Friday, October 14, 2022

Week Three - Day Fifteen - The Oslo Meal


The day started well with a large bowl of porridge and a cup of coffee.  I've found that my usual 50g of porridge oats is just under 2oz, never have I been converting as much as I have just recently.  It makes for a filling breakfast, so much so that it was nearly two o'clock before I even started thinking about lunch.

I wasn't really in the mood for cooking when my tummy started to rumble, so I thought what better time to try out The Oslo Meal.

The Oslo meal, or breakfast or dinner ... it had many names ... was originally a diet developed in 1920's for Norwegian school children in Oslo, then adopted by many in the UK in the 1930's as a health rather than weight loss diet.  It was picked up by the Ministry of Food during WWII as an ideal and healthy lunch for both children or adults and it was eaten regularly by many people.

The main component parts are brown bread, butter or spread, milk, cheese and some raw and mostly green vegetables, along with a glass of milk.  And after eating this for my late lunch I can testify wholeheartedly that it is very satisfying and very filling.  I ate some of it as it was and then made myself a huge sandwich with everything that was left on my plate.

Still comfortably full at teatime I decided to thaw out one of my little dishes of stewed apple and blackberries and the little bag of saved crumble mix and just have that for some supper with a cup of coffee mid evening.

So, it was a good day, with meals eaten at all the wrong times if you are being pedantic, but a very tasty and interesting day too.



  1. It's a lovely day's food, colourful, fresh, healthy and delicious! And I bet the weight goes off too. xx

  2. The Oslo meal contains all the necessary nutrients on one plate, doesn't it? Having just the pud instead of a whole meal sounds a good idea - no point in stuffing yourself just because it's a designated meal time.

  3. I've never heard of the Oslo meal but eat something very similar on a regular Saturday lunchtime when G is at work. It's colourful, healthy and delicious :) I bet your little crumble was tasty too. I made us a bigger one last night using homegrown apples from the freezer and some homegrown fresh rasperries. Yummy!

  4. I remember reading about the Oslo Meal ages ago - yours looks really yummy. I can see why it would have been filling and satisfying.

    And how indulgent to have crumble for supper 😁

  5. Love that Oslo meal-just the kind of lunch I often make myself. Catriona

  6. I often eat similar to this and find it very filling. I had never heard of the Oslo meal but it is always nice to learn something new. Happy weekend!

  7. Makes sense to eat when you are hungry rather than by a societal time frame for meals. Have a good weekend.

  8. That Oslo meal looks great, so nutritious. I often mix up mealtimes - and if I feel I've not eaten quite enough during the day , out comes the weetabix for supper!
    Alison in Wales x

  9. Your lunch looks wonderful, very filling and nutritious.

    God bless.


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