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Offline ElleG

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5:2 diet Quinoa Chicken Salad
« on: October 04, 2012, 10:04:26 am »
5:2 Chciken Quinoa Salad
Serves 2
[Ingredients:
1/2  cup dry quinoa. 80 cals
100g chicken breast. 126 cals
1 small piece of cucumber diced. (40g) 6 cals
1/4  cup fresh corn 30calsu
1/4 red onion. 8 cals
1 small tomato. 22 cals
1/2 lemon juiced
1 teas macadamia oil. 8 cals
Spices as desired - eg, tumeric, paprika, cumin, garlic, S & P
Handful of herbs chopped eg, mint, basil and oregano
Handful rocket when serving 50 g.  12 cals

Directions
This is a simple quinoa salad, add spices and herbs, different veggies or meat to make a filling low calorie meal suitable for a 5:2 day meal.
Total for this salad approx 292 cals, serves 2, so 146 cals each. Usual disclaimer, re the calorie count - check if they seem wrong to you  ;D

Place quinoa in a sieve and rinse the quinoa really well. Rub it between your fingers, then leave soak for at least 20 mims.
Place in the steamer inset. Place chicken breast on top of quinoa. Add 600mls water to the TM bowl and cook for 15 mins, varoma and speed 4.
Fluff quinoa with a fork. Add to serving bowl. Slice chicken, dice cucumber and tomato add to the bowl. Add corn, oil, lemon juice, spices and herbs. Gently combine. Serve with rocket.
Can be eaten warm or cold.




Offline Aussie Brenda

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Re: 5:2 diet Quinoa Chicken Salad
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2012, 10:08:41 am »
This sound good Elle, my daughter gave me a present of some red quinoa a few weeks back, haven't used it yet, she is coming over tomorrow so I might make this for lunch.

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Re: 5:2 diet Quinoa Chicken Salad
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2012, 01:31:35 pm »
ElleG that sounds beautiful. Just finnished my 3rd week so this will help with a bit of variety. Thankyou

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Re: 5:2 diet Quinoa Chicken Salad
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2012, 03:02:00 am »
Shazzy, well done on sticking to the diet  ;D you weren't sure, so great it is working out. It is about 5 or 6 weeks for me. My DH is on it as well, and we are intending to stay on it. DH has lost more weight and is looking very trim. I have also started to loose weight, so am very pleased  ;D

Brenda, we love quinoa salads and add a wide variety of foods to it. I love different beans, walnuts, veggies, herbs etc. also a good sploosh of olive oil. I was very surprised to find that quinoa did not have a high caloric count. I don't count calories usually, just the two days a week.

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Re: 5:2 diet Quinoa Chicken Salad
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2012, 05:02:45 am »
Thanks Elle, my daughter arrived in a hurry she was going for a wax so didn't stay for lunch, I have the quinoa soaking and will be making this for my dinner tonight.  Probably be eating tomorrow too,
« Last Edit: October 05, 2012, 05:04:26 am by Aussie Brenda »

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Re: 5:2 diet Quinoa Chicken Salad
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2014, 09:08:51 am »
I made this for my dinner tonight.  It was so delicious.  Thanks for the recipe   :)

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Re: 5:2 diet Quinoa Chicken Salad
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2014, 05:52:56 am »
Thanks SB. I had forgotten this recipe, must do again  :) 

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Re: 5:2 diet Quinoa Chicken Salad
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2015, 03:51:50 am »
Thanks EG,  looks good.