Monday, April 19, 2010


For breakfast this morning I had an old favourite, bircher muesli (recipe below):

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Bircher Muesli
This is a handwritten recipe from my folder. I have no idea where it came from, but I can't take credit for it. It makes four serves, but the recipe can easily be halved or quartered.

Step one
Mix the following ingredients together and soak overnight
- 2 cups rolled oats
- juice of 2 lemons
- 1 cup water

Step two
In the morning, prepare the following ingredients
- 2 granny smith apples, grated
- 2 cups plain yoghurt*
- 6 Tbsp honey**
- fresh fruit***
- 4 Tbsp nuts, chopped****
Add apple, honey and yoghurt to the mix from step one. Serve into 4 bowls and top with fruit and nuts.

* I used a low-fat yoghurt but Greek yoghurt is nice for a creamy taste.
** Unless you have a sweet tooth, I don't think you need this much honey. I used 1 tsp per serve and drizzled it over the top of each serve instead of mixing it in.
*** I used strawberries.
****I used almonds.
Cinnamon also adds a nice touch.


I also had a couple of boiled egg whites with my muesli:

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I read the paper then had my morning snack, a homemade protein bar and some celery:

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After Rob and I walked TJ to the supermarket to get our groceries, we had lunch. Today I had salad with romaine lettuce, kale, coriander, spring onions, salsa, black beans, avocado, pumpkin seeds and spicy tofu:

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My afternoon snack was a mix of choc protein powder, cocoa, diced plums and walnuts:

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Dinner was Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup (I used low-fat yoghurt instead of sour cream, and cheese and avocado for the toppings):

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I also had some trail mix for an evening snack (x 2):

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Dianna Broeren said...

Hi Charlotte
Can you share your bircher muesli recipe with me please? I make my husband one but it is full of cream :) Thought your recipe may be a bit healthier for me to include as a free meal.

Charlotte Orr said...

Hi Di,
I've added the recipe. Hope you enjoy!

Lia Halsall said...

Dinner looks delicious Charlotte. I'm going to try that recipe, thanks. :o) xxx

Charlotte Orr said...

Thanks Lia, hope you enjoy it (and if you use yoghurt, don't worry if it curdles a bit when you put it in the mix - the end result still tastes good)!

Lia Halsall said...

I finally got around to making this yesterday and had it for lunch today, huge success. I used the fajita packet mix and light sour cream.

Note to self though, heat the tortillas because they're not very nice uncooked. Lesson learnt. LOL!!


Charlotte Orr said...

Hi Lia, glad you liked it!