Thursday, November 12, 2015

Semolina and Spinach Congee

around 55 calories

Bring 2 cups water to a boil.
Add 1 cup finely chopped spinach (20 cal) and 1 tbsp well (dry) roasted semolina (35 cal), along with some grated ginger, green chilli, salt, asafoetida powder and simmer until semolina is cooked.
Drink it hot like a congee.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Carrot Coriander soup for breakfast or lunch : 57 calories

Equipment required: Small pressure cooker

85 gram sliced carrot (1 medium carrot, peeled)
65 gram diced pumpkin (2 medium slices of a disco pumpkin, peeled and seeds removed)
1.5 cups water
3 cloves garlic
1/4 cup chopped coriander
rock salt 
Pressure cook all of the above for 2-3 whistles.
Remove when cooled and blend with some more coriander leaves.
Add lots of black pepper and simmer with some more water
Makes a large 400 ml mug of soup

Calories 57
Fiber 4 g
Protein 1.4 g

You can reduce the coriander quantity if you wish, but it adds a ton of flavour in the absence of using any oil or butter. Quite a filling mug to tide over breakfast and lunch.
You can make double the quantity and drink a mug each during breakfast and lunch time - damages of 115 calories only, leaving you 375+ for dinner.

Monday, March 16, 2015

3 egg white omelette - 78 calories 5:2 recipe

100 gram Eggwhites 50 cals
60 gram red bell pepper 19 cals
30 gram onion 12 cals 
made without any oil on Asahi Kasei foil
78 calories 

Today's count
Morning coffee- 18 cal
Tea- 12 cal
Tea - 24 cal
Lunch- 160 cal
Dinner - 78 cal

292 cal out of possible 500 so far.
Probably have enough for a homemade hot chocolate :)

Zucchini and tofu stew - 5:2 recipe - 160 calories

100 gram zucchini-16 cal
75 gram tofu -100 cal
35 gram bell pepper- 10 cal
1 jalapeno - 4 cal
1 tbsp Splitz tomato paste - 20 cal
1 garlic clove 
1/4 tsp oil -10 cal

160 calories

Heat oil, fry garlic, add all ingredients and saute until tofu is golden.
Add salt, turmeric powder, pinch of red chilli powder, 1 cup water and simmer for 2-3 minutes 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Back to 5:2 in the new year - Recipe for Yogurt-Salad ~120 cals

Dahi-Veggies Chaat or a Yogurt-Veggie Salad
Makes for a good lunch, easy to carry to work too, you can mix up the ingredients before eating

100 gram yogurt - 58cal
1/2 cucumber (87gram) 10 cal
small onion (40gram) 18 cal
a piece of capsicum (30gram) 6 cal
homemade green chutney (2 tsp) 10 cal (rough estimate)
1/2 tsp of sweet chutney (Dr.Oetkar's / FunFood)~10 cal

Total of 114 cal for a medium bowl full of veggies and yogurt
You can omit the sweet chutney but it makes it more fun. 
I had this for lunch today. 

My schedule since morning:
1 cup tea with 2-3 tsp of milk ~10 cal
1 mug coffee with 4 tbsp /60ml milk ~38 cal
1 cup tea with 4 tsp milk ~12 cal

I have 320 cal left for dinner - phew :)