10 Minute Meal Prep:Peri-Peri Chicken and Sweet Potato

As a lover of food and fitness, I’m always looking for quick and healthy recipes to fuel my workouts and long days. Most days I don’t get home from work until around 9pm, so the last thing i want to be doing is slaving over the cooker and not eating until after 10pm. It is this exact issue that causes so many people to then make the wrong choices and reach for convenience foods. I understand, I am the biggest culprit myself,  who doesn’t love a bowl of cereal (or 4) for dinner?

This is why we prep. You see it all the time in the fitness industry and it is by far one of the most successful ways to stay on plan, eat right, feel good and save money. 

My most recent fav is my peri peri chicken and sweet potato 10 minute dinner.

 

 

All you need is:

  • 2 Large Sweet Potatoes
  • 400g Uncooked Chicken
  • 3 Mixed Peppers
  • 200g Broccoli
  • 1tbsp Nandos Peri-Peri Salt
  • 1tsp Coconut oil

 

Method:

  • Chop up the sweet potatoes, place in a microwavable bowl of boiling water and microwave on full power for approx 8 minutes. 
  • Meanwhile slice your chicken into thin strips and lightly coat in peri peri salt, chop your peppers and broccoli. Place 1tsp of coconut oil in a pan and fry the chicken and veg until fully cooked.
  • Remove the sweet potatoes from the microwave, drain and add them to your chicken and veg. Mix everything together.
  • Serve even amounts into 2 tupperwares and you have 2 days dinner sorted already (or tonights dinner and tomorrows lunch). All you have to do is pop it in the microwave for 1 minute and dinner is served! No mess, no effort. 

 

Alternatively, you can increase the quantity of each ingredient, make more and freeze the extra meals until you’re ready to eat them. 

 

For those counting macros or calories, here is the breakdown for one portion:

  • Carbs: 48g
  • Protein: 52g
  • Fat: 2.8g
  • Calories: 440kcal

 

Give this one a go, it is definitely a current favourite of mine.

Enjoy!

 

Fiona x

June Favourites!

Here are a few of my favourite gym related finds from June 2017!

 

Phil Smith Coco-Licious Shampoo/Conditioner Combo

This shampoo and conditioner combo is definitely one of my favourite finds of last month. It’s fresh coconut smell holds for ages and is perfect for the summer weather we’ve been having! I love the copper and white design on the bottle and their compact size is perfect for carrying in your gym bag.

 

HydrateM8 Water Bottle

This water bottle is so good for helping me keep track of my water intake throughout the day. One side counts down from 6am until 12pm then from 2pm until 6pm, each line represents your recommended water intake per hour, so once you’ve filled and drank the bottle twice, you’ve reached your daily goal! I ordered mine online from the official HydrateM8 website for £14.99!

 

Reebok Cardio 2 Trainers

I would highly recommend these to all my cardio lovers out there! I teach so many cardio classes each week as well as train myself. Theres nothing worse than having sore feet during training, these are so padded and provide the best comfort for high impact movements. They come in a variety of colours but the green and pink are super cute.

 

MyProtein Cacao Powder

Food favourite of the month! Organic Cocao Powder from MyProtein. This is great for baking with, adding to natural yogurt, protein, ice cream etc, to add a bit of chocolatey flavour. It is full of antioxidants, and has the added health benefits of protein and calcium! A must have for chocolate lovers!

 

LOVE ISLAND!!

Last but not least, what’s summer without Love Island? I love being able to sit down every night to some easy watching TV. Definitely my favourite of the month 🙂

 

Let me know your opinion if you try any of these, or if you know of things i would love but haven’t mentioned. Comment below 🙂

 

Fiona x