The main thing about dieting for people who like to cook and people who like food is that the diet should be fun to prepare and the dishes should taste different....every single meal , every single day.
Here is a quick lunch I made this afternoon.
Ingredients for 1 person
2 heaped tablespoons home made fresh cottage cheese
1 slice of ham
200 gms lettuce leaves, iceberg and rocket
6 basil leaves
1 tsp of lime infused olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Take 1/2 litre of skimmed milk and bring to the boil. Add 1/2 cup yogurt at boiling point and stir. Two minutes later add the juice of half a lemon. As soon as the milk splits give it a stir or two and remove from the fire. Strain and let stand for a few minutes while preparing the rest of the salad.
Wash and tear the lettuce leaves into bite sized pieces. Tear the ham into bits and add to the salad. Tear the basil leaves and mix into the rest. Now add the cottage cheese, salt pepper and oil and mix well.
Eat with a slice of wholemeal bread.