New Beginnings!

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So, I thought that I would share with you a meal plan in which I have been loving and admittedly have not tried all of them. I actually decided to change up my lifestyle to make it more healthy as well as adding exercise to my daily routine. Some of these meals are traditional meals with a twist to make them more healthy. I found that making healthier choices actually improved my skin so I would suggest giving it a go! I found all of these recipes from the low calorie magazine which can be found in all good retailers.

For breakfast:

1.Smoked salmon and cream cheese crisp bread = 96 calories

This simple and easy breakfast is ready in 5 minutes and is very filling with very few calories. All you need it crisp breads, cucumber, cream cheese and smoked salmon! This breakfast is a great way to get full quick and easily. It also stops you having carbs such as bread too.

2. Cheesy sausage stuffed mushrooms = 97 calories

This recipe is so easy and al you need is some light cheese, sausages – you can either use cocktail sausages or proper sausages and just make sure you cook them before you stuff the mushroom! You’ll need an open cup mushroom and then literally just put the sausage and cheese in the mushroom and cook it until the cheese is melted.

3. Blueberry, banana and maple yoghurt crunch = 80 calories

Again, this is a simple recipe which is ready in 5 minutes and all you need is blueberries, fat-free natural yoghurt (you can use ones such a onken and the greek style yoghurt by Muller), maple syrup and some dried banana chips. Literally all you do for this is place all your ingredients into the bowl and you are done and ready to eat! This is just such a simple and healthy breakfast to start your day!

 

For Lunch:

1. Potato drop scones with poached egg = 145 calories

This is ready in 40 minutes but is well worth it! All you need is potatoes, eggs, baking powder, dried thyme, salt and pepper and some rocket leaves! Firstly, cook the potatoes and then mash them and leave aside to cool slightly. Then beat an egg into the mash with the baking powder and thyme. Fry for about 2-4 minutes each side until they turn golden. Then poach the remaining egg. Serve with rocket leaves and then its ready to eat! This is a healthy replacement lunch as it is easy to make and also does not include any unhealthy elements!

2. Creamy mushrooms on potato farl = 150 calories

This, again is quick and simple and only take 10 minutes to make! For this you will need: olive oil, button mushrooms, spring onion, quark, chives and 1 potato farm. For this recipe, all you need to do is saute the mushrooms and onions until soft. Remove from the heat and stir in the quark and chives. Then heat the potato farm according to the pack then place on a plate and top with the mushroom mixture and get ready to enjoy!!

3. Halloumi, carrot and bean tacos = 138 calories

Again, this recipe is ready in 10 minutes!! For this, you’ll need reduced-fat halloumi, flour tortilla circles, small carrot, spring onion, beans and a few salad leaves. So all you do for this easy recipe, is fry the halloumi and cook until you get grill lines. In a separate pan, heat a tortilla wraps and then mix together the carrot, spring onion snd spicy beans. Place the warm tortilla circles on the plate and then top with salad leaves! This is a great recipe for cheese lovers like me!

For Dinner:

1. Creamy courgette and honey roast ham ‘carbonara’ = 149 calories

Surprisingly, this is recipe is ready in 5 minutes and all you need is: creme fraiche, small garlic clove, serialised courgette, honey roast ham and grated cheese. Heat up the courgette however you would like, in a pan of boiling water is best, and then place them in a bowl and add the ham and cheese and cream. This dish is very simple and makes a great switch up to the original carbonara to make it more healthy and a better choice!!

2. Low-cal Cauli Pizza = 227 calories

This delicious dish is ready in only 35 minutes and is low calorie! This typical weekday dish can be mixed up to be a healthier option! All you need is cauliflower, 1 egg, cheese (mainly parmesan), chopped tomatoes, thickening granules, garlic and mozzarella. So, the first step is to cut the cauliflower into florets and blitz in a food processor until it looks like crumbs. Then, tip it into a bowl and add the egg, parmesan and thickening granules. Then, using a palette knife, spread the cauliflower mixture on the tray and bake for 10 minutes. Then, drain the tomatoes and spread them over the base, you could also use typical pizza topper. Chop the mozzarella and add any other toppings that you want then bake for a further 10 minutes until the cheese is melted!! This replacement pizza is a healthier option and also good for kids as, well they might never know!!

3. Bangers and butter bean mash = 246 calories

This delicious take on bangers and mash is ready in only 30 minutes and again is great for a midweek meal. All you’ll need is 2 low fat sausages, red onion, balsamic vinegar, skimmed milk, garlic, drained butter beans, gravy and chopped chives. All this recipe takes is for you to bake the sausages, preferably in the oven as this is the healthier way. Cook the onion and add the balsamic vinegar and cook for 5 minutes. Next, warm the milk in the pan with the garlic. Add a little salt and then the beans. Your dish is then ready and serve sprinkled with chives!

4. Steak tagliata = 

This delicious dish is ready in 25 minutes with a few simple steps! You’ll need some rump steak, spray of oil, parsley, garlic, zest of a lemon, cherry tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, red onion and a bag of rocket with some parmesan. Season the steak with some oil, parsley, garlic and Lemon zest and make sure the whole steak is covered. Put the tomatoes on a lined baking tray nd quirt with a spray of oil ns then roast. Soak the red onion in the juice of the lemon and add a pinch of salt. Sear the steak for 2 and a half minutes each side or however you like it and then set aside to rest. Arrange the rocket on the platter and then slice the steak and sprinkle on top along with the tomatoes onion and parmesan! There you have a replacement for your typical steak and chips but steak and salad instead!!

5. Skinny fish pie = 230 calories

This skinny fish pie is ready in 20 minutes and serves 4! All you’ll need is celeriac, cauliflower, smoked haddock or a fish pie mix, skimmed milk, raw prawns, cornflower, quark, spinach, chives, lemon zest, leek, reduced fat cheese. For this all you’ll need is to oil the celeriac in a pan of water, until tender and then mash. Whizz the cauliflower in a food processor and then empty into a bowl. Cover with cling film and microwave for 5-6 minutes. Mix these two together and add a little seasoning and then set aside. Gently poach the fish and milk until just opaque. Spoon the mix into 4 containers or one big dish and then add the prawns. Mix the cornflour with 100ml cold water and stir into the poaching milk. Cook until thick. Take off the heat and then add the quark, spinach, chives, lemon zest and black pepper and spoon over the fish. Steam the leek and top the fish with the mash, leek and cheese. Freeze before cooking and then cook straight from frozen for 50 minutes.

6. Naked Chicken Fajitas = 226 calories

For this twist on the classic dish you will need: mango, red onion, lime juice, corridander, salt and pepper, creme fraiche (Yeo valley) olive oil, red pepper, onion, free range chicken breast, fajita spice, shredded iceberg lettuce. So, for this all you need to do is combine the mango with onion, lime and half the coriander and a pinch of salt and pepper. In another bowl mix the remaining lime juice and the frariche and season. In a frying pan, heat the onion and the pepper and cook for 7-8 minutes on a high heat and then add the chicken and cook until the chicken has a heat of 70. Reduce the heat and sprinkle the blend over and cook for another 2 minutes. Serve with the shredded lettuce and mango salsa!!

For Drinking:

1. Kale, kiwi and apple juice = 131 calories

All you need for this delicious green juice is to blend one green apple, 1 kiwi, 100g kale, 250ml water, juice of a lime and also two pinches of grated ginger. It is that simple to make this healthy green juice that you can have on the go! Similar to this is the Innocent energy smoothies which are also delicious.

 

So I hope you guys found this interesting and if you haven’t already go and check out my youtube video also called New Beginnings. I deeply apologise for the late post but hope you guys enjoy it!!

 

 

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