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40thisisit Sun 27-Oct-13 18:03:04

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 sad 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??

SunnyUpNorth Sun 27-Oct-13 19:04:44

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.

You could still also do things like stir fries.

MelanieCheeks Mon 28-Oct-13 13:11:52

The answer is always eggs! Scramble or omelette, with mushrooms, spinach, tomato added. Tonight I'm making a mushroom stroganoff.

WilsonFrickett Thu 31-Oct-13 09:51:22

The chicken puttenesca in the 5:2 recipe book is brilliant, they also have a couple of recipes for stews and there's even one for a cottage pie - worth getting it from the library and having a browse?

Also a big vote from me for soup, stew, spice and eggs. I made a lovely veggie curry last night for 120 cals. I think protein is the key in making things feel more satisfying when it's cold.

Talkinpeace Thu 31-Oct-13 21:52:42

Soups, stews, stir fries, spanish omelette, moussaka without the white sauce, baked fish in tomatoey sauces with steamed veg
lots of wonderful hearty meals

BillNighyfan Thu 31-Oct-13 23:21:13

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.

fussychica Fri 01-Nov-13 12:33:44

Waitrose venison burgers (157 cals each) with veg or their chilli salmon filo parcels about 207 cals I think.

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