I need to lose a lot of weight, and dh and I are going to make a real effort in the new year - it's difficult right now because his mum is terminally ill with cancer and unlikely to be alive by Christmas, so he is spending a lot of time down there with her (and with work), so we are living in limbo, and not planning things well - and this extends to cooking.
One of my problems with losing weight is lack of inspiration about healthy meals - I plan each week's menu ahead, and then shop for the things I need, but I tend to find that, when I sit down to make the menu and the shopping list, my mind goes blank, and I can't think of anything to cook - so I fall back on my repertoire of a few meals, and too many of those are not really healthy ones.
So I'd like to pick all your brains - and I thought maybe a thread where we share our healthy family meal recipes would be useful.
I'll kick off with my current favourite - teriyaki chicken stirfry with rice noodles.
I mix soy sauce, grated fresh ginger, five spice, runny honey (not too much), a dash of sesame oil and some orange juice. In half of this, I marinade cubed chicken - I use boneless, skinless thighs as it has more flavour, I think.
Then I stirfry a finely sliced red onion, sliced red and yellow peppers, sugar snap peas and baby corn, add the chicken, the rice noodles and the rest of the marinade, and stir fry until hot all through.
I'm exactly the same, I have a few meals that we have every week!
I'm not a very good cook so make bog standard basic meals but I've been looking through the slimming world magazine and they have some delicious looking things!
My favourite (healthy!) meal is tortilla pizzas. Just a tortilla wrap with tomato purée and whatever topping you fancy (my favourite is onion, peppers and a little bit of goats cheese) with a huge salad and slimming world potato wedges. Tasty and doesn't feel like "diet food"