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Saturday, 21 February 2015

TERIYAKI BEEF MOOLI BITES

Teriyaki beef mooli bites
We bought Marks and Spencer's teriyaki mooli bites and liked them so much, we thought we would make our own version.
What a lovely surprise - and you can make lots of these for very little cost. These mooli bites are great for a party especially if you are on a budget, and if your guests are trying to lose weight, these little bites won't harm them. They must be less than 30 calories each, as they are just vegetables and a small amount of meat.
Buying the mooli was probably the most difficult part, but here in Bristol we have a fantastic oriental supermarket. The mooli is a very long, white radish with a bit of a 'bite' and very crunchy texture. After peeling lengthways into strips with a vegetable peeler, we created these wonderful party bites using various other vegetables which we had in the fridge. We were slow cooking a beef for a casserole (or pie) and took a few chunks of the meat, shredding it and mixing it with some teriyaki sauce. Everything was easily rolled up into a nice little parcel. The resulting snack was satisfyingly crunchy and cost very little to make! You could possibly get away with some meat from the deli and fish or prawns if you prefer. We also think you could use tinned tuna fish too. Next time we'll try this with shredded crispy duck and bean sprouts along with other salad vegetables. The dip here is teriyaki - which you can buy ready made, but as we had already marinated the beef in the teriyaki, we experimented and found the mooli bites went better with sweet chilli sauce which complemented the teriyaki. If you don't marinate the beef (or other protein) first, then just use the teriyaki sauce dip.
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Our very first blog post about our weight loss journey - back in 2011.
You'll find our successful weight loss method and a few tips and tricks here: WEIGHT LOSS STORY.
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Thursday, 19 February 2015

CHICKEN LAKSA

SPICY CHICKEN LAKSAHot and spicy CHICKEN LAKSA is a great way to use up leftover chicken.
Why not ring the changes with this spicy recipe, which takes minutes to prepare and you won't need an armful of ingredients. The soup is extremely comforting, satisfyingly filling yet lower in calories than you might expect.
Here's our quick and easy recipe:
Ingredients - for two large servings
15g Thai red curry paste
600ml chicken stock
1tbsp fish sauce
200ml coconut milk
1 bundle of rice noodles (cooked)
Cooked leftover chicken
Chopped spring onion
Chopped chilli
Fry the Thai curry paste in a little oil for a couple of minutes. Add the chicken stock, fish sauce and coconut milk. Simmer for 10 minutes. Add the cooked chicken and heat through. Place the cooked rice noodles into serving bowls and pour over the laksa. Garnish with spring onion and chopped chilli.
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Be who you want to be.
Do you know how many calories you can eat each day?
Our very first blog post about our weight loss journey - back in 2011.
You'll find our successful weight loss method and a few tips and tricks here: WEIGHT LOSS STORY.
Tweak what you eat and lose weight.
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Tuesday, 10 February 2015

PRAWN PUREE

PRAWN PUREE & FLATBREAD
A spicy prawn puree is something you will find at an Indian restaurant, usually served as a starter, and it's one we normally tend to order. I suppose it's the equivalent of hot spicy wrap, and low in calories.
We decided to make our own which was much easier than you might at first think.
The following will make three nice sized prawn purees - as you see in the photograph. This size is very filling and a little bigger than a starter, so would make a light lunch served with salad. Divide the mixture into four and you'll probably have just the right sized starter similar to what you would get in the restaurant.
Seriously, have a go at making the flatbread, as it is relatively easy and so much cheaper than buying. You'll also more than likely have the ingredients already at home, but if you don't have the spices then just leave them out and make plain flatbreads or even add a little curry powder! You'll find the link to the recipes below!
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Be who you want to be.
Do you know how many calories you can eat each day?
Our very first blog post about our weight loss journey - back in 2011.
You'll find our successful weight loss method and a few tips and tricks here: WEIGHT LOSS STORY.
Tweak what you eat and lose weight.
Copyright © forget dieting forever (2015), all rights reserved.
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Tuesday, 3 February 2015

January weight loss

SPICY LAMB KEBABNew Year and a new you?
Throughout January I've noticed a few TV chefs opting for low carb dishes as a way of losing weight. If you can't face life without eating carbs, then why bother dieting that way? You will be more likely to succeed in your efforts eating food you normally eat. This blog contains a record of what we've eaten over the years - just to show you can eat real food while losing weight. We have also produced some really tasty recipes for you to try such as this tasty kebab:
We managed to lose weight eating everything - and that's all food groups together.
Faddy diets are just short term gimmicks and very difficult to sustain. Once you give up, you'll probably find yourself even more attracted to the foods you gave up! Our message is really that weight loss is possible eating the foods you naturally eat, but keeping an eye on where this fits into your daily calorie allowance.
Take a look at our weight loss story and you'll find out how we managed to incorporate our lifestyle into a weight loss programme that included joining in with festivities, holidays and celebrations. We've also managed to keep 7 stone in weight off - five years later. Friends and family have followed our simple set of rules, and lost weight too, so why not give it a try. If all else has failed, what have you got to lose? Except weight!
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Be who you want to be.
Do you know how many calories you can eat each day?
Our very first blog post about our weight loss journey - back in 2011.
You'll find our successful weight loss method and a few tips and tricks here: WEIGHT LOSS STORY.
Tweak what you eat and lose weight.
Copyright © forget dieting forever (2015), all rights reserved.
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