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5-2 Diet Leek and Celeriac Gratin:
Supper last night was not quite what I intended! I’ started with great plans to make the gratin and serve half of it with a salad and a quinoa burger. But, then my day seemed to vanish! In the end as is often the case toward the end of a 5-2 diet day before supper, I was very hungry and since I’d already started to prepare the gratin, I gave up, made the gratin and ate the lot.
Very nice it was too. But, in all honesty, if I was going to make it as a main dish deliberately, I think a little ham would have really improved the mixture and still provided a good low calorie meal (one slice of parma ham, cut into tiny bits and scattered through the dish would add about 30 calories! Of course the end result is something very suitable as a vegetarian supper.
So, leek and celeriac gratin is a good 5:2 diet supper, or a side dish if you eat half this portion. I had the lot, which was just under 300 calories for a very generous portion.
- 300 g Celeriac Root Peeled and finely sliced
- 1/2 Medium Leek cleaned and sliced finely
- 1 teaspoon Dijonnaise mustard
- 100 ml semi skimmed milk
- 50 ml low fat creme fraiche
- 20 g parmesan cheese
- 2-3 shots 1-cal oil
- Spray an oven proof casserole with 1cal
- Put a layer of celeriac on the bottom of the casserole, then leeks, then celeriac then leeks until everything is used. Season each layer with a little salt and pepper.
- Mix together the creme fraiche, milk and dijon mustard and pour over the vegetables
- Top everything with finely grated parmesan and put in the oven at 150c for 50 minutes.
Next time I make this I will be adding ham and caraway seeds.
But last night it was a great 5-2 vegetarian fast day meal and next time I’ll be making the quinoa burger too. Meanwhile, in terms of weightloss I am still gradually losing weight, despite the restaurant reviews and baking efforts!