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Edel's Exercise Plan - Day 34

Cardio Week 5

Cardio Week 5 Session 3

Tip of the week

Move out of your comfort zone, find yourself a new route, add in some hills for Jogging/walking.

Health Related Fitness Retest

It is week 5 it is time to retest your Health Related Fitness Test, and log how you are doing in your exercise diary.

Don’t forget to warm up and cooldown.

Cardio Week 5 Session 3

Walk for 1 minute

Jog for 5 minutes

5 times

Food & Recipes - Day 34

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Main Meal of the Day

Chicken, Bean & Broccoli Bake


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The Ingredients

2 skinless chicken breast fillets (300g)
1 onion (150g)
1 garlic clove
1 small head of broccoli (200g)
1 tablespoon rapeseed or olive oil (15g)
250ml low fat milk (1.5% fat)
1 teaspoon cornflour (5g)
4 teaspoons water (20g)
400g tin cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1 slice of wholegrain bread
1 tablespoon sesame seeds (15g)
Freshly ground black pepper

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The Method

Preheat the oven to 180C, (350F), gas mark 4. Cut the chicken into chunks on a chopping board. On a clean board peel and dice the onion. Peel and crush the garlic.

Break the broccoli into small florets and blanch in a pan over a high heat for 1-2 minutes until just tender but still with a little bite. Drain into a colander and set aside until needed.

Place a non-stick frying pan on a medium heat. Add the oil and sauté the chicken for 2-3 minutes until sealed and lightly golden.

Add the onion and garlic to the chicken and continue to sauté for 2-3 minutes. Season with pepper. Pour in the milk and bring to a simmer.

Meanwhile, mix the cornflour with the water and stir into the chicken mixture. Simmer for another minute or two, stirring until thickened.

Fold the cannellini beans and broccoli into the chicken mixture and then transfer to an ovenproof dish. Blitz the bread into crumbs and then sprinkle over the bake with the sesame seeds. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until bubbling and lightly golden. Test with a small knife to ensure the chicken is cooked through.

Divide the chicken, bean and broccoli bake into portions and spoon into bowl. Season with pepper to serve.

* Suitable for vegetarians if plant-based alternative is used instead of chicken

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