I’m on my second week of trying out the 5:2 diet. It’s probably just the latest silly fad, but there’s something about it that piqued my interest, so I decided to give it a try. I fast on Mondays and Thursdays, that leaves my weekends free for silly stuff, which suits me just fine.
This also means I’m always on the lookout for simple, low-calorie meals. This whole thing works best if I prepare for the fast days, but this weekend I spent the days watching Supernatural and eating cookies and I just completely forgot to think about today being a fast day!
So after getting out of bed and showering (at noon, I suck), I went to the kitchen to find something light to eat and had nothing. I had to improvise!
I ended up tossing together this super simple “salad” and spreading it on two slices of crisp bread. It’s hardly a recipe, but here goes:
Cottage cheese with celery and whole grain mustard
1 heaping tablespoon of cottage cheese
Half a stalk of celery, finely chopped
1 teaspoon whole grain mustard
Mix well and eat!