Diet Recipe: Poor man’s Cassoulet

One of the most prolific French recipes is of course Cassoulet. But when you are on a VLC diet you can’t have the real thing which is filled with fat. But you can have something that closely resembles it… at just 200 calories.

Ingredients (for 1)
* 130 grams of S&W’s “White Beans” in a can (80 calories)
* Half of a soya-based sausage, sliced (25 calories, found at Safeway’s vegan aisle)
* 56 grams of “Farmer John”’s fat-free smoked ham, cut in small pieces (50 calories)
* 35 grams of a sliced carrot (15 calories)
* 20 grams of a sliced green ball pepper (5 calories)
* 60 grams of ball-pepper tomato pasta sauce (25 calories, found at Trader Joe’s)
* salt & pepper to taste

1. Place all ingredients along with half a cup of water in a small pyrex dish and stir.
2. Preheat the oven at 400F. Bake until sauce is thickened. Serve hot.

Tip: If baking is too much of a hassle, you can choose to boil in a pan instead.

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Eugenia wrote on July 4th, 2006 at 5:40 AM PST:

Welcome back! Unfortunately, if you eat more than you lose in the gym, then you won’t lose any weight. Generally, you must eat 7700 calories fewer than what your body needs in order to lose a single kilo. If you manage that number, let’s say in 10 days time, then you will be losing 1 kg per 10 days. Generally speaking of course.

stormrider wrote on July 4th, 2006 at 10:19 AM PST:

I am back!

diets euh? gosh, I go everyday to the gym, run 3km and I do not lose a single kilo

Tom Dison wrote on July 5th, 2006 at 3:16 AM PST:

Maybe you could write a VLC cookbook, the Sleek Greek Geek! I am going to try some of them. I am serious about the book.

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Eugenia wrote on July 5th, 2006 at 6:18 AM PST:

Thanks Tom. I have actually thought about it. :D

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