Fail to prepare… then prepare to fail!!!

This is definitely the way forward… half an hours advanced preparation to help me avoid grabbing the unsavouries.. in particular bread. My love of storage containers is obviously paying off and I’ve prepared all my salad…oh, and I’ve discovered grated beetroot which just added a little zing. All I need now is a perfect light balsamic dressing, I have one but just need to jazz it up a little, so I will search some recipes online…ha, just call me Mrs Prepared!! 

Back to business .. day 1

Breakfast: yogurt. Lunch: Spanish salad. Dinner: Chicken and vegetable savoury rice. Snacks: 2 Ryvita and cheese, 2 mini cream eggs, 1 glass of vino, 1 kit Kat small.

Back from a fabulous trip to Barcelona and back on track with healthy food. The salads were inspiring and have made me consider keeping the salads fun will be a trick to shift a little weight. Today’s had in sweetcorn, eggs, ham, olives and new potatoes alongside the usual iceburg lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, spring onion and cucumber… and with a dash of very light mayo… it was gorgeous!! So here I go… back on track!

Savoury rice..? Yes please…

Wanted to make the crispy chicken again as  felt a little ‘tatta’d out. ( too many potatoes). so here goes for the savoury rice recipe and it was delicious.. have plenty left for both hubby and I’s lunches tomorrow..

Here’s how it was made,

  • 1 onion
  • I red pepper
  • 1/2 cauliflower broken into florets
  • A handful of sliced mushrooms
  • A handful of frozen peas
  • A left over bag of mange tout
  • 2 tspns turmeric
  • 2 knorr veg stockpots
  • 600 MLS hot water
  • 300g basmati rice

I fried the onions, peppers and mushrooms in frylite, then added the rest of the ingredients in the PKP and set for 12 minutes…

Result.. gorgeous!!

Day 41 

I’m still hanging in there though lost my way a little over the past few days, not hugely but enough to not dare document in my food diary… onward and upwards… I’ve had a great few days though; off to a comedy show on Friday, and then had a few drinks afterwards and a bit of a dance, and was home by 2:30 am ( omg!!), then had a smashing lazy Saturday, and a chilled Sunday, and now back on track.

The dog has still been walked I hasten to add, and  I’ve cooked a healthy dinner today of Cottage pie with butternut and potato mash on the top, so bad but not evil!!! 

Roll on tomorrow, planners done and I’m ready for a healthy week! 

Big Mac in a bowl 


We were’t sure what to have for dinner, and being that I’ve not been in the slimming world frame of mind lately, I was thinking a take away?, some junk food? Then I thought, hmm I’d try the Big Mac in a bowl and see if it satisfies my synful cravings and it did, so filling with masses of lettuce yet tasty enough to make you think you’re being a little naughty….

So if you’re thinking, hmmm maybe,…  You Will Need

  • 1 packet of extra lean steak mince (5% fat or less)
  • 1 chopped onion
  • A little Garlic and seasoning

With oodles of this on your plates…

  • pickles (gherkins). As many as you like.
  • Lashings and lashings of chopped Iceberg Lettuce
  • Cucumber slices
  • Tomato slices
  • Dairlea Light Processed Cheese or similar. 4 slices (Healthy Extra A) We had Stilton though.
  • 2 tbsp extra-light mayo ( 2 syns)

Method
1. Chop onion and add fry in frylite to soften, then add the mince. Add salt and pepper and a little garlic and cook until it becomes a little crispy ( not over cooking).

2. Layer the plate with plenty of crispy iceberg lettuce.

3. When the mince and onion have cooked,  spread the mince on top of the lettuce on the plate.

4. Add the tomatoes, cucumber and gherkins. Crumble or Tear up the slices of cheese and add the cheese pieces on top.

6. Serve with actifried chips and Enjoy.

Day 38

Can you believe it, I’ve had a real breakfast this morning! Fruit and bran flakes with a banana and milk. Not bad, I still wanted my lunch from 11am onwards, But there again, I’m a greedy gannet!

For lunch I had made my egg fried rice which I also had for dinner too. At lunch time this was followed by melon and blueberries and this evening, I’ve held off a little as baking for tomorrow.

Snacks have been 1/2 a white chocolate and raspberry muffin to try it out and 1/2 a lemon drizzle cake (needed to taste test as they are gluten free and wanted to check they were still edible.. they’re actually okay believe it or not). I’ve also had a kitkat. I’ve had my he A and B and not gone too crazy with my syns… not a bad day… and tomorrow is Thursday already!!! 

Egg fried rice

  • 2 small onions
  • 1/2 red pepper
  • 1 diced carrot
  • 2 tsp Garlic
  • 1 egg
  • Frylite
  • Basmati rice 
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 400 ml chicken stock
  • Frozen peas
  • Ham

On the meat setting of the PKP, fry onions and garlic until soft. Add egg and scramble it with other ingredients for 1-2 minutes.


Add rice and stock, stir well and cook for 10 minutes on rice setting