The Fast Diet, Meal Planning Monday and
Tiger Prawn Curry with Basmati Rice (5:2 Diet)
I am back on my Monday Meal Plans……things all went awry in December and over the Festive period, but I have decided to more disciplined, as much as I can be disciplined, and attempt to plan ahead. My weekly meal plans are made easier by the fast that I am still following the 5:2 Diet and have two so-called “Fast Days” a week; this means two days of eating a maximum of 500 calories (and 600 calories for men), and I have to say that I am finding it all rather easy, sorry to sound so smug! I have been so busy lately, what with Christmas and travelling, as well as writing and recipe developing OFF the blog, and it is easy to get distracted; plus, I have to admit to eating a packet of crumpets and two post-New Year buffet pork pies as my daily meals one day last week, so busy was I! So, it’s time to buckle down and be organised, and today I bring you my FIRST Meal Planning Monday post, as well as a LOVELY new recipe, Tiger Prawn Curry with Basmati Rice, a “Fake Away Take Away” meal with only 250 calories per portion WITH rice! As I did last year, I am linking up with Mrs M’s Meal Planning Monday with my plan, such a great idea to share meal plans, as well as pick up new ideas. The recipe for my rather lush Tiger Prawn Curry with Basmati Rice is at the bottom of this post and I am also sharing the two-day meal plans for my fast days, so, if YOU are following the 5:2 Diet, also known as The Intermittent Diet and The Fast Diet, then hopefully my calorie counted days will help. That’s all for now, on to my plan and recipes, I hope all of my readers have a great week! Karen
Monday 14th January:
Breakfast: Cheese & Tomato Breakfast Omelette = 170 calories
Lunch: Roast Tomato & Garlic Soup (Hot version and minus ice cubes!) = 70 cals
Dinner: Tiger Prawn Curry with Basmati Rice = 250 cals
Pudding: Portion of sugar-free jelly = 8 cals
Total: 498 calories
Leftovers of “Sunday Lunch” Chicken, Sausage and Vegetable Hotpot
Breakfast: Blueberry & Oat Pancakes with Cinnamon = 190 cals
Lunch: Low Calorie Highland Stew Recipe without sausage = 125 cals
Tea: Vegetarian Red Pepper, Lentil and Cheese Pâté (Spread) with 2 crispbreads = 180 cals
Total: 495 calories
Fish on Friday: Creamy Salmon and Orange Pasta with Mixed Herbs
OR a new salmon recipe, not sure yet, but it will be salmon!
Tiger Prawn Curry with Basmati Rice (5:2 Diet) Recipe
Please note that this recipe serves FOUR people, so the calories are per PORTION!
I am also entering this into Javelin Warrior’s Made with Love Monday – as this curry was made with love!