Saturday, 23 February 2013

A peak into my food diary.

What I love about Weight Watchers is that it has taught me to take the time out to prepare meals, and think about what is going in them.

This week I have eaten lots of nice things; discovering cottage cheese for one, I've had it for lunch for the past 4 days - I might be a little bit addicted! It's so low in points and yummy! And you can get it with lots of different flavors - a favourite of mine is with onion & chive. I've been having it with tuna salad for work. Fabulously low in points!

Another point saver I have found this week to curb those afternoon sweet tooth cravings is sugar free jelly! Why I haven't thought of this before I will never know. But it's great especially in the late afternoon in work.

One of my favourite meals I've cooked this week (I've actually made it 3 times!!) is Thai red curry. Thai food is notoriously high in points because of the coconut milk. But it is possible to make is quite low in points.


This serves 1. But you could adapt it to however many you are cooking for.
Propoints - 8.

1/3 can coconut milk light
Red thai paste - I used Sainsburys own
Red pepper
40g (dried) wholegrain brown basmati rice (or whatever rice you fancy)
you can put in what ever veg you like!

Put the rice on to boil - I tend to do this about 5 minutes before I start the curry so it's all ready at the same time.
Put the paste in a sauce pan and add the coconut milk.
Allow this to warm and then add the veg - if you wanted to increase the propoints you could add some chicken or prawns works well.
Allow this to cook through for about 15 minutes.
And this is what my finished result looked like:

And tasted utterly scrumptious!!

If you follow me on twitter or instagram you've probably already seen these as I've gone a bit crazy lately with posting what I'm eating.

This week had been really good on track wise until last night and the wine kept on flowing, I'm also out for an Indian tonight - although I've pre ordered what I'm having; Prawn Saag & Pilau Rice 28 points. It means I've used some of my activity points this week but hopefully WI on Tuesday will be OK.

I did do my last long run on Wednesday before the Bath Half Marathon next Sunday!! The 10 miles on Wednesday were hard, but I pushed through and felt good afterwards! I'm running for The Meningitis Research Foundation if you want to take a look at my just giving page it can be found  here.

Hope you are all having good weeks & enjoying your weekends!

Lots of love



  1. Looks fab.
    Keep up the amazing work.
    Proud of you x

  2. Good luck at the half marathon! Sugar free jelly is a damn good idea; I think I'll be kitting out my lunchbox with some in the future :)