I felt a bit cheated tonight. One of the joys of the winter is a steaming plate of beef stew and dumplings. Beef stew with 100g of steamed rice and yet more veg, doesn’t quite have the same ring to it. Hey ho! It’s healthy and will have the right effect in the long run.
I prepared supper this morning and popped a pack of stewing beef (really cheap!) an onion, three chopped stalks of celery and four chopped carrots into the slow cooker, along with a sachet mix (just add water and currently 3 for £1 at Asda) of Beef Bourguinon sauce. It’s so comforting to get home, through the dark and rain to a bubbling stew. Normally, I would get the mixing bowl out and make a few dumpling, with plenty of parsley but not tonight. 60g of rice, which when cooked is a very healthy sized serving. Already, I’m getting used to feeling very full on a lot less fat and calories. In weight watchers points (in ‘old money’) my supper was eight points. I also have a small tub of rice and stew for my lunch at work tomorrow. Even cheaper as I stretched the supper to three meals. Price increases mean my supper was over the £1 and came to £1.25, again the higher price of healthy eating.