Sunday, 26 July 2009


Take your average porridge for instance. Not very inspiring eh? Well do something about it then!

We've just had the yummiest porridge, and all I did was cook the porridge oats with water according to the directions on the pack, add a pinch of salt, a sprinkle of ground cloves, a mashed banana (for sweetness without using sugar), some oat bran for extra fibre and some sunflower-, sesame- and linseeds. I then sprinkled some cinnamon on top. Ruben is not a big fan of seeds so I saved him a portion before I mixed those in. Result: we both loved it!

Soups are another great "diet" food. Nutricious, yet low in calories - unless you add loads of cream and stuff of course! I made a batch of curried cauliflower soup just now:

I put two whole cauliflowers into a pot and added enough water to almost cover the cauli. I then added 2 stock cubes, some mild madras curry powder and some freshly ground black pepper - cooked it until tender and blitzed in a blender until smooth, then added 300 ml of skimmed milk. That made about 1.2 litres of soup, so about 4 portions. And at about 110 kcal per portion (yes REALLY, I kid you not!) it's gonna fill you up without piling the pounds on! Yummy and healthy - I'm looking forward to a portion for supper after I have done my shred for today!

1 comment:

Mummybuttons said...

I just love cauli soup yummmmm