Tuesday, March 27, 2018

This past week...

I made this really nice WW Tuna pasta bake using fennell and spelt pasta spirals.  I've always thought that spelt pasta would taste like cardborard...how wrong can you be?
These are all the ingredients...
The final dish after baking and topped with lemon, parsley and parmesan cheese (gremolata)...
So goood!
I have cucumber plants escaping my Vegepod!  I've been getting one or two a week since that last lot.

Points free baked potato and pumpkin to add to my dinner dish...
Still walking...I walked every week day 19th to 23rd...
Porridge in the morning... 1/3 cup of rolled oats, 1/2 a cup of milk, microwave in a large-ish bowl for 3 x 1 minute bursts, stirring in between.  Then add a 1/4 cup water and stir in.  Top with mashed banana and a chopped medjool date.  3 points!
This was another yummy warming dinner that will be on repeat through winter...  Turkey and leek casserole...

...except for one thing - Woolworths didn't have turkey breast so I used chicken instead.  Still delicious!
On one of my morning walks, I saw these rags tied to the fence.  The kindergarten close by had tied them there for World Harmony Day...
How cute!
Lots of beautiful sunrises, which are right about 7am at the moment.  It's so dark out earlier!

More porridge!  Added a bit of cinnamon to this one.
Lamb steaks with veg, gravy  and a little pot of thinly sliced potatoes, baked in chicken stock and just topped with finely grated parmesan...
Bloody corellas!

Friday night pizza - Gus and I shared this one then had the other one on Saturday night when we got home from a Winery Bus Tour...this is packed full of veggies!
This batch of choc chip cookies were made and delivered to a family member in hospital.  None for me!
Oh, dear - more porridge!  But it is so goooood! 

Sunday night - home made fettucine and Gus made pork meatballs in a tomato sauce.  We had his mum out for dinner.  I made apple and rhubarb crumble for dessert - it was divine!

Last night I made these chicken breast parcels - lay down a large piece of foil then baking paper, place chicken breast on that.  Top chicken breast with a sprinkle of French Onion soup mix, spinach leaves, tomato and zucchini slices, mushroom slices then sprinkle with low fat cheese (I use Bega Country Light 50% less fat Tasty grated).  Gently fold up the foil to make a parcel and place on a baking tray.  Bake at 180 for 30-40 minutes, opening the parcel for a final 5 minutes to brown up.
The chicken is beautifully moist and tender.  Serve with your favourite veggies and drizzle the 'sauce' from the parcel over the chicken.  You are welcome!

Well that brings me to Monday's weigh in...

Start weight - 20/02/18 ... 86 kgs
Current weight - 26/03/18 ... 82.4 kgs
Loss of 3.6 kgs in 5 weeks

I'm not that impressed with that as I had hoped to get to a 4kg loss or more.  I actually weighed in at 82.1 kg today so hopefully the weekend was just a hiccup.  I definitely do not want to blow it all this coming Easter weekend!

Cheers - Joolz xx


  1. No need to add words it all looks great.....

  2. We have spelt pasta (which I buy when it is on special) and a quinoa and rice pasta often and I find they are always just as good as regular wheat pasta. Lots of yummy meals there! Meg:)

  3. You are doing better than me Joolz - despite sticking to the WW menu, I have only lost 2.8kg in five weeks.

    I hope this is mainly due to the fact I can’t go for my daily walk - I injured my knee and have to rest it.

    Fingers crossed I can remain strong over Easter.

  4. Oh my! I have always been scared of bulb fennel, I never know what to do with it. That pizza looks immaculate.


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