This weeks menu is another great one to warm us up as it starts to get a little colder. Try this quick and easy chicken chowder that the whole family will love. Click on the link below to watch the video demonstration.
Quinoa is one of the great Super Foods so this summer recipe combines this fabulous superfood with the delicious combination if Chicken, Mango and Avocado with a sweet balsamic dressing. Perfect for those hot summer days! Enjoy.
Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes
½ cup white grain quinoa
1/1/2 cups chicken stock
2 cups BBQ chicken meat, skin removed and chopped
1 mango, sliced
1 avocado, sliced
120g rocket leaves
2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon honey
1/3 cup mint, chopped
1 tablespoon almonds
Place the quinoa and stock in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and cook for 10 minutes. Leave to sit, covered for 5 minutes.
Place chicken, mango, avocado, rocket, mint and almonds in a bowl.
Mix together vinegar and honey and drizzle over salad. Add quinoa and toss well. Serve.
Everyone loves a Caesar salad but they can often be a not so healthy alternative when piled with fatty dressing. This one is a lighter version with wholegrain croutons. Crack the egg on top and let the yolk flow through the salad- YUM!!!
Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 5 minutes 1 tablespoon olive oil
500g chicken tenderloins, sliced into 3 pieces
2 rashers bacon, chopped
2 slices wholegrain bread, crusts removed and diced
2 tablespoons low fat yoghurt
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
4 anchovies, very finely diced
1 lemon juice
freshly ground pepper, to taste
1 cos lettuce
freshly grated parmesan cheese, to serve
Bring a small saucepan of water to the boil.
Heat oil in a large frying pan. Add chicken, bacon and bread and cook for 2-3 minutes each side or until golden.
Swirl boiling water with a spoon to form a whirlpool and slowly add in egg. Cook for 1 minute. Drain.
Mix together yoghurt, mustard, anchovies, lemon juice and pepper until well combined.
Place lettuce in a salad bowl. Top with chicken, bacon and croutons and drizzle over dressing. Place poached egg on top and garnish with freshly grated parmesan cheese if desired.
Spring has sprung so it’s time to start eating a little lighter. This is a lovely quick and easy light salad with a sweet lime dressing that will make you wanting more. Perfect for lunch or a light low carb dinner.
Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 0 minutes
2 baby cos lettuces
1 avocado, sliced
1 tomato, cut into wedges
100g green beans, topped, tailed and blanched
1 BBQ chicken, skin removed and meat shredded
1/3 cup coriander leaves
juice of 1 lime
2 teaspoons caster sugar
1 tablespoon toasted pine nuts
Place lettuce, avocado, tomato, beans, chicken and coriander in a large bowl.
Mix together lime juice and sugar and pour over salad.
Sprinkle with pine nuts and serve immediately.
Note: To blanch is to immerse in boiling water for approximately 30 seconds and then to refresh under cold water.
This is a light and healthy noodle dish with succulent poached salmon. The coconut, coriander and lime all work fabulously to provide a fresh and balanced flavour and it’s so quick and easy! Give it a try today.
Some nights you just feel like a roast but want something a little different. If that’s the case- this one’s for you. This is an easy and delicious roast chicken flavoured with lots of garlic to fight off any bugs and aromatic and fresh herbs. The tomatoes and red wine vinegar add an extra zest that spice things up a little. Great for the whole family:)
Here’s a great recipe that is one of my favourites and is fast and fresh. I also like to use the sea salt and lime on my everyday salads for a nice fresh and healthy dressing. Hope you all love it!!! As spring is approaching fast- there will be plenty more fresh and healthy salad style recipes coming soon. ENJOY. Continue reading →
You can’t beat a good Green Chicken Curry really but sometimes we just don’t have the time to make our own curry pastes and the fat in those takeaway ones- we may as well just add slabs of lard straight to our thighs. Here’s one that’s a little quicker and easier than the traditional method and a lot less damaging to the figure and heart. Tastes great too!