Ready in 40 minutes
Low-calorie cooking spray
2 large leeks, finely sliced
500g courgettes, coarsely grated
2 garlic cloves, crushed
250g dried risotto rice
700ml chicken stock
4 skinless and boneless chicken breasts, sliced into 2cm chunks
3 tbsp fat-free natural Greek yogurt
Juice of 1 lemon
25g fresh basil, leaves picked
1 Preheat your oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas 6. Spray a wide, lidded, flameproof casserole dish with low-calorie cooking spray and place over a medium heat. Add the leeks and courgettes, and fry for 5-6 minutes, stirring often, or until they have softened. Add the garlic and cook for a further 2 minutes. Add the rice and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until the rice starts to look translucent.
2 Increase the heat and add the stock, stirring everything together. Bring to a simmer, add the chicken and season. Bring back to a good simmer, stir, cover and transfer to the oven to bake for 10 minutes.
3 Remove the risotto from the oven, give it another stir and return to the oven uncovered for a final 15 minutes, or until the rice is tender and almost all of the stock has been absorbed. Remove from the oven, stir through the yogurt, lemon juice to taste, and the basil. Top with a twist of black pepper and serve.
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You’ll also be assigned your own highly-trained consultant — a former member who can help you to set your own weight-loss and fitness goals. Members agree that this support is often key to their success.
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There is a huge list of Free Food to choose from, which doesn’t need to be weighed, calorie counted or measured.
You can also snack on these to satisfy your hunger in between meals.
In addition, you are encouraged to eat measured quantities of certain foods, known as ‘Healthy Extras’ that provide nutrients essential for a healthy, balanced diet.
These include milk and cheese (for calcium) and cereals and wholemeal bread (for fibre and minerals).
And so you never feel deprived you can enjoy limited amounts of treats which are higher-calorie, less filling foods that include chocolate, crisps and alcohol.
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