Ritu’s Healthy Eating – Week 37 – #icandothis

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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

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Ingredients

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.

Method
  • 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!!!!

Enjoy!!!

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!

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!

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!

Ritu’s Healthy Eating Week 34 – #icandothis

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Another week, another set of scales saying I maintained! Wow! I don’t know how!

I have attended a baby shower, with cake and lots of food! Some cake came home withme and I have eaten bits on and off too!

Here’s me being silly at the baby shower!

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Then there was Mother’s day and a Chinese meal out….

And we had a colleague’s leaving do at a great Turkish place!

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And I can’t forget that Lil Man has been cooking and baked cakes!

But I still stayed on track the rest of the time (except the ice creams, and chocolate cakes, and chocolate nests…Shhh!)

And so to my recipe for today. I only started to eat prawns in September, and found a great dish that is Slimming World friendly. In fact it was a recipe from one of their magazines! So yummy!

Pak Choi Prawns!

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Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 400g dried rice noodles
  • Low calorie cooking spray
  • 6 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp finely grated fresh root ginger
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and thinly sliced
  • 400g pak choi, roughly chopped
  • 400g large cooked and peeled prawns
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce

Method

This one is so simple!

  • Cook the noodles as per the instructions
  • Heat your wok with the low cal cooking spray.
  • Stir fry the onions, garlic, ginger, pepper, chilli and pak choi for a few minutes, or until the pak choi has wilted.
  • Stir in the noodles, and prawns and add the soy sauces, Stir frying for 1-2 minutes.
  • Serve!

And so there you have it!

I hope you have a wonderfully healthy week Peeps, and I’ll catch ya next week with another recipe!!!

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!!!

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