Low Calorie Lunch – Huevos Rancheros (GF)

A delicious low calorie lunch full of healthy ingredients.  Fresh, filling and gluten free.

  • Total calories: 327
  • Total carbs: 30g
  • Total protein: 21g
  • Syns on Slimming World: free

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Ingredients:

  • 1 medium carrot
  • 1/2 diced red or yellow pepper
  • 30g diced onion
  • 100g tinned tomatoes
  • 2 cups of chopped kale
  • pinch of cumin
  • pinch of paprika
  • Frylight
  • 2tsp garlic puree
  • 2 large sized eggs

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius.
  2. Fry the onion, peppers, carrot, paprika and cumin in Frylight for a few minutes until softened.
  3. Add the tomatoes, garlic and 50ml of water.  Bring to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in the kale.
  5. Make a well in the middle of the mixture and crack the eggs into it.IMG_20170502_120626
  6. Put the pan in the oven for 5 minutes.  I put mine in a Pyrex dish as my frying pan has a plastic handle and can’t go in the oven.
  7. Serve.

 

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Want more inspiration?  You might like Quick Low Calorie Lunch: Salmon, egg and spinach plate (GF).

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100 Extra Easy Days – Book review

(Just so you know – this is a genuine review.  I bought the book myself and have not received money for writing this post)

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Title: 100 Extra Easy Days

Publisher: Slimming World

Date: 2010

Price: £3.50

I bought this book for some mid-week inspiration, especially for lunch ideas for work.  It is a pocket-sized book but is packed full of recipes.  It covers a variety of categories: gastro pub; everyday easy; food in a flash; simple family food; eating in; accelerate your success; going global; best of British; prepare and go; and cosy and comforting.

In addition there’s a brief description of how the plan works and a useful section showing syn suggestions (for those extra nice things!).

I can’t see anyone completely following this for 100 days and doing the breakfasts, lunches and dinners as set out.  It isn’t designed to be followed that way but I suppose you could if you wanted to!  I like to flick through the different sections to choose new ideas when I need some inspiration.  Instead of reaching for another Pasta n Sauce I can reach for this instead!

I can’t list all the 300 meals here, so I thought I’d give examples of meals from each section to give you an idea of the contents.

Breakfast: brunch ham & egg wrap,  bangers & beans, fruity porridge, mushroom omelette, cinnamon French toast with banana

Lunch: five bean salad, grazing board, Moroccan tabbouleh salad, burger & wedges, chicken tikka sandwich

Dinner: pasta with spinach and bacon, homemade mustard sausages & colcannon, beef & black bean stir-fry, lamb chops with mint yoghurt, beef curry & rice

Most of the recipes are very easy to follow and only a few have detailed instructions to follow.  If any ingredients are healthy ‘a’ or ‘b’ choices or have a low syn value these are clearly shown.

I would recommend this book for anyone after inspiration.  It’s not the most advanced cookbook on the market but is great for quick ideas.

Recipes: 4/5, Price: 5/5, Ease of use: 5/5, Variety: 4/5

Overall 4.5/5