Tuesday, 17 January 2012

*The TLC Plan from Activia: Part 2

In yesterday's post, I mentioned that there is some preparation involved with the making of the meals and snacks - it's not just a case of eating a few yoghurts you know! So I wanted to give you a bit of an insight.

Screen shot from my plan showing the recipe for my mid-morning snack.
My mid-morning snack for day one was healthy dippers and salsa - all made from scratch, of course. As you can see from the image above, you are given a list of ingredients and a step by step guide to making to foods. These healthy dippers feeds four people, so I adjusted the ingredient amounts to cater for just me.

I used one small potato and cut it into wedges before coating them lightly in sunflower oil and cooking them for 25 minutes. For the salsa, I chopped up three tomatoes, one-quarter of a red onion, one garlic clove and added lemon juice (because unfortunately the shop had no limes left!) I have to admit that @ultimatecoddy chopped them up further; I struggle when finely chopping foods! I also left out the chilli as I am not a big fan of spicy foods.

Coating the wedges in oil...
placing them in the oven...

De-seeding the tomatoes for the salsa...
Cooked potatoes!
Slicing the onion...
The salsa, minus the juice, thanks to @ultimatecoddy's fine chopping!

I am finding it easiest to prepare all of this the night before as I have breakfast and dinner to make in the morning. I think a big part of this plan is to be organised and manage your time effectively, especially if you have a busy lifestyle. Going through each meal of the 14 day plan, writing out all the ingredients then narrowing it down into one shopping list was definitely a big help before starting this - if you're going to do this, then make sure you are going to do it properly!


  1. I signed up to the TLC plan after seeing this post! Looks so yummy! :)

  2. Oh that's great news! I'm one week in and I am really impressed - it's filling food but is still healthy, and it lets you have cake and cookies too! I hope it works out for you :)


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