I am clearly on a roll today because obviously one recipe was not enough haha. Many of you asked me to post some healthy meals for dinner and breakfast during this month as it can be rather difficult to be super healthy. I think the most important thing is to not fret about gaining weight, being your healthiest self but rather being kind to your body and understand that it is quite literally in a state of shock. Removing food from your diet entirely during the day is a shock to the system and we need to be gentle to ourselves.
This recipe is my go-to flu fighter and it works every single time! It can be made to be less spicy, as the tom yum paste is quite a spicy ingredient. You don't have to use the tom yum paste but for me it is much more cost effective that buying everything from scratch. The vegetable should be the main products that you buy fresh and the stock can be made at home as well. I use Inna Paarman's chicken stock (it's Halaal too).
I hope you love this recipe as much as I do and if you have any question please do leave me a comment so i can help!
Recipe: Tom Yum Soup
6 cups of chicken stock
2-3 tsp. of tom yum paste
1 stick of lemon grass
2 cups of sliced mushrooms
1 cup of halved cherry tomatoes
1 zucchini sliced
1 large carrot sliced
1-2 tsp. lime juice
2 chicken fillets, cubed (prawns/tofu can be used as well)
2 tsp.Fish sauce (optional as it is in the tom yum paste)
Coriander for garnish
1 pack of two minute noodles without the sachet (optional)
Chilli oil (optional for more flavour)
3 bay leaves
1/3 cup coconut milk
Bring the chicken stock and lemon grass (minced) to a good boil for about 5 minutes.
Add in the tom yum paste. Give it a good stir and boil again for 2 minutes.
Add in the mushrooms, carrots, zucchini, bay leaves and lime juice.
Once the carrots and vegetables are softened, add in the chicken or prawns, extra fish sauce if desired and noodles.
At the end, add in the coconut milk, if you feel it needs more of a kick add in some chilli oil or more coconut milk to dilute the spicy flavour.
Top with coriander and enjoy!