As promised, a dinner recipe. This is a rather simple recipe, takes about 15 minutes from start to finish. I use Brussel sprouts in it, but as they have quite a distinctive taste, I recommend leaving them out if you aren’t fond of them.
This recipe is 250 kcals, plus full of veggies, so if you are following the 5:2 diet this is a good meal for your fasting days. It also has very little carbs, so you can use it on a low carb diet as well – though if you are LCHF you might want to add some kind of sauce or use less lean meat, because it is also quite low in fat. The reason I made it, however, is because it is low fodmap, and cooking low fodmap can sometimes seem overwhelming. Not so!
150 g steak (I prefer lean cuts)
1/2 red paprika
4-5 brussel sprouts
I also added a cube of frozen, shredded spinach, but that’s up to you. Feel free to substitute the veggies – these are my favourites, plus all of them are low fodmap.
Heat the frying pan. Cut the veggies except the zucchini. I prefer relatively small slices as they are cooked sooner. I also cut the steak into thinner pieces, so that it only needs a small amount of frying.
Put the vegetables in – the ones that take the most time first. Fry the steak as well, either with the veggies or separately. Slice the zucchini into long strips – I use a potato peeler for this – and fry when the rest is nearly done. I like to add a bit of sesame oil as well, as it lifts the taste quite a bit. If you’re not on a low fodmap diet you can add garlic. Fry on medium to low heat, and voilà, you’re done.
It takes about 15 minutes, and if you do not add oil or sauce it’s 250 kcal. Note: this makes it a very small meal, calorie-wise, and you might need to eat more for your other meals that day so that you don’t end up eating too little. Particularly if you are working out the same day. You can of course add rice or potatoes if you need more carbs.
Hope you find it useful! I’m not used to posting recipes yet, and as I mentioned earlier today I have to use my crappy phone camera, but I’ll get better at it, I hope 🙂
Have a wonderful Sunday!