It’s now been six weeks of trying and I have to admit I’ve gotten a little lazy this last week. Chris and I were celebrating our anniversary over the weekend and we went for Chinese buffet before the theatre on Saturday, then Pizza Hut with the kids on Sunday. However I’m feeling motivated to try harder this week, so fingers crossed.
As I mentioned, I have put a smidge on this time. It’s only just over a pound though so I’m going to try not to worry.
This week our topics is eating healthy, which is ironic given that’s been my downfall this week. However I thought I would share this recipe with you that I find is pretty healthy, despite having a little cheese.
Chicken, Bacon and Halloumi Salad
– Salad, this can basically be anything you like. Lettuce, cucumber, tomato, spring onions, radish, peppers, bacon bits, etc. etc. It’s really all about what makes the best salad for you.
– Halloumi (low fat is available)
There are no specific amounts for this recipe as its all about what you want and how much of it you’d like. The recipe isn’t really even a recipe to be honest, as you just literally put it all together.
1. Make up the salad exactly how you want it. This is the base of your dish. I personally use lettuce (mixed leaf), cucumber, spring onion, peppers and bacon bits as these are the elements I most enjoy. I’m not a huge fan of tomatoes so I skip those for sure.
2. As an optional extra, add a dressing. Of course you should consider if the dressing will work nicely with chicken and bacon, but for the most part dressings do. I tend to actually have a dribble of soy sauce on my salad as I don’t like dressing. It can be a little dry without anything.
4. Fry the chicken first as this will take the longest to cook. If you have a griddle pan, this gives a nice look to the chicken but if not don’t worry. When the chicken is nearly ready, cook the bacon too (grill or fry).
5. Place the chicken and bacon on top of your salad and add the halloumi slices to the pan you’ve just used. Only cook for about a minute on each side, as the cheese doesn’t take long to cook. It only needs to take a hint of brown, it wont change in any other way. Halloumi is not to everyone’s taste, its a sort of chewy cheese but I love it!
6. Add the Halloumi to your salad and you’re done! If you like, add a little more dressing, a sprinkle of dried onions or bacon bits, croutons etc.
Keep an eye out for my next DW Fitness post as I’ll be trying much harder these next couple of weeks!