Our all too familiar, cold, dark autumn mornings are closing in fast. Soon the evenings will be dark too. The idea of comfort eating sounds appealing doesn't it? Well, you can. There is often a misconception that 'comfort eating' involves eating large amounts of junkfood in one sitting. Unfortunately, this is true in a lot of cases, but it doesn't have to be. There are plenty of menu options when it comes to warm 'comforting' meals that will still support our training and fat loss goals.
This recipe below is just one example of that, and straight out of my own book! It is based on the zone diet and will provide you with a 4 block meal. If you are familiar with the zone diet, feel free to tweak the quantities to support your own goals, and if not, stick to the quantities stated and you won't be far off the mark!
Ground Beef Chilli - Serves 6
800g lean minced beef
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
2 Garlic Cloves, finely chopped
400g tinned tomatoes
1 -2 Teaspoons hot chilli powder (depending on taste)
1 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 medium onions, finely chopped
salt & pepper
- Heat the oil in the pan, add the onions and the garlic. after 2 mins, add the beef and cook until browned
-Add a sprinkle of basil, oregano and salt & pepper
- Add the chilli powder, turmeric and ground cumin and stir for 3 - 5 mins
- Pour in the tinned tomatoes and stir well. cook for 5 mins before covering. Allow to simmer for 1-2hrs and stir occasionally
Serve with 1/2 cup of brown rice and 2 cups of green veg per person. This is also a great option if you don't want to share - simply box up the extra servings and put them in the fridge or freezer for later in the week. Enjoy!
PS. whoever posts the nicest looking picture gets to host come dine with me next week.....