PLAN AHEAD; SKILL POWER NOT WILL POWER
Failure to plan ahead can lead to difficulty in choosing the correct foods and snacks. It’s a common mistake and will often dictate the success or failure of a dietary strategy. Ultimately failure to plan ahead may become a source of stress as it can in so many other areas of life. Take the time to plan your nutrition and hopefully it will not become a headache. Creating new eating habits should not be a matter of will power, it is rather a matter of developing new skill which over time will become like second nature. When your new eating habits attain this level they will not be difficult to sustain, as you will not be denying yourself any foods. At this stage you may wish to adopt the 80/20% rule as discussed with your nutritionist.
1 cooked chicken carcass
3 sticks of celery
2 strips of wakame seaweed
3 pints of water
1 dessertspoon of olive oil
Cover the carcass with the water and simmer for 45-90 minutes, get any excess meat off the chicken and store. Sieve the stock and leave to cool before refrigerating overnight, scoop the fat from the top of the mixture. Fry the vegetables in the oil until slightly soft. Cut the seaweed into strips, pour the stock on top of the vegetables and bring back to the boil.
This is a perfect example of recycling ingredients and getting the most out of your food. Plus you’ll benefit from the musculoskeletal support generated from boiling up the chicken bones.
This is a great soup as you can eat it cold on a hot summer’s day, and it makes an excellent appetiser.
550g of fresh tomatoes (skinned)
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
1 tablespoon of fresh parsley
1 red pepper
1/2 large cucumber
Black pepper (freshly ground)
2 cloves of garlic
Chopped fresh mint
Blend all the ingredients together, chill and serve.
Generally, soup can be made from any ingredients. You need to lightly fry them first, then add some sort of stock either made before or just water with stock cubes added. Bring to the simmer and serve. As an option, part or all of the ingredients can be removed and blended depending on the consistency required