Using Christmas Dinner Leftover Carrots for a 5:2 Diet Soup: Smoky Carrot & Coriander Soup with Croutons

Using Christmas Dinner Leftover Carrots for a 5:2 Diet Soup: Smoky Carrot & Coriander Soup with Croutons

Using Christmas Dinner Leftover Carrots for a 5:2 Diet Soup: Smoky Carrot & Coriander Soup with Croutons Without being boring, as well as being predictable, diets are very topical after the blow-out sessions over the festive period, and as I have lost so much weight on the 5:2 diet over the last year, I will… 

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Meal Planning Monday: 5:2 Diet Soups and Stews for Winter – Recipes and Meal Plans

Low Calorie Scotch Broth Vegetarian

Meal Planning Monday: 5:2 Diet Soups and Stews for Winter – Recipes and Meal Plans – I have been a bit lazy with my meal plans lately, but I do have a weekly plan for most of the time, even if it is only in my head! However, as I continue to lose weight following… 

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A Simple & Elegant Low-Calorie Lunch: Lemon & Herb Poached Salmon Recipe (5:2 Diet)

A Simple & Elegant Low-Calorie Lunch: Lemon & Herb Poached Salmon Recipe (5:2 Diet)

A Simple & Elegant Low-Calorie Lunch: Lemon & Herb Poached Salmon Recipe (5:2 Diet) I LOVE salmon, I use salmon in my meal plans regularly and have a large and diverse selection of salmon recipes on Lavender and Lovage. I also find it perfect for simple low-calorie recipes on the 5:2 diet for fast days… 

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Vintage Ice Cream Parlours, Ice Cream Vans and Shatin Heights Hotel Ice Cream Soda! (5:2 Recipe)

Vintage Ice Cream Parlours, Ice Cream Vans and Shatin Heights Hotel Ice Cream Soda! (5:2 Recipe)

Vintage Ice Cream Parlours, Ice Cream Vans and Shatin Heights Hotel Ice Cream Soda! (5:2 Recipe) I remember a naughty little girl, who in the 60’s wandered down a steep hill from where she lived, crossed a busy road, and presented herself at The Shatin Heights Hotel whereupon she was served an Ice Cream Soda… 

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La Plancha: Chilli Peppered Chicken Steaks & Mediterranean Goat’s Cheese Vegetable Stacks

Chilli Peppered Chicken Steaks & Mediterranean Goat's Cheese Vegetable Stacks 7

La Plancha Cooking with VeryCook: Chilli Peppered Chicken Steaks Mediterranean Goat’s Cheese Vegetable Stacks Recipes I have always loved the style outdoor cooking, whether it be outdoors or inside…..so, when I was asked if I would like to be the FIRST British food blogger to work with VeryCook and receive one of their La Plancha… 

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Low-Calorie Cauliflower Crust Pizza: Gluten Free, Paleo and 5:2 Diet Pizza Recipe

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Low-Calorie Cauliflower Crust Pizza: Gluten Free, Paleo and 5:2 Diet Pizza Recipe I have read all about the cauliflower crust pizza many times over the years, it’s believed to have been created in 2009 as a “carb free” pizza alternative for those following the South Beach Diet Plan and the Atkins Diet. Whereas I am not… 

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Green Goddess “50 Calorie” Soup Recipe – A Green Smoothie in a Soup Bowl!

Green Goddess "50 Calorie" Soup Recipe - A Green Smoothie in a Soup Bowl!

- Green Goddess “50 Calorie” Soup Recipe – A Green Smoothie in a Soup Bowl! The other title for this post should have been “you can have your bread and eat it” as this soup is SO low in calories, that when I am on a “fast day” for the “5:2 diet” (where I only… 

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A Tasty Store-Cupboard Standby: Low-Calorie Salmon & Herb Fish-Cakes Recipe (285 Calories)

A Tasty Store-Cupboard Standby: Low-Calorie Salmon & Herb Fish-Cakes Recipe (285 Calories)

A Tasty Store-Cupboard Standby: Low-Calorie Salmon & Herb Fish-Cakes Recipe (285 Calories) I love store-cupboard and leftover recipes, but, I often forget to write them down and many a “thrown together” tasty meal idea has been lost, as it is almost impossible to replicate them again. This was one such recipe, but this time I… 

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Fish on Friday – 5:2 Diet Fast Day Recipe: Smoked Haddock and Spinach Gratin (200 calories)

Fish on Friday - 5:2 Diet Fast Day Recipe: Smoked Haddock and Spinach Gratin (200 calories)

Fish on Friday – 5:2 Diet Fast Day Recipe: Smoked Haddock and Spinach Gratin (200 calories) I must apologise for my lack of “Fish on Friday” posts lately – I have been out on Fridays a lot recently, and have not been able to develop any new recipes or share them here…….but today, even though… 

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Weekly Meal Plan: 5:2 Recipes and Smoky Mexican Bean Soup (170 Calories a Bowl)

Smoky Mexican Bean Soup (170 Calories a Bowl)

Weekly Meal Plan: 5:2 Recipes and Smoky Mexican Bean Soup (170 Calories a Bowl) I am a day late for my weekly meal plan, but, I still have a plan and a new recipe to share with you today, a delectable Smoky Mexican Bean Soup recipe, which is ONLY 170 calories a bowl – and is… 

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