Ritu’s Healthy Eating – Week 37 – #icandothis


So I guess the important thing to tell you all is that I didn’t put any more weight on!!!

I’d be lying if I said I was really good, the tail end of the holidays, combined with the stress of going back, and the fact that I have a lesson observation hanging over my head means that I am neither eating well, or sleeping properly! (4 hours last night!)

But alongside the (extremely) naughty I was good too!

So here are some yummy pics!

And a quick recipe

Slimming World Friendly Spaghetti Bolognaise



I shan’t put amounts as I don’t measure things out, but you use as much or as little as you want! Add any other vegetables if you want, it only bulks your Speed up!!!

Dry Spaghetti
Low fat Lamb/Beef/Turkey mince
Minced Garlic
Diced Onions
Chopped Mushrooms
Diced Peppers
Tomato Puree
Tomato Passatta
Dried Mixed Herbs
Salt and Pepper to taste
Cheese if you want (Can be taken out of your HexA allowance)
Frylight spray for cooking.

  • Put your spaghetti on to boil as per packet instructions
  • Spray your pan with Frylight
  • Brown garlic and onions
  • Add mushrooms and peppers and soften. Add a little tomato puree
  • In a separate pan, brown your mince, with a tiny Frylight spray so it doesn’t stick.
  • Once browned, drain any fat and add to the softened veg.
  • Stir well then add the tomato passatta
  • Season with salt and pepper and add a sprinkle of mixed dried herbs
  • Allow to simmer on a low heat for 10 15 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Drain your cooked spaghetti.
  • Plate up and sprinkle cheese if you desire.
  • Serve with a large side salad, or if you’re feeling decadent, then a little piece of garlic bread! Make it SW friendly by using a wholemeal roll (HexB) and syn the butter!)

That’s my lot this week peeps! Have a wonderful week, I hope I get back on track properly by next week, but with this observation looming, I’m not sure!!!!


Speed is the name given to certain fruit and vegetables that have a filling quality about them, and are easily digestible. They are great for weight loss! HexA and HExB are allowances for Slimming Worlders. HexA is calcium intake, so will include certain amounts of milk and cheeses, and HexB is fibre, so includes  certain amounts of wholemeal bread, cereals, nuts and any stewed fruits. If you are following Slimming World, make sure you stick to your allowances!

Easter/Spring Break is over…

That’s it.

Today’s the day that I stop my double eating, and get back into the routines that I am used to!

I’m ashamed to say I haven’t stopped eating naughtily since my last shout out about eating double last week!

Easter for some reason is the hardest holiday for me to be good! At Christmas, I indulged but managed to keep some control.

But for some reason, these two weeks I just lose my grip and, well, eat!

Every day was started with good intentions. Each breakfast has been healthy (apart from the croissants when I was back home with my parents!). Some lunches were ‘on plan’, but the snacking and the dinners…

I didn’t open the Easter eggs until Easter Sunday but there were all these other excuses to eat previously forbidden or limited food… takeaways, scones, hot cross buns, crisps, biscuits, chocolates… Oh man!

And I have to be honest. I am feeling it. Feeling the bloat, and lethargy associated with unhealthy eating.

So today, I have packed my lunch and fruit snacks, will eat a good breakfast this morning, and make sure my dinner is sensible, and try and ensure that again every day.

Wish me luck getting back into the saddle Peeps!


Ritu’s Healthy Eating Part 36 – #icandothis 

wp-1492120543707.It’s been another week of excesses… I actually can’t wait to get back to school, term time equals more restraint with food!

Before I disclose any foodie pics, the damage…

Another 1lb on… but no fear, I am still below the ‘ceiling’ weight of 9 and a half stone that I have given myself!

And the photos show the mostly decent stuff I ate this week.

I really need to do something exercise-wise now! Today we are off to Howlett’s, which is a lovely wildlife park with all sorts of animals and lotsn of walking! And tomorrow I have a three hour walk for the Vaisakhi Nagar Kirtan Festival. Plenty of exercise!

Food tip today, instead of a recipe as I am a little stretched for time…

Try and eat your fruit before meals. It digests quicker them. Fruit after meals will sit on top of the other food you have consumed, and turn to sugar, causing weight gain rather than loss!

So, until next week, Peeps! I hope to report back with much better eating habits next time! Until then, enjoy Easter, and try not to indulge in too many chocolate eggs!

Doubling Up!

I have to confess… I have been oh so naughty these last few days! The Easter break always finds me with less willpower than at Christmas or the summer holidays for some reason!

I have been eating… and eating… and eating. When I want a snack, I am not reaching for the fruit bowl, or a yoghurt, as I have been doing, but rather the crisps, chocolates, ice creams, cakes… did I mention chocolate? And rather than having just one, I end up going back for a second helping!

It inspired a little poem from me today! Here’s to all of us who can’t help but snack! ( I’ll be back on my wagon once term starts. It’s not even worth me trying to be ‘good’ this holiday!)

This is getting serious
I don’t know what to do
For every time I have a snack
It’s never one, but two!

I went to get an ice cream
Didn’t realise the trouble
For after scoffing one
I needed more – Double!

Maple pecan plaits
You buy them in a pair
So I ate them both
I think that’s only fair!

At afternoon teatime
I make myself a brew
And if its not a pack of biscuits
I’ll have a scone – no, two!

With Easter coming it’s no fun
Chocolate everywhere
It would be rude not to eat,
And just sit and stare!

It’s not just sweets but savoury too
That seem to be coupling up
Wine, two glasses – not just one
And tea, ooh yes, another cup!

This doubling up is awful
I really shouldn’t indulge
After all my hard work
To shift my waistline bulge!

But then, I’m only human
Sometimes you gotta eat
And at my next weigh in
I promise I’ll not cheat

Instead, I’ll be good, I swear
I’ll get back to my routine
And then I’ll be posting about
How I got back to being lean!

Ritu 2017

Ritu’s Healthy Eating – Week 35 #icandothis

Let me start by saying “Oops!”

No maintaining here this week I’m afraid! Too much fun, and eating plenty meant a gain of 1.5lbs but as I am still way below my 9 and a half stone limit, I think that’s ok!

I have enjoyed much food with my parents, eating naughtily as well as healthy!

As you an see, a mix of naughtiness, and good stuff!

Because of the holidays we are eating more relaxed, and I am quite happy with that. I am encouraging the kids to walk more, so hopefully that will be a good thing this week!

No recipe this week, purely because I haven’t the time!

Enjoy your Healthy Eating this next week Peeps!

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