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Banting week 90

Morning

Here’s our menu from last week, I hope it helps you to make good food choices 😉

It was Valentine’s Day and we cooked our own meal at home, delicious pork belly and a little treat for dessert. I’m really not good at frosting cakes so don’t judge my little cakes 😉

You’ll see a few repeat meals that is because I like using leftovers, it really saves a lot of time and when it comes to the fish pie it’s just because it’s so damn good. Wednesday was one of those days where I needed three meals, I was feeling hungry the whole day even though I knew that there was no way that I was truly hungry.

We made a trip to the fresh produce market again, just a little trip, this time 😉 And we were lucky to find some nice avocados at a reasonable price. As I was perusing the selection of veggies my nose caught the send of mangoes and I just couldn’t resist. This doesn’t usually happen, I’m usually strong-willed when it comes to food, but if you could smell those ripe, little mangoes you would have understood. So we had one each with yogurt on Saturday. Please don’t go out and eat fruit just because I did, I rarely have fruit other than berries, I don’t even have berries once a month and by now I can stop myself from having too much.

You might have noticed that I now have made the switch to drinking black coffee only. I really enjoy it, just one problem is that I some days drink more than two cups. My weight loss was good this week 1, 4 kg so I’ve almost lost all the weight that I picked up over Christmas. Once again picking up the weight was so not worth it.

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Have a good week everyone 😉

Monday:

  • Breakfast (9h00) – Scrambled eggs, fried Brinjal/mushroom, tomato mix, 2 pieces bacon and black coffee.
  • Lunch – Skipped
  • Dinner (17h15) – Mince filled gem squash with cheese and black coffee.

Tuesday:

  • Breakfast (8h00) – Zucchini and pepper quiche with pork spek and black coffee.
  • Lunch – Skipped
  • Dinner (17h30) – Pork belly with tomato chutney, pumpkin and feta bake and curried cabbage.
  • DessertChocolate heart cake with pink cream cheese frosting. Black coffee.

Wednesday:

  • Breakfast (09h30) Scrambled eggs with curried cabbage and bacon. Black coffee.
  • Lunch (12h30) – Cheddar tuna melt sandwich (psyllium husk pancake as base) and black coffee.
  • Dinner (17h30) – Roast paprika chicken, carrots, brusselsprouts, broccoli and black coffee.

Thursday:

  • Breakfast (9h20) – Mushroom & spring onion quiche, bacon and half an avo. Black coffee.
  • Lunch – Skipped
  • Dinner (17h30) – Fish pie with mayo and spinach with peppers & feta. Black coffee.

Friday:

  • Breakfast – Skipped
  • Lunch (11h45) – Fish pie with mayo and fried Brinjal/mushroom/tomato mix and black coffee.
  • Dinner (18h00) Curried pork stew with green beans & peppers on cabbage rice. Black coffee.

Saturday:

  • Breakfast (10h25) – Bacon, mushroom, tomato omelette and yogurt with a little mango. Black coffee
  • Lunch – Skipped
  • Dinner (17h45) – Roast chicken and a green salad with sauerkraut & avo. Black coffee.

Sunday:

  • Breakfast (9h30) – Coconut & seed porridge with xylitol and butter. Black coffee
  • Lunch – Skipped
  • Dinner (16h40) – Pork chop, brusselsprouts, bacon & Brinjal bake and avo salad. Black coffee.

 

How To:

  • Psyllium husk pancake: 1 Tbsp. psyllium husk powder, 1 egg, 2 Tbsp. cream, quarter teaspoon baking powder. Mix all together and fry over medium heat. For a sweet pancake add a bit of xylitol or other allowed sweetener.
  • Tomato chutney: 1 small onion, 2 medium tomato, salt & pepper, sprinkling of chilli flakes, olive oil for frying, some water and xylitol to taste. Chop the onion and tomato and fry on a medium heat in olive oil along with the chilli flakes and seasoning, add a little water (I didn’t measure, you don’t want it too runny) add xylitol to taste. Let it reduce and thicken on low heat. When cooked I just gave it a quick blitz with the stick blender as I didn’t want a paste I wanted it a little chunky. You might get better recipes online but this was just one of my thrown together recipes.
  • Coconut & seed porridge: Another one of my thrown together recipes, if you like Maltabella (only in South Africa I think) porridge you will like this one.Half a cup of each of the following seeds grounded using a coffee grinder, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, sunflower seeds. (For the following I used a normal dessert spoon not a measuring spoon) 4 heaped tablespoons desiccated coconut, 2 heaped tablespoons cinnamon, 2 heaped tablespoons coconut flour. Half a teaspoon salt, boiled water (didn’t measure) and half a cup of cream (you can use more). Butter and xylitol for serving. Mix all the dry ingredients, then add boiled water and stir until it has a porridge consistency. Cook covered over medium heat for about 10 minutes, it will bubble like normal maize or oats porridge does. Add in the cream and let it heat through until it starts to bubble again. Serve with lots of butter and some xylitol. It makes enough for 4 adults.

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