Deciding to start my food blog at the beginning of December and on the last leg of my year and half weight loss journey probably wasn’t the cleverest move I’ve ever made. Anyway…… in amongst all the wonderful food and parties, I’ll just have to try and get the balance right.
I believe strongly in the 80/20 principle, which means that 80% of the time I eat very healthily, low-fat and low GI carbohydrates. However 80% of this blog will no doubt be focused on the 20% more indulgent stuff – which is frankly just so much more delicious.
This recipe I made for supper tonight is tasty and very healthy. I got it out of my latest BBC Good Food mag. It’s loaded with veggies and virtually fat-free. It can be made with any veggies that you like (I found this one a bit carrot intensive).
- 3 cloves of garlic crushed
- A good chunk of ginger grated
- 1 red chilli, and chopped
- 1 tbsp soy sauce (I used about 2)
- 2 tbsp tomato paste (woolies organic tom paste in a tube is fantastic)
- 2 chicken breasts cut into strips
- 3 blocks dried egg noodles
- ½ head of broccoli cut into florets
- 3 carrots cut into strips
- 1 tbsp sunflower oil
- 300g bean sprouts (I used 12ogm pack and then a red pepper cut into strips as there was only one pack in the shop)
- Spring onions trimmed and cut into thin strips on the bias
- 1 tbsp oyster sauce (I used about 2 or 3 tbsps)
- Fresh coriander leaves
How to make:
- Mix the chilli, ginger, tom paste and soy sauce with the chicken and let it marinade while you prep everything else
- Boil a large pot of water, add the noodles, carrots and broccoli and cook for 4 minutes before draining
- Heat the oil in a pan or a wok, cook the chicken and marinade for about 5 minutes until cooked (I cooked the sliced pepper with the chicken)
- Add the noodles, broccoli and carrots
- stir through the bean sprouts and spring onion
- add the oyster sauce with a splash of water and stir through
- I added some torn coriander leaves to the recipe as well
Next time I would pimp it up with toasted sesame seeds, or roasted cashew nuts, possibly a bit more chilli or a splash of sweet chilli sauce. chunks of pineapple could also work.
Right now I’m off to do a few more sit ups…just seen on TV that Gary Player does 1000 sit ups PER DAY. Yes 1000.