Recipes

Foods that I consider good low calorie options.

Apple and Cinnamon Porridge (155 cal)
1/2 cup of oats (72 cal)
1/4 cup of skim milk (21 cal)
1 small apple (45 cal)
1 tsp cinnamon (17 cal)

Cover oats with water and microwave for 1 minute on high. Add milk and stir. Dice apple and add to porridge with cinnamon.

This really fills me up for a reasonable amount of calories. Good energy hit if you are heading to the gym.

Homemade Teriyaki Chicken Sushi Roll (162 cal)
1 sheet nori dried seaweed (5 cal)
1/3 cup of white rice (56 cal)
40g chicken breast (66 cal)
3tbsp teriyaki sauce (17 cal)
3 sticks cucumber (3 cal)
1 tsp or spray oil (13 cal)
2 tsp white wine vinegar (2 cal)

Marinate the chicken in the teriyaki sauce for at least 20mins. While marinating boil rice until soft and fluffy. When drained add white wine vinegar to rice and stir, then leave to cool. Fry Chicken with as little oil as possible. Cut sticks of cucumber. When cool spread rice over the sheet of nori leaving a 2cm gap at one end. Place chicken and cucumber on top of rice in a line. Roll sushi and stick the end of the nori down with water. brush water over the outside of the roll with a pastry brush and refrigerate for half an hour. Enjoy.

Although time consuming (good if you need a distraction) this meal provides protein, carbs, fibre and is extremely filling. The size of this roll is actually double of those u get from takeaway sushi shops. You can chop it in half to get 2 rolls :)


I made these with lettuce and carrot instead of cucumber but they are just as tasty :)