Chicken and Butter Bean Salsa Salad

Chicken and Butter Bean Salsa Salad

Literally just finished eating this, and it was awesome.  It requires very little prep, so you can easily knock it up in 15 minutes.  I ate a double portion today and I can’t finish it, it’s surprisingly filling.

Ingredients (Serves 2)

  • 1 Large Chicken Breast
  • 1/2 Red Onion
  • 4 Firm Tomatos
  • 1 Avocado
  • Handful Coriander (Cilantro)
  • 1 Small Tin Butter Beans
  • Extra Virgin Avocado Oil (Optional)

Method

Cut the Chicken Breast into cubes and fry in a little olive oil.

Finely Dice or slice the onion, and cube the avocado and tomatos.  Chop the coriander and mix everything with a liberal pinch of salt and some freshly ground pepper.  Leave to stand.

Open and drain the butter beans, add some boiling water to the tin and leave to warm for a few minutes.  Drain the warmed beans and add with the cooked chicken to the mixture.

Add a splash of Avocado Oil if desired and serve.

Fucking delicious.

Notes

Obviously cook a batch of chicken and keep in the fridge if you’re planning on eating it a few times in a week.  Make sure you warm the chicken before you eat it though, it’s tough and not as nice if left icy cold.

Warming the beans also gives them a nicer texture in my opinion.

I like to keep my tomato chunks pretty large (6 chunks per normal sized tomato), but you can mix that up, and try out cherry tomatos or beef tomatos.

Red onion is sweeter than white onions, but you’ll still get a great result if all you’ve got are white.

Happy New Start!

Happy New Start!

It’s been a couple of months since I posted here.  If truth be told, it’s been a couple of months since I was really on Slow Carb.

October through December saw the culmination of my business failing.  It had been on the cards for some time, and I’d been struggling to keep the ship afloat in a sea filled with icebergs.  From November onwards, I just didn’t have the strength to battle with work and keep focused when I came home in an evening, so Slow Carb suffered during that time.

I started on the Slow Carb Diet just a month or so before the wheels started coming off my business, so I managed for 6 months and lost 3 stone (42lbs, 19kgs).  There was no way I could allow myself to have wasted all that by piling the weight back on.

I went in to it with my eyes open though.  I set myself a limit.  I could continue flaunting my slow carb diet so long as my weight stayed below 18 stone.  In fact, I was amazed at how slowly I gained weight.  On 4th November, I weighed in at my lowest weight of 17st 4lbs.  My weight today is 18st 1.8lbs.  In 2 months of being “off plan” I put on less than a stone!

Considering how quickly I know I’ll be able to shed that, I think that’s amazing value!

This is the week that I’m back on plan.  I’m very fortunate that I found a solution for my customers, so the majority of my stress and grief with the business is behind me.  It’s a near year, and for me, a new start in so many ways.

The Slow Carb Club has floundered during the last few months also, I haven’t been able to give it any attention, and as a result people have drifted away.  I’m hoping that New Year’s Resolutions will see some people returning, and in fact we’ve already got a few messages to that affect.

Time to focus on not being fat 🙂