RE: [] Low fat food

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From: Emily Dubberley
Subject: RE: [] Low fat food
Date: 15:44 on 17 Jul 2007
Awww, bless - well, if you're ever in Brighton you can certainly come over
for lunch ;-)
Re: dressings, remember those low cal things are full of nasty chemicals
(often) whereas
making your own highly flavoured dressing can be nice and healthy. Just
change the balance
of balsalmic to oil so there's more vinegar, and add lots of garlic
(assuming you like garlic)
If it's highly flavoured then you can get away with using less of it. You
can use lime juice,
garlic and ginger for a really low cal dressing too (though I have to admit
I'm not a huge fan
of lime-juice based dressings) You can also roast vegetables slowly with
just balsalmic rather
rather than oil too, and they're yummy and moreish 'cos they go all melty

Basic thing is to just start the meal with a vegetable base 'cos veggies are
good for you
as well as being (generally) low fat - then just use meat as a flavouring -
for example, 
a big spinach salad with a small amount of avocado ('cos that is one of the
more fattening
veggies) and a sprinkling of a few bacon lardons. There's no need for
healthy food to taste

-----Original Message-----
From: Russell Joanne (ST) [mailto:Joanne.Russell@xxxxxxxxx.xx.xx] 
Sent: 17 July 2007 09:14
Subject: RE: [] Low fat food

Oh my god.  Can I come and live with you!?  These all sound delicious.
I have to admit I have been following the whole 'half a jacket potato
with cottage cheese' - which I do really like but not all the time.  And
salads but with some low fat dressing that tastes like its got sweetener
in it.  

I like the sound of some of these though, specially the tuna!

-----Original Message-----
From: Emily Dubberley [] 
Sent: 16 July 2007 17:15
Subject: RE: [] Low fat food

Rather than going for 'diet' recipes why not just pick healthy low fat
things, for example:

Seared tuna in a soy, garlic, ginger and (tiny bit of) honey marinade,
cooked in a griddle pan with negligible amounts of oil wiped over it
Salad nicoise with an oil light, balsalmic, garlic and mustard heavy
dressing Home made chicken soup with lots of vegetables Home made
minestrone soup with only a tiny bit of oil/bacon Smoked trout/salmon
terrine with horseradish dressing, rocket salad and boiled new potatoes
Baked aubergine with cherry tomatoes, red onion and a small sprinkling
of parmesan Melon with parma ham Baked bananas with low fat Greek

And use posh dark chocolate if you get a craving, 'cos that way you need
to eat less to feel satisfied

-----Original Message-----
From: Jakob Whitfield [] 
Sent: 16 July 2007 17:01
Subject: Re: [] Low fat food

Me and the missus decided to try the dieting thing a while ago, and I
had much the same reaction to lots of the healthy recipes I saw.

We used the Grauniad's online dieting thingy which I believe is a
rebranded e-diets. A fair amount of tasty stuff there if you look

I found that the most important/useful thing was really seeing how much
food is in x-hundred calories, and realising that in order to be losing
weight I needed to be eating 15-20% less - OR eating less fat/meat/carbs
and more veg. I did feel hungry for the first few days mind.

Alas like many things I have started to slip back into my bad old ways
so I may have to try and instill discipline again before my GP starts
muttering about my cholesterol.


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