Wine and chocolate diet: week three

Finally, a diet you can stick to. Here is the third week of Woman and home magazine's wine and chocolate diet.

Day one
Breakfast

Smoothie of 1 banana, 3 handfuls of berries and 200ml (7fl oz) skimmed milk. Serve with 1 piece Granary toast with a little honey.
Throughout the day extras: 1 low-fat choc mousse, 28g (1oz) almonds.
Lunch
Small pitta bread spread with a little low-fat hummus. Stuff with cress, tomato and cucumber. Serve with 200g (7oz) of any vegetable-based soup.
Dinner
Spaghetti bolognese made from 75g (3oz) of lean mince and a sauce of tomato, onion, basil, red wine and chopped mushrooms. Serve with 50g (2oz) (dry weight) pasta and green salad.

Day two
Breakfast

2 slices malt loaf topped with low-fat spread. Accompany with a handful of berries and 200ml (7fl oz) skimmed milk.
Throughout the day extras: 75ml (3fl oz) Green & Black’s Organics Ice Cream.
Lunch
Salad of rocket, sliced pear and celery topped with 100g (4oz) mackerel. 125ml (4fl oz) glass red wine (or with dinner, if you prefer).
Dinner
Sole fillet topped with light lemon sauce served with wilted spinach and 25g (1oz) of brown rice.

Day three
Breakfast

28g (1oz) Special K topped with 200ml (7fl oz) skimmed milk. Top with 1 sliced pear
Throughout the day extras: 4 squares of any dark chocolate.
Lunch
100g (4oz) slice of quiche served with of beetroot and cucumber. 125ml (4fl oz) glass red wine (or with dinner, if you prefer).
Dinner
250g (9oz) serving of spinach and ricotta lasagne served with salad of tomato, celery and mangetout topped with a little balsamic vinegar.

Day four
Breakfast

2 eggs, boiled, scrambled or poached, served with unlimited grilled tomatoes .
Throughout the day extras: 4 squares of dark chocolate.
Lunch
4 or 5 pieces of falafel served with a salad of grated carrot and beetroot. Add 1tsp of tzatsiki or low-fat hummus.
Dinner
2 salmon fishcakes served with unlimited broccoli and grilled red pepper slices. 125ml (4fl oz) glass red wine (or with lunch, if you prefer).

Day five
Breakfast

28g (1oz) of any low-sugar cereal topped with 150ml (1/4pt) of skimmed milk.
Throughout the day extras: 1 digestive biscuit, 1 baked apple filled with 1tbsp sultanas.
Lunch
250g (9oz) of any ready-made supermarket bean salad topped with 50g (2oz) low-fat mozzarella, sliced. Serve with beetroot slices.
Dinner
1 large portobello mushroom topped with 1tbsp pesto, mixed with 14g (1/2oz) crushed almonds or cashews. Serve with large green salad.

Day six
Breakfast

1 pain au chocolate served with a handful of fresh strawberries.
Throughout the day extras: 4 squares of any dark chocolate.
Lunch
1 individual pork pie, sliced and served with cherry tomatoes, green salad and a little pickle. 125ml (4fl oz) glass red wine (or with dinner, if you prefer).
Dinner
115g (41/2oz) of scallops stir-fried with a little butter and chilli, served with 100g (4oz) of new potatoes sliced and baked with sliced onions, red peppers and 50g (2oz) of streaky bacon.

Day seven
Breakfast

2 lemon and raisin pancakes topped with 50g (2oz) low-fat fromage frais.
Throughout the day extras: 5 to 6 strawberries dipped with 4 squares of melted dark chocolate.
Lunch
100g (4oz) lean roast beef served with 200g (7oz) mashed sweet potato, unlimited mangetout and red wine gravy. 125ml (4fl oz) glass red wine (or with dinner, if you prefer).
Dinner
Frittata of 2 eggs, 1 small potato boiled and chopped, and some chopped courgettes. Mix all together, place in a heavy-bottomed pan on the hob and cook very slowly until firm. Serve with a green salad.

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