15 Apr 2011

Let There Be Carbs Before Marbs

As per my previous post Project Feel Fabulous I have really been looking closely at what I eat to lose a small amount of weight and to give myself some much needed renewed energy. So far I have been doing quite well. I haven't started swimming yet but I am running.

I get so easily bored of lunches so when Vicky from Fun and Fit Exercise Classes suggested a Chicken, Chickpea and Watercress Salad with a Lime dressing, I thought it was a great way to add a bit more excitement to lunch.

Vicky tells me "This is low in bad fats; olive oil & Avocado's have good fats which help promote fat loss. You need to eat the right fats to lose fat. Low in sugars & simple carbohydrates. It's full of nutrients and has the right carbs for energy"

What you need -
Chicken
Avocado
Lime Juice
Chickpeas
1 Onion
Celery
Pepper (use colour of choice)
Olive Oil
2 cloves of garlic
Watercress
Ground pepper

This is so easy to prepare just chop everything up to a size that suits your taste and add some chicken or a meat substitute.

To make the Lime & Garlic Dressing
Put 3 table spoons of Olive Oil into a bowl, mince 2 cloves of Garlic and add to olive oil, then add 3 tablespoons of Lime Juice and a pinch of pepper.
Whisk all the ingredients together and serve over the salad.
"No Carbs Before Marbs" - The Only Way Is Essex 
We should let them know we don't have to avoid the carbs to be reem!

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