Weekly Meal Plan and a New 5:2 Diet Recipe for Fast Days
– Creamy Garlic Mushrooms on Toast –
One of the things I miss when I am on one of my low-calorie days (Fast Day) on the 5:2 diet is something “on toast”…….I am terribly British in my love of anything on toast, and my usual simple pleasure of melted cheese on toast blows my 500 calories (for one day) out of the water, so I had to think of something else that I enjoy, which is important to me when losing weight, as well as being low-calorie and satisfying. Mushrooms or tomatoes on toast, as well as egg on toast is a close second, and when I saw some lovely fresh and VERY seasonal autumn mushrooms at the market the other day, I set out to prove that you CAN have your “on toast” treat on a diet, that is tasty and full of flavour. And thus this recipe was born…….a hefty 100g (4 ounces) of fresh mushrooms, fried in a LITTLE margarine with garlic and herb cream cheese, and served on toast of course.…..it was filling, tasty and NOT a bit like diet food, as well as only being 190 calories, leaving a hearty 310 calories left for the day!
You can of course use wholemeal bread, and I would prefer to have wholemeal bread, but it will almost double the calories for one slice of bread, so I decided to go for white bread this time, and of course, home-made bread would be brilliant too, of course. But back to my weekly meal plan, which is on Tuesday again, and I am late again……it is an odd week, as I have my daughter and her two friends staying for the week, so things will be a little flexible! Although, I DID manage to complete my FIRST fast day of the week yesterday, as they were out all day. So, my weekly meal plan is a little haphazard this week, but then I am not a creature of habit in many ways, and I like to go a little off piste sometimes! I DO have another NEW 5:2 recipe to share later this week, as well as some LOVELY new breakfast ideas and of course my weekend would not be complete without a old-fashioned bake or cake…..and, I am making chutney too, fired up by my day with Vivien Lloyd last week, you can read all about it here: Damson Day with Vivien Lloyd: Autumn Preserves Workshop in an Old Somerset Farmhouse. But, for now, here is my weekly meal plan for this week……see you later, Karen.
Weekly Meal Plan:
Monday 17th September – 5:2 Diet Fast Day (500 Calories)
Breakfast: Low-Calorie Fruit Yoghurt (49 cals)
Lunch: Creamy Garlic Mushrooms on Toast (190 cals)
Tea: 2 original Ryvita crispbreads (64 cals) with 2 tablespoons low-fat Chive and Onion Cream Cheese (70 cals)
and one tomato ( 13 cals) = 147 calories
1 small apple (60 cals)
Milk allowance: 150 mls skimmed milk (51 cals)
TOTAL: 497 calories
Breakfast: Porridge Pancakes with Manuka Honey (New recipe to follow)
Lunch: Out – Baguette and Cheese
Tea: Mexican Layered Salad and home-made Chicken Kebabs
Wednesday 19th – 5;2 Diet Fast Day (500 Calories)
Breakfast: Small Boiled Egg (54 cals)
Tea: Luxury Steak Burger with Artichokes and Olives (290 cals)
Milk Allowance: 150 mls skimmed milk (51 cals)
TOTAL: 500 calories
Breakfast: Home-made brioche loaf and home-made apricot jam
Tea: Raclette Party for the girls!
Brunch: Cheese and Bacon Soufflé
Dinner: Fish on Friday – NEW recipe!
Travel on Sunday and Baking on Saturday!
I am submitting this link to Meal Planning Monday
and the recipe for Creamy Garlic Mushrooms on Toast (190 Calories) is below!
Have a GREAT week! Karen
What is your favourite “On Toast” recipe?
Do you like Beans on Toast?