One of the things that I am really loving about the 5:2 diet is that it is making me revisit some old recipes. I am also coming to realise that low fat food can actually be super tasty.
I am not sure how much weight I lost last week as am due to weigh in two days time so will keep you posted.
For tonight’s dinner I have prepared an old Weightwatchers recipe that I managed to dig out. Here is what you will need:
- 350g pork tenderloin or fillet cut into strips
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 400g chopped tomatoes
- 150ml red wine
- 1 tbsp tomato puree
- 150ml vegetable stock
- 1 tsp herbes de Provence
- 1 tbsp chopped sage
- 225g chestnut mushrooms, halved
- 2 courgettes, thickly sliced
- 2 tsp cornflour
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Dry fry the pork and chopped onion for approximately five minutes until posk is coloured and onions soft.
- Stir in the chopped tomatoes, red wine, tomato puree, stock, herbs, mushrooms and courgettes.
- Bring to the boil then cover and simmer for fifteen minutes.
- Blend cornflour to a paste with a little water and stir in to mixture.
- Simmer uncovered for a couple of minutes to thicken the sauce.
- Season to taste.
This recipe makes four servings and each serving has just 220 calories. It also freezes really well.
Adding a 30g (dry weight) of boiled basmati rice brings the calorie total to 327 calories. Not bad for a really tasty meal.
You could also bulk this out with other vegetables and a little garlic too.