Thursday 19 March 2015

Diet Chef - Week 3

This week, again, has been tough for me. I'm really missing cooking my own meals. I'm still not a fan of the breakfasts hence why I've not written much about them!

Here's how my week in food looked:

Breakfast: Crunchy Bran Muesli 164cal

Lunch: Ham & Sweetcorn Chowder 171cal
This was a lot nicer than I thought it would be. There were massive chunks of potato and carrot which I enjoyed and it really filled me.

Dinner: Chicken Curry (with naan) 620cal
I love chicken curry was excited to see how this would be. It smelled beautiful. Some of the chicken was stringy but the sauce was amazing. 

Snack: Oat Bar with Chocolate 95cal
I didn't really like the texture but it had a nice kick of choc.

Breakfast: Pink Apple & Cinnamon Granola 194cal

Lunch: Sweet Potato & Coconut Soup 147cal
I thought the combination was a bit weird to begin with. It smelled beautiful and the went really well together. Definitely a combo that I'll have again. 

Dinner: Vegetable Chilli (with lettuce) 223cal
I did miss the meat but the flavour was so nice that it wasn't the worst thing in the world. It wasn't as hot as I'd usually have it though. I'm not a kidney bean fan so I left those. 

Snack: Mixed Berries Oat Biscuits 85cal
These were quite sweet which was just what I was after.  

Breakfast: Porridge with Banana & Vanilla 150cal

Lunch: Carrot & Butterbean Soup 186cal
I discovered that I don't like butter beans but carrots are my favourite vegetable so I was happy enough to just eat those. The soup itself was beautiful.

Dinner: Pasta Carbonara 309cal
This is one of my favourite dishes and I loved the addition of the bacon and garlic flavours. The pasta was soft and cooked perfectly. It was very rich though so I couldn't finish it all. 

Snack: Oat Bar with Chocolate 95cal

Breakfast: Original Granola 244cal

Lunch: Pea & Ham Soup 157cal
This is one of those flavours that I'd seen on tins in shops and never thought I'd like it. Visually, it isn't appetising at all but I really enjoyed it. 

Dinner: Sweet & Sour Chicken with White Rice 470cal
The sweet and sour sauce had a lovely flavour and reminded me of the one I'd order in my local Chinese takeaway. I really like the pineapple as it was really juicy. The chicken was a little on the dry side but it didn't put me off.

Snack: Sour Cream & Chive Pretzels 99cal

Breakfast: Porridge with Apple & Cinnamon 150cal

Lunch: Smoked Bacon & Bean Soup 159cal
My favourite of the week so far. The hint of paprika was a nice touch and the heaviness made it filling. I did eat around the kidney beans though as I'm not a fan! I loved that it was packed full of carrots.

Dinner: Macaroni Cheese with Mangetout and Mushrooms 294cal
I've never ever had macaroni cheese before but this was delicious! The sauce was so rich and creamy. The pasta was cooked perfectly.

Snack: Cranberry Protein Snack Bar 121cal

Breakfast: Crunchy Bran Muesli 164cal

Lunch: Vanilla Milkshake 200cal
I'm not a big vanilla fan so it was a just ok taste-wise. The texture was perfect though.

Dinner: Thai Red Chicken Curry (with white rice) 468cal
I thought that this was a bit of an odd taste. It wasn't hot enough for me. I did enjoy the chicken in this meal but it is not a dish I'd try again.

Snack: Fruit & Spice Oat Biscuit 83cal
Again, an odd taste but not in an awful way.

Breakfast: Fruit & Oat Soft Cookie 198cal

Lunch: Cream of Tomato Soup 204cal
You can't go wrong with tomato soup. This one was absolutely delicious. 

Dinner: Paella 339cal
I loved this. The rice was gorgeous for a microwavable meal and I really enjoyed the meat. My three favourites; tuna, chorizo and chicken!

Snack: Stem Ginger Oat Biscuits 88cal
Not a fan of ginger so these were a bit sickly for me.

Similarly to last week, I do feel a lot better and healthier and I can see my clothes getting looser but I am missing so many foods!

(Disclaimer: I received a 4 week plan from Diet Chef to try and write about my findings. All thoughts and opinions are my own.).

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