Dinner: Tuck into these low-cal feasts, and you'll forget you're even on a diet! 250 calories & under. This healthy, quick and easy recipe is featured in the dinner section of the new 5:2 Starter's Guide to The 2-Day Diet. The book provides a selection of over 100 tasty recipes to help you meet the daily 500 calorie allotment for the 2 days of intermittent fasting, as required by the 5:2 Diet.
6 baby corns, halved
4 oz. green beans, halved
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tbsp. yellow Thai curry paste
8 oz. sirloin steak, fat trimmed, cut into strips
1 red pepper, seeded and sliced
8 kaffir lime leaves
1 tsp. brown sugar
2 tbsp. black bean sauce
Juice of 1 lime
4 tsp. Thai fish sauce
12 Thai basil leaves
8 mint leaves, sliced
How to Make It
Plunge the corn and beans into boiling water for 2 minutes to soften. Drain.
Heat the vegetable oil in a large wok. Add the onion and garlic, and cook for a couple of minutes.
Add the curry paste, and fry for 2 minutes, stirring. Push the onion mixture to one side.
Increase the heat, add the steak, and cook for 2 minutes to brown.
Add the red pepper, corn, and beans, and mix well. Stir in the lime leaves, sugar, black bean sauce, lime juice, fish sauce, and 1/3 cup water or more if you like a runnier sauce. Bring to a simmer for a couple of minutes.
Season with black pepper, and then sprinkle on the Thai basil and mint.
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