Ninja Chef 2011- Lime Chicken with sweet potatao mash

February 13, 2011

I have just finished up another great article for Fighters Only. In that article I wrote about the importance of being able to cook interesting tasty food thats going to fuel your training, stop you getting fat and during a weight cut stop you killing people.

I get asked nutrition advice almost as much as I get asked “when is your next fight?”. My first question is usually do you eat shit/ can you clean up your diet? Most people know what they should be doing avoid processed carbohydrates, sugars and trans fats and eat a lot of protein, fruit and vegtables. Its the implementation of that last part that is the hard part. If you cannot make your lunch taste better than a bacon double cheeseburger meal you are screwed.

I am a firm believer in anyone who can read can cook healthy stuff so with that in mind I thought I would show you some of the stuff I make when im being good.Once you have made a meal a few times you can pretty much rattle through it in no time.

Lime Chicken with sweet potatao mash

Ingredients

  • 1 lime keep juice and zest
  • 1tbsp clear honey
  • 1 tsp of grated ginger if you can be arsed
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 450g of sweet potato chopped up
  • 1/2 red pepper
  • some broccolli, sugar snap peas, green beans and other green crap you have in the fridge

Method

  1. Mix half the lime zest with the lime juice, ginger and honey. Slice across the chicken 3 or 4 times and place in a ziplock food bag over night (this is better but if you dont have time just cover the chicken in the juice and leave for a bit).
  2. Cook the sweet potatoes in salted water for 10-12 minutes. Brain then mash the crap out of them adding some seasoning and the rest of the lime zest.
  3. Cook the green stuff and the red pepper in a steamer for 5-7 minutes.
  4. Put it all together and eat it.

Bonus vegtable dressing.

Eating brocolli and green beans everyday can get boring this should help

  • Go to nandos and rob their big bottles of extra extra hot sauce. Cover everything you eat in it.

Alternatively

  • Mix one tbsp of wholegrain mustard with 1tbsp of olive oil add some maldoon salt and mix with the vegtables.

I know this is a bit different from my usual content but hopefully a few of you try it out and enjoy it. Eating like an athlete shouldnt mean that you cant enjoy decent food.

This serves 2 people and depending on the sort of roid your chicken is on should be about 400-450kcal with 37g of protein

Im cooking this tomorrow so will have a picture up then.

One Response to “Ninja Chef 2011- Lime Chicken with sweet potatao mash”

  1. Davecarse said

    This is awesome! I’m eating so much rubbish at the moment that this is great inspiration to get off my butt and cook something decent. Looking forward to future posts MMA and cooking related.

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