So, the Mango Chicken (see Desperate to Try This Recipe) was a success and so were the other recipes we’ve tried so far. The book You Are What You Eat gives a meal plan and recipes and suggests what should be in your pantry (but not fresh stuff, you have to figure that out from recipes.
It certainly seems to be working as I’ve lost the few pounds I put on in Tenerife already and we’re certainly not hungry! The meals are balanced and filling and healthy (quite a lot are lower GI too). For the week ahead I’ve bought mostly the same but changed a couple of sauces and such either for cost or taste-preference reasons, but generally happy with it.
Last night we had the easiest (and probably my favourite) meal) so far: Chicken Stir-fry
Ingredients: (serves 2)
- 1 Chicken Breast, cut in to fine strips
- 2 cups of stir-fry Veg (I bought a bag, but the book suggests red pepper, Broccoli and spring onions)
- 2 cups (cooked weight) of Brown Rice or Noodles to go with it
- 2 tbsp Light Soy Sauce
- 1 tbsp Honey
- 1 tbsp Water
- 1 clove of Garlic, crushed
- Light Olive Oil for cooking
- Cook Rice or Noodles as per instructions on packet
- Pan fry or oven cook the chicken in a little Olive Oil (They say pan fry for 3-4 mins but I keep the meat separate and add it at the end for my carnivores)
- Add the veg, garlic and a little oil (if there’s some in pan from chicken, just remove chicken and use that, no need to add more) to pan and stir fry for about 5 mins until softened slightly but still having some crunch.
- Add the Soy Sauce, Honey and Water to the pan (and chicken if you want to mix it back in) Cook for another 1-2 mins stirring continuously.
- Serve on the Rice or noodles: Easy.
Tips and Tricks:
- Use Sesame oil for a smoky takeaway-type taste or add sesame seeds when serving for the same taste and a bit of crunch.
- I like that it’s flexible: You can use already cooked chicken or replace it with beef or pork too.
- Try different Veg, I need beansprouts in my stir-fry but it wasn’t in the recipe so I bought a bag that had all the veggies in the book suggests and the desired beansprouts and some carrot.
Quick, Cheap, Easy and Flexible, who wouldn’t love it?!
Have a good day peeps x
PS The prayers yesterday are working, said relative doing well, thanks x