was so small. The package the butter comes in are good because I could heat the butter in the palm of my hand to make it easier to spread.

Okay, so lunch is done and I feel reasonably full. I am really looking forward to my citrus sultana oat biscuit with coffee this afternoon. This is the time of the day when I usually eat non-stop until bedtime and over this next month I have to learn to curb this habit entirely. I’m going to save my peaches in raspberry sauce for later tonight after karate with the kids because we are always starving after an hour and a half of karate.

Have you ever noticed how good food tastes when you’re really hungry? When’s the last time you felt a real hunger pang?

Try waiting to eat until you feel really hungry. It makes the food taste better but also helps you to realise what it feels like to be satisfied as opposed to stuffed.

From plum jam heaven,

Jo Abi

11 Responses to “Plum jam. How colonial!”

  1. Snoskred November 17, 2012 at 6:54 pm #

    It seems like you and I are making the exact same food choices – it is my day 1 today and I chose the same things. I read your day 2 post, I chose the pikelets and curried egg thingy too.

    I am really looking forward to the plum jam – lately they have been doing a lot of apricot jam or marmalade of some kind – I usually eat all or part of my breakfast after dinner because that is the time of day I am most hungry. That is one of the cool things about L&E – you can pick when to eat the meals, too! 😉

    I love the salads – lunch was great.

    I like to put the citrus fruits in with my mineral water – it adds interest to the mineral water. I’ll take some pics of how I do it, I cut up my oranges weirdly – and I’m blogging this week of food on L&E so I’ll post it on my blog.

    It is great to see someone else blogging about Lite N Easy. 😉


    • joabiadmin November 18, 2012 at 4:28 am #

      Hi. It just helps to do it with other people. I’ve never wanted group meetings or anything but this is great. How much weight have you lost? Which dinners do you choose? Annoying how the calories are so different for the dinners!


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