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Low calorie recipes
Mon 7-Jul-14
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maggenpie
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Sue, the courgette lasagne sounds good. Thanks for that, I'll give it a try with some quorn or perhaps a black bean version I saw somewhere - if I can find it again. The topping is a great idea!

 

I've never fancied the cauliflower rice but you might have convinced me, Danuta. If you say it's delicious then I'll have a go.

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Mon 7-Jul-14
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Ruthie, the topping was really lovely, better than an ordinary cheese sauce, and much easier to make, of course.  You do have to make sure the courgette slices are sufficiently softened prior to assembly.....I didn't soften them quite enough and they stayed a bit crunchy.  Unless you like them like that.....

We had the cauliflower 'rice' stirfry today (I posted it in What are you cooking today?), very nice.

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Mon 7-Jul-14
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My salad lunch today was quite low in calories, although avocados do have more than some fruits. It contained half an apple, some walnuts and raisins, segments from half a grapefruit and half an avocado. The dressing was just the juice from the grapefruit. I had a slice of bread with it and found it quite filling.

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Tue 8-Jul-14
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Have to start having a Salad Lunch too, Chris, but without the Bread, you need some sort of Protein with it though, like Tuna or hard boiled Egg. Used to do this, with a piece of Fruit to follow, it really helps when your weight is sticking.

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I like tuna and hard boiled eggs (and I have difficulty using up a dozen eggs as it is) so I should definitely add one or other of these to my salads. I have gone off soups at the moment (my usual lunch) as it is so hot.

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If you take the Yolk out of the Egg, you are eating no Calories, all Protein.  I am not keen on hard boiled Yolk, anyway.

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I have often made lasagne with courgettes Sue, I never soften them beforehand but I like the "bite", i have recently been making it with dry soya mince. I also never make a cheese sauce I top with a pot of low fat creme fraiche and a sprinkle of cheese

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Sat 19-Jul-14
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 Wish I could get crème fraiche here! I have to substitute with sour cream but it isn't the same.

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Lots of creme fraiche here but no sour cream or proper whipping cream.

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can you get fromage frais Chris, that works as  a good substitute for creme fraiche

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Sun 20-Jul-14
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You can make your own sour cream, it just needs to be acidified , lemon juice would work, citric acid does the same job- can be bought from wine making shops.

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Wed 23-Jul-14
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Raw soup, low calories: HERE.

I'll try that again!

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Had a quick look at this site.  Shall look more closely later when we return from OH's appointment at the hospital following his eye op.

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