Update on the wisdom teeth: my mouth is actually healing up nicely, so I'm able to chew a lot more. The remaining problem is that the half of my tongue that was numb straight away afterwards started burning painfully about three days after the surgery, and hasn't stopped since. I can't taste anything on that side at all, and its numb to the touch but burns continuously throughout the day. The surgeon says its lingual nerve damage and just to wait for it to heal itself - 85% of cases aren't permanent, so I'm just trying not to think about it and get on with my end of year exams.
A week before I had my wisdom teeth out (when I could eat like a normal person!) me and my boyfriend went to Brighton for the weekend, and stumbled across the LoveFit Cafe one morning looking for somewhere to grab breakfast. Tucked away in The Lanes, this cosy little cafe has a huge menu of good, real food but without the unnecessary excess saturated fat, sugar and salt that you get in so many other places. The interior is small but very modern, and there's an outdoor seating area which we would have tried if the weather wasn't being spectacularly British.
The BIG Breakfast: rindless smoky bacon, reduced fat Cumberland sausages, baked beans, a large flat mushroom, grilled tomato, hash brown & scrambled egg served with wholemeal toast and a pot of tea or Americano coffee.
The staff were really friendly and quite obviously fitness fanatics; it was like being served breakfast by your personal trainer (ladies, I'm definitely not complaining). The cafe is eco-friendly and has Fairtrade coffee, organic tea and milk, and a huge range of fresh smoothies.
Charlie ordered 'The BIG Breakfast', which he said was one of the best he's had. It was massive but not greasy at all, and for only £6.99 included tea or coffee, so great value for money too. I opted for the slightly smaller but still delicious 'Lo-Carb Breakfast', which at £5.49 was slightly more expensive for its size. But I couldn't have eaten a whole one, and it was delicious!
The 'Lo-Carb': two reduced fat Cumberland sausages, three rashers of rindless smoky bacon, scrambled egg, tomato and grilled mushrooms.
The whole menu lists the nutritional breakdown for the food, including the cakes and desserts, which is impressive for an individual cafe. My only comment would be that its not included on the smoothie menu, which I imagine most of LoveFit's clientele would be interested in. The cafe does offer gluten free bread, however.
Where's your favourite healthy place to eat out? I'd love to hear in the comments!