Chicken Red Thai CurryFinished Red Thai Curry

I love a good red Thai Curry, Its a great dish to use up a lot of vegetables in the house. You should pack this dish with lots of veg. It’s a great way to get them in your body if you don’t like them. It’s also great if you don’t have enough in your diet. You can be as creative as you want with Thai curry. There isn’t anything that can go wrong. This time I added Couscous as the carbohydrates, just because of convenience. Couscous only takes 5 minutes to cook. However, it isn’t as nutritious as brown rice which I would usually have.

You can have this dish with friends and make it as big as you want. I was cooking for two with this one. Whereas, if you had 4 friends over you can add the ingredients accordingly. So, there will be enough for everyone.

If you need help with creating a a more balanced diet with healthy fruit and veg. It will help to make tasty meals like this Thai curry. It will give you extra vitamins and minerals that you might not eat on their own. Giving your body what it needs is a must if you are deficient in one or another vitamin or mineral.

What to buy for the Thai CurryFrying Chicken

  • 250g Chicken (serves 2)
  • 1 red pepper
  • 5 mini tomatoes
  • 1/2 courgette
  • 1 Aubergine
  • 1 medium onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • Red Thai curry sauce
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • Couscous (preferred amount)
  • Peanuts on top as an extra. (make sure you aren’t allergic)

How to make your Curry

Thai Curry in preparation

  1. Dice the onions and garlic and fry in a pan until golden with some coconut oil.
  2. Cut the red pepper up and add to the pan.
  3. Cube the courgette and the aubergine add to the mix.
  4. Fry the vegetables until they are slightly tender.
  5. Add the red Thai curry sauce and the coconut milk. Simmer on a low heat until all is mixed and flavourful (around 15-20 minutes)
  6. Cube the chicken and fry in a pan until white all the way through. Add to the curry.
  7. Boil 400ml of water, once boiled add the couscous and leave for 5 minutes to cook off the hob.
  8. Break the couscous up with a fork so it isn’t stodgy.

Personal trainers tip:

Nutrition is something that you have to teach your body. As you start to eat more of the right foods your body will start to crave more of that healthy food. This also works in the same direction with bad foods, the more you eat something the more you will want it. Designing a structured plan that will get you to start enjoying healthy food is possibly one of the hardest thing you can do if you’ve spend years eating an unhealthy diet.  Start off slow and don’t give up, momentum is the key to your success. Once you have created a lifestyle that honours your goals, you can’t go wrong.

As a personal trainer in Windsor I like to give my clients something that helps them with their diet. These Monday meal help produce inspiration that causes action for them to be better with food. I lead by example to help my clients create the lifestyles they want.