Light and Lean: Spicy Avocado, Cream Cheese & Herb Wrap …. only 247 calories!

I have so many blog posts on the go that I am starting to confuse myself! I KNOW I am harping on about being on Die-T but it rather does determine the nature of the food that we are eating at the moment. TrickyRicky and I have both got a maximum of calories that we may eat in a day. We are both giving it horns in the gym and encourage each other all day long. I am convinced that I look like Twiggy already and he is constantly asking me if I can see his muscles!

We laugh at each other a lot – probably not to cry! Our first goal for the year is the first of two family weddings coming up. Melisa, my niece is marrying her David in April and I am designing a very Audrey Hepburn style dress and coat! My design does not allow for flubber … so we diet!

I had pretty much decided to declare a Blogging Blackout for myself during this period of sensible eating, but have subsequently changed my mind! I am prone to such behaviour. I can’t be the only person in the world dieting, and have decided to share some of the marginally more interesting meals together with a breakdown of the calories etc. Perhaps there is someone else out there in the same boat as me!

I have a budget of 1738 calories a day, which if the truth be told, is ample. Add to this the 534 calories that I burn during my gym session and I could eat far more than I am. I am by no means starving myself, heavens forbid, but am keen to reach my goal of losing 10kg’s by mid-April. Hope springs eternal!

To our utter amazement, this whole diet thing as actually not quite as difficult as we thought that it would be. Making simple adjustments to our eating habits has resulted in quite significant calorie savings. We have both downloaded a simple cell phone App called MyNetDiary which makes life incredibly simple. You enter your height, weight, activity levels and gender; then set a goal and Ping! It tells you exactly how many calories a day that you may eat. You enter each meal and the App tracks your progress daily. Easy as ….

Avocado, tomatoe, basil & coriander wrap … this will have you smiling all the way to the scale!

Avocado, Cream Cheese and Herb Wrap

247 calories = 1033kj

A perfect low calorie luch.


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4 cherry tomatoes sliced (20 calories)

80g Avocado sliced (1/2 a small avocado)

70g fat free chunky plain cottage cheese (52 calories)

30g spring onion sliced (10 calories)

5g chopped coriander (1 calorie)

5g chopped basil (1 calorie)

Lea & Perrins Pepper Sauce (0 calories)


TrickyRicky and I are attending a food and wine pairing evening at Harvey’s tonight and as such decided to forfeit protein at lunch time leaving us the maximum amount of calories for tonight. Hence the meat-free lunch!

Layer it up!

Add the sliced tomatoes and Avocado

Add the chopped basil and coriander

Add the chopped fresh coriander and basil

Add plenty of chopped coriander and basil

Crunchy spring onions add a great texture.

Spritz with fresh lemon juice which cuts through the cream cheese beautifully and balances so well with the sweet rosa tomatoes; finally a dash of Pepper sauce for a little extra bite!

It’s light and lean and soooooooo hip-friendly!

A fresh, crunchy and tasty lunch that is calorie friendly!

Just saying!

Buon Appetito



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