This past week our weather has been wonderful and with our Covid restrictions being eased a little we thought we’d go and visit Ringwood, a market town in south-west Hampshire, England, located on the River Avon, close to the New Forest.
It is a delightful and unspoilt market town situated on the River Avon. For centuries it was the New Forest’s main market town, with a charter dating back to 1226. Ringwood stands on the western edge of the New Forest at a crossing point of the River Avon.
bronze statues of a mare and foal created by Priscilla Hann
From the town, you can take a wander down West Street to view the River Avon from the old three-arched stone bridge or enjoy a stroll around Jubilee Garden. It was very nice to just stroll around the town, having our face masks ready should we want to go in any of the shops. Although many of the cafes and restaurants were open for outdoor dining (allowed under present Covid rules) we kept walking and enjoyed a cuppa on our return home.
Dinner that evening was an easy, delicious chicken dinner. The parmesan coating gives a satisfying crunch, and the meat inside stays tender. Ingredients
Serves Four, but easily halved
1 egg white
5 tbsp finely grated parmesan
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
400g new potatoes, cut into small cubes
140g frozen peas
good handful baby spinach leaves
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
2 tsp olive oil
1. Heat grill to medium and line the grill pan with foil. Beat the egg white on a plate with a little salt and pepper. Tip the parmesan onto another plate. Dip the chicken first in egg white, then in the cheese. Grill the coated chicken for 10-12 mins, turning once until browned and crisp.
2. Meanwhile, boil the potatoes for 10 minutes, adding the peas for the final 3 minutes, then drain. Toss the vegetables with the spinach leaves, vinegar, oil and seasoning to taste. Divide between four warm plates, then serve with the chicken.
Per Serving : Fat 11g Carbs 20g Fibre 3g Protein 42g
As regular readers know, this blog brings a variety of recipe ideas, and it is always important to note, that not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account, and if you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, then test is best, i.e. use your meter.
Many diabetics, and those who live the LCHF or Keto lifestyle, do not include potatoes in their menu plans and this recipe suggestion does include them. Always remember that recipes can be amended slightly to suit your needs and adjust the carbs or nutrition requirements accordingly. If you would like a lower carb alternative to potatoes you will find some suggestions here
All the best Jan