I've been a bad blogger of late, but I've been quite a good dieter, down 20lb since I started. It's a good steady loss and I feel great. I've also joined a gym and have an amazing personal trainer who kicks my ass Biggest-Loser style. I am constantly in agony as he keeps pushing me, but as my husband likes to remind me "pain is just weakness leaving the body!" All in all I know I'm on the right track and will be staying on it!
Above is a really quick dinner that's absolutely delicious. My kids went wild over this and I loved it as it felt very substantial and more importantly it was something interesting to do with boring old ground beef. It's a bit of a cheater as a lot of the flavour comes from jarred salsa, but when it works, it works! It's all done in one dish and takes about twenty minutes to cook. It serves 6 and works out at 6 points per serving.
- 1 lb lean ground beef
- 1 jar hot salsa
- pinch sugar substitute/sweetener
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- 1 tbsp cumin
- 1 cup frozen corn
- 8 fl. oz pasata
- 8 fl. oz water
- 2 cups dried macaroni/shells
- large handful chopped coriander
- 1/2 cup low fat cheese
Heat large lidded skillet and brown beef. Drain and add corn, tomatoes, passata, water, cumin and pasta. Reduce heat to a simmer and put lid on skillet. Cook for 12-18 minutes stirring sporadically until pasta is cooked.
Remove from heat, stir in coriander and top with cheese. Replace lid and let stand until cheese melts. Serve immediately with a dollop of fat free Greek yoghurt and garnish with additional coriander (cilantro.) Delicious!
Sat. Fat: 2.5g