While recovering from my operation last week I found that I had lost my appetite. Eating on minimal food, which was mostly toast and soup, and the fact that I was still quite swollen, I knew that Thursday weigh day may have been a gain. A 5lb gain!
My appetite is back now but I'm finding that I can only eat little amounts. With this in mind I knew snacky bits were needed. I spent Saturday and Sunday making mini quiches, a quiche loaf, scotch eggs (recipe from my lovely friend) and soup.
The scotch eggs are to die for, and completely free! To make you need 4 hard boiled eggs and 6 Linda McCartney Rosemary & Red Onion sausages. Defrost the sausages and then squash them up. You need approx. 1 and a 1/2 sausages to one egg. Spray the wrapped eggs with fry light and bake in the oven. They're a quick and easy snack to keep in the fridge and packed with protein.
Soup is always a good call, even with the lovely weather we've been having lately! I had planned on making sprout soup but had a pack of leeks to use up. I cheat and use a soup maker as it does everything for you. I put in the leeks, sprouts, ham and a stock pot (a lot more flavoursome than a normal Oxo cube!). Once it had cooked and pureed I added some extra ham to add a bit of bite. Was really tasty :-)
Let's hope the scales will be kind to me this week, the swelling has gone down now, so I just need to concentrate on the Food Optimising then all will be good.