Tuesday Recipe: Mexican Grilled Chicken With Eggplant, Capsicum And Chilli Relish

By now, you probably know that our recipes are proof that a healthy diet doesn’t mean compromising on flavour! This week’s recipe is for Mexican grilled chicken with eggplant, capsicum and chilli Relish. Not only is it a healthy meal, it also boasts in flavour!

Preparation time 5 minutes
Cooking time 35 minutes

Ingredients

2 cloves garlic, unpeeled
1 chicken breast fillet*
75g red and green capsicum peppers, seeded & sliced*
75g eggplant cut into 3cm pieces*
(or substitute with more peppers)
Olive oil spray
2 shallots, chopped
2 teaspoon EatSlim Mexican Spice Blend
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons EatSlim Chili Sauce
1 teaspoon of balsamic vinegar

* Adjust weight to your portion size

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 200oc.

2. Weigh vegetables to portion size and place garlic, capsicum and eggplant on a baking tray, spray with olive oil and bake for 20 minutes.

3. Peel roasted garlic.
4.Heat a lightly oiled pan over medium heat & sauté shallots, garlic, capsicum & eggplant, stirring for 2 mins.
5. Add 1/2 the EatSlim Mexican Spice Blend, water and EatSlim Chilli Sauce. Reduce to a low heat and simmer 
covered, stirring occasionally for 10-15 minutes.
6. Coat the chicken breast with the remaining EatSlim Mexican spice and grill or BBQ until cooked to your liking.
7. Top the chicken breast with the relish, add the balsamic vinegar and serve.

Note: To increase servings to include the rest of the family simply times ingredients by how many servings are required.

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Motivation + Commitment = Success

Happy Monday! Losing weight entails not only lots of motivation but self-discipline and commitment as well!

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Every Step Takes You Closer To Your Goal

Happy Sunday! As you prepare for the week ahead, make sure you set realistic goals. If you’re only just starting to go to the gym, week one might be doing two 10-minute sessions, then build from there. Also remember to stick to your own goals not the goals of others.

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“When I Eat Like Crap, I Feel Like Crap”

Happy Saturday! After working hard all week, you’re ready for some rest and relaxation on the weekend, and sometimes that mindset can even extend to your diet. Remind yourself how much you’ll regret it if you give in to eating fatty, unhealthy junk food today. Stay focused on your weight loss and wellness goals!

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Friday Myth: Low-Fat Foods Are Healthy Because They Are Lower in Calories and Saturated Fat

Truth: When the low-fat guidelines first came out, the food manufacturers responded with all sorts of low-fat “health foods.” The issue with these foods is that they lack in taste once the fat is removed, and to combat the bad taste – food manufacturers added large amounts of sugar instead. Sugar is very harmful, while the fat that is naturally present in food is not.

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Entertainer Tip: Watermelon Punch Bowl

Using a watermelon as a punch bowl not only adds a fruity flavour to your beverage, it’s also aesthetically impressive! Give it whirl at your next soiree.

Ingredients

1 oblong seedless watermelon
3 cups of mixer of your choice

Directions

1. Cut top third off watermelon; trim bottom just enough to make a flat surface. Scoop out flesh.

2. Working in batches, puree watermelon in a food processor. Strain through a fine sieve; discard solids. (You should have about 9 cups juice.) Cover rind with plastic wrap. Refrigerate juice and rind until chilled, about 1 hour. Combine juice with mixer; transfer to rind!

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Note: not all of our entertainer tips and suggestions are suitable for your individual SureSlim program. Always refer to your food selection list first.

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Just Be Yourself

Happy Hump Day! Just a healthy reminder: Always be yourself. Everybody else is already taken!

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Tuesday Recipe: Smashed Vegetable Lasagna

Happy Tuesday! Take a vegie break this week and whip up this smashed vegetable lasagna in just half an hour!

Ingredients (Serves 1)
Preparation time 6 minutes

40g zucchini cut into 3cm lengths
40g eggplant cut into 3cm cubes
40g red capsicum cut into 3cm chunks
1/2 a tomato cut into chunks
2 cloves unpeeled garlic
1 tablespoon SureSlim Italian Spice Blend
60g mozzarella cheese grated
1 sheet of Mountain Bread cut into quarters
2 tablespoons SureSlim Balsamic Dressing

* Adjust weight to your portion size

Directions
Cooking time 25 minutes

1. Preheat oven to 200oC.
2. Place vegetables and garlic on a baking tray, lightly spray with olive oil and sprinkle with Italian Spice Blend.
3. Bake for 15 minutes until vegetables are soft. Remove skin from garlic.
4. Transfer the vegetables and peeled garlic to a bowl, roughly smashing with a fork. Divide mixture into approximately 3 equal parts.
5. Place 1 piece of mountain bread on a baking tray, spoon over 1 part of the smashed vegetables and sprinkle with a quarter of the grated cheese. Continue layering mountain bread, vegetables and cheese, sprinkling the top layer of the bread with the mozzarella.
6. Return to the oven for 8 minutes until the cheese has melted.
7. Serve on a bed of lettuce leaves and drizzle with the Balsamic Dressing.

Note: Extra servings: To increase servings to include the rest of the family simply times ingredients by how many servings are required. (e.g. 4 x teaspoons of Italian Blend. etc for four people)

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Love Yourself

Happy Monday! The road to weight loss has its ups and downs, but you’ll sail through it if you can banish all negativity, and concentrate on loving everything you possibly can about yourself!

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Kick Cravings To The Curb

Here’s a healthy Sunday tip to kick start your awesome week: try and eat at least 30 different foods a week to get all of your nutrients. Being deficient in even one nutrient can lead to cravings.

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