It’s a brand new year and in the wake of all the rich festive food and drink excesses, it’s time, well it is for me, to cut back on calories and re-start my 5:2 diet. I lost over 14 kilos on the diet throughout 2013 and part of 2014, but I have fallen off the wagon several times since then, but that’s okay, it’s easy to start again, especially when today’s tasty recipe for Low Calorie Singapore Noodles are on the menu.
I have been to Singapore many times, and more recently I was there in June of this year; part of the charm of this small Far East nation is its amazing street food. You will find “chow halls” and streets dedicated to all manner of fast food wherever you go in Singapore, with families and business men rubbing shoulders with each other as they enjoy their bowl of Laksa or Beef Kway Teow or Noodles......you are never more than a few feet away from exceptional food.
Asian food is one of my favourite “to go to” types of cuisine, and it’s brilliant for diet food, as it’s usually low in meat, high in vegetables ad packed with fabulous spices to rejuvenate any jaded palate. As long as you go easy on the fat content, some recipes ask for lots of oil in Asian recipes and if you weight and measure your carbs carefully, as in rice and noodles, you will be rewarded with a plate of low-calorie deliciousness.
I have suggested that today’s recipe is vegetarian, but you can of course add any protein that suits your individual diet, and, I have added a list of some ingredients that would be wonderful if added below, with their appropriate calories for adjusting the calorie count of the recipe.
100g chicken breast, skinned = 170 calories
100g “Quorn” chicken style pieces = 90 calories
100g lean minced beef = 250 calories
100g lean pork = 190 calories
100g prawns = 105 calories
100g white fish = 90 calories
100g salmon = 200 calories
5 prawn crackers = 110 calories
1 x 30ml serving sweet chilli sauce = 60 calories
On days where you have a few extra calories left to play with, add some spicy sweet chilli sauce to your noodles, or, why not treat yourself to a few prawn crackers? The recipe below serves 4 people, but you can halve the recipe for two generous portions for fewer people or for 2 separate meals for a solo dieter. This recipe is only 180 calories per serving as shown below.