5:2 Grilled Chicken with lentils and feta

So it’s been a while since I posted any recipes but I guess things has just been crazy lately. But tonight I made my 5:2 diet dinner with 500 calories and I was surprised how much food I actually ended up eating. This is my fifth week doing this and it supposedly it has a lot of health benefits (www.thefastdiet.co.uk). And with that being said I do feel great but I will admit that the first two weeks I was constantly thinking about food on my fasting days and could not wait until it was over but I don’t anymore…

chicken lentils

1 portion

Grilled chicken (479 calories)

250 gram Chicken breast 187.5 cal

salt

Pepper

cayenne pepper

Garlic powder

Tomato Lentil sauce

1/4 cup green lentils 140 cal

4 oz / 114 grams tomato sauce 12 cal

5 fresh chopped basil leaves 4 cal

salt

pepper

Chili flakes

Feta Salad 

30 grams arugula 12 cal

100 gram cucumber 12 cal

2 slices of red onion 12 cal

10 cocktail tomatoes 30 cal

28 grams Feta cheese 70 cal

1/2 tablespoon Champagne vinegar 2.5 cal

 How to: This is dead easy, season the chicken and grill it on the bbq. Boil the lentils for 5 minutes, rinse and add them into the tomato sauce. Season the sauce and let it heat up serve your dinner with the salad and feta cheese!

 

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Turkey Burger with a Feta Cheese Creme

Today is my first fast day of the week and when I think eating soup is a great way to fill yourself up with limited calories I wanted to explore what else I can come up with within the 500 calorie limit…and I have to say it was not too shabby…;)

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Turkey Burger 3 servings (222 calories/serving)

1 lbs (500 grams) grounded turkey

3.5 oz (100 grams) sliced Black Olives

10 leaves of chopped Basil

1 Egg

2 Cloves of chopped Garlic

2 teaspoons paprika powder

Season with Salt and Pepper

Feta Cheese Creme (92 calories/serving)

7 oz (200 grams) Turkish Yogurt 2%

2 oz (60 grams) Feta Cheese (reduced fat)

10 leaves Basil

1 Chopped Garlic Clove

Salt and pepper

How to:

Mix all the ingredients together burgers and form them into 3 patties and grill them on the grill until thoroughly cooked.

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Meanwhile mix the ingredients for the Feta Cheese Cream. Serve the patties with Salad, cucumber, red onion and tomatoes!

 

Broccoli and Spinach soup

Twice a week I eat less than 500 cal/day (will write more about it later) so this is the first low-calorie recipes I am posting…The soup is really delicious, full of vitamins, it will fill you up and only has 198 cal!!!

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1 liter/ 34 oz water

1 cube vegetables bouillon

500 grams/ 1 lbs Broccoli

100 grams/ 3.5 oz Spinach

1-2 cloves of chopped garlic

app. 5 tablespoons shallots

Salt, Pepper and Chili flakes

1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese/ person (120kal)

Bring the water to a boil and add the broccoli for about 10 minutes together with the vegetable bouillon. Meanwhile fry the onion and garlic in a frying pan. Add the spinach together with the onion mix. Mix everything together till a smooth soup and seasoning with salt, pepper and chili flakes.

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Enjoy!