Month: January 2017

Think healthy/clean eating is boring….you are soooo wrong!!

ZINGY, HEALTHY ASIAN STYLE NOODLE SALAD

This salad is totally lush on its own or a great accompaniment to any meat or fish. I used it for dinner and then lunch the next day. As you can see steak was my chosen meat….❤

Feel free to play around with the veggies, sugar snap peas, mangetout and many more veggies would be perfect too!

100g Wholewheat Noodles

1 1/2 tsp Sesame Seeds

1 tbsp Crunchy Peanut Butter

1/2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

3/4 tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar

Juice of 1 Lime

Pinch of Chilli Flakes

1 Carrot Cut into Ribbons (use a potato peeler)

1 Red Pepper, sliced into matchsticks

Large Handful Red Cabbage, finely sliced

50g Beansprouts, or more if you love them!!

1-2 Spring Onion, White bit sliced on the diagonal 

Sea Salt
Cook the noodles according to packet instructions. Drain and rinse under cold water.
Roast the sesame seeds in a dry frying pan for a few mins and remove as they become golden. Set aside.
Mix the peanut butter, lime juice, olive oil, rice wine vinegar, chilli flakes and salt and use a small whisk or fork to really combine until it is nice and thick and glossy.
In a bowl add the noodles and veggies, give them a good mix up before pouring over the dressing and mix again so everything is well coated.
Sprinkle over the sesame seeds. (Which as you can see from my photo, I totally forgot about!!)

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Healthy Takeaway Alternative 

Healthy Chicken Korma


Just because you have decided to make a healthy start does not mean you have to miss out on your favourite dishes. A bit of creativity and boom, a healthy alternative with no cream is created! The fact that my husband did not even notice it was the healthy option speaks volumes!!
Serves 5
5 Chicken Breasts, chopped into big cubes

2 Onions, roughly chopped

1 Green Pepper roughly chopped

1in Piece Ginger, chopped

3 Garlic Cloves, chopped 

2 tsp Turmeric

1/2 tsp Paprika

1/2 Cinnamon Stick

1 tsp Coriander Powder

1/2 tsp Chilli Powder

1 tsp Cumin Powder

1 tsp Ground Ginger

2 tsp Garam Masala

2 tbsp Ground Almonds

1 Tin Low Fat Coconut Milk

2-3 tbsp 0% Fat Greek Yoghurt (the nice thick Fage one!)

1 tbsp Mango Chutney 

Rapeseed Oil or Coconut Oil 

Fresh Coriander to Serve
Add the onions, green pepper, ginger and garlic to a food processor and whizz until it is a nice fine paste.
In a large casserole (preferably non stick as you can get away with less oil!) heat a splash of oil. Add the paste and cook gently for around 5 mins.
Add the chicken and cook for a few mins.
Add the rest of the spices and cook for 2 mins.
Add the coconut milk and cook for 20 mins with the lid on. Stir periodically.
Stir through the Greek yogurt and the mango chutney add a little more yoghurt if it is too thick.
Serve with brown basmati rice and some fresh coriander. Delish!

Healthy Start to the New Year!

The New Year will see me up the ante with my fitness regime and this includes the food I eat! In a nutshell you will see a lot of healthy alternatives this year.

What I do promise is no compromise on taste.  Bland steamed chicken and veg does not do it for me, but simple tweaks and boom, you can have you cake and eat it…so to speak!!

Tonight I was tight for time and this is what I rustled up….

Fillet Steak, Stir Fry Veg and Brown Rice

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I feel guilty putting down an ingredient list it is sooo simple!

1 Top Quality Fillet Steak

1 Bag of M&S Peashoot Stir Fry

1 Red Chilli Finely Sliced

1/2 tbsp Fish Sauce

1/2 tbsp Dark Soy Sauce

Juice 1/2 Lime

1/4 Pack of Microwave Brown Rice

Dash Rapeseed Oil

Simply add a dash of oil to a frying pan, heat until super hot, add the steak and cook both sides to your preference, in my case, rare.

Set aside, add a dash of oil to the frying  pan and heat.  Throw in the stir fry and the chilli, after a couple of mins, chuck in the soy, fish sauce and lime juice.

Serve with the rice!

Boom, too simple, full of flavour and beyond healthy!