Spaghetti Bolognese

Time for some more recipes.  The Liver Reduction Diet can be something of a really tough experience given that your allowance is 800 calories per day.  However, courtesy of the lovely Vanessa, one of Calderdale’s dietitians, here are a few ideas to help.

BOLOGNESE RECIPE (Makes 4 portions)

  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 crushed garlic clove (extra if you really like garlic)
  • 1 small diced carrot
  • 1 small red pepper, deseeded and chopped
  • 1 small green pepper, deseeded and chopped
  • 113g/4oz mushrooms, sliced
  • 227ml/8fl oz stock
  • A pinch of dried chilli powder
  • 283g/10oz extra lean minced beef (or Quorn mince)
  • 1 397g/14oz can chopped tomatoes or passata
  • 4 level tbs tomato purée
  • 1tbs chopped fresh oregano or mixed herbs
  • Balsamic vinegar to taste
  • Salt and pepper


Fry chopped garlic and onion using a low calorie oil spray, unti they are soft.

Add the minced beef/Quorn and allow to brown.

Then add the carrot, peppers, herbs and tomatoes to mixture, a little balsamic vinegar may be added to enhance the flavour.

Cook until thickened and then serve a portion with a small portion of pasta and a little green salad.

Allow surplus sauce to cool and then freeze and use appropriately

More recipes to follow.


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  1. You are so lucky, at least you got to eat while on the Liver diet????? We in Canada are put on what they call Optifast. Liquid protein diet for two weeks, not allowed any food at all. It takes awhile to get used to it and by the time you are finished you are ready to chew an old boot. But it’s worth it. I’m 4 months out and have dropped 70lbs. I love my RNY. Glad to hear you came thru ok. Barb F at work is keeping me updated on your journey and gave me your website.

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