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Take a fresh look at your diet with these healthy recipe ideas

These recipes are high in protein and packed with veggies to keep your fat loss ticking over nicely.

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Coconut chicken curry

Serves 2
● 1tsp olive oil
● 1tbsp curry powder
● ½tsp ground cumin
● 200g boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into strips
● 1 large apple, unpeeled, cored
and cut into chunks
● 100g green beans
● 250ml reduced-sodium
chicken stock
● 125ml light coconut milk
● 300g cooked barley or brown rice
● ½ red chilli, to serve
● Sprig of coriander, to serve

1 Heat the olive oil in a non-stick saucepan and place the pan over
a medium heat. Stir-fry the curry powder and cumin for 10 seconds.
2 Add the chicken, apple and green beans. Stir-fry for 1 minute or until they’re browned and coated with the spices. Add the stock and coconut milk. Stirring occasionally, simmer for 10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce is thick. Serve over the barley or rice, and garnish with chili and coriander.

Creamy spinach and chickpea stir-fry

Serves 1
● 1tsp olive oil
● 125g canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
● 2 cloves garlic, very finely chopped
● ½tsp ground cumin
● 225g baby spinach, roughly chopped
● 125ml reduced-fat buttermilk
● Salt and black pepper
● 2tbsp feta cheese, crumbled

1 Put the olive oil in a frying pan and place over a medium-low heat. Cook the chickpeas, garlic and cumin for 30 seconds, stirring. Add the spinach, cover and let sit for 30 seconds. Uncover and stir-fry for 2 minutes or until the spinach is wilted.
2 Stir in the buttermilk and cook until the liquid evaporates. Season to taste with a little salt and pepper. Remove the pan from the heat and garnish with the feta cheese.

Top diet foods
Add these superfoods to your plan

Salmon
This oily fish is a high-quality protein and packed with healthy fats.

Haas avocado
Haas avocados contain some of the healthiest fats around. They improve the skin, boost eye health and have been shown to improve your absorption of nutrients in foods eaten with them.

Apple
This everyday staple is filling and nutritious. The flavonoid quercetin, found in it, boosts your immune
system and protects your bones.

Fat-free Greek yoghurt
Greek yoghurt has twice the protein and half the sugar of its conventional counterpart. It’s also lower in lactose and has a richer texture for roughly the same calorie count.

Recipes from The Body Reset Diet: Power Your Metabolism, Blast Fat and Shed Pounds in 15 Days (£12.99, Rodale Press) by US celeb fitness trainer and nutritionist Harley Pasternak

Source: womensfitness.co.uk

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