CHICKEN LETTUCE WRAPS

I love snacking. I’m the type of person who always craves crisps or popcorn almost everyday. This is not a healthy habit and that is why I decided to replace these said snacks with healthier options such as these chicken lettuce wraps.

This is a really light snack that carries a lot of flavors from the chicken and the lettuce. Apart from being a snack, it is also serves as a good appetizer for your guests if you decide to have a party or gathering at your home. Let’s get cooking:

INGREDIENTS:

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  • Chicken breast
  • One head of lettuce
  • One red onion
  • Three cloves of Garlic(finely chopped)
  • Thumb size grated ginger
  • Lemon juice
  • Two tomatoes (for garnishing)
  • Spring onions (for garnishing)
  • Two carrots (finely diced)

For the seasoning:

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  • One tablespoon of garlic powder
  • One tablespoon of soy sauce
  • One tablespoon of honey
  • one tablespoon of paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste

PROCEDURE:

  1. Clean and chop your chicken breast into bite size pieces.IMG_20170822_233016_020.jpg
  2. Heat your oil in a pan and cook the chicken on medium high heat until brown and tender.IMG_20170822_233030_801.jpg
  3. While the chicken is cooking, whisk your honey, lemon juice, soy sauce, grated ginger, paprika, garlic powder, pepper and salt in a bowl until all combined then set aside.IMG_20170822_233042_212.jpg
  4. Once the chicken is cooked, set it aside on a plate and on the same pan add about a tablespoon of oil and cook your garlic and carrots until the garlic is transparent or fragrant.IMG_20170822_233052_774.jpg
  5. Next add your cooked chicken followed by the seasoning we had made earlier and toss the chicken in the mixture. Let this cook on low heat for about four minutes to allow the chicken to absorb the flavors.IMG_20170822_233114_676.jpg
  6. Once the chicken is cooked and done, turn off the heat and prepare your lettuce leaves. I put two leaves on top of each other then served the chicken on top followed by a garnishing of carrots, onions and tomatoes. Enjoy!IMG_20170822_232839_968.jpg

LOVE, C&C.

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KALE AND STRAWBERRY SMOOTHIE BOWL:

I love smoothies. Other days I straight drink it from a mug or jar and other days I serve it in a bowl and add any toppings that my heart desires. I love making the smoothies at home immediately I wake up and enjoy them for breakfast. It is a fun and quick way to ensure that my body gets all its nutritional needs.

The great thing about smoothies is that you can use any fruits or vegetables that you want and still taste amazing. I made my kale and strawberry smoothie and topped it off with banana, strawberries and flax seeds and it was so good and filling that I almost skipped lunch. For this smoothie bowl you will need:

INGREDIENTS:IMG_20170821_181239_937.jpg

  • 3 Kale leaves
  • 2 bananas
  • A handful of strawberries
  • Quarter slice of pawpaw
  • Half a cup of milk/ water/ Greek yoghurt
  • 1 avocado
  • 3 tablespoons of flax seeds
  • Ice cubes (optional)

For the toppings:

  • Strawberry slices
  • Flax seeds
  • Banana slices

PROCEDURE:

  1. Add all your ingredients starting with the milk. Adding your liquid in first ensures a good rotation for the blender blades while it is blending your smoothie. IMG_20170821_181250_372.jpg
  2. Blend all the ingredients until smooth and thick. A thick smoothie helps your toppings afloat. If you do not like a thick smoothie, add more water or milk to get your desired consistency then pour into your bowl.IMG_20170821_181303_650.jpg
  3. Add your toppings and enjoy. IMG_20170821_011017_650.jpg

LOVE,C&C.