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A Low Carb, Low GI Nutritional Meal to Give You the Energy You Need

July 6th, 2013 · 1 Comment ·


This is a guest post by Sam, a personal trainer.

As a personal fitness trainer at a gym in Norwich I see a lot of people come through that love working out but don’t know how to couple this with a healthy diet. Eating salad and poached chicken breasts can get pretty boring after awhile. So I’m going to share with you a healthy recipe that makes me the envy of all the staff at the gym in Norwich when I take this in for lunch, San Choy Bow. It is a healthy low carb meal that is easy to make. It is a great meal to have in your arsenal, with easy to find ingredients that will give you the delicious boost you need to keep the weight off that you’ve lost at the gym.

This dish is not only easy to prepare but is low in GI meaning you’ll have plenty of energy to burn off at the gym.

  • Serving size: Serves 4
  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: under 30 minutes



  • 2 cm of ginger, julienned
  • 1 clove of garlic thinly sliced
  • 8 shitake mushrooms sliced
  • 1 teaspoon of corn flour
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons of Soy Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of Oyster Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of sesame oil, plus a little extra
  • 1 large chilli finely sliced
  • 50g vericimelli Rice Noodles (fresh or dried)
  • 400g pork mince (If you’re a vegetarian supplement this with quorn)
  • 2 spring onion stalks, diced
  • Iceberg lettuce leaves to serve
  • Hoisin Sauce to serve (optional)





  • In a mixing bowl mix the soy sauce, oyster sauce, chilli, corn flour and egg together. Sit it aside. You can add these ingredients straight in to the dish but I find it’s easier to prepare beforehand and it’s cleaner for the kitchen too!
  • If the vermicelli rice is dried add them to hot boiling water to soften. Dice the vermicelli rice noodle in to 4cm strips.


  1. Heat a large wok with a splash of sesame oil. Add the ginger, garlic and shitake mushrooms into the wok and stir fry for two minutes. Add the pork mince and cook until browned, make sure to break up any clumps. Add the vericimelli rice noodles and stir for 2 minutes.Wok-Frying.jpg
  2. Add the premade mixture of soy sauce, oyster sauce, corn flour, egg, chilli and sesame oil. Stir for an extra 2-3 minutes.
  3. To serve spoon them in to the ice berg lettuce leaves. Sprinkle some of the spring onion onto the top. Serve with hoisin sauce on the side if desired.
  4. By paring the right foods with a great gym work out you’ll feel healthy and energised to achieve the weight and fitness you desire. If you have any doubts about what are the right foods for you seek out the advice of an expert.

The author works for a gym who provides access to health and fitness facilities, in quality surroundings 24 hours a day at a gym in Norwich.



Category: Nutrition

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