Leek and Mushroom Risotto

Leek and Mushroom Risotto, Serves 4, 33pp per recipe, 8pp per serving. 

Ingredients: 

250g Arborio risotto rice
25og Sliced chesnut mushrooms
1 Leek sliced
150ml weightwatchers fruity wine
1 knorr vegetable stock pot
750ml water
 
60g extra light soft cheese
25g parmesan cheese
 
1 garlic clove chopped
1tsp olive oil warmed up and 3 butter bud sachets melted in it
Black pepper to taste
 
Method:
 
Add the olive oil and butter bud mixture to the pan on medium and then gently fry off the garlic and leeks till they soften up maybe 2-3 mins, then add the mushrooms and some black pepper, 3 tbsp water and cover for 5 mins. Mix the knorr vegetable stock pot with the 750ml water but don’t add yet, add the wine to the mushrooms then the risotto rice and stir constantly for 1 minute, then add the stock in, give it a good mix up and leave to simmer for 20-30 mins stirring every now and then until the rice is cooked to your taste I like mine a little al dente..  Once it has thickened up add the soft cheese and parmesan and mix it up so it’s looking creamy and serve topped with a handful of fresh parsley.
 
Maybe add a garlic ciabatta for extra pp.. I will recommend the Nume range mini garlic ciabatta’s for 7pp each they are yummy and don’t taste like low fat ones at all! 
 

Fabulous weekend, but…

I am glad to be back on track now.. However I had a lovely weekend of eating and drinking with my friends.. after a weigh in that showed me I had lost 1.4lbs this past week giving me another 7 on my online tracker and making me realise I am 3lbs away from my 10% so that is my goal for the next two weeks! On Saturday I went to my nephews 4th birthday party, I ate cake, chocolate orange brownies that were amazing!! I’m totally serious these were by far the best thing I have ever tasted.. So much so I had 3!!! Oh my god, I will be endeavouring to grab the recipe from my sister in law and trying to scale them down to make them pp friendly as she told me how many calories were in one and the ingredients.. Trust me you don’t want to know if your following ww lol. I also had a couple of sausage rolls and pink wafers, along with half a cheese bap and some tomato and cucumber! I quite happily ate all of this knowing that I had my weeklies and over half my dailies left to cover it.. In the evening we had some friends round for dinner, I was going to make Leek and mushroom risotto in the slow cooker but my sister in law lent me a big electric frying pan thing which is like a huge wok really so I did the risotto in that instead it was gorgeous and looked so nice in the pan but I forgot to take a photo 😦 I will post the recipe for this later on tonight as I just want to tell you my daily menu for yesterday and today in this post. So after the amount of wine and crap I consumed on Saturday I wanted to get back on track quite quickly yesterday but I was hungover which means I really wanted comfort food, food that has substance and doesn’t feel like it is too healthy if you catch my drift.. So this is what I made

Yummy beans and mushrooms on toast with fresh parsley and 20g reduced fat cheese! 10pp

Fantastic hangover food yet not wasting any of my daily pro points! So my menu for yesterday was:

Brunch: 2 slices of kingsmill 50/50 5pp, 1 butter bud sachet 0pp mixed with 2 tbsp water and a pinch of garlic granules, 100g mushrooms sliced 0pp, 200g nume baked beans 4pp, 20g co-op reduced fat cheddar 1pp. 

Dinner: Nume cajun spiced chicken fettucine 11pp.

Snacks: 10g cheerios 1pp, drizzled with 15g dark chocolate drops 2pp and a bottle of Lucozade revive 1pp This is my go to drink when hungover.. so glad they do a sugar free version now!! 

My daily menu today was: 

Breakfast: 30g cheerios 3pp, 120ml skimmed milk 1pp.

Lunch: weight watchers tortilla wrap 3pp, 50g wafer thin turkey 1pp, 1 shallot sliced 0pp, 15g low low cheese 1pp and 15g light salad cream 1pp.

Dinner: 50g wafer thin turkey 1pp, 170g mash potato 4pp, nume baked beans 200g 4pp and 15g low low cheese 1pp. 

Snacks: none yet but I have 6pp left and will maybe have something out of my graze box or one of those tasty little treat bars I posted about last week. 

So that’s that I am glad I have managed to get back on track so quickly and easily as we all know, best of all me how easy it is to go off track after a day like I had Saturday.. Yesterday after all that the scales were showing +3, today +2, so hopefully come Friday it will be less.. or at least a sts, I have to weigh in early this week as we are off to London for the weekend on Friday so I won’t be here to weigh in as normal on Saturday! Much Love Gems 😀 

   

Things are looking up!! :D

So after my dreadful day on Wednesday, My interview went very well yesterday I’m feeling very positive about it. I also had an email from another nursery offering me a day trial at there establishment too. Feeling so much more positive than I was on Wednesday!! 

Our good friends from London Jamie and Valeria are down for the day and night today to have a belated celebration for my 30th birthday with some other friends of ours, we haven’t seen them since Christmas so very excited about seeing them!! Instead of going out for a meal I am going to cook mushroom risotto which is a massive hit in this household everybody loves it, and it’s low on points and calories so double bonus!! Off out after our dinner for some drinks and lots of dancing so hopefully that will burn some lbs too!

I’ll post the recipe for the mushroom risotto later on today along with a picture, Also a pic of me in my outfit for tonight!! 😉 I’ll also post an update on my challenges and my weight loss chart from weight watchers so far! 

Been a hell of a week.. Why is it only Weds??

So the week started off well.. We joined a gym and I got stuck into it on monday night going for a spin class I thought I could do… Big mistake I lasted all of 10 mins!! 😦 

Realised I’m not as fit as I once was lol. Then along comes some major bust ups in my family resulting in me telling my father he wont be seeing me or my daughter again.. Another sad day 😦 

Then today have ended up without a job… Can it get much worse I am wondering?? Well when I got home I rang round and managed to score a new job interview for Fri 10am! Then me and Chris hit the gym tonight and I also swam 60 laps this morning so feel I have burnt off a lot of the stress I have been carrying this week already and I have a body pump class booked for tomorrow go me! Raaaarrrrrrr! 😀 

These are my stats from fitbit today 

 

Activity

 16615 steps taken today
 
166% of goal of 10,000
 41 floors climbed today
 
137% of goal of 30
You have climbed: The Tallest Sequoia 
 7.38 miles traveled today
 
164% of goal of 4.50
 3135 calories burned
 
106% of goal of 2,969
 1644 active score 
 
164% of goal of 1,000

And this is how I am doing on my challenge to walk the hills and mountains of the uk:

North Downs 876ft South Downs 889ft Cotswolds 1083ft Bodmin Moor 1300ft North York Moors 1490ft Brown Clee Hill 1772ft High Willhays 2037ft  Kinder Scout 2087ft Pen y Fan 2907ft Scafell Pike 3209ft Snowdon 3560ft Ben Nevis 4409ft
87ftg 89ftg 108ftg 130ftg 149ftg 177ftg 203ftg 208ftg 290ftg 320ftg 356ftg 440ftg
11/6/12-32=55ftg 13/6/12-5=84ftg 16/6/12-15=93ftg 20/6/12-13=117ftg
12/6/12-30=25ftg 14/6/12-30=54ftg 17/6/12-10=83ftg
13/6/12-25=0ftg! 15/6/12-35=19ftg 18/6/12-31=52ftg
16/6/12-19=0ftg! 19/6/12-24=28ftg
20/6/12-24=0ftg!

I’m sorry it’s been quite a depressing post apart from my excellent exercise news.. I promise to do a more upbeat one soon, with a recipe for the best mushroom risotto you will ever taste!! 😉