It’s rare to find someone who doesn’t love a rich, spicy curry, a crisp pizza oozing with melted cheese or piping hot fish and chips straight out of the fryer, and our high streets are teeming with takeaway restaurants offering dishes for instant gratification. But if you’re already carrying more weight than you’d like, or simply want to eat more healthily, takeaway food can be a nutritional disaster.
In this book, I’v picked popular takeaway dishes and reworked ingredients and cooking methods to cut the calories and help you lose weight in the most delicious and simple way possible. You’ll find everything from a creamy chicken korma to super-quick pizzas an succulent burgers, all given a low-calorie workout without loosing their appeal.
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.