7 Creative Food Choices To Try When Dieting

I don’t know about you, but the more colourful the food the better. I can almost see the micronutrients! Geek I know. I’m a sucker for being like ‘waiittt, lemmie take a photo’ before I actually sit to eat my meal because it often looks so pretty. If it looks good, then ill 110% enjoy it. I’ve came up with some iced drinks which taste like slushis I used to have as a kid. Always takes away the sweet cravings too If any arise!

I believe people fall off their diet because they lack 1) variety 2) imagination on what foods go with what to get the best out of it 3) Not allowing themselves something after being strict all the time. IMG_20180713_131600.jpg

My rule of the thumb for main meals  1) protein source, 2) fibrous veggies/ salad 3) starchy carbohydrate source to go alongside it. I also like to use low calorie hot chocolate powder and dairy free milk to drinks by blending it together with ice for a delicious treat whenever I fancy it during the day.

I’m going to share with you some of the foods I’ve enjoyed whilst I’ve been losing fat and you can see for yourself how ammmaaazing they look & taste when you get round to trying them! I will include the ingredients, the method alongside the calories and macros.

Iced Mint Walnut Chocolate Shake

Ingredients:

  • Options Hot Chocolate (Chocolate Mint)
  • Cashew Milk
  • Ice
  • Cacao Nibs (2g)
  • Walnuts (5g)

METHOD: Mix 1 sachet of Options Hot Chocolate with 200ml cashew milk and lots of ice and blend this together using either a hand blender or smoothie maker, top with cacao nibs and walnuts. Perfect for this British Summer we have going on in the UK now!

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CALORIES: 136 / 12g Carbs / 8g Fat, 4g Protein

Iced Strawberry Mocha

Ingredients:

  • Belgian Choc Strawberry Hot Chocolate
  • Cashew Milk (Rude Health is the bomb!)
  • 1 tbsp of Aldi Barista Moments
  • 1tbsp cinnamon
  • Ice

METHOD: Mix the hot chocolate, cashew milk and 1 tbsp coffee and cinnamon into a bowl with ice and blend all together

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CALORIES: 123 / 17g Carbs / 5g Fat / 3g Protein

Ham Pineapple, Crackers and Salad

Now this one is currently my favourite midmorning snack which ticks me over until lunch, its light, juicy and delicious. I mean who doesn’t like ham and pineapple?!

Ingredients:

  • 3 Heck Chicken Sausages
  • Peters Yard Crackers Sourdough Crackers
  • Ham
  • Pineapple
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Mixed Leaves
  • Avocado

Method: Grill the heck sausages and place all other ingredients on a plate, you can add balsamic vinegar to the salad or coriander spice which compliments the meal.

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CALORIES: 320 / 32g Carbs / 7g Fat / 36g Protein

Salmon, Stirfry and Basmati Rice

Perfect lunch, I’ve been obsessed by stir-fry’s this summer. I think because they are easy to make and light in the stomach.

Ingredients:

  • Heck Sausages x2
  • 1/3 Packet to 250g Tilda Basmati Rice
  • Rainbow Stirfry from Waitrose
  • Salmon Fillet (100g)

Method: Grill Heck Sausages and Pan Fry the Salmon, once the salmon is nearly made in the pan add the mixed stirfry. Add in 1/3 packet of rice into the pan. Serve and enjoy. I love spicing this up by adding cayenne chilli pepper over the top.

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Painted toenails are optional.

CALORIES: 459/ 43g Protein / 28g Carbs / 12g Fat

Volumized Fluffy Delicious Oat Bowl

Ingredients:

  • Oats (Jumbo Organic) 35g
  • Courgette Grated 50g
  • Cinnamon (sprinkle)
  • 2 Egg whites
  • Carb Killa Grenade Bar (1/2)

Method: Hear me out now, egg whites in oats. YES! Imagine a fluffy cake… dont knock it before you try it

So place the mixed oats and grated courgette with water in a bowl, microwave for 2 mins, then add the egg whites  (*optional to sprinkle of protein powder for more flavour) and reheat for another 1-2 mins. Checking intermittently (as dependent on bowl size may come over the top) Place the carb killa on the top and sprinkle cinnamon. Enjoy!

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CALORIES: 294 / 28g Carbs / 8g Fat / 24g Protein

Chicken, Peppers pack of Mixed Rice, Quinoa & Vegetable Stir Fry

Ingredients:

  • Chicken (150g)
  • Peppers (1/2 diced)
  • ½ pack of Mixed Rice, Quinoa & Vegetable Stir Fry (waitrose)
  • Fry light Spray

The Mixed Rice, Quinoa & Vegetable Stir Fry (waitrose) really makes this meal. It’s made with Turmeric long grain and black rice with quinoa, edamame beans, black barley and red pepper in a soy, ginger and garlic dressing. NOM!

Method: Grill the Chicken Breast and Heat the pan, mixing in the diced pepper and then Strifry Pack in a Pan with Fry Light Spray.

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CALORIES: 357 Carbs 42g / Protein 35g / Fats 4g

 

Fish and Chips 

On a serious note, if you eat well 90% of the time, you do have room to live a lil aswell, self-confessed no I did not make these myself but we did discover an amazing place to get them from near Tynemouth beach. Longsands Fish Kitchen was 10/10! I forgot to get ketchup though which was a mistake not to be made again!

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CALORIES/ MACROS: Don’t know, don’t care!

Hope you enjoyed this blog and questions, please do not hesitate to post underneath would love to hear from you!  

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