In which I make a confession and give myself a new mantra to help keep me focused.
And just in case anyone fancies checking out my FaceBook page (I’m an actor and singer), you can find it HERE.
We’re almost at Xmas – just one more weigh in before Xmas Day. Do YOU have a plan in place? I talk about my own plans in this video (as well a giving my weigh in results, as usual), and it might give you food for thought (get it? Food for thought? LOL! Apologies, I just love punning!), so go right ahead and watch it. Get yourself a cuppa and sit with your feet up for ten minutes while I chat to you.
A couple of non-scales victories this week, and a couple of very nice surprises too!
It was also a taster session this week to celebrate the Miss Slinky/Mr Sleek award, so loads of yummy foods were there to try (and my consultant, Andy, made chicken chow mein right there in group for us to try – OMGs is was DELICIOUS!).
Last week’s challenge was to try a different HEB choice every day, which I did:
Friday – 3 slices of Kingsmill wholemeal crustless bread (made into cinnamon French toast).
Saturday – Asda wholemeal bread mix (made into a pizza base – I used my HEA allowance on that too).
Sunday – 40g oats (made into overnight oats with berries).
Monday – 30g Chia Seeds (soaked overnight in some unsweetened almond milk from my HEA allowance, and a little vanilla essence, served with berries).
Tuesday -2 Weetabix (mixed with syn-free yoghurt and served with berries).
Wednesday – 2 HiFi Light bars.
Thursday – 2 level tbsp sunflower seeds (which I had as a snack with an apple and some ham and pease pudding roll-ups).
This week the challenge is to try a new recipe every day of the week. That will really be a challenge, but it will certainly get me out of a rut! I think we’re all guilty, sometimes, of eating the same things all the time.
You can find the recipe for the lemon curd/pudding I made for the taster session HERE.
I’m starting to lose track of the days and also, slightly, the will to do this challenge, if I’m honest, but here’s what I did for day five of the challenge, and also a little showcase of some of my favourite low-syn chocolate treats.
If you’d like to try making this, I basically soaked the Scan Bran in a little sweetened coffee, broke it up, pressed it into a tub, and popped it in the fridge. Then I topped it with Syn Free Lemon Curd, the recipe for which you can find HERE.
Third day of the Scan Bran challenge, and I’ve tried out a new recipe to make something akin to tiramisu…
F = Free food (eat as much as you like)
S = Speed food (these should make up at least a third of your meal)
P = Protein free food (eat as much of these as you like!)
HEA = Healthy Extra A (a daily allowance of dairy produce)
HEB = Healthy Extra B (a daily allowance of a product with fibre)
# = a number denotes roughly how many syns are in foods used
Scan Bran Tiramisu
Serves 1 (HEB + 0.5 syns)
- 5 scan bran (HEB)
- 100-125mls coffee (F)
- 2 sweeteners (F)
- 1tsp vanilla essence (F)
- Half tub quark (P)
- 1 tub MullerLight latte or cappuccino yoghurt (F)
- 1/2 tsp cocoa Powder to top – optional (0.5 syns)
- Add coffee and sweeteners to scan bran and break up.
- Mix yoghurt, quark, and vanilla essence together.
- Layer up.
- Sprinkle half a teaspoon of cocoa powder on top (optional for 0.5 syns).
It’s as simple as that. I added raspberries to the top of mine (frozen ones), and left it in the fridge overnight. It was actually surprisingly nice. I’d happily have this again. It’s easily the most successful of the three recipes I’ve tried so far in this challenge!