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Pineapple274 stone

A lovely roast dinner....

170g fillet steak (264 cals)

Sauce made with red onions, garlic, butter, red wine, red currant jelly, fresh thyme, Dijon mustard (156 cals)

Potatoes (106 cals)

Parsnips (31 cals)

Oil for roasting 1 tbsp (128 cals)

Mashed carrot and swede (53 cals)

Purple sprouting (8 cals)

746 calories in total.

Brunch was kipper fillets on a slice of toast (444 cals)

And that's my lot for today! 1190 calories for food. 107 for 4 teas and 2 coffees.

Total for the day: 1282 calories

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That looks very tasty Pineapple27 ...we're about to get stuck into mince and onions, perpetual spinach, carrots, the last of our purple sprouting broccoli and the final 'sweet dumpling' squash...about 650 in total and a big plate of food :) I'm leaving the remaining sprouting broccoli to go to seeds hopefully to provide more meals next year ;)

Pineapple274 stone in reply to Mochta

This came from a supermarket, but definitely past its best - lots of sprigs were quite woody and fibrous!

Been enjoying lots of spinach lately - wilted with a little garlic fried in butter :-p

MochtaMaintainer in reply to Pineapple27

We'll be sick of spinach this week - because of the cold/hot/cold/hot weather looks like it's ready to bolt so it's planned into three meals this week. It is lovely with a bit of butter and garlic...last week we had a glut of asparagus so fresh that putting butter on was a bit like gilding a lily :)


bar the mashed carrot n swede and roast tatties it's a lovely meal :) Sorry those two I am not keen on

1282 cals a bit low for me I aim for 1500 cals per day ;)

Pineapple274 stone in reply to Hidden

I'm a shortie though.... so 1500 calories a day would cause me to gain! My maintenance rate is 1300!!! I don't think I've ever come across someone who didn't like roast potatoes!!

Hidden in reply to Pineapple27

You have now :D :D I don't like roast potatoes :D :D

Pineapple274 stone in reply to Hidden

I'll have your portion!!!

Joanney695st 7lbs in reply to Pineapple27

I just thought the same, Pineapple27, don't like roast potatoes? Some strange people out there 😁

IvanTheHorribleMaintainer in reply to Hidden

I agree! A classic English roast is an excellent weight-loss dinner, but swap out the potatoes, carrots and swede for (say) cauliflower and stir-fried kale and you're sorted.


That looks really nice, I could eat swede until it comes out of my ears. I'm a big red meat lover too so the steak is a winner!

Pineapple274 stone in reply to Hidden

It comes from the supermarket starting with "A" (blue not green!) and is truly delicious and very tender.

ZestHealthy BMI

Wow, that looks amazing! :-) Yum!

Zest :-)

Joanney695st 7lbs

Looks delicious 😋

Yum, This is my favourite kind of food!

Good tip for weekend eating as I'm a shortie too so stick to about 1200 cals . Only 2 meals though so would have a lie in or do when not working .

Pineapple274 stone in reply to focused1

I do the two meal thing every day now. My body has got used to it! :-)

focused115kg in reply to Pineapple27

I work 10 hour shifts with only half an hour for lunch so need something midday and for breakfast too .

Pineapple274 stone in reply to focused1

I’m not really active and very short, so two meals is all I need! 10 hour shifts - phew! 😳

Dottydm2 stone

That looks delicious, I need to try some different foods 😊

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