Day 23

Day 23 has been a day of lots of fish, however hubby feeling as though he is overdosing on vegetables!!

Breakfast: porridge, fruit and natural yogurt (heB) but much too bitter- will use mullerlight next time 

Lunch: Smoked salmon salad with a splash of horseradish salad cream (2) and treacle mullerlight

Dinner: Mediterranean cod, new potatoes and green beans, glass of wine (5) (huh, on a school night tut tut) ooh and a handful of black olives (2) ouch!! 

Snacks: coffee and kit Kat (5) and some Mini Kallo dark chocolate rice cakes (5) 

Okay, so a little early but muchly happy with my food today. I’m a Happy chappie!!! 

Mediterranean Cod and new potatoes

What a gorgeous dinner to make, full of flavour, healthy and satisfying.. I added my olives after cooking as hubby ‘doesn’t do olives’ but it didn’t spoil the taste… 

if not using the PKP, I would steam the potatoes and veg and would have put the ingredients in a baking dish and cooked them for 30 mins in the oven, covering the dish with tin foil… 

so what you’ll need is…

  • 500g cherry tomatoes,
  • Garlic
  • Cod portions ( I used two) 
  • 2 tsps capers
  • Frylite
  • Salt
  • Squeeze of lemon
  • Black olives

Cooked in the PKP for 8 minutes. I steamed new potatoes and green beans in the PKP also and poured myself a 175g glass of white wine just because I deserve it!!! 
Please excuse the wire on my steam tray… one fault of the PKP is the rubbish handles on the steam tray… however, I’m a creative, innovative OT and have made one out of wire to avoid burning my fingers 😉

My garlic didn’t spread, but after dishing up, I stirred this into the liquid and spooned the sauce on top… go on.. give it a go!!! 

Day 22

Happy Monday!, a new week and a new lease of life to get losing.. I’ve had some lovely grub today, though am still needing to refer to my weekly planner to keep me focused. 

My scoffing’s for the day are as follows:

Breakfast: fruity basket (defrosted red fruit, melon, grapes and banana) with natural yogurt

Lunch: my whole meal mini pizzas with a salad. (heA and heB)

Dinner: Actifried chips, baked beans and more salad (trying to make sure I stick to the 2/3 rule)

Snack: Coffee and a 5-6 syns snack but not decided yet what I’ll go for… oh, such decisions😋

The Actifry

The Actifry; another clutter item in the kitchen cupboard  or an essential small appliance? 

To me, it is the latter. I love my Actifry and although it may not be used as often as some of my other devices (primarily the pressure king pro aka PKP) it’s still a chip lovers necessity and I can’t imagine oven cooking or fat frying chips ever again.

Having owned one for the past 4 years, they have increased very little in price. Despite other brands have produced similar products, I have no complaints my Tefal and if it was to break down, I would not hesitate to instantly replace it. We are on our third paddle but other than that, it is still going strong. 

It has cooked chicken and stir fry but generally I keep this just for my potatoes… thin chips, fat chips, potato scallops or roasties.. just a spray of frylite, a pinch of sea salt and 20 minutes cooking and you have the best cooked potatoes ever.. and they are 100% synfree.

So if you’re umming and ahhhing, thinking really, are they worth £100 pounds, then in my opinion, they are, the only mistake we made was buying the small one, the big one has a bigger capacity and I could then have more chips on my plate! 

Synless mini pizzas

 Synless mini pizzas (for 2 people) 

  • 3 Whole meal tortilla wraps (cut 4 circles out of each wrap with a cookie cutter) heB
  • Tomato purée
  • Any free topping
  • Light mozzarella cheese (heA)

Frylite a muffin tin. Spread a teaspoon of tomato purée on the wrap base, then layer your toppings. I used a little ham and a slice of mushroom. Top with your cheese, spray a little frylite over the top for good measures, and then Bake in oven for approx. 25 mins until cheese melts and wrap has a crusty edge. 

Day 21

Breakfast: Porridge, yogurt and fruit

Lunch: Have eaten out… went for gnocchi, Stilton and mushroom main course (1 zillion syns), roasted veg and a glass of wine (5 syns) 

Snack: A free yogurt, a pack of quavers, bowl of berries, grapes and melon, 3 synless pizzas (another bloomin 4 syns for the wrap)

In total .. I’ve had over a zillion syns however… on the bright side, at least I’ve been very conscious of syn values and hopefully this has swayed my choices. I left some of the gnocchi on the plate (you did what I hear you cry), have been careful with my wine consumption knowing those little gremlin calories are packed inside, and have veered from the sweet snacking which often corrupts my will power and tomorrow, I’m back on the straight and narrow!!