Monday, 20 May 2019

Monday, 20-05-19

Good morning!

Back on plan today.
B:  Porridge with fruit
One healthy extra B and half an A

L:  not totally sure.  I will check the cupboards when I get home to see what I have.

D:  There was a bit of frittata and salad left over on Saturday which I will finish off this evening, followed by a yogurt
SW:  around one and a half As for cheese in the frittata, one syn for mayo in the coleslaw and one syn for the yogurt.

Ss:  water

BM:  a short walk

Sunday, 19 May 2019

Sunday, 19-05-19

Good morning.
No plans today as I am off to Dad's for the day and overnight.  Back tomorrow!

Saturday, 18 May 2019

Saturday, 18-05-19

Good morning.

No photos, sorry, but I did enjoy yesterday's pizza chicken.  What was different from the hunter's chicken (apart from the sauce itself) was that I hammered out the chicken and fried it (in spray oil with a bit of salt and pepper) before doing the layering and baking.  I added less sauce and just spread it over the chicken (like a pizza) before covering and baking, adding the cheese fifteen minutes in when I turned the chips.  It was really lovely.

Today's plans are a bit vague.
B: fruit and yogurt
Lunch will be earlier than usual so I'm having a lighter breakfast
SW:  free

L:  frittata and salad
I'm having two friends around for an early lunch before we set out into town to see a matinee performance of Oliver, given by a local society.  The frittata will contain new potato (Jersey royals - yum), onion, mushroom, baby corn, peas and red pepper as well as the eggs and a topping of grated cheese
SW:  should be one or maybe one and a half healthy extra As unless I have mayo whuch will be half a syn per tbsp

D:  this is where it all falls down because we might stay in town for an early dinner and I have no idea where we will end up or what I will have,  So it's all in the laps of the gods really.  I know there will be no alcohol as we have to bus home and then J has to drive home.

Hopefully, it won't be too bad!

Friday, 17 May 2019

Friday, 17-05-19


I have some photos today.
I did a separate post about breakfast - souffle omelette.

Lunch was a ham salad roll with loads of extra speed.  It was good.

And I was so rushed at dinner time, I didn't take a photo.

Today's plans:
B:  strawberry and elderflower waffles (oooh, get me) with fruit and yogurt
I have strawberry and elderflower essences so thought I'd give it a whirl!  It could be nasty!!!
SW:  one healthy extra B

L:  beans, skinny burger (no bun), potato waffle (toasted), apple
Just what it says on the box,
SW:  two syns for the potato waffle

D:  pizza chicken, SW chips, salad; Mullerlight
The pizza chicken is basically hunter's chicken but with a pizza sauce rather than a barbecue sauce.
SW:  two healthy extra As for cheese and half a syn for the Mullerlight

Ss:  water, apple

Body Magic:  a swim

Thursday, 16 May 2019

Recipe: souffle omelette

(with tomatoes and mushrooms for breakfast)
This is quite plain and very simple, healthy and economical and I thoroughly enjoyed eating it.

Ingredients for one.
two eggs
some mushrooms and some tomatoes
spray oil

Prep the tomatoes and mushrooms - I just halve the tomatoes and slice the mushrooms.
Spray a medium pan with fry light, pop in the tomatoes and mushrooms and let them sizzle, turning now and again, until done to your liking.  Keep them warm on a plate in the oven.

While they are cooking, prepare the souffle.  Separate two eggs, whites in one (absolutely clean) bowl and yolks in another.
Whisk the whites until they are firm and fluffy - I use a hand held electic whisk, dead easy.  Then whisk up the yolks until the are pale and bubbly looking.  Tip the yolks into the whites and very gently cut and fold until it's all combined.  It doesn't take very long.
When the vegetables are done and out of the pan, spray it again and tip in the souffle, spreading the top so that it is evenly distributed.  Grind over a bit of salt and pepper.  Cover the pan with a lid and let it cook on medium heat for about five minutes.  Then take off the lid and feel the top - when it's done, it will feel firm.   I popped mine under the grill for a few moments, just to be sure.
Gently fold it over and serve straight away.

You can, of course, add cheese to this but I needed my healthy extras for other things and anyway, just as it comes was lovely.  I reckon I could probably have piled the tomatoes and mushrooms on top before folding in half to make a sort of sandwich thing and I might try that another time.

Thursday, 16-05-19

Good morning.
It was a maintain this week - a bit surprising as I was sure I'd lost a bit but there you go! 

I didn't take any photos yesterday so it's straight on to today's plans.
B:  omelette with mushrooms and tomatoes
Jennifer suggested I vary the content of my breakfasts a bit more so I will.  I might make it a souffle omelette if I can be bothered (and can break the shell leaving the yolks intact)
SW:  free

L:  ham salad roll, carrot and celery batons; apple
Morrisons had some likely looking ham on special yesterday so I got some.
SW:  one healthy extra B for the roll (or pitta or wrap), 1/2 syn for some cheese spread instead of butter and 1 syn for some mayo

D:  gardeners pie, carrots; yogurt
What I made yesterday was enough for two so I will finish it off for dinner tonight rather than freeze it.  It was very nice so it's no hardship!
SW:  one healthy extra A for the cheese in and on the topping and one syn for the yogurt if I have a Mullerlight.

Ss:  water

Body Magic:  might be a swim or maybe a walk, I haven't decided yet.

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Wednesday, 15-05-19

Morning, everyone!
Yesterday's photos:

Breakfast pancakes and they were lovely.
The recipe as it stands is neutrally flavoured.  I decided to scrub the planned bacon and go sweet so, to the basic recipe, I added a gloop of vanilla bean paste and some stevia.

At some point, I will make one bigger, neutral or spiced pancake and top it with savouries, like those pancakes you can get in the pancake shop at Center Parcs.  It will make a lovely lunch or dinner with a salad.
Here's the recipe link if you're interested.

Lunch was turkey and veg soup from way back when and frozen.  It looked nothing special but tasted lovely (and cleared a bit more space in the freezer.  Woohoo!)

A simple dinner but very acceptable.  Steak, mushroom sauce and sweet potato chips.

Today's plans:
B:  porridge with fruit and yogurt
I've said porridge but it might turn into waffles - all it takes is the addition of an egg and a bit of baking powder.
SW:  One healthy extra B for the oats

L:  fruit and yogurt
It's weigh day (eeeek) so this is the usual lunch.
SW:  free unless I have a mullerlight, in which case it will be one syn

D:  Gardener's pie
I have a tomato and vegetable mix in the freezer and, to that, I will add some pulses and top it with some potato and swede mash.  I can get it all prepped earlier so when I get home from group it can just go in the oven for half an hour and hey presto!  I'll probably have some peas with it.
SW:  one healthy extra A in the form of dairylea to mix with the mash topping

Ss:  Water

Body Magic:  A walk.

Weigh in this evening.  I truly have no idea although I do feel a bit lighter.  Mind over matter, maybe?  I'll know in just over twelve hours.