Hi, Earlier this year I did really well on the 5:2 plan, eating lots of salads and fruit BUT now winter is a coming these foods just don't do it for me and I haven't dared get back on the scales but my clothes are saying it's bad news. Please can anyone suggest any suitable warming items??
You could make a really nice vegetable soup that should be pretty low calorie that you could have for lunch. Maybe carrot, onion, celery, etc and some stock. No potatoes or maybe just a v small one if you need to thicken it slightly. Or I made a really nice carrot and coriander soup when I was doing 5:2 earlier this year and it was really low cal.
Then for dinner the vegetable curry (recipe is linked to quite near the start of the recipe thread I think) is v warming and low cal. You could do a veggie stew with maybe a small amount of turkey or chicken in it. I would have a large bowl without any rice or carbs.
Golden veg soup in the Hairy Bikers' Diet book is fab - the first book, not the most recent one - it's an unutterable pain peeling butternut squash but each portion is 102 cals. I love the lentil tikka masala recipe in the Fast Day Diet Book - really easy to make, 218 cals or add an extra 120 for a Sainsburys BGTY small nan bread - spicy, filling and I often eat it on non- fast days too. Kelly's salmon recipe is great too - same book. Absolutely agree about eggs - one of my fast day staples is a 2 egg omelette with red onion and a tiny bit of St Agur cheese, with a huge green salad and a bit of balsamic.