My poor blog has been a little neglected of late! Its not that I haven't been cooking - nope, we are still eating! I am currently taking part in an 8 week weight loss challenge, so am following an eating plan from a nutritionist. I was worried before we started that having to follow a structured plan would be too difficult, but I am actually loving it. Not too much thinking involved, just eat what is on the schedule for the day! Everyone on the challenge is following the same basic plan, so I do still have a bit of lee-way with regards to what I put in my meals, because the plan has been written for meat eaters, so I get to substitute something else for the meat (generally tofu or beans). So I do still get to be a little creative in the kitchen. Here are a few of the things I have been eating so far...
Spinach, tomato & cottage cheese omelette (the cottage cheese was my addition - need some more flavour!!)
Spicy "chicken" (tofu) - this was tofu marinaded in a yoghurt, tomato paste and spice mixture, and then cooked under the grill. Because I had marinated tofu, and not raw meat, I was able to use the left over marinade as a dressing for my salad!
sweet potato & four bean mix burger - on the plan this was meant to be a palm sized piece of meat and 1/3 of a cup of mashed sweet potato. I mixed my sweet potato with a small tin of 4-bean mix and a table spoon of cottage cheese, mushed it together and pan fried it (non stick pan, small spray of olive oil)
stuffed tofu (was meant to be flattened chicken rolled up with a tomato stuffing - I cut a slit in the middle of my tofu and filled with the stuffing)
So as you can see, I have been having quite a variety of food! And so far have lost about 4 kilos in 2 weeks (I am of course also training hard!!!)