Day Five: TGIF…

This week has been a verrrry long week. Unfortunately this won’t be as long of a post, as today I don’t really have much to talk about. Planning on blitzing the gym this weekend, as I’ve let the exercise slip this week (despite it being the first week, when my motivation should be sky-high). Looking forward to Monday when I have my first week results, so I can see what effect this has all had. Hopefully it will be a really positive result.

Food was an apple for breakfast, tuna and jacket potato for lunch (again), and tea was another GoodFood recipe – Honeyed Pork with Apples. Again, it was really tasty, and I’m enjoying trying new recipes out – so that’s always good. There was a bit too much rice on my plate, so I didn’t finish it all – I’ve always been rubbish at making rice anyway so it wasn’t a big deal! Calories on this recipe states 313cals. Not sure if that includes the rice and beans – as they are mentioned in the recipe – but even if it doesn’t, it’s still a pretty good, low-calorie meal.

Day 5 meal

Honeyed Pork with Apples

1 big generous tbsp of clear honey

5 tbsp apple juice

1 tsp dried italian herbs

1 tsp olive oil

2 pork steaks, around 100g each

1 dessert apple (recipe states red but I used green), cut into 8 wedges (and cored)

lemon juice

Boiled Rice and green beans

In a big bowl, mix the honey, apple juice, sage and oil and season. Add the steaks and make sure they’re well covered in the marinade. Leave for about 20 mins. Preheat the grill, and grill the steaks for about 3-4 mins, basting them with the marinade occasionally. Chuck the apple in the remaining marinade, and flip the steaks when they look ready to be flipped. When flipped, put the apple under the grill with the pork. Grill for another 3-4 mins until the pork is tender and the apples are turning brown.

While the pork and apples are grilling, put the remaining marinade into a pan and bring to a boil, simmer until slightly reduced, season and add lemon juice to taste. Serve with the rice and runner beans.

As a last note, hi Chris, thanks for reading till the end! 😉

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