Thursday, October 06, 2011

7 Colour Meals..well almost 7 colours.

I haven't had much time to write up any posts lately and it's been bugging me. I have some saved at home, which I wrote sometime ago but keep forgetting to upload them OR when I am ready to load them, the USB that has the pics is missing?

And to be honest ...I haven't made that many wonderful indulgent things lately. Not for myself anyway. I've been trying to watch what I eat and also "reset" my bodys need for all things fabulous (i.e.cake and cupcakes and anything that has a lot of potatoes and cream). This matched with gym is my action plan...which I didn't want to tell anyone about because then you're under the magnifying glass every time you put something in your mouth. You're usually met with comments like "oohhh..what happened to your *diet* (cursed word) OR " do you really think u should have that" (well tha's kinda out the window now if I know you and you're reding this.)

I figured I can still share pics of what I have been eating - because well food is food! And that's what I do about food :) :) :)

These meals are very easy to prepare!! Very tasty too! I hate bland food (yes hate) so have worked at making these low cal meals as crunchy, colourful and tasty as possible! :)

2 Veggie burger patties (I bought mine from woolies)
1 handful or more of raw green beans
1/4 red cabbage sliced

Warm patties according to packaging instructions (can be done in the microwave)
Add asian dressing to veggies (allow to marinate for 20mins if possible) and serve :)

This meal was SOOOO filling omg. It's all raw. And almost zero points (for those who are doing the weight watchers thing)

4 Raw baby marrows (cut into strips and shavings (which I achieved by using a cheese cutter)
A few Rosa Tomatoes
1/4 Lettuce (normal cos Lettuce)
1/4 Red Cabbage
Honey and Mustard dressing from woolies
Pinch of fresh mint and fresh parsely. Just pinching it from the garden was so cool :) I plan on planting more goodies. 

Slice all your goodies and mix up! Again allow dressing to marinate for a bit - adds that extra va va voom.

 I wish this was my creation but it wasn't. This was dinner at a girlfriends house. A filling DELICIOUS meal thrown together in 10mins (not even). Grreen salad with prawns = winning! I really didnt expect to get full on this meal but I did! and maybe my 2...3 glasses of wine helped ;)

Shavings of RAW baby marrow
Red and yellow peppers thinly sliced
Some more red cabbage
Lemon juice and EVOO dressing with salt and pepper :)

These unflavoured roasted nuts (available at all Pick n Pays) is absolutely a-ma-zing!!! I've had them sprinkled over salad to add extra crunch. They work just as well as the daily 4pm snack! I keep them on my desk and just grab a handful when I want something "chewy" ;)

So you see. the healthy options don't have to be bland boiled options all the time. Easiest tip is to make sure there is colour!! 
Colour = variety on your plate :)


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