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San Choy Bau (Chinese Lettuce Cups)

This dish can be served as an entrée, or a main meal. It is high in protein, and the crunch of the lettuce brings the meat to another level. You can add rice or vermicelli noodles to make it a more substantial main meal and to increase the carbohydrate load if you have had training that day! Chilli can be added if you like it a bit spicy too.


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This recipe has been adapted from the Survival for the Active Family Cookbook. This cookbook was developed by the team of sports dietitians at the Australian Institute of Sport. The recipes in the book are aimed at busy parents who need to take care of the differing nutrition needs of their active families.

Cooking Classes

A cooking class is a great way to give athletes more confidence in the kitchen, teach some cooking skills and educate them a little along the way. See our guide to conducting a cooking class, with example menus which includes this recipe.

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