Thursday, 2 August 2012

Feeling Better!

It's amazing what an early night can do! I dropped off nice and quickly and got myself around 8 hours sleep so this morning I felt a million times better! I'll be very glad to see the back of this week though I must admit. It's not just the early starts, it's the monotony of my food at work. I do love my muesli, but having the same thing every day is not what I really want to do, I like a bit of variety in my food and I'm missing it this week! Roll on the weekend for so many reasons :)


So seeing as my breakfasts are now blurring into each other, I'll skip straight to my lunch/dinner! Much as we like shopping at Aldi, there are some bits and bobs you just can't get in there, and as Tesco were kind enough to send me my Clubcard vouchers it was there we heading for my Frylight and LowLow! Whilst we were there I spotted some Quorn steak strips. As I had a voucher for money off if I spend over £4 on meat free products I thought I'd give them a go - and so tonight's dinner was another of my creations! Surf and Turf BBQ Bake :)



It was stupidly easy, and really tasty. Something a wee bit different for me (no cheese for a start lol), but I'll definitely be having it again. I basically threw all the ingredients into an ovenproof dish and then put it in the oven for 25 minutes or so, then cooked some rice. That's it! I reckon this could be a good slow cooker meal as well, and I'll probably try it that way next time.


Surf and Turf BBQ Bake


Quorn steak strips
Linda McCartney prawns
sweetcorn
pepper
onion
mushrooms
BBQ fry light
tinned tomatoes
My faithful chill/garlic grinder
rice


As I said, all the fresh ingredients I put into the oven proof bowl and then sprayed with plenty of the fry light, giving it a good stir and then spraying again to make sure everything was coated. I then poured over the tin of tomatoes, gave it a good coating with my grinder and another stir and that was it. Lots of free food and very filling.


I talk a lot about my grinders, and I find them fabulous for adding flavour quickly and easily to meals. You can pick them up in most places and they only cost about £1-£1.50 and last for ages so can be a store cupboard staple, they are for me. I use the chilli and garlic one in so many recipes, but I have a fair few.....



If you can find them (pound shops are a good bet) I'd highly recommend them :) 

As I've managed a proper dinner tonight, and I haven't headed to bed stupidly early, I've managed to sneak in a third meal for the first time this week - well I call it a meal, it's more of a little snack of noms! Plus a real favourite of mine, a glass of milk. I usually use all my HeA choices on cheese and so rarely get a chance to enjoy some milk, but tonight, I'm indulging, and very much enjoying :)


Food Diary

Free Food
apple
fat free natural yogurt
grapes
pepper
Quorn steak strips
onion
mushrooms
sweetcorn
tinned tomatoes
BBQ fry light
strawberries
Asda dessert style yogurts
rice

Healthy Extras
A - 250ml semi skimmed milk
B - 40g of Dorset Cereals muesli

Syns
2 Harvest Moon bars               6
60g of LM prawns                   1

Total                                        7 syns

Strangely enough, The Olympics are influencing my body magic in rather a negative way.....I'm glued to them rather than heading out and about! It's been wonderful to be able to follow every sport, and much as I'm now utterly determined to get my bike out after today's excitement in the Velodrome, I don't think it will be until this amazing event is over! Have The Olympics inspired you? Help get me off the sofa!

2 comments:

  1. Thankyou x this blog is getting me back on track :) im 40 in feb and need to drop 4 stone .. I love your honesty and I know we both can do this !! Xxx

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    1. I'm determined! I've dropped 2 stone in 8 weeks, so you can do it :)Just 1lb a week xx

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