All posts tagged: low calorie

Beef Rendang + low calorie series

Here’s the first post in my new low calorie series! How exciting! Wee, woo! My mum used to make beef rendang pretty often when I was young. It’s one of those meals that are really homely and filling. It is originally an Indonesian meal that uses big chunks of steak cooked in the thick curry paste and left to slow cook for an hour or so until the curry is slightly dry and thick. This recipe I’m posting is not 100% authentic because I’m optimising it to fit into a low calorie meal plan and to be quicker to make. Instead of thick chunks of steak, the recipe calls for thin stir fry strips which are much faster to cook and lower in fat and therefore calories. I just use a beef rendang curry paste, you can find it in your local supermarket. At Coles and Woolworths it’s in the same section with all the other Asian curry pastes. The vegetables I chose for this recipe are carrots, broccoli, green beans and a bit of …

Porridge with banana, cinnamon & brown sugar + low calorie series

Porridge is one of those delicious, warming breakfasts you HAVE to eat in Winter. It’s filling, warm, nutritious and best of all it only takes 90 seconds if you use the instant oat packs. This fits right into my low calorie series for breakfast. Here’s a super simple recipe for my favourite way to eat porridge! Per serve Calories 245 Carbohydrates 41g Fat 5g Protein 9g Porridge with banana, cinnamon and brown sugar (serves 1) – One sachet of Uncle Toby’s instant oats, plain – 1/2 banana, sliced – 1/2 cup skim milk – sprinkle of cinnamon – 1 tsp brown sugar Method. 1. In a small bowl combine the oats and milk. Microwave for 90 seconds. 2. Add the sugar and stir well. Top with banana and cinnamon. Enjoy!

Sausages & mash + low calorie series

Who doesn’t love some sausages and mashed potato for dinner? I know I do. I know I freaking love sausages and mashed potato. And if you know someone who doesn’t, I don’t want to know them. Don’t introduce them to me please. ALERT: This meal is so easy. It feels like you’ve had a big naughty, filing, cozy meal when actually it’s the opposite. One serve of this meal is only 222 calories!!! Let’s put that into perspective: 2 slices of thin, white bread are 147 calories. This WHOLE meal is only 222!! Let that sink in. Gravy. Mashed potato. Sausages. 222 calories. Ugh, I died and went to mashed potato heaven. The real stinker here though, is the two ingredients I use that make this so low calorie. If you live in Australia, head to Coles and check out their Simply Less range, chicken sausages. For two sausages it’s only 117 calories, compared to Coles thin BBQ beef sausages which are 157 calories for one! While you’re at Coles you need to pick up …

Low calorie series + life update

Over the next few weeks I’ll be doing a low calorie series special! I’ll be posting some really delicious recipes under 400 calories each that can be part of your weekly meal prep and healthy lifestyle. I’ll also include a few posts about what I eat in a typical day. All my recipes will include the calories, carbohydrate, protein and fat amounts and a link to MyFitnessPal for the exact nutritional break down and so you can log the recipe without having to input it yourself. Some of the recipes I’ll be featuring include: A super delicious Portuguese chicken curry (339 cal) Traditional sausages and mash (222 cal) Beef Rendang (369 cal) Easy banana, cinnamon and brown sugar porridge Foolproof roasted vegetables Calorie amounts are per serving. I have not sacrificed any flavour whatsoever in making these meals low calorie, it’s about proper serving sizes, including vegetables and making healthy swaps. In other news I made a super amazingly delicious croquembouche for my boyfriend’s mum’s birthday. If you’re not sure what that is, it’s basically …