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All my life I have loved Poppadums and I was eating some at lunchtime and while I was eating them I was also reading the packet from which I conclude that, next to water, Poppadums are the least fattening thing you can eat. A single Poppadum is just 34 kcals and they contain minimal amounts of sugar and hardly any fat. If you eat 20 poppadums a day you will not need a salt lick for they have all the salt you need. Meanwhile they are full of fibre for the digestive processes. So there you are the perfect lunch: three poppadums, an onion bhajee, some leftover salad, three desertspoons of bio-yoghurt and a small square of Green and Black's Hazelnut chocolate to round it off. Very HappyVery Happy

Posted at 21st Feb 2019 - 01:40PM   Posted by Fennie   Ideal Food Comments: 19

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Camilla's Avatar Very Happy Well that's a nice lunch Fennie.
I love Poppadoms but what about the salt? too much salt is not good we hear.

Posted by: Camilla on 21st Feb 2019 at 01:45PM

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Fennie's Avatar Every day, Camilla, we need more salt than is contained in 19 of Tesco's Poppadums. We need salt to live. Lacking Poppadums, Roman soldiers used to be paid in salt and their ration was know as their 'salarium' - the sal bit being the salt.
Hence our word salary. Part of the reasons the Romans invaded Britain was because we had a lot of salt in the Cheshire salt mines. Very Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 21st Feb 2019 at 01:57PM

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Fairy Nuff's Avatar "Part of the reasons the Romans invaded Britain was because we had a lot of salt in the Cheshire salt mines." ...not forgetting our cheese and onion crisps. WinkLaughing

Can't hack poppadoms, they're too salty for me, my favourite crisps were salt and shake... without the salt. Very Happy
I don't even have any on my chips.

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 21st Feb 2019 at 02:33PM

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Faith's Avatar Don't really like poppadums. I had soup and bread for lunch.

Posted by: Faith on 21st Feb 2019 at 03:12PM

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Lampworkbeader's Avatar Sounds a lot more sensible than my half a bar dark chocolate eaten on the way back to the car from Lidl's, a handful of red grapes before I've washed them ... eaten in the car. Half a pack of dried mango ... eaten in the car. Three corn thins and a cup of tea when I got home for lunch because somehow I didn't fancy anything else.

Posted by: Lampworkbeader on 21st Feb 2019 at 04:02PM

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Camilla's Avatar I liked the Walkers crisps FN that used to come with little bag of salt inside either have the salt or don't use the salt.

Just for the record for my lunch I had cheese and Jacobs crackers, an apple and a small Greek yoghurt.Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 21st Feb 2019 at 05:05PM

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Camilla's Avatar Nurse said am I eating enough fresh fruit and veg daily indeed I am. Tonight though I shall just be having chicken burgers in a bun with chips and peas. More Greek yoghurt for the pud.

I bought some pears in the week still not ripe enough to eat yet though .Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 21st Feb 2019 at 05:09PM

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Camilla's Avatar Well the Romans era as we know it lasted 1500 years if an infant was lucky enough to reach the age of 10 then they had a greater chance of surviving into their 40's or even older . But we are not talking salt here it's that there were a lot of mothers who lost their baby's through childbirth and the mothers too.

Perhaps we could have a different subject every day Fennie a sort of Open Uni on Coo.Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 21st Feb 2019 at 05:20PM

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Fennie's Avatar Good idea, Camilla. You did a series on pictures I seem to recall. Very Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 21st Feb 2019 at 07:49PM

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Faith's Avatar Lampie, sometimes I have weird lunches on the go like that or finishing up whatever's in the fridge. Probably if it was worked out it would turn out to be quite healthy.

Posted by: Faith on 22nd Feb 2019 at 07:48AM

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Fennie's Avatar I know the labels says to wash fruit but I have to confess I rarely do. I feel that any pesticides etc will by now be unwashably embedded in the skin, whereas dirt, germs etc, will shortly be subject to an acid bath in my stomach. Anything left over at the end of that will serve to keep my immune system healthy. Cool

Posted by: Fennie on 22nd Feb 2019 at 08:25AM

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Withy Brook's Avatar I never wash fruit or vegetables, unless earthy! OH, on the other, washes grapes, tomatoes etc. I agree about pesticides and as the skin, if chewable, is good roughage I don’t believe in removing it.
Breakfast - either 1 weetabix, a dood sprinkling of blueberries, a small banana and a very good dollop of natural yogurt or a large boiled egg, a round of wholemeal bread and jam or honey on what isn’t eaten with the egg.
Lunch, usually, a round of wholemeal bread made into a sandwich with Light Philadelphia cheese + a little cheese savoury + dill and chives chopped small. Followed by either 1/2 an avocado or an apple eaten with a sharp cheese.
Yes, you’ve guessed it, I am addicted to cheese!

Posted by: Withy Brook on 22nd Feb 2019 at 10:38AM

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Camilla's Avatar Yes I did do a series on pics Fennie, what shall we have for the next one?Very Happy I also did poets if you remember.Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 22nd Feb 2019 at 11:48AM

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Camilla's Avatar Love cheese too Withy, but I can't eat Stilton even though I love it, it affects my breathing making it more laboured something too the nurse told me years ago when I was having a review of my sinuses.

Posted by: Camilla on 22nd Feb 2019 at 11:50AM

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Fennie's Avatar How about Country Houses?

And now you mention it Beanie has a problem with dairy. She suffers from Asthma and dairy makes he condition worse. Perhaps she couldn't eat Stilton either - not that she wants to.

I just don't like Stilton - don't know why people eat it. Give me Saint Agur or Shropshire Blue any day.Very Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 22nd Feb 2019 at 06:46PM

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Withy Brook's Avatar I have loved Stilton all my life - and the riper the better!

Posted by: Withy Brook on 22nd Feb 2019 at 08:47PM

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Camilla's Avatar It is gorgeous taste isnt it Withy.

Posted by: Camilla on 23rd Feb 2019 at 12:09PM

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Camilla's Avatar Fennie, the lovely actor Richard E Grant I discovered recently when he was being interviewed that when he was a child he suffered with severe migraines. When he reached his youth he gave up all dairy foods, and since then he has no more headaches. I have asthma Fennie and can't eat certain foods either otherwise it makes my asthma worse. My late MIL used to love Shropshire Blue cheese too.Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 23rd Feb 2019 at 12:14PM

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Camilla's Avatar Ah yes, Country Houses is good Fennie, do you wan't to start on the theme then Fennie?Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 23rd Feb 2019 at 12:15PM

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