‘I’m going to be healthy this year’- January is here and so is the phrase ‘New Year New Me’, we all say it every single December 31st before the clock strikes 12, that we are going to eat better, exercise more, etc. However, if your anything like me then you will be on the phone to the takeaways a week later and ordering a Chinese or a chippy. However, these top 3 healthy meals that i’m going to tell you about may just be what it takes to keep you on your health kick!
3 super easy, super healthy and most importantly super tasty meals that everyone will enjoy. So easy and quick to prepare to feel happier and healthier, not to mention your mouth will be watering while just thinking of them!
- A healthy and delicious salmon pasta, an amazing crunchy noodle salad, and last but not least, a fajita rice bowl.
Healthy salmon pasta!
This pasta will have your mouth hanging wide open when just thinking about it. It is super quick and easy to make, as it takes only 10 minutes to prepare and 15 minutes to cook it. Also with very little ingredients, but still filled with greatness.
– 350g penne
-2 salmon steaks, about 175g/6oz each
-1 tbsp olive oil
-2 tbsp pine nut
-1 red pepper, deseeded and chopped
-300g mushroom, sliced
-handful basil leaves
First things first start by cooking the pasta following the instructions on the back of your bag of pasta, adding the salmon to the salted water 6 minutes before the end of the cooking time.
Heat the oil in a pan, then cook the pine nuts until toasted. Add the pepper and fry until softened. Tip in the mushrooms and stir until they start to soften, then add a ladleful of the pasta water.
When the pasta is cooked, remove the salmon to a plate, then drain the pasta. Use a fork to shred up the salmon into flakes and add to the vegetables along with the pasta and the basil leaves. Season with pepper and lightly toss together before serving in a bowl ready for everyone to enjoy! Even top it with cheese if you fancy!
Like I said so simple to make, so healthy and so tasty!
Crunchy noodle salad.
1 nest of dried egg noodles (about 60g)
2 tbsp sunflower oil
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
½ tbsp reduced-salt soy sauce
1 tsp maple syrup
1 mandarin, segmented
2 carrots, grated
2 spring onions, finely sliced
1 avocado, peeled, halved, destoned and diced
100g mixed salad leaves
¼ small red cabbage, finely sliced
Start off by breaking up your noodles into small little pieces and pour them into a dry frying pan (no oil or butter etc) on a medium heat. Wait for them to cook and once they are slightly golden brown (this will take around 2 mins) remove from heat and set aside.
Combine both oils, the vinegar, soy sauce and maple syrup in a large bowl and season. Toss in the rest of the salad ingredients, along with the toasted noodles. Then your delicious salad is ready! Time to serve and enjoy!
Chicken Fajita rice bowl.
Again there is very little ingredients for this recipe and it is super easy to make! Super healthy, super fun and super tasty.
Here is the ingredients to make this chicken fajita rice bowl-
2 large chicken breasts
2 peppers, sliced
2 red onions, sliced
200g baby corn
3 tsp chipotle chilli paste
1 lime, zested, then halved
2 tsp vegetable oil
400g can black beans, drained
15g coriander, roughly chopped
400g cooked brown rice
4 tbsp salsa, to serve
Heat the oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7 and line a large baking tray with baking parchment. Arrange the chicken, peppers, red onions and baby corn on the tray, and spoon over the chipotle paste. Season, then toss to combine. Put the lime halves on the tray, cut-side down, then drizzle the oil over the chicken and veg. Roast for 20 mins, or until everything is cooked through.
Meanwhile, warm the beans in a small pan over a low heat, and season. Mix the beans with half the coriander and the lime zest, then squeeze over the juice of the roasted lime. Slice the chicken thinly on the diagonal and divide between four bowls along with the veg and brown rice. Sprinkle over the remaining coriander and serve with the salsa.
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