Spring has Sprung!

Posted by Sylvia

This week is a challenge as I’m cooking for the two of us (staying under 1,200 calories a day) as well as Connor. Connor certainly could stand to eat less fat and sugar but on the other hand he’s growing, so he clearly needs a decent amount of calories. Also, I’m worried that he might fill up between meals with sweet drinks or crisps and end up in an even worse state than normal.

He’s having the breakfast of his choice in the mornings (usually Spanish rice pudding, scrambled egg with cheese or a tortilla wrap with cheese ) and we’ve agreed that he should make himself a snack of salad or fruit in the afternoons. We’ll see how it goes.

Monday’s lunch:

Meal Food | Drink Calories
Mustard Chicken 300g raw chicken breast 330
300g raw chicken thigh 375
Marinade 20
Sub-total 725
Salad mixed lettuce & veg 50
artichoke hearts 72
parmesan chese 78
avocado 200
Sub-total 400
Total 1,125

3 servings at 375 calories each

I realised today that there’s a bit more margin for error when making a meal and splitting it into three. I was weighing stir-fry into bowls and worrying about it getting cold and in the end went for inexact measurements.

Meal Food | Drink Calories
Stir-Fry 400g lamb 512
150g noodles 291
Cabbage & Veg 100
Sesame Oil 120
More oil 40
Total 1,063

3 servings @ 354 calories per serving.

Meal Food | Drink Calories
Breakfast Coffee 30
Lunch Chicken and Salad 375
Dinner Stir Fry 354
Snack Hot Chocolate 74
Total 833

I felt hungry after dinner but then I was fine after I had my drinks.


2 thoughts on “Spring has Sprung!

  1. It was mustard, red vinegar and chopped tarragon from the garden. I didn’t measure things out so the 20 calories is a guess but as there was no oil, it should be next to nothing. Then I put the chicken on the grill, letting the mustard sauce basically keep it from sticking too much.

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