Healthy Eating

It was my son's 18th yesterday though so I had a slice of red velvet cake. It was OK but I felt rotten all night afterwards and today have been starving all day so just confirmed low carb is best for me!
 
Air fryers any good? I don't fry stuff in deep oil at all, I shake everything in a spoonful of oil in a bag with spices too, then pan fry or bake.
Not tried celeriac chips. Will give them a go. Getting my new freezer soon so will have more space.
 
I've not just fallen off the wagon with diet/healthy eating, I fell off & am rolling around in a very muddy ditch!
It's winter, it's depressing, I ache, work is crappy, family probs....sigh...I am reaching for the chocolate.
BUT, new freezer, new start! Got a rescue dog coming next month. looking on bright side...for now anyway!
 

Colly

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I've not just fallen off the wagon with diet/healthy eating, I fell off & am rolling around in a very muddy ditch!
It's winter, it's depressing, I ache, work is crappy, family probs....sigh...I am reaching for the chocolate.
BUT, new freezer, new start! Got a rescue dog coming next month. looking on bright side...for now anyway!
You could have written that about me!! Very envious of your new dog though!
 

clairelucas

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You could have written that about me!! Very envious of your new dog though!
Ditto..
fell off wagon for last week, keep promising to get back on, which I will, just not today...
Me and hubby have decided not to get a dog, as we have totally different ideas of which type, size, and how to look after/train one...
More strongly held differences of opinion on that than we ever have bringing up children! Lucky its not the other way round!
 
I've not just fallen off the wagon with diet/healthy eating, I fell off & am rolling around in a very muddy ditch!
It's winter, it's depressing, I ache, work is crappy, family probs....sigh...I am reaching for the chocolate.
BUT, new freezer, new start! Got a rescue dog coming next month. looking on bright side...for now anyway!
Don't go for junk chocolate, which is basically anything you are likely to find in a confectioners or supermarket. Try the Hotel Chocolate 100% bars - there are quite a few different ones and they all taste different, so don't give up at the frst one. You only need a piece the size of a small fingernail to get the effect - in fact, any more become overwhelming rather quickly. They therefore last a long time.

Or admit that you just like eating fat and sugar. 8 =)
 

labsleuth

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Don't go for junk chocolate, which is basically anything you are likely to find in a confectioners or supermarket. Try the Hotel Chocolate 100% bars - there are quite a few different ones and they all taste different, so don't give up at the frst one. You only need a piece the size of a small fingernail to get the effect - in fact, any more become overwhelming rather quickly. They therefore last a long time.

Or admit that you just like eating fat and sugar. 8 =)
Mmm... I adore Hotel Chocolat :)
 
Don't go for junk chocolate, which is basically anything you are likely to find in a confectioners or supermarket. Try the Hotel Chocolate 100% bars - there are quite a few different ones and they all taste different, so don't give up at the frst one. You only need a piece the size of a small fingernail to get the effect - in fact, any more become overwhelming rather quickly. They therefore last a long time.

Or admit that you just like eating fat and sugar. 8 =)
I love fat & sugar! I admit it. I also love Hotel Chocolat. It's a must for Christmas. ;)
 
You could have written that about me!! Very envious of your new dog though!
A little black & white border collie with wonky front leg.
It won't be covered by insurance if she has problems with it in the future, so I am starting savings account already - haven't even got her yet! We were offered another dog who has just had a leg removed but my son said he couldn't bear to be sad for the dog all the time. ( this boy can't even watch Mr Bean without welling up)
We could have had another dog that was a healthy bouncy young dog, but this little collie pulled at the heart strings.
We've been trying for a few years to get a rescue dog. No luck due to the fact that I work & have cats! Happened to be out for a walk during lockdown No1 & got chatting to a lady whose dog I was fussing over, that told me about a Romanian rescue, Sadies, & here we are!
 
Air fryers any good? I don't fry stuff in deep oil at all, I shake everything in a spoonful of oil in a bag with spices too, then pan fry or bake.
Not tried celeriac chips. Will give them a go. Getting my new freezer soon so will have more space.
I swear by mine - anything that is usually deep fried can go in it (although the amount of oil that comes out of frozen food is alarming) and it makes THE best pork crackling - yes I roast my meat in it too. I have found that rather than buying frozen stuff it's better to use fresh only due to the amount of oil that comes out of the frozen products. I never use oil in mine and for getting a coating of herbs etc on the outside I use a spray.
 
Man made oils are damaging our health - PUFA's and the way cheap ones are produced doesn't help either - Back to beef dripping for me!


I watched a programme on this a while ago & they said that Rape seed & Olive oil are the best ones to cook with, apart from butter & lard.
 
I watched a programme on this a while ago & they said that Rape seed & Olive oil are the best ones to cook with, apart from butter & lard.
I have heard that too - rapeseed for deep frying/high temps and olive for lower temps - I always have a bottle of each on hand
 

labsleuth

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Bring on the butter. Margarine is only a few molecules away from being a plastic :sick:
Horrible stuff. I never eat anything labelled "low fat", because it'll be full of hydrogenated oils and sugars. Full fat butter and cheese all the way - in moderation obviously.
 
Anyone here use a slow cooker? I've had one for years that I use regularly for stews, but I'm after some inspiration on other things to try. Ideally healthy stuff though as my trousers are getting a little snug!
 

labsleuth

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Anyone here use a slow cooker? I've had one for years that I use regularly for stews, but I'm after some inspiration on other things to try. Ideally healthy stuff though as my trousers are getting a little snug!
Chilli con carne is really nice in the slow cooker.
 

labsleuth

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I've got some in the slow cooker at home as I type this. :p
I prefer chilli done in the slow cooker, chuck loads of beans in makes it go further for very little money;)
Mmm... sounds delicious.
Yes, we always bulk out chilli, Bolognese, curries etc. with beans and veg. Healthier, more filling and tends to do us two nights that way :)
 
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