Thursday, January 12, 2012

Week 2 begins!

So its the first day of a new week and I've started well. Wednesdays always mean temptation from the food market beside where I work. Every stand has something delicious that is probably evil in propoints, and since I have a 3 course dinner out on friday night I have to be good this week. There is one stand, a Mediterranean one that does healthy stews, one in particular - chickpea and spinach. So i resisted all temptation and went for that, service with a small serving of cous cous. And it was delicious and so filling too. Will definitely be getting it again. They also do a chorizo and butterbean, which would be slightly higher in propoints, but prob worth it to have. Also feel good going for healthy choices, and it meant I had enough to treat myself to a mini twix this afternoon too.

Dinner tonight was creamy pasta with broccoli and ham. And I have to say it was delicious. Here goes for the reicpe :-) Made 2 portions so I have something easy to have after the gym tomorrow night.

120g pasta 12pp
4 thin slices or serrano or parma ham 4pp (pointed from the pack and the book)
25g parmesan cheese 5pp
3tbs ww cream 3pp
tenderstem broccoli
garlic crushed
salt & pepper
24 pp for recipe, 12 per portion

Cook your pasta in boiling water and add the broccoli for the last few minutes to cook. Drain when cooked and save some of the cooking water. Add back to the pot with a ladle of the water and add the garlic and ham (torn or cut to small pieces) and cook for 2 mins. Then stir in the cream, cheese and salt and pepper to taste and cook for a further 2-3 minutes until the creamy sauce thickens, stir trough the parsley and serve! 

Prob similar to a million other recipes out there, but its one of those things you could use any veg you have in the fridge and have it with or without the ham - or with chicken instead. Also  while it was nice with the ham still soft, you could also fry it up in some spray oil before adding to make it crispy too!

So tomorrow is another day, onwards and downwards shall we say! (I'm sure my enthusiasm for blogging will slow down and you won't be bored with a new post everyday for much longer, just on the interesting days!)


  1. I know that market stand, thank God it's there or it'd be 100 pp paella for me every Thursday lol! Your pasta looks yummy! Keep up the good work! :-)

  2. Oh that paella is amazing! Luckily there are always huge queues, so even if I was being tempted - i only get 30 mins lunch so dont have time to queue haha