Curried, chicken, garbanzo beans and Sweet Potato stew…

I like a good curry and I found this recipe on Pinterest, and the pictures just looked really delicous. And when I asked my family if they wanted curry my husband and daughter both said yes. So this is what happened, cause I didn’t have all the ingredients and I do like Carrots in my curry.
Also I try not to eat potatoes, rice, pasta and fruits after 3pm, but this is an exception today.

Nutrition:
298 Calories, 9gr fat, 35gr Carbohydrates, 8gr fiber, 6 sugar, 20gr Protein

This makes about 5 servings:

Ingredients:
1 small yellow onion
1 tablespoon Olive oil
3 cloves garlic
2 Teaspoons of yellow curry powder you can always add more.
Salt, to taste
1 teaspoon ginger powder
2 Carrots peeled and cut into rounds
1 can (15 oz) diced tomatoes
1 can (15 oz) chickpeas
1 large sweet potato peeled and diced into 1″ chuncks
1 can (15 oz) light coconut milk
10oz. of cooked Chicken Breast
brown rice, for serving

Instructions:
In a large skilled or wok heat the olive oil, and add the onion. Cook for a couple of minutes until the onion has a glazed look, then add the garlic, ginger and Curry Powder, cook for a couple of minutes this will develop the flavors. You can always add more spice later.
Now add all the other ingredients (except for the rice), I rinsed the coconut milk can with some water and added that to the pot as well, so that everything is covered. Then bring to a simmer and cook for at least 30 minutes, even better if you can let it simmer for 50minutes.

At the last minute you can add some parsley to it and serve it over rice.

Bon apetit

Week 5, take 3 on getting this written

This is the 3rd time I am sitting down and start to write this blog entry.

Things are going well, I survived Thanksgiving by actually loosing a lb. and I made it gluten and dairy free. The kids loved the food as well, which is always a plus.

I will add the links with the recipes to the list as I write them. Some I made up some I can just link up. 😀

Our feast had the following dishes:

Turkey Breast
Mashed Sweet Potatos
Caramelized Rosmary Carrots
Green Beans with Tomatos and Pine nuts
Roasted Cauliflower
Crockpot Cranberry Chutney I used only 1/4 cup of coconut sugar and I left our the raisins and nuts.

Apple Crumble I used this Recipe for the filling, but only 1/4cup of Coconut sugar and this recipe for the topping.
Pumpkin Pie this was a little tricky, I didn’t have enough walnuts so I used almonds and it made it a bit greasy. It was delicious. But it could have used less coconut oil.

I hit the gym on Thursday and it felt good, especially after hurting my knee on Tuesday. Then Friday we went to the Renaissance Fair and I was so happy that a corset I bought the year before finally fit me. My fitbit went off at noon with my walking goal. And then it messed up and didn’t read right. But I was so tired the next day. I didn’t get to the gym Saturday or Sunday.

But here we are, week 5.
So far I am down 8lb., 8,8 inches all over and dropped my body fat by 4%. That is amazing in 4 weeks. I thought going gluten and dairy free would be hard, but it’s easier than I thought. Also I noticed my excema on my hands is almost gone. I haven’t had a flareup since I started this journey.
I am also a full pants size down, I fit in a pair of Jeans I haven’t worn in two years, so this makes me very happy.

Keep fighting…
Claudia