Wet and Easy

To maximize the effect of the band, it is best to eat dry and solid food to help trigger the receptor sites to tell the brain that you are satisfied. However there are times when this is difficult, hence wet and easy meals are recommended by the listed recipes.

Chick Pea and Spinach Soup – Thermomix Recipe

Ingredients  300g fresh spinach leaves 120g dried chick peas 1 L water pinch sea salt 2 medium onions, peeled and halved 50g olive oil 200g carrots, cut into pieces 3 cloves garlic 150g turnips cut into pieces (optional) pepper to(…)

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Barley Risotto – Thermomix Recipes

Ingredients  350g Pearl Barley (soaked overnight in cold water) 1 Leek, roughly chopped 1 tbsp vegetable concentrate or chicken stock 900g water 100g white wine Sea salt and cracked black pepper to taste 50g Parmesan Cheese cubed 20g Olive Oil(…)

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Apricot Chicken – Thermomix

Ingredients: 1kg chicken thigh fillets – trimmed weight (trimmed of fat & cut into 4-5cm pieces) 1tblspn oil 120g dried apricots cut in half or three if large 400ml can apricot nectar 110 ml liquid chicken stock Packet of French(…)

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Bircher Muesli

Bircher Muesli

(banded portions will be smaller, as the band does feel tighter in the morning) Ingredients (serves 6) 3 cups rolled oats (see note) 1 1/2 cups unsweetened apple juice 1 granny smith apple, coarsely grated 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted(…)

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Chickpea and Leek Soup

Chickpea and Leek Soup

    YOU NEED TO VITAMIZE THIS SOUP PRIOR TO CONSUMING, SO IT IS THIN ENOUGH TO GO THROUGH A STRAW Ingredients (serves 4) 1 tablespoon oil 2 medium leeks, trimmed, halved, washed, thinly sliced 1 garlic clove, crushed 3(…)

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Beef Casserole With Polenta

Beef Casserole With Polenta

Ingredients (serves 4) 2 tablespoons plain flour 800g gravy beef, trimmed, cut into 3cm pieces 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 brown onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 carrot, peeled, halved, chopped 2 celery stalks, trimmed, chopped 1 parsnip, peeled,(…)

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Goulash

Goulash

Ingredients (serves 10) 1/2 cup plain flour 2 tablespoons sweet paprika 1kg beef chuck steak, trimmed, diced 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 garlic cloves, crushed 3 medium brown onions, halved, sliced 3 rashers shortcut bacon, chopped (trimmed of all fat)(…)

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Chilli Beef Casserole

Ingredients (serves 4) 2 tablespoons olive oil 750g gravy beef, trimmed, cut into 2cm cubes 1 large brown onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 medium red capsicum, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons plain flour 1 tablespoon Mexican chilli powder(…)

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Spicy Lentil Cottage Pie

Spicy Lentil Cottage Pie

Ingredients (serves 10) 1kg sweet potato (kumara), peeled, coarsely chopped 125ml (1/2 cup) milk(skin milk or low fat milk) 1 tbs vegetable oil (cut back on the oil) 1 brown onion, finely chopped 2 carrots, peeled, finely chopped 1 red(…)

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