Ok, hands up…who overdid it at Christmas?
I will be the first to stick my hand in the air and say that I could have sunk a small ship with the sheer weight of what I consumed over the festive period. And from the grumbling around the office this morning, I sense I’m not alone. Diets have started in earnest, and I am no exception.
While the thought of dieting usually makes me want to eat cheese and sulk, this time I’m determined to be positive about it. Working on the food team has at least helped me to discover delicious healthy recipes, rather than the carrot-stick-tofu-no-salt-or-carbs horrors that usually spring to mind when the dreaded D-word is mentioned.
Like this Vietnamese salad, for instance. Made with lean chicken breast, Chinese cabbage and a ton of fresh herbs, it’s as far away from drab as you can get. The punchy dressing is also fat-free, so the whole thing really is incredibly virtuous, filling and very tasty. And for those of us who are suffering with sniffles, the chillies will give your immune system and mood a boost. Perfect!
So away with the dieting doldrums! The cheese will always keep til the weekend…