There’s no need to restrict yourself to boring food. Eat to get lean without compromising on taste
Bin the plain chicken breasts and eat to get lean with maximum flavour
It’s a sad fact, but if you’re trying to get lean you pretty much have to swear off takeaways. Unless you’re mates with the chef and can convince him to cook to order, it’s likely to scupper your fat loss efforts. But that doesn’t mean you have to give up the meals you love: for example, try this rich, tangy sweet and sour turkey, which – like all the meals and snacks in this plan – uses ingredients that will help your body burn fat. So bin both bland food and bad food, and tuck in to this tasty plan to get on track for a lean body.
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Sweet and sour turkey INGREDIENTS (serves 2) 500g turkey breast, cut into strips / 2tbsp rapeseed oil / 1 onion, peeled and sliced/ 2 carrots, peeled and thinly sliced / 225g canned pineapple chunks in natural juice / 2tbsp tomato purée / 3tbsp malt vinegar / 1tbsp Muscovado sugar / 2tbsp dark soy sauce / 160g brown rice
Heat half the rapeseed oil in a pan over a medium heat. Add the onion and cook until browned. Add the purée, vinegar, sugar and soy sauce. Stir, then add the carrots and pineapple chunks with their juice. Cook for four minutes, then set aside. Season the turkey with salt and pepper, then heat the remaining oil and fry the meat until cooked through. Return the sauce to the pan, stir thoroughly and cook for five minutes. Cook the rice according to packaging instructions, then serve with the turkey.