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Post Workout Healthy Chicken Fried Rice

Post Work Out Refuel – Healthy Chicken Fried Rice

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I was thinking about a way to use up my leftover roast chicken from yesterday… I wanted healthy but not boring! I came up with this and threw it together really quickly. Feel free to throw whatever you fancy in….this was a bit of all I had in the fridge.

A couple of large handfuls of Shredded Chicken
1 Small Onion finely chopped
1 Garlic Clove Crushed
1 Red Pepper cut into matchsticks
Handful of Tenderstem Broccoli cut into pieces
1 Carrot either spiralized or grated
1/2 tbsp Mild Curry Powder
1/2 tbsp Medium Curry Powder
Maldon Salt and Black Pepper to taste
2 tsp Coconut Oil

Heat the oil and then add the onion, soften for around 5-7 mins.

Add the garlic and fry for a further couple of mins.

Add the chicken and the curry powder and stir well.

Add the rest of the veggies and a dash or two of water to prevent sticking. Stir continuously for another few mins.

Add the rice and combine thoroughly.

Season and serve. Lush!!

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WARM CAJUN SWEET POTATO SALAD WITH LOW FAT SPICY YOGHURT DRESSING

Warm Cajun Sweet Potato Salad with Low Fat Spicy Yoghurt Dressing

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New Year, New start! You can rustle this up in a matter of minutes and I made double so I had some for my lunch next day! It will make no difference if you use ready cooked quinoa or cook it yourself!
The combination of the feta with the sweetness of the potatoes is lush…good carbs only!

Serves 1

75g Quinoa (cooked)
1 Sweet Potato cut into small cubes
Handful of Baby Spinach Leaves
Feta Cheese
Cajun Seasoning
Dash of olive oil
Maldon Sea Salt and Pepper

Dressing
75ml Low Fat Natural Yoghurt
Juice 1/2 Lemon
1/2 tsp Baharat Seasoning

Heat oven to 180c

Throw the sweet potato into a freezer bag, add a dash of oil and Cajun seasoning to taste and mix it up well.

Place the sweet potato on a heated non-stick baking tray and cook for 20-30 mins until soft.

Meanwhile make the dressing by simply using a small whisk to combine the yoghurt, lemon and Baharat.

In a big bowl, add the quinoa, put a large handful of baby spinach leaves on top.

Sprinkle with the sweet potato and feta and drizzle with the dressing.

Taste and health combined…boom!

Pan-fried Seabass with a Chilli Lime Slaw

PAN-FRIED SEABASS WITH A CHILLI LIME SLAW

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This is my food heaven, crunchy, super tasty and oozing health! I will sit back tonight feeling very smug after eating this baby! 😉

Serves 4

210g White Cabbage, finely shredded
140g Mangetout (Snow peas) finely sliced lengthwise
2 Sitcks of Celery, Julienned (thin strips around 5cm long)
5 Spring Onions, finely sliced
1 flat tbsp Caster Sugar
2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 tbsp Lime Juice
2 Red Chillies, finely chopped
Olive or Rapeseed Oil
4 x Seabass Fillets
Maldon Sea Salt and Black Pepper

Serve with lemon or lime wedges.

Start by making the chilli lime slaw. Add the cabbage, celery, mangetout and spring onion to bowl and mix well. Cover and set aside.

Whisk together the caster sugar, olive oil, lime juice and red chillies for the slaw dressing.

Add the dressing to the slaw and mix well.

For the fish, heat the oil in a pan and cook the fish for around 3 mins each side or until nice and golden brown and cooked through.

Spoon the slaw onto plates and top with the fish and a wedge of lemon or lime, add some brown rice if you fancy! Boomalicious!!

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Tortilla Española

Tortilla Española

Tortilla Española

The simplest ingredients, combined creating a wondrous flavour! A cheeky touch of cumin adds a little je ne sais quoi! Eat for lunch or a light dinner. You can make in advance and reheat too or eat cold.

1 Large Onion, cut into very fine slices
3 Medium Potatoes cut into very fine slices
6-7 Large Eggs
1/2 tsp Cumin
Maldon Sea Salt and Black Pepper
Olive Oil

Add about 1 tbsp of oil to a large non-stick frying pan with a lid. Soften the onions for around five mins on a gentle heat before adding the potato.

Add the potatoes, season well and fry very gently for a few mins stirring from time to time to prevent any sticking. Put on the lid and keep the heat nice and low. Stir very gently from time to time until the potatoes are nice and soft, replace the lid. Take the lid off for the last few mins so any water evaporates. This generally takes around 15-20 mins.

In a large bowl, crack in all of the eggs.

Add a few pinches of salt, some black pepper and the cumin. Whisk up really well.

Add the potato and onion mixture and combine well.

Add the mixture to an omelette sized pan and cook on a gentle heat until it feels nice and firm.

When it is firm, using a plate slide it out and flip it over to cook on the other side.

Again cook very gently until cooked through.

Lush served with a nice green salad and some crusty bread. 😋

Red Rice Salad

Red Rice Salad

Red rice salad

I always love researching a new salad. This one has some of my favourite flavours in it. Totally delish and the perfect barbecue accompaniment.

Serves 4

250g Carmargue Red Rice
200g Fine Green Beans cut into small pieces
2 Large Red Onions Quartered
200g Goats Cheese
Juice 1/2 Lemon
3 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Garlic Clove Crushed
A handful of Finely Chopped Flat Leaf Parsley

Cook your rice in accordance with the instructions on the pack (roughly 25-30 mins)

Add the beans for the last three mins of cooking.

Drain and rinse in some cold water, drain again.

Add the beans and rice to a large bowl.

Add the onions to a roasting tin, drizzle with some oil and roast for 30 mins at 180c(do this once you have put the rice on to cook)

Once done, add the onions to the rice.

Mix the oil, lemon juice, garlic and parsley together.

Pour over the rice mixture and thoroughly combine.

Crumble the goats cheese over the top.

Boom! A lush salad for a fine day!

Curried Carrot and Lentil Soup

Curried Carrot and Lentil Soup

Curried Carrot and Lentil Soup

This soup is packed with gorgeous, natural flavour and you can eat it without feeling in the slightest bit guilty! Result!!

1 Large Onion Chopped finely
1kg Carrots, peeled and chopped
100g Red Lentils
1.5l Chicken or Vegetable Stock
Maldon Salt and Pepper to taste
Olive Oil
3 tsp Curry Powder (I used 2 mild and 1 medium…depends how spicy you like it!)
Add some oil to a large pot, heat and then add in the chopped onions. Fry gently for 5-6 mins.

Add the chopped carrots and fry for another couple of mins.

Add the curry powder and fry for another two minutes.

Add the stock and the red lentils and stir well to separate.

Add some salt and pepper and bring to the boil, turn down and simmer for around 15-20 mins or until the carrots are nice and soft.

When done, whizz up with a hand held blender. Health in a bowl! 😉

Chicken Infused with Garlic and Rosemary served with Sweet Potato and Broccoli

Chicken Infused with Garlic and Rosemary, served with Sweet Potato and Broccoli

Slow cooker Rosemary garlic chicken Rosemary garlic chicken sweet potato broccoli

It’s Monday, I’m feeling like a super healthy start to the week! Complex carbs, protein and greens….it is sure to give you an angelic healthy start to the week! 😇👼

1 Whole Chicken
10 Cloves Garlic Unpeeled
2 Sprigs Rosemary (give them a squeeze first!)
250ml Chicken Stock (if slow cooking)

6 Sweet Potatoes Peeled

350g Tender Stem Broccoli

I decided to do this chicken in my slow cooker as it produces a really tender succulent chicken. However, it would be just as suited to the oven!

Simply take the 10 garlic cloves and the rosemary and insert in the cavity. Pop it in the bowl of the slow cooker, add the stock, then cook on the high setting. You could have this all ready and in the fridge the night before and just stick it on in the morning.

If cooking in the oven, turn the oven to 180c and cook according to the size of the chicken.

1/2 hour before you are ready to serve, put on the sweet potatoes.

Cook for roughly 20 mins or until tender.

When done mash them up well.

Steam the broccoli and serve your guilt free taste sensation !

Tonno e Fagioli

Tonno e Fagioli

Serves 1

Tonno e Fagioli

1 Fat Garlic Clove
1/2 tbsp White Wine Vinegar
3 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
400g Tin of Cannellini Beans drained and rinsed
1 Red Onion sliced either in wedges of finely
1-2 Fresh Tuna Steaks (depends on size!) or you could use top quality canned tuna.
A Handful of torn Fresh Basil Leaves
Maldon Sea Salt and Fresh Black Pepper

Start off by blanching your red onion which takes away a bit of the sharpness. To do this put them in a saucepan of boiling water, boil for one minute and remove, drain and rinse in fresh cold water. This is optional!

Take a large pinch of Maldon Salt and with the flat part of a knife mash the garlic and salt together to form paste.

Add the garlic mix to a small bowl with the vinegar, oil and some pepper and more salt if you feel it needs it!

Mix the beans, onions and dressing together and add a touch more oil or vinegar, according to taste.

If you are using fresh tuna, add a touch of oil to a frying pan and heat. Add the tuna and cook for 2-3 mins each side for it to be nice and pink in the middle. You may need a touch longer depending on thickness.

Spoon some of the lush bean mixture into a nice bowl and top with the tuna.

Top with basil leaves and black pepper and serve! Simple yet marvellous!!

Spring Minestrone Soup

Spring Minestrone Soup

Super easy, super healthy and super tasty…who ever thought it was possible!

Minestrone

2 Carrots cut into small chunks
2 Sticks Celery cut into small pieces
2 Leeks Chopped into small pieces
1 Large Onion chopped very finely
A Large Handful Green Beans cut into small pieces
1 Tin Borlotti Beans drained and rinsed
1 Tin Chopped Tomatoes

1 tbsp Tomato Purée

1.5l Chicken or Vegetable Stock
Olive Oil
Maldon Sea Salt and Black Pepper

Small handful spaghetti broken into small pieces

Add some oil to a large saucepan. When hot add to it the carrots, celery, onion and leeks.

Fry gently for 5-6 mins.

Chuck in the green beans and the Borlotti beans, tomato purée, pasta and stock and stir well.

Season with Maldon sea salt and black pepper.

Cook on a medium heat for around 10 mins or until the vegetables and pasta are just tender.

Serve with some lovely crusty bread! Boom…delish!

Blink of an Eye Chicken

Blink of an Eye Chicken 🐔🍗

Blink of an Eye Chicken

I keep this little baby up my sleeve for nights when I want something super healthy without any hassle. It is ideal for those week moments when you don’t have time or want any hassle!

The biggest bonus is it tastes totally lush.

For One

1 Chicken Fillet
Cajun Seasoning
Maldon Sea Salt
Black Pepper
Olive Oil

(A rolling pin and a large freezer bag!!)

Place the chicken breast in the freezer bag and bang it flat with a rolling pin. Not too flat or it will be paper thin and will tear.

Take it out of the bag carefully and transfer to a plate.

Season both sides well with Maldon sea salt, black pepper and Cajun seasoning.

Heat some olive oil in a frying pan.

When smokin’ hot add the chicken and cook for around 3 mins each side or until thoroughly cooked.

Serve with a tasty green salad…boom!