Sep 07

Get Front Row Ready with Dr. Dukan’s ‘Fashion Week Bento Box’ Recipes.

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Get Front Row Ready with Dr. Dukan’s ‘Fashion Week Bento Box’ Recipe Collection

As models and journalists from across the globe get ready to hotfoot it from show to show and grab a quick lunch on the go at London Fashion Week, Dr. Dukan helps you stay in shape with a runway-ready Bento Box selection – bang on trend, delicious and diet-friendly!

So if you’re looking to achieve a slimmer silhouette and confidently channel next season’s styles, make sure you get the look you desire with these Asian inspired recipe ideas: Salmon Temaki, Sweet and Sour Rolls, Thai Style Noodle Salad and Little Chocolate and Matcha Cream Cakes. It’s fashion-forward food for fashion-ready bodies!

Thanks to Dr. Dukan – the man behind the plan – we can enjoy healthy food packed with goodness and flavour as well as designer looks and still lose those extra inches in fashionably fast time. Hailing an “eat as much as you want” policy with an extensive list of over 100 approved foods to choose from, the Dukan Diet can help you successfully shift those unwanted pounds without going hungry or missing out.

Please see Dr. Dukan’s “Fashion Week Bento Box” recipes below, which are ideal for the Cruise phase and for the PV days (protein and vegetable).

Salmon Temaki
1 serving
Preparation time: 5 min

1 fresh salmon fillet or 1 slice of smoked salmon
1 nori (seaweed) sheets, cut in half
1 tsp of Dijon mustard
1 tsp of low fat fromage frais

·     Cut the salmon in squares.
·     Mix the mustard with fromage frais (add more according to taste).
·     Mix the salmon with sauce and spread on 1 nori sheet, then roll it.

* Tip: you can add some cucumber sticks or other greens in each Temaki.

* Health Benefits: Salmon is full of Omega 3, and the seaweed is full of nutritional vitamins.

Sweet and Sour Rolls with Goji Berry Jam

1 serving
Preparation time: 5 min
Cooking time: 10 min

For the jam:
Can be refrigerated for up to 4 days

5 tbsp of Goji berries • water (enough to cover the berries)
1 tbsp liquid sweetener (or more to taste)
1 tsp of agar-agar powder
1 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp strawberry flavouring

·     Pour Goji berries into a small nonstick saucepan and cover them with water.
·     Add the liquid sweetener and lemon juice then bring to the boil.
·     Finally, add the agar-agar, mix thoroughly then leave to simmer for 7 minutes, constantly stirring the                            mixture as to prevent it from burning and sticking to the pan (add a little water if necessary).
·     When cooked, the berries must be inflated and caramelised
·     Place jam in a glass jar (it will keep for several days in the fridge).

For the paste:
30 g corn flour
1 tbsp skimmed milk powder
100 g low fat fromage frais or Quark
1 egg
30 g of baking powder or dried yeast

·      Mix all the ingredients together
·      Spread on to on a non-stick foil and bake it until brown at 180° C.
·      When cold, spread some Goji berry jam on it, add some turkey slices and a few salad leaves. Roll it and                      then cut into small pieces.

* Health Benefits: Goji Berries are a great source of antioxidants

Thai Style Noodle Salad

1 serving
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes

½ pack of shirataki noodles
Chopped fresh coriander
1 chicken breast
1 tbsp of low fat cream
1 drop of coconut flavouring (optional)
2 pinches of curry powder
1 tsp of sesame seeds
1 tbsp of soya sauce
1 tsp of rice vinegar (mirin)
1 or 2 pieces of steamed broccoli, chopped

·     Cook the shirataki noodles in boiling water for five minutes and then rinse them with cold water.  Leave              aside for later.
·     Cut the chicken breast in small pieces and cook it with low fat cream, curry powder and coconut
flavouring.  Let it cool.
·     Prepare the sauce by mixing soya sauce, rice vinegar, coriander and sesame seeds.
·     Add the chicken pieces to the shirataki noodles, add the steamed broccoli and pour the sauce over.

* Shirataki Noodles are calorie free and low in carbohydrates!

Little Chocolate and Matcha Cream Cakes

6 serving (two little pieces of cake for your dessert)
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes

For the biscuit:

4 eggs
2 tsp of corn flour
2 tsp of baking powder
2 tbsp of sweetener
1tbsp of low fat sugar free cocoa powder

For the Matcha cream:

200ml of skimmed milk
1 tsp of corn flour
1 tsp of Matcha powder
1 egg
3 sheets of gelatine
2 tbsp of sweetener

·      Separate the egg yolks from the whites, and put the egg whites in a large mixing bowl. Beat them at              high speed until stiff peaks form. In another bowl, mix the egg yolks with the sweetener, corn flour                baking powder and cocoa powder. Gently whisk in the egg whites. Mix everything well using a metal               whisk. Pour the mixture into a medium-sized square cake baking tin and bake for 10 mins, at 180° C in a                 pre-heated oven.

·      When the biscuit is done, put it in the fridge to cool.
·      Place the gelatine sheets into a mixing bowl with cold water and leave for 5 mins.
·      In another mixing bowl, combine the egg, corn flour and sweetener.
·      In a small saucepan, warm up the milk and add the Matcha powder.
·      Next, take the gelatin leaves, squeeze out the excess water and add them to the warm milk. Mix well to               make sure the gelatine is dissolved completely.
·      Slowly pour the warm milk over your egg mixture, mixing constantly. Pour the mixture back into the       saucepan and let it cook on a medium heat. You must continue to mix the cream and make sure it cooks        on a medium temperature.
·      After 5-6 mins the cream should start to thicken. Pour it into a mixing bowl and leave it in the fridge to               cool. In 1-2 hours, when the cream has cooled, you can start assembling the cake.
·      Cut the biscuit lengthwise in the middle and spread out the cream in the middle. Leave the cake in the               fridge over night.
·     Cut some little squares of this cake for your fashion week bento box!

* Top tip: Handbag staples for those on the go, during London Fashion Week, are Goji berries, Dukan Diet Oat Bran Bars, bottled water and Dukan Diet Oat Bran Biscuits!