Another low calorie soup…with chèvre!

After my cracking spinning class this morning I thought this day would be though but fasting has gone great and now we have just finished a delicious Spinach and Asparagus soup topped off with a splash chèvre creme…all under 500 calories/serving

Soup 2 servings (263 calories/serving)

1/2 teaspoon truffle Oil  30 calories

100 grams Asparagus 29 calories

50 grams Spinach 12 calories

40 gram chopped Shallot 16 calories

1 chopped Garlic Clove 4 calories

Chopped Chili

3-5 dl water

1/2 dl dry white wine 35 calories

1 bay leaf

Thyme

1/4 cup Green Lentils 140 calories

Chicken Bouillon

Salt and Pepper

2 tablespoons Sour Cream 60 calories

Salt and Pepper

 Chèvre Creme

2 tablespoon Sour Creme 60 calories

50 gram Chèvre 140 calories

Salt and Pepper

Fry the shallot, garlic, asparagus and spinach together with the truffle oil. Add water, wine, bouillon, bay leaf, thyme, green lentils and bring to a boil for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile mix sour creme and chèvre together and season with pepper.

Mix the soup smooth with a hand mixer and add sour cream and serve with the chèvre cream.

Enjoy!

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Turkey Burger with a Feta Cheese Creme

Today is my first fast day of the week and when I think eating soup is a great way to fill yourself up with limited calories I wanted to explore what else I can come up with within the 500 calorie limit…and I have to say it was not too shabby…;)

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Turkey Burger 3 servings (222 calories/serving)

1 lbs (500 grams) grounded turkey

3.5 oz (100 grams) sliced Black Olives

10 leaves of chopped Basil

1 Egg

2 Cloves of chopped Garlic

2 teaspoons paprika powder

Season with Salt and Pepper

Feta Cheese Creme (92 calories/serving)

7 oz (200 grams) Turkish Yogurt 2%

2 oz (60 grams) Feta Cheese (reduced fat)

10 leaves Basil

1 Chopped Garlic Clove

Salt and pepper

How to:

Mix all the ingredients together burgers and form them into 3 patties and grill them on the grill until thoroughly cooked.

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Meanwhile mix the ingredients for the Feta Cheese Cream. Serve the patties with Salad, cucumber, red onion and tomatoes!

 

Broccoli and Spinach soup

Twice a week I eat less than 500 cal/day (will write more about it later) so this is the first low-calorie recipes I am posting…The soup is really delicious, full of vitamins, it will fill you up and only has 198 cal!!!

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1 liter/ 34 oz water

1 cube vegetables bouillon

500 grams/ 1 lbs Broccoli

100 grams/ 3.5 oz Spinach

1-2 cloves of chopped garlic

app. 5 tablespoons shallots

Salt, Pepper and Chili flakes

1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese/ person (120kal)

Bring the water to a boil and add the broccoli for about 10 minutes together with the vegetable bouillon. Meanwhile fry the onion and garlic in a frying pan. Add the spinach together with the onion mix. Mix everything together till a smooth soup and seasoning with salt, pepper and chili flakes.

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Enjoy!

A quick summer lunch full of antioxidants

After a tough workout I came home and I was starving so I quickly put some chicken tender on the grill, sautéed mushrooms and kale and mixed together a cold fresh chimichurri sauce…yum!

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Chicken Tender

Ready made grilling sauce (I normally make my own but I was too hungry)

Kale

Mushroom

Salt and Pepper

Sour Creme

Chimichurri (ready made)

 

 

Summer Salad

Today is the day before midsummer and we decided to do our grocery shopping like everyone else…mistake!!! It took for ever and when we finally got back home the kids were starving and so was me and my sister. So meanwhile I made pancakes for the kids Helena made this unbelievable delicious summer salad with prawns…Unbeatable!

Prawn Mix (serves 2)

1/4 pound unpeeled prawns

1 cup sour cream

1/2 lemon juice

1/2 small chopped red onion

fresh chopped chive

fresh chopped dill

crushed chili flakes

Salt and pepper

Salad

2 hardboiled eggs

Ruccola

Lettuce

Cucumber

Avocado

Cocktail Tomatoes

Green pepper

Asparagus

Lemon wedges

Dill

How to:

Peel the prawns and mix together all the ingredients for the prawn mix season with salt and pepper.

Chop the vegetables and cut the eggs in halves serve with the prawn mic on top…enjoy!

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Grilled Pork Tenderloin with a Spicy Mango Salsa

My sister is an amazing cook and this evening she served from her back pocket a grilled pork tenderloin with a spicy mango salsa with roasted vegetables…

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Pork Tenderloin

2 pound /1 kg Pork tenderloin

CajP Marinade (A Pre-made marinade)

Fresh lime juice

Salt and pepper

Spicy Mango Salsa

1/2 Chopped Mango

1/2 Fresh lime juice

2 1/2 tablespoons Sweet Chili Sauce

2 tablespoons water

salt and pepper

Roasted Vegetables

Broccoli

Cauliflower

Red Bell Pepper

Mushrooms

Yellow Onion

Garlic

Asparagus

Squash

Spinach

How to: Marinate the pork tenderloin in the marinade and squeeze the lime juice over the meat and salt and pepper. Grill it on the grill until the meat is thoroughly cooked.

Dice the Mango and mix in the sweet chili sauce with the water, lime and spices and store at a cool place until it is time to serve.

Chop all the vegetables and roast in the oven until done at 225C/ 440F.

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Take me to the moon…

What a fun day we had yesterday as we had the opportunity to fly in a helicopter and admire the fantastic view from above. The kids loved it as they thought it was almost like riding a roller coaster.

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When we were back on the ground we decided to drive to Linköping to stroll down the street in the old town that looks just like it did a 100 years ago, very pretty. We diced to eat lunch at the Inn and as always this is the tricky part trying to find something to eat that is low-carb and not always a salad but not this time. We settled for some unbelievable delicious smoked shrimps served with a homemade aioli.2013-09-15 08.14.342013-09-15 09.00.57

The hours flew by and before we knew it we had to get back to my sisters place and i managed to squeeze in my workout before dinner. My sister grilled homemade burgers that she served with a salad and this was a perfect dinner to finish off a great day!

This is Sweden showing off it’s best side…

We have not slept for an eternity especially not Knut who fell a sleep 5 minutes before we arrived in Norrköping and I had to wake him up. So this day has been very, very long and I am so glad that we arrived to a lovely summer day and to my sister and nephew who had longed for his cousins.  My sister lives next to a beautiful lake and fortune was made when they threw themselves into the water just to let all that sitting still energy get loose…

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Now we have enjoyed a lovely dinner with grilled chicken with roasted vegetables…unbeatable!!!

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Good Night!

Summer Vacation is finally here!!!

Yesterday was the very last day of school and it was a very hot day so as soon as I’ve sent the kids off on the bus I put on my “blue danger” I went for my run. The thing was that I was not in the mood for it but I knew if I didn’t do it there and then it was not going to happened as it was warming up quickly. I realized fast that it was not only my mind that struggled my entire body felt heavy and my breathing was totally out of place, this was far from the feeling I had last week when I just kept going and going for my 12.6 miles. Anyhow I kept on running for my 4 1/2 miles and I really had to push to the very last step focusing on not slowing down.

I only had time for a quick shower before I had to get Mira and Knut from school. The rest of the afternoon we spent at the Lifetime pool and it was so great to watch the kids having so much fun, I guess there is no better way celebrating that school is over and the summer vacation is finally here!

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That evening we went to a new restaurant called Nick’s in Wilmette as we kept on celebrating with our friends. We got the best table in the entire restaurant, we sat at the opened windows and as soon as the kids finished their meal they sat on the window seal playing and watching people walk by. Initially I was surprised on how empty it was but after about 15 minutes there was people lining up in the street trying to get a table and I totally understand why. The ambiance was great and the food was amazing, I ordered a kale salad with grilled salmon and this was a great way to finish a great day!

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I grabbed what I had…

Freddie is out of town this week and I am trying to get organized before our own trip so for yesterday’s dinner I grabbed what I had and it turned out to be a great Grilled Chicken Salad with mozzarella and coleslaw.

2 Chicken Tenderloin

1 chopped garlic clove

1-2 tablespoon of vegetable oil

1 tablespoon soy sauce (gluten-free)

splash of Kalvfond or Better than bullion

salt and pepper

Mix all the ingredients and let the chicken rest in the marinade for 20 minutes (longer if you have the time. Grill the chicken until it thoroughly cooked. I served this with grilled asparagus topped over arugula and some of the homemade coleslaw I had leftover from our saturday picnic. I also found some mozzarella, tomato cucumber and basil that I threw in the mix…Sometimes you just have to work with what you have and it can turn into a gourmet dinner  😉

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