Fast Fitness Food: Wrap Superstar

Reinvigorate chicken from the doldrums of boring and repetitive taste sensations using this take everywhere recipe that makes it the perfect lunch box filler.

Menu – Chicken souvlakis with roasted pepper hummus

chicken souvlakis

You’ll need: 

  • 400g chicken thighs, boneless, skinless
  • 1g dried oregano
  • 1g pepper
  • 3g salt
  • 60ml olive oil
  • 45ml lemon juice
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 3 whole-wheat tortillas
  • 100g garbanzo beans
  • 100g roasted bell pepper
  • 5g garlic, crushed
  • 1g paprika
  • Sprinkle of salt and pepper

Step One:

Cut chicken thigh fillet into cubes. Most people choose breasts but you’ll get a bigger dose of unsaturated than saturated fats, and Harvard University found the former will help you live a longer, more flavorful life.

Step Two:

In a bowl, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, dried oregano, salt and pepper. Add in the chicken and toss. The lemon’s rich in Vitamin C that’ll reduce your risks of heart disease, cancer and workout stiffness.

Step Three:

Thread chicken on to the skewers and cook in a grill pan for four minutes per side. The ridges will allow the excess fat to drip off, so it becomes satisfyingly crispy, but without that nasty excess oil.

Step Four:

Prepare the hummus by adding all the ingredients to a food processor and pulsing. Eating about 3/4 of a cup of chickpeas, lentils or beans daily creates a weigh-loss of about half a pound.

Step Five:

Serve with warm wheat tortillas. It’s a great meal you can pack up and take to work for a satisfying meal rich in good fats that’ll help you fend off the urge to tackle the 4pm cookie hankerings.