When you are busy, finding time to shop and cook can be tough – and it’s not just the preparation – by the time you’ve finished your meal, there could be a stack of washing up waiting to be done too.
In this book, I’ve minimised the work and cleaning up needed to create a host of easy, delicious and complete low-calorie meals. Most recipes only require one dish — whether it’s a saucepan, wok, casserole or serving bowl. Sometimes a recipe will require a bowl or plate for mixing ingredients or measuring, for a dressing or sauce for instance, but I’ve kept the call for additional equipment as low as possible.
I’ve reworked the ingredients and used crafty cooking methods to reduce the calories while ensuring that every dish remains as delicious as possible. There are no complicated methods, just simple food cooked without a fuss.
I’m not going to make rash promises about how many pounds you will shed, but I do know that when it comes to losing weight, finding foods that give you pleasure and fit into your lifestyle are the key to success. When you eat well without obsessing over rapid weight-loss, it’s easier to relax and lose what you need to comfortably- and safely.
To help everyone enjoy these reinvented dishes, I’ve used easy-to-find ingredients and given clear, simple cooking instructions. There’s also freezer information included where appropriate, so you know which dishes you can store safely for another day. If you’re already following a diet plan, you’ll find additional nutritional information at the back of the book that’ll help you work my recipes into your week.
And, if you’re stuck for inspiration and have a few pounds to lose, try my 123 Plan. It couldn’t be easier.