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Trout on Couscous

Trout on Couscous

  • Pack of couscous
  • Trout fillet
  • Avocado

Add the couscous to a pot of chicken or vegetable stock. You will need about one and a quarter cups of water for one cup of couscous. Close the pot and simmer till the couscous has absorbed all of the stock.  Once this is done open the pot and cover with a dish cloth till you serve.  Fry or grill the trout in a small amount of olive oil. Serve the trout and couscous with chopped up avocado.

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Chicken and Sweet Potato

Chicken and Sweet Potato

  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • Eggplant
  • Pack of broccoli
  • Few blue berries
  • Few raspberries
  • Chicken breasts
  • Juice of a lemon

Chop the eggplant into 1cm thick slices and soak in water for about a minute. Boil some water on the stove with a teaspoon of salt. Add the chicken, sweet potato and broccoli to the boiling water. After a 5 minute boil, remove the chicken and broccoli from the boiling water. Place the chicken in a closed container with a drizzle of olive oil, pinch of salt and juice of a lemon. Drop the broccoli into a bath of ice cold water and remove after 2 minutes. Let the chicken in the container rest for 10 minutes. After the sweet potato is cooked through, fry or grill the chicken and eggplant till fully cooked. Reheat the broccoli by either grilling or frying for a short time. Serve the chicken, broccoli and sweet potato with a few berries to add another element to the dish.

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Five essential diet rules

Here are five basic guidelines to follow when planning and using your new diet.

  1. Vegetables, salads and fruits should form a major part of your diet.
  2. Protein and starches should be eaten in moderation.
  3. Only whole grain and unprocessed starches should be used and refined processed foods should not be taken as well as highly processed fats such as margarine and low fat spreads.
  4. Don’t drink liquids with meals.