riocaz's Journal, 09 March 2013

Okay today I have swapped round my roast dinner from my usual Sunday, as I realised last week that I had a habit of eating way way way too much the evening before I weighed in...

So today I had (raw weights):

2 chicken breasts (270g)
200g carrots
360g squash
100g broccoli
200g sugarsnap peas
7g bisto best
1 chicken oxo
3 Yorkshire puddings (pre-made)

Total calories: 732

I roasted the chicken breast on a bed of the carrots (with the chicken oxo and black pepper to season) in a foil parcel with the squash roasting open next to them, on 180C, for about an hour and 20 minutes.

I nuked the peas in their pack for 2 minutes, then warmed the plate by nuking it, then when I added the Yorkshires to heat through I nuked the broccoli and peas for a further 3 minutes. Removed the chicken parcel from the oven and poured the juices into a cup with 7g of bisto best to make the gravy.

What I will do next time:

I didn't need more than one chicken breast. So next time I will either just buy one or will save the 2nd for another day.
I didn't need 3 Yorkshires, 1 (or 2 at most) would have been sufficient. But I do love a yorkie...
The chicken should not have been cooked on the carrots, they were just cooked after an hour and a half surprisingly (still had bite to them).
I thought adding a heaped tsp of bisto best would thicken the tiny amount of gravy I needed for just me. I was wrong, it had b****r all effect I would have been as well served just using the juices from the foil parcel on their own.

Even if I just cut out 1 Yorkshire, one chicken breast, and the bisto it would would save me over 200cal off that total. I could have been deeply disappointed by a weight watchers frozen dessert for that!!! ;) :lol:

Diet Calendar Entry for 09 March 2013:
778 kcal Fat: 14.63g | Prot: 76.62g | Carb: 82.10g.   Dinner: winter squash, Sainsburys basics carrot and broccoli, sugarsnap peas, oxo, bisto best, yorkshire pudding, Chicken Breast. Snacks/Other: Candy sticks. more...
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Sounds delish! I'm impressed with you cooking yourself such a fantastic meal. If I cooked for just myself I wouldn't have that much ambition. You're doing great preparing foods and changing things up. Amazing! 
09 Mar 13 by member: FullaBella
Well I do run a foodie message board you know. :) That's one thing about the last 8 months I dislike. I've eaten way to many ready meals. Mostly though sheer laziness. Not because of the cooking but because of the adding up calories. I can cook is one of my pleasures in life and should remind myself of that more often!  
09 Mar 13 by member: riocaz
No I didn't know. Funny you used that word; I thought to myself grocery shopping 'what a foodie I'm becoming now that I actually think about my food instead of ringing the piazza guy. I'm thankful for my foreman grill - otherwise I'd likely microwave my chicken. I do use my slowcooker a lot. 
09 Mar 13 by member: FullaBella
Still stuffed between this and the shirataki the day before.  
10 Mar 13 by member: riocaz
Mmmm sounds scrumptious and more importantly, healthy. It appears you are back on track. Great job! :D 
10 Mar 13 by member: The Blue Box
Mmmmm yorkies lol. I love my veg just cooked so they still have their bite. Pet dislike is mushy Brussels lol 
10 Mar 13 by member: jonnybadback
Surprisingly the carrots weren't mushy, but they were very thickly cut. everything else was just about right. 
10 Mar 13 by member: riocaz


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