Thursday, 13 March 2008

Health Matters

Staying in good health is a day by day decision. While many people think of it as a up hill battle, it really does not need to be. Making small changes and planning your eating as carefully as you do your TV viewing or browser bookmarks, you can enjoy a healthy diet without loosing out on anything.

Fast food is often referred of as "junk food" and health food is spoken of in the same tone of voice as "death sentence". This need not be the case. Making your own "fast food" can also be "heath food". You'll save money and calories and you do not have to loose out on taste. You also won't suffer from the post grease indigestion and guilt!

These chicken burgers are so tasty, that even the most dedicated burger lover will ask for seconds.

Chicken Burgers
Makes 9 Burgers

800g skinless chicken Breasts
1 egg
15ml Cornflour
15ml minced ginger
1 clove of garlic
5 ml salt
1 green chilli
Zest of 1 lemon
Black Pepper

Place all the above in your food processor and process until smooth.
If you don't have a food processor you can buy plain chicken mince and finely chop the rest of the ingredients.
Let the mixture stand in the fridge for about an hour, if you have the time.
Form the mince into patties and fry in a hot pan in a little olive oil.
They cook very quickly so take care not to overcook as they will dry out.

To serve, take one burger bun (I used a soft whole-wheat bun), and spread with some mayo.
Top with a lettuce leaf, a patty and a thick slice of tomato.On the side , I served oven-baked Sweet Potato chips, which are also very quick and make a lovely change from normal potato chips.

Sweet Potato Chips

Peel your sweet potato and cut into chips.
Coat with a little olive oil and sea salt.
Place in a pre-heated oven at 200°C for 15 - 20 mins until done.
Serve with your burgers.

Common sense is in medicine the master workman.

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