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Need a healthy, guilt-easing but filling meal idea for tonight...

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Wibblewobbles Thu 23-Mar-17 15:35:58

I just ate an entire pack of chocolate covered raisins and now feeling a bit guilty and slightly queasy from all the sugar...

However I'm 7 months pregnant so can't just have a salad for dinner to make up for it - it needs to be something filling or I'll be raiding the fridge/cupboard all evening! But I feel the urge to have something healthy... Home alone with toddler tonight as husband is working late so should also be something fairly easy!

I'm thinking maybe baked sweet potato but not sure what fillings go well with sweet potato as opposed to ordinary jacket spud.

Any other ideas?!

Blondie1984 Thu 23-Mar-17 17:26:23

One of the things I like is chickpeas in a spicy tomato sauce - I either go for Indian spices (chilli,ginger,garlic,cumin,turmeric etc) or more Mediterranean with smoked hot paprika, garlic - and an egg on the side (I aim for poached but haven't mastered the art yet!)

What have you got in the fridge and cupboards?

AdaColeman Thu 23-Mar-17 17:28:55

Spanish omelette, quick, easy, uses up bits and bobs.

Zampa Thu 23-Mar-17 17:30:02

The Body Coach has an amazing, very filling recipe called Tomatoes, eggs and chorizo.

The chorizo is cooked in the pan so fine whilst pregnant.

It's very healthy and so delicious.

toffeeboffin Thu 23-Mar-17 17:41:39

Sweet potato is great with feta and roasted veg.

Scribblegirl Thu 23-Mar-17 17:43:33

My absolute favourite recipe of all time is Jamie Oliver hit and run chicken - I'll try and find online.....

Scribblegirl Thu 23-Mar-17 17:45:13

www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/chicken-recipes/hit-n-run-traybaked-chicken/

Voila. It is my favourite meal EVER

TwentyCups Thu 23-Mar-17 17:47:45

Make a curry! Lentil and tomato curry:

One onion and two garlic cloves
One red pepper diced
Turmeric, coriander and chilli powder.
Fry til soft then add 1 cup red lentils, one tin tomatoes and cover with bpiled water.
Add two handfuls of spinach when nearly cooked.

Really warming, hearty and healthy!

PutThatPomBearBack Fri 24-Mar-17 11:30:42

Spicy tomato and lentil soup with tiger bread.

BlueChampagne Fri 24-Mar-17 12:27:39

Massive veg soup with carbs or with baked potato on the side.

Crunchyside Fri 24-Mar-17 15:33:07

Thanks for these ideas! In the end I ran out of time to go to the shops so had to make do with what I had in - made a sort of veggie shepherds pie with a mix of sweet potato and normal potato mash. But it wasn't entirely vegetarian as I spiked it with a couple of big tablespoons of leftover bolognese sauce, for flavour...! Definitely felt healthy though smile

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