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Welcome to the new year! We are officially into 2014. For many, it means promises to go down the gym, to lose weight or to give up smoking. Whatever your resolution, remember that patience, persistence and resilience are the keys to success. You will get knock backs, it’s the nature of life, but the mark of a winner is how you bounce back.
Over the xmas period.I may have indulged in a few too many cheese and crackers with the mum on Boxing day and a few too many more on new years eve with the boyfriend. Although, surely t’was the season to be jolly and nothing makes this gal jollier than Port Salut on a cracker with a glass of Southern Comfort and lemonade…or 7. Shhh, it’s christmas :p
Still, my waistband is feeling the strain so it’s time to kick my weightloss into gear again. I have 10 weeks to get into the bridesmaid’s dress for my best friend’s wedding. It’s going to be tough work and painful but if I can pull it off, it’ll be worth every bit of it 🙂
I started off by looking at my lunches again. On the lead up to the holidays, I may have slipped into eating a ham baguette or a sausage roll on occasion (naughty me!) and generally only having beige food. Not healthy and certainly not good for me. Bring on the salads! Lots of colour, loads of protein and a bit of carb occasionally to beef it up a little. This amount made me 2 lunches worth of food as I didn’t eat all of it in one sitting (loads o loads of food).
Chicken & Egg Salad
125g Cooked Chicken Breast
75g Iceberg Lettuce
50g Raw Carrot
25g Red Onion
25g Double Gloucester cheese
18g Radish (approx 2 large radish)
2.5 tbsp Balsamic Dressing
1) Hard boil the eggs.
2) Whilst they are cooking, shred the lettuce.
3) Grate or matchstick the carrots.
4) Slice the cucumber into half circles.
5) Dice the red onion to size preference.
6) Cube the cheese
7) Slice the radishes thinly. I used a mandolin
8) Either slice the chicken if it is whole, or if prepackaged like mine, just add it to the bowl.
9) Add the balsamic dressing and toss to coat.
9) Peel and chop the eggs in half and add to the bowl.
Works well as a dish on it’s own or in a roll for a salad sub (my lunch at work today, yummy)
As you can see, lots o food 🙂
So here’s the stats 🙂
Cals per serving: 241
Cost per serving: £0.96
Fat (g): 10
Iron (g): 4
Carbs (g): 9
Protein (g): 23
Sugar (g): 6
Hope you enjoy this 🙂
Cheers for now