Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Baked Cod & Chickpeas

This recipe was one I threw together last Tuesday when I just wanted something quick, warm and healthy! I had gotten absolutely drenched walking home after a very long day of work and I was so tempted to just pick up the phone and call a takeaway. Instead I threw this together and the result was so delicious I will be absolutely be making this again. 

Serves: 4
Propoints per Serving: 6 propoints
4 Cod fillets - roughly 120g each
1 can chickpeas
1 tin chopped tomatoes
1tbsp tomato purree
1 red pepper
1 onion
4 cloves garlic crushed
handful of button mushrooms
2 tsp hot paprika
2 tsp sweet paprika
1 tsp cayenne
1/2 tsp sugar
salt and pepper
2 tsp olive oil

Preheat the oven to 180C.

Chop the onions and pepper and slice the mushrooms. Heat the oil over a medium head and fry the onions until soft. Add the peppers and garlic, turn down the heat, cover and cook until the peppers are soft stirring occasionally. Add the mushrooms and cook for a further 2-3 minutes. 

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Christmas Challenge - The End is Here!!

We made it! I don't know about you but December has really just disappeared into a total blur! I have had a really stressful final week and I have had a good few slip ups, but for the most part I managed to stay on plan. I was down 1.5lbs in my final week bringing my total loss for this challenge to 11lbs. I didn't make the full stone but I'm pretty happy with how I've done.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Christmas Challenge: Penultimate Weigh In

We're into the final stretch now! Just over a week to go until Santa arrives and only one more official weigh until Christmas. After my rocky start to last week I managed to pull things back completely and lost 1.5lbs this week. I was on top form, tracked every mouthful and planned every meal. I was on the top of my game.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Chicken Leek & Cider Pie

I am going to preface this recipe by saying it divided opinion in my home. My boyfriend was not a fan at all and I really like it. There were a few tweaks I would make if I were making it again (which I am including in the below) but I thought the flavour was really good. It was really easy to make and who doesn't love a good pie.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Christmas Challenge: Weigh In 12

We're entering the final stretch, only 2 more weigh ins until Christmas so its time to really make it count! I had my work Christmas part this week, and in addition I had a couple of unplanned events hit me this week and I was up half a pound. I also used up all of my new weeklies yesterday in my hungover state yesterday so I am starting out this week a little behind. I did manage to drag myself to the supermarket yesterday, in part to buy pizza, garlic bread and a donut to feed my hangover, but it means the kitchen is stocked. I wasn't quite with it enough to make soup for the week in work but I did manage a trip to Dunnes today without giving into my craving for a massive chicken fillet roll and have enough food to keep me going and on plan.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Christmas Challenge: Weigh In 11! Hello December

We're into the home straight now! December is here and there is only 3 more weigh in's left until Christmas Day hits! I am happily down half a pound this week. With 3 weigh ins left I do not think I am going to achieve my target of getting back to my goal weight by Christmas Day, however I am not giving up. I have 3 weeks to get as close as possible.