Cod with a summer grilled salad

Fish

Summer is here, we have the reddened skin and smily faces to prove it, and one thing I love more than anything in summer, is the light tasty meals that keep us content. We don’t need steaming hot bowls of soup or the comfort of stodge, it’d s great time to feel healthy!

This dish is a summer doozy, it’s the epitome of simple and its fresh zingy taste makes it a great lunch or dinner for a high temp day.


All you need to do is:

  • Put the griddle on high, slightly oil your asparagus, chopped red peppers and Cod and when hot, griddle for about 3 minutes each side, turning everything in the pan for an even cook.
  • Meanwhile, slice some fresh avocado and a lemon
  • When the fish is cooked and the veg charred, serve it all together with a wedge of lemon and a drizzle of a sticky balsamic glaze.

Beautiful, refreshing and light!

Kale and olive omelette 

Vegetarian

A really simple and fast dinner tonight folks…..Omelette!

Healthy, fresh, tasty and easy. What’s not to like?

This omelette is made up of 4 eggs, a sprinkling of mature chedder, a handful of kale and few green olives. Totally tasty, the salty olives against the string cheese make for an exciting twist!

Curried vegetable stew

Spicy, Vegetarian

It shouldn’t feel like winter but it does! And when it’s this blooming cold I simply want a wholesome, hot and comforting lunch at work.

This dish meets the brief plus it’s cheap and simple for added bonu points.


All you need to do is:

  1. Chop 1 onion and fry in olive oil until softened
  2. Add 2 chopped carrots, parsnips and potatoes to the pan and fry for a further 3 minutes
  3. Cover the vegetable mixture in 1litre of vegetable stock and mix in 1tsp of cumin, turmeric, chilli (amend to your taste)
  4. Leave to simmer until the mixture has reduced slightly and then it’s done!

*serves 4 portions

If you find its a little thin you can add cornflour to thicken. Plus if you need a heartier meal you can add rice, or a naan, or both!! Yum

Salmon and Asparagus Supreme

Cook book, Fish, Weight watchers seasonal recipes

And supreme indeed it is

What a delightful dish, a total all rounder! It’s filling, nutritious, creamy, fresh, tasty and even a little cheesy.

What is it? Well it’s pretty much just salmon fillets cooked with leeks, courgettes and asparagus in a creamy, but low fat, bachamel sauce. I could of easily eaten this on its own but I did add some couscous. It really was beautiful in taste, the soft salmon against the slightly sweet sauce was a heavenly melt in the mouth affair. 

It’s also a very easy dish to make, pretty much a one pot deal, in the oven, 25 minutes, bish, bosh, done!





*Recipe courtesy of the Weight Watchers Seasonal cook book (I don’t follow weight watchers, it’s an old book but contains some good, low fat material)

Curried vegetable stew

Spicy, Vegetarian

It shouldn’t feel like winter but it does! And when it’s this blooming cold I simply want a wholesome, hot and comforting lunch at work.

This dish meets the brief plus it’s cheap and simple for added bonu points.


All you need to do is:

  1. Chop 1 onion and fry in olive oil until softened
  2. Add 2 chopped carrots, parsnips and potatoes to the pan and fry for a further 3 minutes
  3. Cover the vegetable mixture in 1litre of vegetable stock and mix in 1tsp of cumin, turmeric, chilli (amend to your taste)
  4. Leave to simmer until the mixture has reduced slightly and then it’s done!

*serves 4 portions

If you find its a little thin you can add cornflour to thicken. Plus if you need a heartier meal you can add rice, or a naan, or both!! Yum

Lemon glazed turkey noodles 

Weight watchers seasonal recipes

Noodles!!!!! 😊

I often swoon at the thought of noddles, I really have an extreme enjoyment for them but paired with Turkey (not a meat I  particularly like), well I just wasn’t sold. However I trooped on and followed the recipe. 

My oh my was I proven wrong! The turkey stayed tender and soaked up the sweet and tangy honey, lemon glaze and the noodles packed a savoury, salty punch. Thoroughly delightful!!!

Recipe

  1. Fry enough turkey strips for two for 3 minutes
  2. Add a bunch of chopped Spring onions and 200g of mange tout to the turkey and fry for a further 3 minutes
  3. Add the juice of 1/2 a lemon, 2 tbsp honey, salt, pepper and 1 tbsp sesame seeds and fry for an additional 5 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile boil 150g noodles in water and 2tbsp hoisin sauce until soft
  5. Serve!

Fast, tasty, healthy. Bing, bang, bosh.

  

Cutest food day ever!!

Food

Aww man, seriously…..how cute are these snack pots?
  
I’m not really supposed to be spending mulah at the moment but I saw these yesterday (in the sale too!) and I couldn’t resist. Last night, in a terribly uncool way, I had great fun filling them with today’s breakfast and lunch!

  
Overnight maple and toffee oats for after the gym, and for lunch, rye crisp breads with cream cheese, tomatoes and relish.

A healthy day ready for a somewhat naughty movie night tonight!

Super duper super food!

Vegetarian

Jamie’s Super Food book is a bit of an odd one for me, it offers some good recipies but few actually appeal. I mean, I will make them, you know I have this obsession with new recipies, and I’m sure I’ll enjoy them, but I lack lust for them. They are also more on the complex side and so not a “quick prep job” for when I get home.

Tonight I whipped up the Mexican soup. It was OK. It had a very fresh taste and would make a nice summer soup but to be honest, I’d skip the chickpeas next time!

  

  

 

Tikka pork noodles

Pork

Hungry (as usual), I pull open the fridge to see what I can create for dinner tonight. I failed to plan a week of meals and so it’s a matter of luck and vision!

I opted for a pork chop as my core ingredient and as I had some tikka paste which needed using I rested on tikka pork noodles.

I cooked the noodles in water and tikka paste and left to soak up all the flavours. I griddles the tikka covered pork for 3 minutes each side and I boiled up some mixed veg to pad it out and inject some extra nutrition. Finally a dollop of natural yoghurt and a sprinkle of coriander.

A 10 minute lean meal which was not only filling, but gosh darn tasty!

 

Key lime pie

Baking, Cook book, Uncategorized, Weight watchers: Around the world

Desserts are sometimes a necessity, you can be super healthy, super motivated but we all need a treat now and again don’t we?

Contrary to our obvious correlation of dessert = fattening, we can do tasty, low fat puddings which don’t plump the podge!

I made this recently from the weight watchers cook book and my oh my was it one tasty treat! Made even better with the knowledge that it hadn’t ruined my gym workouts. (Please ignor the less than perfect piping)