Hairy Dieters Week 3

Hairy Dieters Week 3

I only cooked 2 meals from the Hairy Dieters book as i’ve been experimenting with my own low calorie meals, including this lovely baked frittata and was a bit naughty and went for a curry on Thursday. So this week’s recipes were the spicy vegetable stew and the crispy baked chicken. I served the spicy veg stew with some rice so that added some extra calories to the one in the book, I also replaced the aubergine with a couple of mushrooms as the shop didn’t have any aubergine. It was really nice but could have done with a bit more spice, so next time I’ll be adding extra chilli of some sort, maybe freshly sliced. The crispy chicken was ok, but not my favourite recipe from the book so far, the inside was juicy and moist but i just felt the...

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Hairy Dieters Week 2

Hairy Dieters Week 2

I’ve just completed my second week of meals (and about to begin the third) from the Hairy Dieters cook book and so far it’s all been very tasty and very simple. The second week comprised of Harissa chicken with Bulgar Wheat, this was delicious, i’m a huge fan of Harissa and i’d never had Bulgar Wheat before so was looking forward to seeing how it turned out. The Bulgar Wheat texture was great and once it had all of the flavours from the salad added to it it tasted great, I’ll certainly be using it as an accompaniment to food in the future, my only slight concern with the dish was the amount of lemon juice, i’d possibly turn that down a little next time. I also added half a corn on the cob (an extra 70 calories) as we had a...

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Hairy Dieters Book Week 1

Hairy Dieters Book Week 1

For those of you who know me you’ll know I got married back in April and that between booking the wedding in November and tying the knott I lost two stone in weight then put about half a stone back on, which I’ve since lost and I’m now aiming to loose another 2 stone. I did it with the help of The My Fitness Pal which logs the calories you are eating vs the exercise you are doing and keeps a log of everything . I also upped my exercise to going on my cross trainer 3 to 4 times a week for 45 minutes  and upped the setting on the cross trainer to the one with most resistance as well as trying to get out and do as much walking as possible The hardest thing for me is keeping mealtimes interesting and filling as well as healthy, It’s all to...

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