Our latest gift during the #adventabs series features a Mango Chicken Curry. This sweet dish holds only 375 calories and even though it may be a dish for the curry lovers amongst us, its mild spice and fruity flavour leaves it open to those that can’t tolerate spice. Enjoy!
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We’ve saved this for Saturday as it’s slightly more complicated, with a few more ingredients, but it’s well worth it.
Mango Chicken Curry
375 Calories per portion
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons fennel seeds
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
2 cloves garlic, sliced
3 tablespoons grated fresh root ginger
1 teaspoon turmeric
2 green chillies, deseeded and chopped
sea salt, to taste
1 tablespoon tomato purée
800ml mango pulp
500g skinless chicken breasts, diced into small pieces
chopped fresh coriander, to garnish
Pour the olive oil into a deep non-stick pan, add the fennel, mustard and fenugreek seeds and cook over a high heat until the mustard seeds start to pop – this should take no more than 1–2 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and allow the oil to cool for a moment.
Add the garlic and ginger to the pan and cook over a low-medium heat, stirring frequently, until they are a golden brown colour – this should take no more than 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the turmeric, mix well and allow to stand for about 20 seconds.
Return the pan to the heat and add the chillies, salt, tomato purée and mango pulp. Mix well and bring to simmering point. Stir in the chicken pieces and return to a gentle simmer, then cook, uncovered, for 40 minutes, stirring from time to time. Garnish with the chopped coriander to serve.
#AdventAbs – The Prone Plank
OK, after your day off, we’re changing things up slightly. If you followed our abs exercises from day one onwards, you’ll hopefully be able to feel your stomach tightening – but embrace the tightness – it shows it’s working!
This is a variation on the regular plank, the only difference is, you put all your weight on your hands, in an extended press-up position. It works the same muscle groups but in a slightly different way.
You’ll see variations of the plank featuring in a lot of core strengthening exercise programmes, because it’s a been bit of a revelation. The effect it has on your vital core strength is great and, again, it requires no movement, so you can do it at any time of day and stay cool!
Day 6: Prone Plank
Beginners: 3x 15 seconds
Intermediate: 3x 30 seconds
Advanced: 3x 45 seconds
Pro: 3x 60 seconds