Includes: lettuce, tuna, tomatoes, cucumber, mushrooms, spring onion, 1 egg, a few olives, capers and balsamic vinegar. just 4 tasty points.
Breakfast: melon, banana, grapes and a little defrosted red fruit 0 points.
Asda chilli sauce, garlic and chilli stir fry, egg fried noodles and extra mange tout. 4 portion which makes lunch for tomorrow. Just 9 points.
I’m back in business, back to chopping, peeling, boiling, weighing, measuring, and watching every morsel that goes into my mouth…. I’m going for the ‘greengrocers gut’ look, fruit and veg galore, with plenty of water (been on the toilet most of the day!). May only be day 2 but I’m in the zone!!! I have had 2 small wines but have measured them and they are only 3 points a glass…. (120ml) hallelujah!!! so onward and upward… here I come!!
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
Dairlea Light Processed Cheese or similar. 4 slices (Healthy Extra A) We had Stilton though.
2 tbsp extra-light mayo ( 2 syns)
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.
I tried this at my daughter in laws and was hooked, it’s a syn free version of KFC. Looking on the net, there are many variations and I’d imagine most combinations would work.
Recipe for my version of the KFC Chicken:
4 medium chicken breasts (or cuts of chicken of your choice)
8 tablespoons of smash
2 teaspoon oregano
2 teaspoon chilli powder
2 teaspoon ground sage
2 teaspoon basil
2 teasppon pepper
1 oxo cube
4 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoon garlic salt
2 beaten eggs
Slice the chicken breasts into nuggets, goujons or to the size of your liking
Put smash into a bowl and add all of the seasonings and mix until everything is blended together to create your coating.
Crack the eggs and mix together.
Dip the chicken portions into the egg and then into the smash mixture and repeated to get an even coating.
Bake the chicken in the oven for 20-25 mins on a medium to high heat, until cooked through. Because I was waiting for the the chunky chips (par boiled and cooked for about 40 minutes) I most proberly cooked the chicken for about 40 mins too.
Cut one of the thickest bits to make sure it is cooked in the middle.
A happy Friday !!! So happy, but I’ve had my 2 gin and tonics, been waffling away to the hubby and forgot to blooming take a photo of my dinner…omg!!!
Any way breakfast as above, just tonnes of fruit (much of it super free!!)
For lunch, Pastrami salad with spicy beetroot, olives (2) and blue cheese (haA)
And dinner, as stated… I Can only show you what it looks like as left overs…
But can assure you, it looked far more appetising on the plate with rice.. still not to get concerned… it is Friday!!
The hubby is losing weight well, I’m thinking my delayed weightloss might be down to the red grapes I consumed last weekend.. in the fermentated liquid form 😡 still it’s Friday and I’m happy xx
For me, weekly pre-planning my meals is not only cost effective, it reduces the risk of sabotage and temptation!
I couldn’t count the amount of times I’ve rushed and neglected any lunch preparation; grabbing a bag of crisps and a sugary chew bar and then buying a lazy lunch (when the deli van stops at work) that may be a full fat tuna mayonnaise roll, a Red Leicester cheese salad where the grated cheese is exploding out of the white crusty cob or a Brie and cranberry bagel (oh my, gorgeous) and ruining any plans for a healthy day… I may even sneak in a pack of bacon wheat crunches just to top up my salt levels and add an additional layer of fat to my muffin top waistline..
So thinking ahead for the week is the answer, no surprises, no qualms and more importantly no guilt.
This week, I’ve provisionally planned the weekly meals, they may change (especially on Sunday as we may eat out for lunch) but hey ho, at least it’s a starting point..