OH OH OH the porridge....

charlene-wilson

Silver Member
I just want to say im having what should have been my breakfast now. I have added nutmeg (hope this is allowed) to it and it gives the taste of a very mixed up egg custard and a bit lumpy!!but its still SCRUMMY! :D day 4 nearly over and im loving it!

Has anybody else added new tastes to there meals to make them a bit different?
 
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TaraTeal

Silver Member
One of the other girls said she puts cinnamon into the porridge which I am def going to try. How do you make your porridge up?
 

BordersGirl

Feeling great in 2012!
S: 17st6lb C: 11st2lb G: 10st10lb BMI: 26 Loss: 6st4lb(36.07%)
I add water (a bit more than it says - something between 175ml and 200ml - I add more water to all of the packs than it says actually). Stir into a bowl with the water. Put in microwave for 1 minute then take out and stir (the porridge will start to form at the bottom of the bowl). Put back in for between 30 seconds and a minute watching it (had a couple where it boiled over the top of the bowl!). When it starts to 'rise' then I take it out and stir in cinnamon. Leave for 3 minutes and enjoy :). Oh, and if it's a bit watery put back in microwave for a little longer - usually fixes it.

Use a bowl that's a bit bigger so that if it does start to rise it doesn't rise over the edge :).
 

Bea

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S: 17st7lb C: 16st5lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 39.3 Loss: 1st2lb(6.53%)
its definitely my favorite...havent tried any little extras but its fab!!
 

Aisha_Mango

Full Member
S: 14st2lb C: 11st6lb G: 11st0lb Loss: 2st10lb(19.19%)
I cant wait to try the porridge! Think im gonna have it for brekky tomorrow, im hearin so many good things about it! .. Im gonna add a dash of cinnamon to mine :)
 

charlene-wilson

Silver Member
One of the other girls said she puts cinnamon into the porridge which I am def going to try. How do you make your porridge up?

HI Tara Teal, i use 125ml of milk and the rest in water which i dont actually measure as i pour it straight in the bowl and just go by eye to weather i need anymore or not. As borders does, i always add more water than it says. Just drinking a 200ml shake doesnt seem like a mouth full and its really thick.
 

BordersGirl

Feeling great in 2012!
S: 17st6lb C: 11st2lb G: 10st10lb BMI: 26 Loss: 6st4lb(36.07%)
You can thicken up the shakes with psyllium husks that are a good fibre supplement too. Means that I can add a lot more water and it's still pretty thick. The extra water definitely counts towards the water target too if you struggle with the water.
 

Pheonix2010

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S: 12st10lb C: 10st10lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 27.4 Loss: 2st0lb(15.73%)
I love the porridge and dont add anything to it , other than maybe more water than they recommend , as i prefer the texture then
It does take a while to get the porridge just right , I whisk it with a fork before i start heating it up that gets the lumps out

I do add something to the cottage pie , whatever i have to hand to be honest , soy sauce , worcester sauce , even ketchup when i had nothing else , otherwise i find it a bit bland

but the chilli and spag bol are perfect for me and dont need anything , though i usually put a couple of mushrooms in the chilli and i always have the spag bol with my veg allowance
 

BordersGirl

Feeling great in 2012!
S: 17st6lb C: 11st2lb G: 10st10lb BMI: 26 Loss: 6st4lb(36.07%)
I cook peppers, mushrooms and shallots in the oven. Chop, add a little water, add chilli powder or paprika, cover with foil and cook. Goes nicely with the spag bol or chilli. I do enough for 2 days as my weekend treat :). Not quite roasted veg but perfectly fine given the restrictions of this diet.
 

BordersGirl

Feeling great in 2012!
S: 17st6lb C: 11st2lb G: 10st10lb BMI: 26 Loss: 6st4lb(36.07%)
Almost everyone likes the spag bol Tara. It's as near to having real food with the veggies as you get on this diet :)
 




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