Tuesday, 29 May 2012 - , , , , , , 0 comments

SMASH & GRAB : Cheese & Biscuits


On a weight loss plan you would expect cheese and biscuits to be off the agenda, but this is a delicious savoury snack for only 3pp/approx.135kcal.

The plate above has 3 of my favourite crackers (Ryvita Thins-the sweet chilli variety) for 2pp/93kcal, and a mini pot of Extra-Light Philadelphia for 1pp/38kcal. The sliced tomatoes and basil enhance the flavour, give it more 'bite' and make it a filling little snack.


Here's another cute one using 2 Weight Watcher's Cheese biscuits for 1pp/37kcal and a traditional Ryvita for 1pp/35kcal plus the extra light Philadelphia for 1pp/38kcal. The little tomatoes left on the vine are an attractive, tasty and filling addition to the plate.

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I could just come into the kitchen and literally 'grab' those same ingredients, scoff them, and that snack is gone in a flash. For a couple of extra minutes arranging my plate, I have the anticipation of a delicious and beautiful savoury nibble and I've taken care to prepare it. It also helps me to eat consciously and be truly aware of everything I am eating.


I always think of making food presentable and attractive for other people, but I have found that if I really put thought into everything I eat and take better care when preparing it for myself, everything tastes better. Then, it's an even more enjoyable experience.

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This in turn, reminds me to take good care of myself and be my own best friend - one who is far less likely to sabotage my weight loss or maintenance efforts.

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