The last thing I want to do in the evenings during the week is spend hours chopping and then cooking food, especially if I’ve just worked out. My rule is, if it can’t be on the table within 25 minutes then it’s a weekend dish.
So here are my top 3 quick ‘n’ healthy dinner recipes..
1) Asian spiced salmon with vegetable stir fry
1 x fillet of organic salmon (approx 200g)
Spices (five spice, cumin, garlic)
Assortment of vegetables (aubergine, onion, pak choi, mushrooms etc.)
Gluten free soy sauce
1 x teaspoon Thai green curry paste
1 x tablespoon coconut oil
Melt the coconut oil in a wok and add in the curry paste. Fry the paste until it smells amazing. Chop all of the vegetables (you can be fancy and julienne them or just cut them into cubes all roughly the same size) and throw them into the pan. In the meantime, season your salmon fillet and roast in the oven at 180 celcius for 10-15 minutes. It should still be pink and flakey. Serve in a bowl with a splash of soy sauce.
2) Simple salad
1 x handful of lettuce leaves
4 x cherry tomatoes
8 x slices of cucumber
1 x spring onion
½ x sweet pepper
1 x cooked beetroot
150g of protein of your choice
Dressing (2 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar, squeeze of lemon juice, 1 tsp wholegrain mustard, pinch each of salt/pepper/sugar – shake up in a jar and keep in fridge)
Chop and combine all ingredients. Dress with 1 x tablespoon of dressing
3) Quick Tuna Stew
1 x tbsp olive oil
Assortment of vegetables (onion, aubergine, courgette, peppers)
1 x tin of tomatoes
1 x tin of pole & line caught tuna
Spices (cumin, garlic, chilli flakes, paprika)
1 x handful of green beans
5 x brussel sprouts
Chop up the assorted vegetables and cook gently until soft. Add in tin of tomatoes and tin of tuna with spices. Allow to bubble for 15 minutes. Steam the beans and brussel sprouts (I use a bamboo steamer, it’s brilliant…) and serve everything in a big bowl. This is like a big tummy hug in a bowl!