Breakfast: you know the drill…yoghurt and fruit – though no honey this time – I need to start getting used to no sugar. Once you are used to it, you don’t miss it, but the more you eat, the more you crave.
Exercise: 25 press-ups, 60 Russian twists, 40 squats with weight
Lunch: Bae and I cooked a light, healthy lunch for his mum, who came round today. I had made and tried Gordon Ramsey’s crispy beef lettuce wraps once and they were fun to eat (and delicious, so I thought I would try to find a good chicken version. The first hit on Pinterest was for the PF Changs (a chain Chinese restaurant in USA) version – I have tried it, and it is pretty tasty, so got the recipe and headed to Tesco to get the ingredients.
Really simple, and you can probably improvise with ingredients.
- Chicken (will be chopped into pieces)
- Hoisin sauce
- soy sauce
- rice vinegar
- spring onion
- regular onion – we keep some chopped in the freezer
- garlic – we keep some chopped in the freezer
- fresh ginger (I used ground and it was fine)
- sesame oil
- grated carrot
- Baby Gem or Romaine Lettuce
Method – mix together the wet ingredients, then add that and the onions, garlic and carrots to chopped chicken (you can marinate for a bit – I did for 30 mins and it was great) and fry in a pan until it’s done – See? Simple!
Dinner: prawn and avocado cocktail with lettuce and waaaay too much marie-rose (see: ketchup and mayo mixed together)