There's probably plenty of recipes that you alrady know that are virtually EESP before you even think about it.
For example, a 'fry up' would be virtually SP anyway... bacon, beans, tomato, egg and mushrooms are all SP, then you can use your hex b and have toast too
You can make a cottage/shepherds pie - mince, onions, tomato, garlic, whatever ingredients you like, and make the topping from mashed celeriac and swede.
Or a stir-fried veg omelette. Using low calorie cooking spray, stir fry peppers, spring onions baby corn, broccoli, a chilli and ½ tsp of grated fresh root ginger for 3-4 minutes then add your eggs.
Quiche - Lay chopped onions, peppers, courgettes
in an oven-proof flan dish. Add sliced baby sweetcorn, asparagus
. Mix together 3 eggs
, 150g low fat/ virtually fat-free cottage cheese
and some chopped parsley
. Pour the cottage cheese mix over the vegetables and pop in the oven at 190ºC/170ºCFan/Gas 5 for around 30 minutes, or until the quiche is set and golden brown. Serve with piles of salad
Three bean salad - Combine lots of canned red kidney beans
, haricot beans
and flageolet beans
with at least half a plate of mixed salad leaves
, chopped cherry tomatoes
, mixed peppers
and cucumber chunks
. Toss in some fat free vinaigrette and freshly chopped herbs.
And there's always the classics, chicken breast (or whichever piece of meat you prefer) and veg of your choice, I prefer them roasted in the over with a sprinkle of herbs over them to add some flavour
As long as the food falls into the 'Speed' or 'Protein' categories, fill your plate with both of these and you're sorted
Do you have the newer books so that you know what falls into the 'S' & 'P' categories?
With regards to the V&T's, there's nothing wrong with still having them, whether it's during the week or at the weekend. Even on SP, you still get your syns, so by all means use them.
And yes, you can 'save' syns for a particular event. You get 105 to use during the week (between 5-15 a day), so if you know you have a particular event one night (mine is a leaving do this Friday, so some food and a couple of drinks) just limit your syns to 5-10 during the week, and the you've got extra to use for the weekend / meal out / etc.
And the sweet tooth... try melting 2 Alpen light bars in the microwave for 10 seconds, crush into the bottom of a rameken dish, then mix some of the Quark or fat free fromage frais/yoghurt with a sachet of Options hot chocolate (and sweetner to taste if you like), spread onto the alpen light bars, top with raspberries or other berries, and you've got a mini cheesecake
Or you could mix the quark, etc. with sweetner, add some berries or fruit of your choice, and a meringue nest (about 3 syns per medium nest), and you've got your own Eton mess
I'm really hoping this makes sense... I tend to ramble on here!
Good luck hun! x