Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Day 2 - Going well and the weather is lovely.....

Day 1 went really well. I didn't eat anything bad. I am a person who likes to eat a little bit ... and often. I cannot do justice to those 'all you can eat' buffets. But I do like to snack, so say I have my cereal and toast at 7.30am, I'm looking for something at 10am. As you can see, I only have one or two cups of coffee a day. Then my lunch is at 12noon, then by 3pm I'm feeling peckish again. Yesterday I took 10 dried apricots to work with me and had those at about 10.30am. It did the trick.
Day 2 - went for our 6 am 5 km walk. The mornings are getting milder.
Breakfast - cereal as Day 1. Slice soy-linseed toast w scraping of marg & vegemite.
Fresh squeezed orange juice. Didn't have a coffee.
Snack - at work. 10 am - cup of coffee (skim milk & sweetner)
11 am - mug of my pumpkin/veg soup
Lunch - soy-linseed sandwich using 2 leftover Rippa Rissoles, tomato, lettuce & bbq sauce.
Another cup of soup.
Snack - 2 small mandarines at 3.30pm & 4 Rye Cruskit biscuits with vegemite (no butter like usual!) at 5.30pm.
Dinner tonight (we usually eat at 7.30 - 8pm) consists of lamb cutlets (these have been frenched so there is negligible fat on them), the Curly Pasta, cheese and herb quiche and garden salad of lettuce, tomato, cucumber, mushroom and stuffed olives with a low-fat/oil balsalmic dressing.
200 gms spiral pasta
1 medium onion, chopped
1 tspn minced garlic
150gms ham, finely chopped (I added this)
1 zucchini, chopped
1 carrot, grated
5 eggs, lightly beaten
100 gms reduced fat tasty cheese, grated
1/2 tspn dried oregano
1/2 tspn dried basil (or hey, use fresh!)
410 gm can crushed tomatoes (or chop up 2 large tomatoes)
1. Pre-heat oven to 180C.
Coat a 23cm pie dish with cooking spray.
2. Place pasta in a pan of boiling water and cook until just tender.
3. Coat a pan with cooking spray and add onion, garlic, ham, zucchini and carrot.
Cook for 3 minutes.
4. Combine the cooked vegetables, pasta, eggs, cheese, herbs and tomatoes. Place in the prepared dish and bake for 35-40 minutes.
I actually cut this recipe in half for the 3 of us - if there are leftovers I am tempted to eat them!
(Recipe from Weight Watchers 'Good Food')
Give it a try, it makes a change from potatoes as far as carbs goes.
Cheers - Joolz


  1. Your post reminds me of the little snacks Gillian McKeith whips up on You Are What You Eat.

  2. Boy, Joolz, that looks too good to be good for you!

    You are inspiring me to get onto a diet, but I have to get rid of the 'bad' stuff around here and tell Michael to stop buying me ice cream!!!

    blessings and hugs,


  3. The quich looks heavenly! I wish I had your will power. I get depressed when I even think of dieting and it looks like so much work! But ZUMBA exercise here I come tonight!...

  4. Good luck Joolz, I'm throwing it down with ya!

  5. Thanks for posting this recipe on my blog.



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