“The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook”
I nearly had to reach for the dictionary for inspiration today - but there was my answer literally under my nose!
As I mentioned a couple of ays ago, I am on a diet! A strange time of the year for such a drastic measure you may think but as the colder months approach I will have to start wearing my winter biking trousers and if I remember from last time they were starting to feel tight - so I am operating a proactive approach rather than a reactive one. I am following Slimming World as I find this suits me. Basically I can have vegetarian days (green) which I quite like as well as meat inclusion days (red).
We do not have a great variety of local shops so I have to choose ingredients which I can find on our doorstep - kidney beans for an example! What you see above is what I had for breakfast this morning. I first make up my kidney bean mixture - I blitz half a can of tinned tomatoes + 2 level teaspoons of curry powder + 1 level teaspoon of chilli powder. Next I add one tin of kidney beans and blitz quickly so it is still quite crunchy and not too mushy. This mixture can then be added to a baked potato, spread on crispbreads with fat free cottage cheese or in the case above - added to scrambled egg! Absolutely delicious!
Last week I lost 2.5 lbs and will know how successful I have been this week when I get weighed on Wednesday evening - so I will update then.
I promise I wont go on - nothing worse but from time to time i will share any good recipes and good news!