Thank you for comments - Wherethejourneytakesme, thanks especially for your informative and helpful comments regarding calcium sources.
I'm sorry if anyone finds these diet food posts boring - it's a useful record for me of what we've eaten, as we intend to repeat this diet every few weeks for 5 days or so at a time. Long term diets are just not sustainable for me, I get bored and can't be bothered to maintain them, I rebel against the restrictions. Interestingly, though, I'm not having a problem with this one simply because I know it's very short term. Well, I say I'm not having a problem....after some discussion, we've decided to make this 5 days instead of 7, we are both really missing some things - eg, coffee and tea with semi skimmed milk (a tiny splash of skimmed just doesn't taste the same). I'm really craving cheese, husband misses his mixed nuts, seeds and raisins he has a handful of as a snack between meals. We've not been tempted to stray and indulge in the forbidden, but might if it went on for 7 days, so the decision has been made to go back to normal eating on Saturday. That doesn't mean we're going to go mad and eat tons of the forbidden stuff though. I do love my frothy cappuccino I have 2 or sometimes 3 of a day, so it will just be nice to have one of those Saturday morning with a couple of slices of cheese on toast.
Breakfast - 1 slice dry toast with 2 poached eggs
Lunch - A roasted chicken leg with salad
Dinner - Cod baked in a foil parcel with lemon and herbs, roasted Brussels and courgettes, sprouting broccoli.
One thing we've found - not having butter (well, we have Bertolli olive spread) on toast when the toast is topped with tomatoes, eggs etc, is absolutely fine, we don't miss the spread at all, so will continue that even when not on the diet.
The fresh fruit salad we had for breakfast yesterday - husband loved it, I quite liked it except that it was far too sweet for me, since I've been diabetic and cut out all sugary things, I really don't have a sweet tooth anymore. Just the berries would have been ok, the plums and mango were definitely too sweet and made my tongue all tingly - a diabetic reaction I get from too much sugar. I'll know in future.