Ok ladies. I have started a diet - really to look after myself and following some iffy blood test results. I am cutting out wine, bread, potatoes and anything with a fair amount of sugar or fat. I would love some suggestions on interest evening meals that don't take an age to prepare please I look forward to some tasty ideas
Sugar and wheat products will make a huge difference and any high carb foods elimination (don't forget rice is high carb)
I can quickly tell you what I'm having for my evening meal tonight and add some more ideas later.
Basa fillets, seasoned with salt, pepper, herbs and lemon, then wrapped in tin foil and baked in the oven
Steamed sprouting brocolli
Baked sweet potato (although they are sweet, there's something ok about the carb content which is ok)
As for bread.. the wheat in bread gives you wheat belly (that's why beer drinkers have big tummies) alternative breads (gluten free) usually have rice flour in them, can't have rice flour. At last I found a bread that hasn't either. Newburn Bakehouse bread which they sell in Tesco, has primarily tapioca flour.
If you want something sweet after dinner, cherries are good, lowest sugar content of all fruits or a piece of dark chocolatel
Many thanks for that - much appreciated. I have taken some pheasant breasts out of the freezer, so will braise them and serve with sweet potato mash with turmeric (had it Sunday and was lush), broccoli, cauli and carrots. I am now serving my dinners on breakfast sized plates. Seems to be working. I usually fail after a couple of says but feel very determined this time around.
Pheasant! how very up market of you VW I like pheasant and your meal sounded lovely, right up my street
You could try the cabbage filled rolls I posted on another thread, you could use turkey mince (very low fat) and season well or fill them with pork mince if you prefer. A little oil to bind them together and the seasoning is whatever flavours you love.
OOh brill - I have become so boring with my meals but this new regime will push me to try new ideas. Mind you all good intentions will go down the pan on Friday as have booked to go out for a meal - OH and I have been together 4 years and we rarely go out so treating ourselves to a 3 course dinner lol
Oh Trisha - not as good as it should - all my fault. I'm fine at home but at work I have been having naughty things to eat. That's mainly becasue I'm sat down and a bit bored. I don't like sitting still for long. However, rarely had a glass of wine at home in last couple of months so that must be helping, plus we are cooking a lot of food outside on the Cobb now it's lighter in evenings, so that's quite healthy. I guess even the little changes help. I feel pretty good - not lost a pound though, but still extremely tired. Putting that down to menopause, along with the insomnia. Some things are taking a little longer to sort out lol. Thanks for asking x