Annette Sym
Annette Sym Cade Mooney

A few of your favourite things

I'M sure you won't be surprised to know that people often tell me that their favourite indulgence foods are chips and chocolate.

I can relate to this, and admit that I can't completely resist a crunchy chip every now and again.

To find out more about the way we all think and feel about our favourite foods, I recently put this question to my Facebook group "If you had to choose, what would it be: chocolate or chips?"

Out of the 100 responses received, 56 people said chocolate was their choice, with 32 voting for chips (hot or cold), 9 people said both and 3 replied neither.

While everything in moderation is the key, I think this can be even harder with our favourite snack foods because once that packet is opened or block of chocolate started, it takes a certain mindset and willpower to have just a little at a time.

I know how overindulging can make you feel; happy in the moment but filled with regret and guilt immediately afterwards.... not a great way to live your life, and I'm talking from past experience.

Many years ago I discovered how to stop dieting, how to become healthy and slim and yet still enjoy my favourite meals and snacks... yes even chips!

I created healthy recipe versions of all my favourite foods such as corn chips, potato chips, garlic prawns, lasagne, curries, desserts and baking... my family and friends loved it so much I decided to write my first cookbook.

Six cookbooks later and over three million sold, the rest as they say is history!

To help you satisfy your cravings, I'd like to share my Corn Chips recipe from book 1. Ingredients - 1 kebab bread or lavash bread,cooking spray, seasoned pepper (optional). Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius.

Cut bread into 4 strips, then into triangles (to look like corn chips).

Coat baking tray with cooking spray, place chips onto tray, sprinkle with seasoned pepper (optional), lightly spray chips with cooking spray.

Bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. So quick and easy and they are delicious served with low fat salsa or hummous! (Serves 2).

Remember, don't deprive yourself. Instead change your way of thinking about food and discover how to live a healthy, balanced life that includes your favourite things.

Happy cooking!

Annette's cookbooks SYMPLY TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE 1-6 are sold in all good newsagencies.

Visit Annette's website www.symplytoogood.com.au for more tips and recipes and to read all the details about her amazing 3 DAY WORKSHOP RETREAT this May!

You can also join Annette's page at Symply Too Good FACEBOOK.

 

Cheesy Pesto Bread

 

MAKES: 15 SLICES

RECIPE FROM SYMPLY TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE BOOK 5

 

  • 1 x 170g French bread stick
  • 6 teaspoons traditional pesto (in jar)
  • ⅓ cup 25% reduced-fat grated tasty cheese

Cut bread stick into 15 slices.

Spread a little pesto over top of each slice.

Place bread onto a flat baking tray then sprinkle a little grated cheese over each slice of bread.

Place under griller and cook until cheese has melted.

Serve as a starter or to accompany a meal.

SUITABLE TO BE FROZEN BEFORE GRILLING

Nutritional Information

PER SLICE

 

 

FAT

TOTAL

1.8g

 

SATURATED

0.6g

FIBRE

 

0.5g

PROTEIN

 

2.0g

CARBS

 

6.0g

SUGAR

 

0.5g

SODIUM

 

103mg

KILOJOULES

 

204 (cals 49)

GI RATING

 

TOO LOW IN CARBS TO SCORE RATING



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