Before-After!

Its been a long absence! I know I’ve been lazy, but there has been a much more serious reason as well. After using my husband as a guinea pig for my calorie indulgent cooking phase and causing him to pack on the pounds, the doctor gave us an ultimatum. Either he looses quite a few kilos pronto or there will be heart and blood pressure problems looming large! Kartik is very emotional(and especially about food), and that’s putting it mildly! So I had to promise him that I will make his weight loss journey as delicious as possible. So here we are, 6 months and almost 30kgs hence.

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My hard work in the kitchen and his hard work in the gym has had fabulous results. I have a sexier husband and a huge repertoire of low fat dinner ideas 🙂 Here are a few of the many meals I have made.

Baked Chiken Breast with a Onion Tomato and Olive Relish

Baked Chiken Breast with a Onion, Tomato and Olive Relish

Grilled Basa with Schezwan Sauce and Salt an Pepper Steamed Green beans

Grilled Basa with Schezwan Sauce and Salt an Pepper Steamed Green Beans

Mushroom Stuffed Red peppers and Grilled Chicken with Mushroom Sauce

Mushroom Stuffed Red peppers and Grilled Chicken with Mushroom Sauce

PanRoasted Musrooms and Chiken with Spinach Pesto

Pan Roasted Mushrooms and Chicken with Spinach Pesto

Roasted Baby Potatoes and Onions Steamed Corn Herbed Grilled Chicken in Balsamic Sauce

Roasted Baby Potatoes and Onions Steamed Corn Herbed Grilled Chicken in Balsamic Sauce

Below is a list of sauce recipes that are low fat and delicious to use over any grilled or steamed veggie and meat combination, diet or not!

No cook sauces:

Honey Mustard – Equal parts honey & mustard, whipped together with some salt and olive oil

Pesto – basil or baby spinach, salt and garlic to taste, with peanuts whizzed together in a mixer

Salsa – 2 tomatoes, half an onion, 1 fat chili or 1 chili de-seeded and half a capsicum finely chopped. drizzle with olive oil, salt to taste and a squeeze of lime juice
Creamy peanut sauce – 2 tablespoons peanut butter,chili sauce,whipped with a splash of milk
Yoghurt sauce – hung curd,salt and kashundi.
alternatively you can add chopped up olives,salt to taste and minced garlic
Wasabi – 1 tsp wasabi paste,2 tsp lemon juice, salt and 2 tsp peanut/sesame oil
Cooked Sauces – These sauces you should cook in the pan that the chicken is cooked in,DO NOT WASH THE BURNT BITS, it adds to the flavor!
Coffee Tabasco sauce – half a katori of water, 1/4 tsp of instant coffee,sprinkle of sugar and tobasco sauce. put into the hot pan and deglaze the pan with it
Sweet and sour sauce– half a katori of water, 1/2 tsp cornflour, little ketchup,vinegar,sprinkle of sugar and a splash of orange juice – cook this in the pan for a few seconds till the sauce thickens slightly.
If you have any other weight loss queries, feel free to write in..I feel like quite the expert now!

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