50lbs Gone

50lbs shed….. (half way)..

So what have i learnt so far… It starts with your mindset.. It needs discipline… it started with something small ( 9 day plan), didn’t even think about complex workouts, counting calories, stuck to the 9 day plan and took it day by day. this 9 days created a virtue of discipline and commitment. these 2 go together in any area of wanting to achieve in this life… If you want anything in this life you got to choose a way to make it happen, you got to become relentless…. rise up past the limitations you have put on yourself… The harder you work, the harder it is to give up….. make your mind up and start right now where you are…..

One of the dishes I ate as a treat, at least once a week,… a take on the classic mac and cheese. i think we all know of this dish, the one my mother used to make for us as kids… Yea Yea, it was a treat. Somehow an Irish mother cooking pasta in the late 1970’s and early 80’s was a novel idea especially if you lived in the country… the mac and cheese was baked for hours on end in what seemed like a nuclear powered oven,

Anyway enough said, here is my recipe for my “Skinny Bee’s Mac & Cheese”:

What You Need:
700 g cauliflower (half of a large head)
250 g uncooked whole wheat elbow macaroni
2 garlic cloves, peeled
375 ml chicken stock
125 ml Almond milk
2 tbsp flour
2 carrots grated
250 g reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese
250 ml plain low-fat Greek yogurt
Salt and black pepper (optional)

Lets Get Cooking:
Cut cauliflower into large chunks, keeping core intact.
Grate cauliflower florets into large Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl to measure 3 cups
Place cauliflower and macaroni into a heavy bottomed pot.
Add the sliced Garlic
Whisk stock, milk and flour with Stainless Steel Whisk until blended. Pour into pot; mix well. Add grated carrot
Bring to the boil and reduce to a low heat stirring well to avoid any of it sticking to the bottom, takes about 15 mins
Remove from the heat & Add yogurt and the cheese; stir until well blended. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
You should get 5 cups out of this.. serve with a Tomato, Basil & Red Onion Salad

Nutrients per serving:
Calories 340 Total Fat 7 g, Saturated Fat 3.5 g, Cholesterol 15 mg, Sodium 430 mg, Carbohydrate 46 g, Fibre 4 g, Protein 26 g

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