After my blood tests, my diet sort of fell apart. I just gave up. I was feeling like what is the point of all this if the main reason I started is not working. We have our freezer cooking weekend, coming up and I was very ready to throw it all in. I have to admit…it does cost us more to buy the diet stuff than to buy the food we normally buy. It was very tempting. I had all my recipes ready and was about to make the shopping list…and then a little voice said:
“You have been feeling so good about being smaller, you are at you pre-pregnancy weight, don’t you want to go all the way?”
I know my cholesterol did not really excite me. I do have to go do a proper test (when I am psyched to do it again, I am not there yet). The reality is that my cholesterol may never get better, no matter what I eat.
I have 10kgs to lose and it is taking very long to lose these 10kgs. So I need to not give up hope and just stick with it for now.
I agreed with hubby that I will look over my recipes again and I will make diet friendly freezer meals for all of us. My challenge (which I look forward to), is to make sure that our grocery budget remains within reason. So my rough ides for now:
- Baked chicken wings. Why do chicken wings cost so much per kilo?
- Venison lasagne with aubergine replacing pasta and my cauliflower white sauce.
- Crustless spinach and mushroom quiche with homemade cheese and eggs replacing the custard bit (that thing that holds it all together).
- Egg and veggie (pepper, onions, broccoli, mushrooms) muffins (for grab and go breakfasts). Do not use brown mushrooms here. Only white button. The brown ones tend to make the muffin look brown and disgusting.
- Pot roasted chicken and veggies.
- Cabbage and mutton curry (reminds me of home).
- Butter chicken with homemade yoghurt replacing the cream. I will have flaxseed and sunflower rotis to go with it.
- Samp and beans with lamb. This is a whole meal by itself, not the dry samp that you see in the shops.
- Homemade fish cakes made with flaxseed “bread” crumbs.
- Venison and peas in a tomato based curry without any potatoes. Hubby and HB can cook rice that day to go with it.
- Beans curry made with cow peas. Again, no potatoes.
- Veggie soup.
- Maybe a veggie pizza, if I feel like it.
- Plain roast veggies which we can toast in a jaffle with cream cheese. I love jaffles…but the bread is not allowed, I will have to use my own flax or sunflower bread.
I have left off the pies because I have no suitable replacement for the puff pastry. I am not keen on cauliflower mash or rice. It smells strange.
I am open to suggestions.