Day one of Slimming World.
So I woke up today dreaming about being the skinnier healthy version of myself and then I realised that was a dream and I’m only on day one of my journey.
Yesterday I wrote a shopping list that I was really strict with both food wise and money wise! Budgeted £60 ish and it came to £36! I also wrote down some breakfast, lunch and tea ideas for the next month to ensure I stay on track and to give me inspiration if I feel as though my food is lacking imagination.
I will not be writing a blog about every day of my life during my slimming world journey but I thought the first day after my first weigh in would be nice to look back on in a few months time if I forget why I started.
Before work I had a green tea and a glass of water because I like to have my breakfast at work .
For breakfast I had one weetabix and one hi fi bar (Healthy extra B) with a mandarin muller light poured over the top and a coffee with my skimmed milk that I measured (Healthy extra A) and took to work with me in a pot.For elevenses I was a bit peckish so I had a hifi bar (three syns) with another cup of coffee, again with skimmed milk.
For lunch I had chicken legs (I took the skin off) salad, onions, beetroot and reduced fat cottage cheese. All of the above is free or super free so I felt good about that.
I was supposed to go out for tea for my step sisters birthday but I ended up working late with my mum. I decided that I was going to have jacket potato when I went out or salad but as I ended up staying in for tea I had spaghetti bolognese with cheese. Might seem really obvious but here is how I made my slimming world friendly Spag Bog!
Spag Bol Ingredients:
- Less than 5% fat mince (250g)
- Half a tub of tomato passata
- Half a tin chopped tomatoes
- Worcester sauce
- 25g lighter mature grated cheese (4 syns)
Method (Cooking time is approx 30 mins and feeds me twice!)
- Fry the mince until brown (I don’t even use fry light for the mince as juices come off it while you are frying)
- Add onions, carrots, peppers, mushrooms to the frying pan and brown off slightly.
- In a saucepan add half a tin of chopped tomatoes and half a tub of passata. Once hot add garlic, paprika and Worcester sauce.
- Add mince and vegetables to the sauce and leave to simmer while you cook your spaghetti.
- (Not going to teach you how to suck eggs but: boil water, add spaghetti, cook until done)
And there you have it.
For the sake of 4 syns I say have the cheese because then it really feels as though you are having a hearty meal! This meal also has a third speed food with the help of the onions, peppers, carrots, mushrooms because I pack them in and don’t uses as much mince so I can save that for another meal. Also the Worcester such is in place of the brown sauce I normally put in, gives it a real tang and flavour. The great thing about slimming world I think is your spices and a lot of cooking condiments like soy sauce, worcester sauce, vinegar etc are completely free and really can transform a boring meal into something you actually want to come home to!
Anyway finishing the day with a muller light and I’m taking the rest of this Spag Bol to work with me tomorrow to have for lunch because it was delicious. No cheese for lunch though!