Fish and meat are major players in the Dukan Diet, but not being a big fish fan, all my meals involve chicken, turkey or beef!
These are examples of what I eat on a daily basis, it mainly consists of the same few meals.
For breakfast, I either have scrambled eggs, an omelette, or the oat bran (a Dukan essential) in porridge or muffin form.
For lunch, it tends to be just snacking on chicken, lean ham and cottage cheese.
For dinner, the following are what I always eat:
Roast chicken! So cheap and can last for a few days - meals can be cheap and easy with a full roasted chicken for just one person.
Asparagus omelette. Eggs are full of protein, the main ingredient on Dukan, and asparagus, whilst still only allowed on PV days, are a diuretic, which keeps that dreaded water retention (hello looking-5-months-pregnant-overnight!) at bay.
Sardines - one of the only fish I can eat, and even then it is in a spicy tomato sauce with added extra chilli powder. This isn’t actually allowed on Dukan, but many Dukaners ignore this as it is the only way they can eat the fish!
Beef steak - I normally have this on its own as stuff I’d normally have it with aren’t allowed on Dukan! On PV days, you can bake butternut squash or swede ‘chips’ to go with it!
Diets are normally so restrictive, but there are so many different foods and meals to play with. So many more recipes here at MiniMins.com!
If you’re a ‘fan’ of dieting then you have probably heard of this soup before, better known as cabbage soup! It is not exactly the same but contains most of the same ingredients and is a very filling soup, great if you’re trying to lose weight – hence it being called ‘Miracle Soup’. This soup is actually so filling that I couldn’t even finish a bowl!
The official Dukan recipe is as follows:
4 cloves of garlic
6 large onions
1 large head of cabbage
2 green peppers
1 bunch of celery
1 can peeled tomatoes
3 low-sodium beef bouillon cubes
3 low-sodium chicken bouillon cubes
I changed this slightly, as bouillon isn’t that easy to find in the UK, and used Knorr vegetable stock instead. However, the amounts are ridiculous! If I made the above recipe, I could have fed myself on this soup alone for the next year. I tweaked it quite a lot and cooked 2 large pans full.
Here is the soup recipe that I used:
2 tbsp of Very Lazy garlic (I LOVE garlic)
1 medium sized onion
Half a head of cabbage
1 green pepper
2 stalks of celery
1 can peeled tomatoes
1 tbsp of Knorr vegetable stock
This is such a quick and easy recipe to make. I just chopped all the vegetables up (after peeling, deseeding, etc) and bunged them in a pan, covered them with hot water from the kettle and stirred in the stock powder. After that it was just a waiting game for them to boil and cook. I didn’t do it for very long, approximately ten minutes, as I love crunchy vegetables but if you like them soft, leave it on a mid heat for around 20 minutes.
You can find out more recipes in this article about the Dukan Diet on Daily Mail.
Has anyone made the soup? Let me know what you think of it! I personally think it’s really nice AND it’s healthy!