San Choy Bau

by eatsmart on April 4, 2019

Looking for a quick, family friendly mid week meal! You’ve found it! Can be ready in 15-20 minutes and the kids will love getting their hands dirty with the lettuce cups!


  • 500g chicken mince
  • 3 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • 1 bunch of spring onions (sliced finely)
  • 1 long red chilli
  • 2 cups of any diced veg you wish (we used mushrooms, capsicum, zucchini and carrot)
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tbs oyster sauce
  • 2 tbs soy sauce
  • 1 tbs fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 ice berg lettuce


  1. In a large wok or fry pan heat a little oil and fry off spring onion, garlic, and chilli until soft.
  2. Add in chicken mince and break apart, keep tossing until brown.
  3. Add in all diced veg and cook for 5 minutes until just tender.
  1. In a small bowl mix together lime juice, oyster sauce, soy sauce, fish sauce and brown sugar. Pour sauce mixture into pan.
  2. cook for a further 5-10 minuets or until sauce has thickened.
  3. Break iceberg lettuce into cups.
  4. To serve fill the lettuce cups with mince mixture.

Serves 4.


Let’s get real here… let’s talk bowels and gut health!Gut health is becoming a more and more accepted conversation at the moment, and as dietitians it is a hot topic for us!
Are you experiencing any of the following:

  • constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Floating stools
  • “Fluffy” stools
  • Pains in the stomach 
  • Bloating
  • Gas

Or…. a combination of all of the above all at the same time or all at different times?
Now as yourself:

  • are you having grains with every meal?
  • Are you having 5 serves of vegetables per day?
  • Are you having 2 serves of fruit per day (and not at the same time)?
  • Are you drinking 8 glasses of water per day?
  • Are you having some healthy fats (avocado/ seeds/ olive oil/ fatty fish)
  • Are you limiting added sugars?

If you have tried these techniques and you are still having gut or bowel issues, it might be time to give us a call!Keep a food and symptom diary for a few days and we can help you find the trigger to that uncomfortable tummy!


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