Hopes perfect plate

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This delicious and nutritious meal packs in several of our superfoods, as well as my special low fat cooking technique, ideal for a healthy dinner, after a day in the studio and pool.

The secret is cooking the chicken and vegetables in an inch of water until it almost evaporates, then dry frying until cooked.

After, add a bit of oil, salt and pepper to taste. If you fancy, add some roasted lemon and basil to bring out the flavours.

Makes enough for 2:

– 2 chicken breasts, skin on
– 2 carrots
– 1/2 head of broccoli
– 2 figs
– extra virgin cold press olive oil
– 2 cups of brown rice
– 6 cups of water
– salt & pepper to taste

A simple diet plan can make all the difference when working out. Hope says, “I always make sure I haven’t eaten for 2 hours before swimming and yoga practice. I plan my diet to comprise mostly of solid foods, supplemented with liquids.”

Training gives you an excuse to indulge a little. “I’m a real foodie, so I think of exercise as earning credits for more calorie intake, so that way I can continue to enjoy food,” says Hope. “For example, I really like hotpot, but it can be quite calorific, so often I replace oily broths with kelp or vegetable broths.”

Here’s a selection of Hope’s own healthy options to provide the fuel you’ll need.

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