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Recipe: Coconut Chicken Curry

I love spice, I love coconut, and I love meals that don't take long to put together. So for me this is a meal from heaven haha. I really don't like spending too long cooking, and most of the time I make a lot of food that can be packed up and eaten at a later date. I know I usually post a lot of vegetarian/vegan recipes, but I'm not either of those, and sometimes I do in fact eat meat, so this recipe does contain that. If you can handle spice, give this one a go!


Makes 4 servings
(per 1) Carbs 37.6g / Fat 15.8g / Protein 36.2g / Calories 445.8


Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups brown rice
  • 500g chicken breast
  • 2 cups frozen vegetables (I just used green veg)
  • 3 tbsp desiccated coconut
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • 1.5 tsp chilli powder
  • 200mL coconut cream

Method

  1. First take your brown rice and place it in a saucepan with 3 cups of water, place this on a high heat on a stove element until it boils, then turn it down to a low temperature and allow it to simmer, stir occasionally (it should take 30-40 mins to cook depending on your stove)
  2. While the rice is cooking cut up your chicken and place it in a frying pan on medium heat with 1/2 tsp of olive oil
  3. Add in the curry powder and chilli powder, allow the chicken to cook most of the way through
  4. When the chicken is nearly cooked all the way through add in the desiccated coconut, coconut cream and frozen vegetables, cook for a further 10-15 mins on a low heat (place a lid over your pan if you have one for it).
  5. Serve, or store, whatever you need to do!

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Recipe: No-Nonsense Chicken Noodles

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I am such a big fan of food that does not take long to cook, can be packed up into meal prep containers, and that doesn't 'waste' calories on filings. This meal is so good for that. Every now and again we buy 'low cal noodles', they're made from konjac root and are very low calorie per serving, serving your calories for all the good stuff like the veg and meat of the meal! This is the brand that I use.


Makes 4 servings
(per 1)  Carbs 12.3g / Fat 8.2g / Protein 31.8g / Calories 261


Ingredients

  • 500g chicken breast
  • 2 cups of green beans
  • 2.5 cups of snow peas
  • 1 cup celery
  • 1 brown onion
  • 1 green capsicum
  • 200g low calorie noodles (1 packet)
  • Black pepper
  • 1.5 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp olive oil (only if using a non-stick pan)

Method

  1. Cut the chicken into strips and place it into a pan on a medium heat to start cooking (with olive oil if it is a non-stick pan)
  2. Thinly slice the onion and pop it into the pan to cook with the chicken, add however much black pepper you like
  3. While the chicken is cooking top and tail the green beans and snow peas, also cut up the capsicum and celery
  4. When the chicken is almost finished cooking put the beans, snow peas, celery, capsicum and sesame oil into the pan
  5. While these are cooking together 'cook' the low calorie noodles according to the instructions on the packet (it usually involves just putting the konjac root noodles into boiling or hot water) and then add them into the pan with all the other ingredients
  6. Once everything is cooked through (vegetables should still be just a little bit crunchy, chicken should be cooked through) serve it out!