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Sesame Prawn and Noodle Salad

This is a great refreshing salad for those hot summer days when you want something light.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
1 tablespoon sesame oil
3 cloves garlic, crushed
2 teaspoons crushed ginger
500g green prawns, peeled and deveined
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon honey
6 spring onions, sliced
1/3 cup coriander, chopped
1 cucumber, sliced
1 carrot, grated
200g rice vermicelli noodles, soaked in boiling water and drained

  1. Heat half of the oil in a non-stick frying pan. Add half of the garlic, half of the ginger and prawns and cook for 2 minutes each side or until cooked through.
  2. Mix remaining oil, garlic and ginger with the soy sauce and honey.
  3. Place noodles in a large mixing bowl and add spring onions, coriander , cucumber, carrot and prawns. Add dressing and toss to combine. Serve immediately or refrigerate and serve cold.

Serves 4

Nutrition information/ Per serve
Calories: 214 Fat: 5.99g Carbs: 12.06g Fibre: 4.29g Sugars: 3.57g Protein: 27.64g

Sweet Lime and Chicken Salad

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

  1. Place lettuce, avocado, tomato, beans, chicken and coriander in a large bowl.
  2. Mix together lime juice and sugar and pour over salad.
  3. Sprinkle with pine nuts and serve immediately.

Serves 4

Note: To blanch is to immerse in boiling water for approximately 30 seconds and then to refresh under cold water.

Nutrition information/ Per serve
Calories: 317 Fat: 12.59g Carbs: 14.05g Fibre: 7.97g Sugars: 3.92g Protein: 36.85

Baked Garlic and Herb Chicken

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:)

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