It’s not about counting calories it’s about portion size and fueling your body with the right protein, carbs and fats.
Proteins are essential nutrients for the human body. They are one of the building blocks of; bones, muscles, cartilage, hormones, skin, and blood. They also provide
the body with a source of fuel.
They are the most important source of energy to fuel our body. Carbohydrates also provide your body with the ability to; regulate the amount of sugar circulating in your blood so your cells get the energy, enhances your intestinal tract to help you digest your food using as it feeds friendly bacteria, absorbs calcium into the body and, lower’s cholesterol levels and regulate blood pressure.
We need to understand, bad fats increase cholesterol and add risk to diet related modern day diseases, while good fats; protect the heart and other vital organs, improve ski and joint quality, stores energy and also supports protein to do their job in enhancing our overall health.
CFAM Recipe – Sticky Chicken – Serves 2
2 tablespoons sweet chilli sauce
2 tablespoons tamari (or soy sauce)
3 tablespoons almond (or peanut) butter
500 g chicken thigh fillets
1/2 cup coriander (fresh) roughly chopped
Ingredients for Salad
1 bunch broccolini (baby broccoli)
200 g rocket leaves
2 tablespoons pine nuts
1 tablespoon olive oil
Method: Preheat oven to 180degrees Celcius. Combine sweet chilli sauce, tamari, coriander and almond butter in a small bowl and mix with until well combined.
In a large bowl, mix chicken thighs with the sauce until each thigh is thoroughly coated.
If time permits, place the chicken in the fridge for two to three hours to marinate.
To cook the chicken, place thighs on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked.
While the chicken is cooking, make the salad by boiling the broccolini in a saucepan of boiling water for three to five minutes, or until cooked to your liking.
Drain water and set broccolini aside to cool slightly.
Toss the broccolini, pine nuts and rocket in a small bowl with olive oil. Serve cooked chicken alongside salad.