There’s no need to re­strict your­self to bor­ing food. Eat to get lean with­out com­pro­mis­ing on taste

Men's Fitness - - Contents -

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.

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