Ritu’s Healthy Eating – Week 33 – #icandothis

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Another week down, and guess what… I stayed the same… again!

Managing this maintaining pretty well to be honest!

Here are a few meals I had this week…

And as  it is Comic Relief today, and we were all wearing red for Red Nose Day, I treated myself to a new top… my first size 10 top in a long time!

And today’s recipe will be …

Wrap Pizza and ‘Slimming World’ Friendly Chips

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For 1 person

For Chips

1 potato peeled or withskin, chopped into chips.

Frylight Spray

  • Preheat oven to 220 degrees celsius
  • Parboil chips for 5 minutes.
  • Drain and allwo to stand for around 10 minutes.
  • Spray baking tray with Frylight spray, spread chips evenly and spray oil lightly again. Season with salt and pepper, and place in oven for 30 minutes.
  • Turn occasionally.

For Pizza

One tortilla wrap (I use BFree Wraps as they can be used as one of your fibre healthy extras in a day)
Tomato Puree
Passata
Dried mixed herbs
Whatever topping you want
Grated cheese (I use 40g light cheddar as it is a calcium healthy extra in Slimming World)

  • Place wrap on baking tray
  • Mix a little passata with tomato puree, season with salt and pepper and add a sprinkle of mixed herbs. This makes a simple pizza sauce base. Spread on the wrap
  • Top with your choice of toppings. I use lots of vegetables, like tomatoes,peppers, mushrooms, onions, sweetcorn and add cooked chicken too.
  • Sprinkle cheese on top and scatter a few mixed herbs on top
  • Place in oven for 10 minutes until the cheese has melted and is turning golden

Plate up and enjoy!

I hope you like the choice of recipe this week! As I mentioned last week, if there is anything you want me to post a recipe for, from my previous pictures, just drop me a line and let me know!

Off to a baby shower tomorrow, so will catch up soon!

Stay fit, healthy and safe Peeps!!!

Synfully Delightful Oreo Cheesecake!

Ok, so I promised a recipe this weekend, that was not one of my healthy dishes…

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My kids both love Oreo cookies, and after sampling the Oreo Thins, I wanted to use them to make something, or at least decorate something, so I went on the hunt for a recipe, and this is what I found, and subsequently, made.

Oreo Cheesecake

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Ingredients for Base

300g Original Oreo Cookies
140 g butter, melted and cooled slightly

Cheesecake topping

500g room temperature full-fat cream cheese or mascarpone
300ml double cream
85g icing sugar
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 pack (14 cookies) Original Oreos crushed into small pieces

Decoration

1 pack Oreo Thins or Mini Oreos
250ml whipping cream

Method

  • For the base, melt butter. Blitz the Oreo cookies to a fine crumb. Add the melted butter and combine well. Tip crumb into a 23cm springform cake tin and press down firmly. Ensure the top is smooth then place in the fridge to chill while making the filling.

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  • For the filling, beat together the cream cheese and icing sugar until softened. Whisk the cream and vanilla in another bowl until soft peaks form. Fold cream into the cheese mix. Take the crushed Oreos and fold into the mixture.20170310_102540
  • Spoon over the base, smooth on top, cover and refrigerate for around 6 hours, or overnight.

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  • Before serving, whip cream to pipe on top, and decorate with additional Oreo Thins.

Yum!!!

Decadent? –  ✔

Naughty? – ✔

Tasty? – ✔

Enjoy!!!!!

Featured on Nandos UK Instagram Feed!

How cool is this!

I posted a pic on Instagram a few weeks ago, of my Nandos meal, and they contacted me to ask if I’d mind them sharing the image, with full credit to me!

I was very chuffed! Here it is on @nandosuk !

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For more foodie pics, you can follow me on Instagram too!

@phantom_giggler

Ritu’s Healthy Living – Week 24 #icandothis

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Another week, another bunch of wonderful meals… and some exercise!

I have had some naughty things,

I have had some extra healthy things…

And I discovered baked oats! Ooooh! So good!

Simple recipe

40g plain oats
Half a Muller light vanilla yoghurt
1 teaspoon sweetener
1 small egg

  • Mix together
  • Bake at 180 C for 30 mins.
  • Enjoy

You can bake fruit in it too but that adds syn values to it as the fruit is cooked (an SW thing!) so I just ate it separately. And for one of them, I added chocolate chips too which made it rather sumptuous!

And I attempted my first Bhangra class too this week!

I am by no means a beginner to Bhangra. I have been dancing pretty much since I started to walk (though if you ask my mum, she’d say I started in her tummy!). But whatever I have learned has come from observation, practice and a natural rhythm inherited from my Pops!

But this class was a ladies beginners class, and at the same time as the kids’ Dhol drum lesson. It was convenient, and one of the other mums wanted to go too. I went, all dressed in my fitness gear, and sports bra (a must for the more generously chested of us. Bhangra involves a LOT of jumping!) and it waws 45 minutes of great fun, breathlessness, and realising I really needed to get fit! We were learning a routine, and remembering the moves in the correct order was hard enough!

True bhangra has never been touted as a ladies dance in the Punjab. At functions, we would probably do a more sedate version. The real ladies dancing is called giddha, which I also do, which has song rhymes that you dance too. Nowadays, however, you have more female bhangra teams and they use more or less the same moves as the men. It is very energetic, and some would say not that ladylike!

I survived it, though, and was told my body moves naturally to the beat (as I said, it’s in the blood!) so I hope to try it again next week. At least I will be managing one physical activity a week! (This class was on Wednesday evening… I am still aching!)

And on to the important announcement…

This week…

I lost another 1lb!

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That makes 22.5lb down since I started Slimming World, and 27.5lb in total on this journey…That leaves 0.5lb to go until I hit my 2 stone loss!

I have not been this weight since university I think!

I am so proud of myself!

And I am off to finish my chicken and chips… not diet at all, for my dinner now! See, now I have that control in place, I can still eat naughtily, and make up for it in the week!

Until next week my dear peeps!

It’s That Christmas Cookie Time of Year!

Around this time last year I baked my annual cookies… and it is no different this year!

(Recipe here if you are interested!)

I like to make them for the family, ande take some into school too as my Christmas gift to my colleagues! They tend to go down pretty well!

This year I also attempted to dip some in both Milk and White chocolate!

They didn’t come out too bad, did they? 🙂

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Cup of tea anyone?

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