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Back in Shape Target

  11st ½lb / BMI 24.93

Ideal Target Weight

 • 10st / BMI 22.59

Current Weight

 • 10st 12lbs / BMI 24.53

Start Weight

 • 13st 4.½lbs / BMI 30.10

Weight Loss So Far...     [+]

 • 2st 6.½lbs (or 34.½lbs)

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Snack on negative calorie foodstuff (food that contains less calories than it takes for you to eat and digest)

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Recipes: the tasty way to get "Back in Shape"

While I'm getting "Back in Shape", I'll be listing some of the tasty, yet low calorie, meals and recipes that I enjoy below.

Feel free to leave a comment about any of the provided recipes or share your own variations. If you have a fantastic new recipe to recommend, you can also contact me through the main website contact form.

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Chicken, Pea and Sweetcorn Rice (May 22nd, 2011)
Summary: The garden peas and corn make this rice dish wonderfully sweet and succulent.

Courgette and Onion Gratin (May 20th, 2011)
Summary: A creamy vegetable bake, bursting with goodness and flavour - your tastebuds and stomach will thank you.

Chicken and Mushroom Omlette (May 20th, 2011)
Summary: Make the original fast food more filling with tried-and-tested combo - chicken and mushroom.

Creamy Prawn Tagliatelle with Peppers and Courgettes (May 20th, 2011)
Summary: A fishy alternative to Carbonara. It's tasty without being overpowering, and will really fill you up!

Chocolate Banana (May 20th, 2011)
Summary: Treat yourself with chocolate and make use of those over-ripe bananas with this delicious dessert.

Zingy Courgette Boats with Chicken and Avocado Salad

Published: May 17th, 2011 / Last updated: March 23rd, 2012

Serves 2 / Calories per serving = 400 approx


  • courgette boats75-100g of grated mature cheddar cheese
  • 2 level tablespoons of grated parmesan
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 medium courgettes  (zucchinis), halved lengthways
  • 2 tablespoons of Henderson's Relish (or Worcestershire sauce or balsamic vinegar)
  • ½ avocado, cubed
  • 1 skinless chicken breast fillet (baked/grilled beforehand and left to go cool), cubed
  • 6-8 cherry tomatoes, halved 
  • 2 large handfuls of mixed salad leaves
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Pre-heat the oven to Gas Mark 6 / 200 C.
  2. Hollow out the middle of the halved courgettes with a teaspoon so they look like little boats. Dont go too deep; leave plenty of flesh in the skin and just scoop out the majority of core (which you can discard).
  3. Drizzle a little Henderson's Relish into the boats. Courgettes are naturally quite bland but they do a good job of absorbing the flavour of anything you cook them with so the sauce will really make them zing!
  4. Fill the boats with the chopped onions.
  5. Press the grated cheddar on top of the onions and then sprinkle on the parmesan.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Place the boats on a baking tray (it doesn't need to be greased) and bake for around 25 minutes or until the cheese has browned slightly.
  8. While the courgette boats cook, prepare your salad - nothing fancy here, just put the salad on a plate with the cubed avocado, chicken pieces and cherry tomatoes.

Extra information

The courgette boats were the main feature in this dish but they can equally be served as a vegetable side order to a big juicey steak (that'll keep your significant other happy).

You can also make mini-boats with small courgettes, or by halving the original pieces, and they work as great finger-foods at a BBQ or picnic. They taste great the next day too when they are cold.

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Past visitors have left the following comments:

Karen, 21 May 2011

Loving the yogurt and strawberry crunch!!!

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