I’ve noticed a chill in the air of evening lately. When the weather cools I start looking for warming comfort foods such as this Potato and Fish Pie. The problem with a lot of winter comfort foods is they are high in calories and fat. This Fish Pie recipe is surprisingly light. If you omit the optional puff pastry lid the recipe contains absolutely no butter or oil.
Why is that important I hear you asking? Just between you and me, I’m trying to lose a little bit of weight. A few kilo’s has very unkindly attached itself to my body. Thankfully we are coming into winter so I don’t need to getting into a bikini anytime soon. But, as is it may take me a little while to correct this issue I trying to eat lighter now. I figure that if all goes to plan I may be back in a bikini by next summer.
I know this sounds a little extreme, after all I only have a few kilos to lose. My problem is, I like my evening wine… or two and I don’t want to sacrifice eating out or trying new recipes. So basically I want to change none of my behaviours and still be able to rock a bikini.
My compromise, instead of making treats like the Giant Caramel Rolo Cookie and Nutella Fudge Brownie I am going make more light and lean dishes. I will still make treats of course, but I will be concentrating on developing tasty, healthy, filling, low calorie recipes.
My aim is to publish one skinny recipe a week that will fit into a 1200 calorie per day meal plan. So if your looking for a light and easy calorie counted meal to cook the family, a new recipe will be published each Thursday. Just look for this new logo!
Even though this is a low calorie recipe it is full of flavour! It has a lovely rich, chunky, seafood chowder consistency, and the garlic and dill adds so much to the sauce. If you wanted to skip the potato you could cook some brown rice and serve the fish chowder on rice for a high fibre alternative. This would also reduce your time in the kitchen.
So before I dive into my skinny Fish Pie I have to ask a question. What do you do if you need to lose a few pesky kilo’s?
Oh and P.S: The calorie count for the pie doesn’t included the pastry. That’s a “no no” for me, although the family enjoyed dipping the pastry in the pie.
This recipe has been adapted from the Biggest Loser Fish & Leek Pie.