The most awful thing happened to me last week, I wasn’t Hungry !! I had eaten so much over Christmas that I actually though that I didn’t like food anymore, Now with me being one of the biggest foodies this side of The Severn bridge, it was a thought that had my muffin top shaking ! Thankfully, within hours the love of grub came back and I was back scoffing roasted peanuts, I rubbed my belly and whispered you will never disappear my love !
I had sooooooo over indulged over the holidays that I was ever so slightly disgusted, I have a quiet word with myself and have come to the conclusion that I need to reel it in a bit !. When I met my Partner Stewart, I was a nice size 12 but now three years later I am eyeing up the size 16, I feel a bit frumpy and I need to get my Mojo back.
Now I am really against this fad dieting rubbish, it is a pile of pants basically. They are torturous and very rarely provide long term results, they just make you feel like a fat failure and a skint fat failure if you forked out for one of these fads !. I have decided to eat less, eat colourful and move more ! There are some fab recipes, that can carry over into lunch boxes or freezers and these often are not only be delicious but also frugal !
Aldi has a great range of healthy products, and I recently spotted this Giant Couscous for 99p. Couscous isn’t really that low in calories but it is sugar and fat free and an excellent base for other low calorie ingredients. This dish took about ten minutes to prepare and you can make it as colourful as you like, it can also be served warm or cold, as a main or as a side. This cost well under £3 for a huge portion.
You will need…..
1 packet of giant couscous
6 cherry tomatoes finely diced
1 light mozzarella ball
1/2 packet of fresh rocket
1 finely diced red onion
1 tbsp. olive oil
2 veg stock cubes
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tbsp. chilli flakes
1/4 cup tomato puree
Put the Couscous. stock cubes, salt, pepper, chilli and puree into a pan and cover with cold water,cover and bring this to the boil, give it a good stir, cover again and then turn the heat down to a gentle simmer for around 8 minutes. Remove from the heat, put a tea towel over the lid to stop steam escaping and leave this to cool slightly.
Chop the mozzarella ball and add this to a large bowl.
Add the tomatoes and onions, and with the juice of the lemon, mix in the olive oil.
Remove the lid from the Couscous and this should be nice and soft, Mix this in with the mozzarella and add the rocket.
Serve and Enjoy ! X
If you fancy trying another easy yet frugal recipe try this Kofte !