Monday, 20 August 2012

Experimental

As it's the first day of my week off, I have well and truly embraced the chance to have a bit of a mix up of the things I'm eating. The lack of Sunday has well and truly broken my body clock. I was asleep by midnight, and then wide awake at 4.30am....yes, 4 bloody 30 am. Insane. I tried to get some more sleep, but no luck and so I was up and at 'em an hour later. Which meant breakfast just after 6am!



Washed down with two lovely big mugs of tea as I caught up on the Great British Bake Off and Come Dine With Me....I'm a glutton for punishment lol!

Due to the ridiculous time of breakfast I was hungry again by 10.30, and so did myself a quick lunch and had another go at the tzatziki, this time with the Total 0% greek yogurt. It was much richer, and with a bit of lemon juice added as well it was delicious.


It really works well with the sweet potato wedges too. I'm actually quite impressed with myself at the moment. The fresh mint we bought the first time I made the tzatziki is STILL alive! Most green things that enter this house die a miserable death within a few short days of crossing the threshold - but the mint is going strong, and has even managed to sprout little flowers. I feel like a proud mother :)

As I'm sure you'll have guessed after being up so early, I died at about midday and needed a nap, although it took me a while to drop off as I was pondering what I could experiment with for my dinner. In the end I decided on a savoury version of the magic pancakes, with cheese and spinach.....



Savoury pancakes
35g of oats (HeB)
about 100g or so of fat free natural yogurt
30g of cheddar (HeA)
salt
pepper
garlic
frozen chopped spinach
2 eggs.
(If you don't want to use your He's the oats and cheese come in at 11 syns for the mix, which made 10)

I mixed the oats, yogurt and cheese together and left them to soak for a couple of hours. Then I added in the garlic and the cooked spinach with some seasoning, once it was all mixed together I stirred in the beaten eggs and cooked them in a frying pan sprayed with fry light over a low heat. The mix made 10 pancakes, so I now have plenty left to munch on later if I'm hungry! I added some of the syn free Linda McCartney rosemary and red onion sausages, cherry tomatoes and some cauliflower cheese (just stirred in a HeA of LowLow).  Something quite different, but very tasty, and now I'm pondering other uses of the "magic" batter mix - I'm thinking wraps or toad in the hole! Watch this space!

With a couple of my current addiction (Shape Delights crumble yogurts) for dessert, and the pancakes to munch on later, it's another low syn day to try and minimise the damage of Saturday night!

Food Diary

Free Food
eggs
mushrooms
chopped tomatoes
sweet potatoes
fat free yogurt
mint
cucumber
lettuce
celery
cherry tomatoes
LM sausages
cauliflower

Healthy Extras
A - 60g of Low Low spread, 30g of cheddar
B - 35g of porridge oats

Syns
milk in tea            2
2 yogurts             1
Options               2
200ml of ss milk  5

Total                   10

I'm quite pleased with my experimentation today, I'm also wondering if the batter can be made into souffles....I do love playing with SW ideas, and it's rather nice when they work out! Let me know how you get on if you try any, I love reading your comments :)

**Update**
7am and I can't sleep. I'm pretty broken! Am having an emergency milky hot chocolate (options of course!)


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