My next target is to get to my half-way goal - a 35lb loss - and I'm going to focus on that.
A few weeks ago I wrote about how important it is to eat a healthy breakfast and the same people have sent me some wholegrain recipes that are healthy and filling. Wholegrain are generally low GI and can keep you feeling fuller for longer. This can therefore reduce the desire to snack and as a consequence help to manage a healthy weight, and I'm all for that. I'll post one recipe each week, and the first one is on my list of meals for this week.
CHINESE BEEF STIR FRY WITH WILD RICE
Prep time: 10 minutes
Calories: 431 kcals
Saturated fat: 2.71g
200g brown & wild rice blend
2 sirloin steaks/lean beef (475g), cut into strips
2 tbsp Chinese 5 spice powder
2 tbsp rapeseed oil
1 red pepper, sliced
2 carrots, cut into matchsticks
125g savoy cabbage, shredded
2 tbsp soy sauce
Cost per serving: £1.28
Cook the rice according to pack instructions and drain.
Meanwhile, mix the beef and 5 spice powder together. Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan and fry the beef for 3 minutes. Add the pepper and carrot and stir fry for a further 3 minutes. Stir in the cabbage and soy sauce and stir fry for a further 2 minutes. Serve immediately on top of the rice.
Use brown rice mixed with some chopped spring onions as an alternative to the brown and wild rice blend.
So, how has your week been? Let me know how you're getting on, and if you leave a link to your blog post I'll add it into the body of this blog post so that other people can read it too. Good luck for this week, and don't forget to keep your eye on the long term goal - a healthier you!