Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Weight loss-friendly Nigerian recipe-plus free easy-to-follow meal plan!

Hi guys!
I am so excited about this post because I have a guest blogger right here, someone who has become my friend, and someone whose fitness tips and healthy recipes always inspire me! Her name is Nemi (once featured under a Style Crush post here), and she was kind enough to stop by Fola's Oasis again to share two things: 1. A simple, quick-to-make Nigerian recipe for weight loss, and 2. A sample weekly meal plan for those on a diet. So here goes!

"My not so little baby brother came to visit this summer, he realized after stepping on the scale that he had gained over 10kgs in the last 6months (university stress) and asked me to help him shed some weight. He stayed with us (husband and me) for a month and after 3 weeks on a program I put him on he lost 8kg! I was shocked and was not expecting this result as there was no exercising involved or dieting, in fact his staple meal was fried rice and chicken! We just identified the foods his body responded well to and fed him. The best part of the story is that not only has he sustained the weight loss, but he has carried on losing weight since.

Many people try different diet programs and fail because they try generic fad diets that their bodies don’t respond to or can’t sustain. Most people that have lost a substantial amount of weight have identified the foods that their body responds to. I believe tailoring a diet to your individual needs is a key to successful weight loss. Another key to sustainable weight loss is tweaking your favourite meals and making them healthier so you are still satisfied, you enjoy your food and you don’t feel deprived.
(One reader will receive a free evaluation and a customized weight loss meal plan based their body type, likes and physical goals more details later in the article).

Rice and Stew is a staple Nigerian meal and tweaking the stew recipe can make a huge difference on your waistline. This Chicken stew is a healthier and tasty alternative to the typical Nigerian stew. It is also very easy to prepare and can be ready in less than 20mins-yes 20mins.

Here are the ingredients you will need
2 Chicken breast or any meat you have
1 Onion- chopped
1 can of Chopped tomatoes or 5 large tomatoes- cubed
1 tablespoon of Tomato puree
2 Scotch bonnet (habanero)
1 Red Bell Pepper (Tatashe)
1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
I clove of garlic (optional)
Curry and Thyme
2 stock cubes
Salt to taste

Method

        Chop bell peppers and onions into cubes
        Finely chop 2 Habanero peppers


        Then using a different chopping board cut the chicken breast into bite sized chunks
        Heat up the vegetable oil in a large pan (you need as little oil as possible-just enough to stop the chicken from sticking to the pan)

        When the pan gets hot, fry the chicken for 3 minutes

        Then add the peppers, onions and garlic and continue to cook till the chicken is golden brown



        Then add the scotch bonnet, curry, thyme and stock cubes

        Then add the tomato puree and dry fry 
        After 1 minute of stirring,  add the can of chopped tomatoes and salt to taste, then simmer on medium heat for 10 minutes or  till the tomatoes are cooked.

        Serve on white or brown rice


Bon Appetito!




  
FREE MEAL PLAN

For someone who has unintentionally done loads of research on the best and most efficient ways to lose weight and stay fit, I find Nemi's recipe to be on point. As long as you use a little oil you would be fine. Also, you can even try basmati or ofada rice which are healthier options. As for the sample meal plan, I just love how it has in-between snacks and is healthy in terms of nutrients. I learnt the hard way that starving yourself or doing the no-carbs-at-all diet is a no-no. Nemi's meal plan works because it takes advantage of quantity/portions, quality, timing, availability of food items, personal tastes and personal goals. Thankfully, she is willing to give out a customized meal plan to a lucky Fola's Oasis reader! She would ask you relevant questions, and design a meal plan that would be useful to you, and you can also work with her so she designs something you would be able to stick to.

Giveaway Rules:
We made it simple: 1. Follow Fola's Oasis and Anemistyle on Facebook and Instagram! If you do not have an instagram page, you can still enter. 2. Write a comment below stating your Facebook name and Instagram name.
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I hope you enjoyed this post and learned something from Nemi's recipe and meal plan. Don't forget to download the link and/or share with a friend who may need it -you can follow the meal plan for just 3 weeks and see results.Also check out Nemi's blog- www.anemistyle.com for great healthy recipes and other cool stuff!



Love,

Fola

8 comments :

  1. Dear Fola,
    Thank you.... will try this recipe over the weekend. I simply love coming to your blog. good job. :)

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  2. I really will like to have a personalized meal!

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    Thanks

    Girl Lane

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    1. Thanks for entering- hope you win and all the best! xx

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  3. Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay Nemi! I need to do better with meal planning/prep, because I find that when I don't, I'm more prone to eating unhealthy foods.

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    1. Meal planning is really helpful, it seriously makes a difference. We even put daily chocolate in our meal plans cos Matt will attack the nuttella jar with a spoon if he doesn't have his chocolate fix! (Don't tell him I said so)

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  4. BOY I SURE NEEDED THIS IN MY LIFE SINCE RICE IS MY FAV FOOD(JUST THINKING ABOUT CUTTING IT OUT INDUCES SMALL TEARS)LOL DIARIS GOD O HALLELUYAH. I'LL TRY AND TWEAK THE MEAL PLAN SO IT WORKS FOR ME. I HAVE FOLLOWED ON INSTAGRAM (CANT DO FACEBOOK SINCE I AM ANONYMOUS :-(

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    1. Hey Ms Cookie you don't need to cut out your fave foods to lose weight, you can tweak the meal to make it healthier and/or eat a lighter breakfast and lunch to leave you enough calories for the rice and stew. Hope you win x

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