Weigh in day tomorrow and I hope I lose again.
Been in the kitchen trying out some new ideas today. I was craving some Humus, so thought I would try to make a lower cal version of it. The regular one has so much oil in it's very high in calories.
This is what I came up with and I must say it;s pretty delish :-) so modest!!
- 1 can Chickpeas
- 1/2 teaspoon chopped Garlic
- 2 tbsp Lemon juice
- 2 level tbsp Peanut Butter
- 1 tbsp Sweet Chilli Sauce (optional)
Blend all the ingredients and enjoy. Will keep in the fridge for several days, not sure if you can freeze it though.
My take on a Chicken Cassoulet, after seeing a recipe on the M&S site, I revamped it to work with the ingredients I had to hand and came up with this. I served it with half a packet of rice and it made a substantial dinner. High fibre content and 255 cals per portion plus another 185 cals for the rice, a dinner for 440 cals. This makes 4 portions and freezes (defrost before reheating)
- 12 oz chopped Chicken Breast
- 1 tin Mixed Beans (any kind but check cals)
- 1 tin Green Lentils
- 1 tin chopped Tomatoes
- 2 chopped Onions
- Mixed Herbs (dried)
- 1/2 pint of water
I made this into a one step process by putting all the ingredients into a Casserole dish and cooking in the oven for 2 hours at 150C, Gas 3.
If you wanted a thicker sauce you could add tomato puree but not sure how many calories this will add.
You could add some Curry paste to it to make a change, I had a dessert spoon of Mango Chutney with mine and it was lovely.