Freezy and Easy

September 28, 2010

Dinner: Malay Beef Curry

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Today’s dinner was a last minute “I WANT FOOD”. It only took 6.5 min to cook, which made me happy.

As I cooked it I could smell rice. YUMMY.

Ok, so it looks a little like… bad stuff… But there was a great variety of vegetables, with big chunks of spices in there. I have had some lean cuisine meals in my time, but this stuff is more gourmet, and a better size (then again it does cost a bit more!)

The meal was filling, beef tender enough, and the curry had a slight kick. Kept me full. I would have this again, although I do question its authenticity.

7/10

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September 21, 2010

Day 3: Dinner – Chicken and Prawn Pad Thai

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — fionagold @ 8:42 pm

I am not very nice to LnE.
I can barely find a restaurant around me that does good Pad Thai, and I am trying to get it from a box. The night after a delicious mac cheese dinner? I am picky with my Pad Thai, and its something I order EVERYTIME I got to a Thai place that I know has good Pad Thai cos its so rare to find. But its a calorie BOMB – peanuts, oils, noodles, very little veg….

The meal was done in 7 mins as I cleaned my house (I only got in 20 min of a fitness video today because I had to pick up groceries for work coffee etc)

As it cooked I smelt… food? But not the lovely smell of Pad Thai…

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It certainly didn’t look like pad thai, containing spinach and no egg or peanut I could see.  I poured it into a bowl so I could stir the sauce – weird globs of herbs but it didn’t help.

And the taste? Sad to say, did not taste like pad thai. Not bad, but I would prefer to call this dish "Asian Coriander Noodles".

I splashed on a bit of fish sauce and ketchup to try and make it taste something like pad thai, but that didn’t do anything.

There was a LOT of noodles – opposite of yesterday’s dinner. Which is great if you are craving noodle box, minus the abundance of calories. A fair bit of prawn, not much chicken (or was that the saucey blobs?)

I tried to eat slowly by using chopsticks, but I ate so fast I got "pad thai" in my eye…

I think LnE is being unfair on itself. I dont think ANYONE could freeze Pad Thai and have it taste ok – its full of bean sprouts!  And try and make a super healthy version… good luck. I take my chances healthyfying Thai Green Curry and that has coconut milk in it!

Pad Thai – 310. Does not help the Thai craving at all
Coriander Noodles – 7/10 – Yummy, filling, tho I usually add more veggies, less noodles, and would consider this again.

Day 3: Breakfast – Ham, cheese, tomato Soy-lin sandwich

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I was actually hungry this morning. Hooray. I cut out a slice of toast – about 100 calories, because my total for today went over by about 250 calories (I am eating between 1200 and 1500, but the meals provide up to 1600), and I will save this afternoon’s muesli cookie for another week.

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It was hard fitting all the toppings on here (falling off the bread as you can see) – generous with ham/tomato. If I were to stick to two slices this would have to be an open faced sammo, but then its a bit stingy on the cheese. I like cheese slices for such things because they are thinner and spread more, but on my breakfast there was enough cheese.

This was good – all familiar to my taste buds. Healthy eating plan? I’d eat this if I were a size 6 or a size 16, on LnE or not! I didn’t feel that full, but I stayed full at work until about 1045, when I hate a few bites of my own rockmelon as I was about to go to lunch and didn’t think I could fit in their apple. It was a good type tho – not the cheapo Red delicious, a Sundower I think, which I love!

September 20, 2010

Day 2: Breakfast and Lunch

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Today was bircher muesli, two slices of grain toast with marmalade. I don’t like marmalade. And as I said before, two slices of toast just isn’t me.

So I subbed a piece of toast, marmalade and flora spread for leftover salsa.

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The bircher was a lot smaller than I am used to, but also a lot creamier and tart/fruity – I guess I add more water and oatmeal, so if you wanted to halve the breakfast for later you could add you own rolled oats and fruit and a bit of water to stretch it out. I would then add fresh berries and some flax seed oil to balance the meal.

It had lots of crunchy bits (I found a whole hazelnut), then yummy plump sultanas but it was pretty small and I am happy to have one course breakfasts.

Was filling though, (with green tea and water) until 10am, when I had my kiwi. My rock hard kiwi. Note to self – check the fruit before you pack it.

Lunch was Schezwan Hokkein Noodles (that is HARD to spell!). They were “fresh”, and microwave heated.  The sauce was full of flavour, but overpoweringly sweet chilli/ salty. From what I can tell the noodles were actually Udon, and there weren’t much, but that’s why its lite, right? My favourite part was the chicken, which actually tasted and felt like fresh chicken (unlike lean cuisine, which tastes 5% filler) The meal is probably smaller than I’d usually serve myself, but thats exactly why I got LnE – to re-portionise my eating brain.

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When I ate this I realised, maybe hundreds of people were sitting down to the same meal, at about the same time, and some people in Brisbane were probably eating from the same wok (or whatever they use to cook it) That was kinda cool.

It came with a little tub of pears (for some reason I LOVE these)

Arvo tea was yogurt and an apple cranberry muffin. I will post more on this tomorrow, but I decided not to eat Mr Muffin (who was a bit like a yummy looking un-iced frozen cupcake) because I am eating a few too many calories.

The yogurt was Greek yogurt with berries and this time i followed the instructions and stirred in the sauce. DELICIOUSO! And less grainy/tart. Om nom nom, loved this! And it kept me full until after my Body Pump Class. Weird, usually I am ravenous.

I thought today’s line up was pretty good, although I will try to avoid picking toasty breakfast options in the future.

7/10 for today – I would order this again

September 17, 2010

Day 1: Lunch – Pumpkin soup with wholegrain roll, cheese and apple, and muesli cookie

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The soup was frozen and I heated it for four min. Waiting, waiting. It came with a small amount of tasty cheese, something I don’t usually add (I prefer natural yogurt or sour cream) and I heated the roll. The soup smelt and tasted… odd. Not bad exactly. It was quite watery in comparison to the Campbell’s butternut pumpkin I usually have. Perhaps it was the different pumpkin variety?
The roll was very big, and full of yummy grainy bits like linseed and poppyseed. I don’t usually microwave bread because it goes tough and chewy, but even though I over heated the roll it was fine – tasted almost fresh-fresh! More than happy with the roll, which I used to soak up most of the soup. It certainly satisfied my rumbling tummy. I am actually quite full now. But for how long?
I didnt feel like the apple until 3.15pm. I decided to save the cookie for dessert. I was peckish at 5.30pm, but had a cup of tea instead.

The roll pulls lunch up to a good 7/10. I wont order the soup again anytime soon, but I did love the roll!

The Muesli Cookie was pretty big! But not too big, which is great because it will help me avoid portion distortion in the long wrong. I ate it after dinner, by heating it 20 sec. Yummy! 8/10

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The smaller portions prove to me LnE is not some fad diet, its about learning about healthy eating, in easy steps. The other thing is, because I am paying a decent amount for this, and its an easy system to follow and stay full, so temptation is not calling anywhere near as hard. I don’t want to "ruin" it with a bite of candy or cake. I want to finish this!

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