Another â€œMarketman/Bond 007 Dietâ€ option for lunch or dinner is this grilled chicken breast served with a generous amounts of grilled vegetables. Instead of eating Pinoy pork barbecue in the previous post (the minimum of which I would consume is three sticks), with say 1.5 to 2.0 cups of white rice, lots of sweet acharra and chilli vinegar, you could use the same hot grill to make this healthier alternative. The chicken breast was marinated in some olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper and lots of rosemary and a sprinkling of dried chilli flakes and grilled over a charcoal flame. If you are being extra good, remove the skin before serving itâ€¦but I donâ€™t always bother to be that good. Next, toss some vegetables in a little olive oil and season with salt and pepperâ€¦in this version I used some sliced zucchini, eggplant, asparagus, leeks and onion slices. You can also use tomatoes, red and yellow peppers, endive, fennel, etc. Grill until just cooked.
Plopped onto a nice large plate, the combination looks pretty good, donâ€™t you think? If you think it is a bit dry, sprinkle with some freshly squeezed lemon juice. I can eat this dish as is or if you want some carbohydrates, add say a half cup of brown rice. Compared to the pork barbecue this has far less fat, less sugar, less carbohydrates yet an incredible amount of protein and fiber. And in case you are thinking that these MM/B007 diet dishes are time consuming, this dish is actually incredibly easy to make. Have a piece of fruit for dessert if you need something sweet, maybe a slice of melon or half a pear will do the trick. In fact, thatâ€™s what I am doingâ€¦instead of reaching for a full mango or pear or apple, I have taken to eating them half at a time. No total deprivation, just less of a good thing. I even pop a little Valrhona chocolate square when I really need a treatâ€¦