Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Week 2 - Day 3 Six Week challenge

Felt like I ate a lot today :) .

Breakfast: Man chow soup

Lunch: Whole wheat spaghetti with chicken tikka (left over from day before) mixed in with green chili sauce and red chili sauce.

Dinner: So proud of this one! Ezekiel crusted chicken with a side of broccoli.  This needs some prep - in an oven 350F put some slices of Ezekiel bread for 30 mins until dry and crunchy. Make a crumbs of these in a blender and keep aside.  Take chicken breast (6oz) and pound it very thin. sprinkle salt and pepper and set aside. Next take two plates. In one, add 1 egg white and in another add the Ezekiel powder. Now add some garlic powder , onion powder , Italian seasoning , salt , pepper and paprika powder to both the plates. Pat dry the chicken. Dip it first in egg white mixture and then in Ezekiel crumbs.

Heat 1 tbl spoon avocado oil in a pan . Add the chicken and cook on both sides on low flame.
Its a very good use of Ezekiel bread.

Week 2 Day 2

Had the weigh in today and lot only 2.5 lbs this week :( . Need to work harder next week. Here are snippets from my food log for today

Breakfast: Ezekiel bread french toast with cabbage stir fry.

Recipe: In a bowl mix 3 egg whites with 1/4 Red chili powder, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder  and 1/4 tsp ginger garlic paste and 1/4 tsp salt.  Completely thaw the Ezekiel bread and dip in the egg mixture to absorb it well on both sides. In a pan take 1 tbl spoon avocado oil and cook the bread on both sides.

In another pan add 1 tsp avocado oil and add 1/4 tsp cumin seeds and 1/4 tsp mustard seeds. Add shredded cabbage , salt and pepper and cook for 2-3 mins.

Serve immediately.

Dinner: Grilled Salmon with Asparagus.
I had marinated salmon with basic masala like red chili powder, turmeric , ginger garlic paste , salt , garam masala powder , lemon juice , curry leaves and little bit of non fat yogurt .

Next day with very little oil , I grilled the salmon to perfection.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Week 2 - Day 1

Hello All,

Did not cook much on the weekend this time. Starting the week off with healthy food again but the most interesting today were lunch and dinner.

Lunch: Man chow soup

Followed the recipe

For Dinner make Chicken Tikka kebabs with Tomato chutney.

Recipe: Take 1 lb of chicken breast cut into bigger cubes (wash and dab dry). To this add 3/4 tsp Red chilli powder , 3/4 tsp salt , 1 tsp Ginger garlic paste , 1/2 tsp tumeric , 1 tbl spoon kasoori methi powder , 1/2 tsp saunf powder , 1/4 tsp black pepper powder , lemon juice 2 tblspoon , 3/4 tsp Garam masala powder, non fat greek yogurt (no water) 2 tblspoons. Add 1-2 tbl spoons of Avocado oil.

Cut cubes of onions, bell pepper (green, red, yellow, orange) and add in the mixture. Now string them on skewers with veggies in the middle . Marinate for atleast 2 hours. Lay them flat on a baking pan lined with Aluminum foil

Start the oven on High broil. cook until you see brown edges on chicken and then turn the skewers to cook other side. Serve hot.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

What I ate today (Week 1- Day 4)


Potato and peas cutlets with chicken mince and fresh tomato salsa. A side of strawberries.


Boil 1 large size potato until soft. Mash it completely and add paste of 1-2 green chillies , coriander leaves 1tblspn and mint leaves 1 tblspn. Also add 1/4 tsp black pepper , 1/2 tsp salt , 1/2 tsp coriander powder , 1/4 tsp garammasala  powder and some lemon juice. mix well .This should be a thick paste.
If its not thick then put it back on stove and cook till all dry.  To this add pre cooked chicken mince and peas. When ready to make it I add 1 egg white into the cooled mixture and then make patties and shallow fry in 2 tbl spn of Avocado oil.

For salsa , 1 fresh tomato , 1 green chilli, lemon juice , salt , pepper and coriander leaves. I pulse it together very coarsely.

Lunch : Whole wheat pasta with grape tomatoes with a side of non fat greek yogurt.

Recipe:(I ate half of the below)
Add 1 tblspoon of oil to a pot. Add 1/4 cup of chopped onions. When translucent add 1/4 tsp turmeric powder , 3/4 tsp salt ,1/2 tsp red chilli powder and 1/2 tsp Ginger garlic paste. Add 1 tsp of tomato paste. Now add 2 cups of water and 1 cup of dry pasta to this. Add some sprigs of coriander leaves , lemon juice and 1/2 tsp garam masala powder. Cook until pasta is tender.

Dinner: Baked cod with veggies.

This did not turn out very good so will not add the recipe.

over and out.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

What I ate today:
Lettuce wraps with mince meat , cholay (chick peas) , fresh tomatoes , cucumbers and Greek yogurt.

Fish with grilled zucchini and corn.

Flounder fillet (1 lb) ( I ate only 6 oz of it)

Marinate the flounder fillet in two steps.
1. Add 1 tlb spoon lemon juice and 1/2 tsp salt and marinate for 10mins
2. Add  3/4 tsp Red chilli powder, 3/4 tsp Ginger garlic paste, 1/4 tsp turmeric another 1/4 tsp salt , 1/2 tsp cumin powder , 1/2 tsp Garam masala powder and marinate for at least 30 mins.

In a pan add 1 tbl spoon Avocado oil and and the marinated fish fillets. let cook on one side for 2-3 minutes on medium flame and carefully turn and cook for another 2-3 mins.

For zucchini ,  cut zucchini as in photo and toss in 1/2 tsp olive oil, salt , pepper and rosemary. now grill until you see nice marks on it. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

What I ate today:

Breakfast: Chicken Haleem with oats (savory oats chicken porridge) and strawberries


   Coming soon


Beef mince with potatoes and tomatoes with brown rice and cucumbers

   Coming soon.

  Shrimp Kebobs with Broccoli

  Recipe: Coming Soon.
  For Broccoli , I boiled broccoli in hot water for 2 mins. Then with one tbl spoon avocado oil in a pan I added broccoli , sauté for 1-2 mins and then sprinkle salt , black pepper and garlic powder.

Everyone knows I love food , that's why I have this blog right? but just eating yummy food and not doing any exercise impacts your body and you start gaining weight and fat. I have gained too and have decided to take up a 6 week challenge to loose 6% of my body fat percentage.

Its hard for a food lover to stick to a repetitive diet plan so I have decided to be creative with it.

I also don't see many Indian recipes out there for dieting and wanted to open up my options for when I decide to stick to this diet long term.

Hope you follow along... I will also be eventually adding the recipes for these on my you tube Chanel or here.
This kind of diet is for my challenge and will not apply to everyone. The Diet chart is suppose to be specific for this challenge and for my weight category.. Moreover I am not blogging everything that I ate in a day but just important meals. I am not even claiming that these meals work but I am blogging my journey as I progress in the challenge. Apart from this Diet I exercise for 3 days for 45 minutes sessions.

What I ate on the first day of the challenge:
Breakfast: Egg white and spinach omelets (with 0% Greek yogurt and fruit):

Whisk together 3 egg whites , spinach (I cut and washed it (1 cup) and tossed it around in a pan (no oil)), some salt.

Add 1 tablespoon of avocado oil in a pan and add the egg mixture. Turn when done on one side.


Cholay (1/2 cup chick peas cooked with 1/2 cup frozen veggies and tomatoes with 6 oz chicken breast mince)


I added extra frozen veggies to it and Chicken mince after I fry onions and add spices.

1. Tandoori chicken

Chicken Breast : 1.5 lb ( I ate only 6oz of it)

Cut chicken breast into thin fillets. Take them in a bowl and add 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder , 3/4 tsp red chilli powder, 1 tsp ginger garlic paste , 1/2 tsp cumin powder, 1/4 tsp coriander powder, Kasuri methi crushed1 tsp, 1/2 tsp Garam masala powder, Tandoori chicken masala 1 tsp, 3 tblspoons of non fat Greek yogurt and1 tblspoon Avocado oil. Add some orange food color if you like. Marinate this atleast for 3 hours.

Heat oven to 400F. Place chicken on a baking tray and cover with aluminum foil. Bake for 40 minutes. Serve immediately .

2. Asparagus

Break asparagus from the root where it breaks naturally. wash and add in zip lock. To it  add   1tsp of  olive oil , pinch of salt and 1/4 tsp garlic powder. mix well in the bag.

Place them on a heated grill (I use grill pan on stove) and toss for 30-45 sec.

A Very filling and satisfying day!