San Choy Bow is one of my favourite Chinese dishes to order when we are out for dinner. It is such a treat to be able to eat them for lunch. I used THIS RECIPE as a base but used minced pork.
Snack – Carrot Sticks & Tahini Balls
Recipe HERE. Not as clean eating as i have been but if your feeling a bit restricted this is a great way to branch out.
Dinner – Home Made Chicken Soup
Soup is the perfect go-to meal when you are clean eating, easy to make, tastes great and is a lighter meal for eating at night, which is great if your slimming down.
1 cup cooked Quinoa, 4 cups pre-made HOME MADE CHICKEN STOCK, 1 chicken breast, 1 leek stem; white and light green parts only, washed well and chopped coarsely, 1 stalk celery leaves included, chopped coarsely, 3/4 cup bean sprouts, 1 clove garlic finely chopped, salt and pepper for seasoning.
Place stock or in soup pot. Bring to a boil. Once boiling, add chicken bring to a boil again. Reduce heat and let simmer while you prepare vegetables. Add chopped leeks and celery and cook 10 minutes. Added pepper and garlic here. Remove cooked chicken from pot and let cool while soup simmers. Cut chicken into thin strips and return to pot with bean spouts and quinoa. Cook 3 minutes more. Add sea salt and stir. Serve immediately and freeze the rest for later.
Dessert – Strawberry smoothie
This is a great recipe that fills you up for ages and taste delicious. 1/2 cup Greek yogurt, 2 cups strawberries, 1 banana, 1 mango, 1 T honey, 1 cup crushed ice, sprinkle of Chia seeds.
Combine spinach, red grapes: halved, sunflower seeds, and fresh chopped thyme in a large bowl. Drizzle a mixture of 1T vinegar, 1 teaspoons honey, 2 teaspoons of Extra Virgin Olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon seeded mustard & a pinch of salt and pepper over the top.
Snack – 1 boiled egg & Green Tea
Dinner – Kale, potato & beef soup
See recipe HERE (NB: I halved the recipe which made 2 servings, I made my own chicken stock (see Day 4 for recipe) added salt to taste and i removed the beets as i loathe them).
As i was saying, KALE is an amazing source of antioxidants and very high in protein, although it is very strong in taste and a little bitter. This smoothie is full of sweet sweet pineapple to even it out.
Mix 1 cup almond milk (if you are feeling up to it you can make your own like i did HERE), 1 cup kale, 1/2 cup pineapple juice, 1/2 cup diced pineapple, 1 banana and blend. I added 1 T FLAXSEED which is a source of OMEGA 3 and great for those who don’t eat a lot of fish. Makes 2 medium size glasses or one very large.
Sweet Potato: Cut half a large sweet potato into thin slices like chips, coat in a dash of Extra Virgin olive oil, salt and pepper, 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric, 1/2 teaspoon coriander, 1 teaspoon of parsley and lay flat in baking pan. Cook for 10-15 minutes turning to crisp both sides.
Lamb: Pretty easy this one; Put 1/2 cup of almonds in the food processor with 1 clove of garlic, shaved parmesan and freshly ground salt & pepper (If you made your own Almond milk like i did you can use the leftover dried out processed almonds as almond meal (See day 1) Dip 4 lamb chops in 1 egg white before crumbing in crushed almond mixture. When sweet potato is almost ready, cook lamb in an oiled pan for 5-10 mins until golden brown.