Another healthy day with a sweet ending.
I was looking forward to some of the lovely local ladies coming for supper so I decided to eat lightly all day. I began with a smoothie, starring some of my favourite ingredients: banana, mixed frozen berries and a large portion of kale. Blitzed with almond milk, chia seeds and some natural yogurt.
This smoothie was nearly 400 calories. Half those calories came from the banana and yogurt. The banana was the most calorific with 105 calories! This was not the tastiest smoothie ever but so full of goodness I drank it and felt sated until lunch time.
The sardines were quite hot! I added some salad cream to the salad, partly because I wanted the flavour but also to counter balance the spice of the sardines. The lunch was 384 calories. 188 calories from the sardines and 100 calories from 2 tbsp salad cream.
At 5 pm on the dot I switched off the laptop and began baking. I was making the kale frittata with millet crust I originally blogged about here. I stuck faithfully to the original recipe today which you can find on Ashley’s blog here.
This is a much healthier version of a quiche. Healthier because instead of using pastry, which has a high fat and low nutrient content, you use a grain instead. The recipe calls for millet but I didn’t have enough and Vegetare don’t stock it so I used about 3/4 millet and 1/4 quinoa. I am sure using all quinoa or even brown rice would work too. I used coconut oil which does leave a coconut flavour. If you don’t like coconut, you could substitute it with butter.
The first step is to cook the millet/quinoa in vegetable stock. I even did the first step of lightly frying some garlic first and then adding the grains and stock. Once it is cooked, you press it down in to a buttered pie dish which is much easier then I thought it would be as it clumps together well. The crust needs to be baked before you add the filling.
I chopped up the sweet potatoes, white potatoes, onion and some fennel and placed them in a roasting dish with some olive oil, salt and pepper.
I also cooked salmon in foil parcels. I made a fruit salad for dessert and Annette brought some flapjacks sweetened with apples and Vicky brought chocolate brownies.
I rarely take photos of my evenings and I didn’t last night either. I like to relax and enjoy myself, which I did with Annette, Mirella, Vicky and Lou. I ate a modest amount of supper and did not have any of the pink fizz Mirella brought or any other alcohol. However, I was unable to resist the brownies but I did choose a little one and I had 2 flapjacks. So a very sweet evening after a very healthy day. Obviously I should not have had the flapjacks or brownie but I had lots of calories saved for the evening and I did resist the ice-cream and wine. So I didn’t go crazy and will be good again today.