Saturday, 10 January 2015

A couple of healthy meals...

Well one of my goals for the new year was to start eating better, including more foods in their natural form in my diet and eating less processed foods, refined sugar and salt. Hopefully gradually I will introduce this way of eating to my kids. However, my son is a fussy eater and very underweight for his height so sometimes it's just a case of giving him anything he will eat. Anyway, I have made a few healthy things this week so I thought I would share on here: 
1. Cajun chicken pitta:

Ingredients: diced chicken breast or mini chicken goujons, natural Greek yogurt or fromage frais (fat free if watching your weight) , Cajun spice mix or similar .

Directions: mix together the yogurt, chicken and spices in a dish, cover with tinfoil and leave in the fridge or at least a few hours. 
When ready place on a tinfoil lined baking tray in a pre heated oven or under the grill (mine is rubbish so I used the oven) until cooked right through.
Serve in pittas with lots of salad!

2. Turkey, sweet potato and butter-bean curry...
Ingredients (I won't put the amounts as this varies on how much you wish to make): pack of diced turkey breast, pack of chopped red onion (or chop a few yourself if they don't make you cry!), at least one sweet potato peeled and diced, cinnamon stick, can of butter-beans, can of chopped tomatoes, spices if your choice such as chilli powder, turmeric, garam masala, tandoori spice...
Directions: heat some oil in a frying pan and once it gets hot add in the onions. When they start to get a bit brown chuck in the cinnamon stick and the other spices and continue to fry. When they start to get browner still and smell lovely chuck in the turkey, sweet potato and butter beans and fry a little longer so they get coated in the spices. Finally add in the tomatoes . Now you have a choice. If you are pushed for time tip into a large pan and cooked on the hob for 20- 30 minutes. Alternatively you can put this into a slow cooker. In fact if you are in a rush in a morning you could just omit the frying stage and chuck it all straight in the slow cooker. I do prefer to brown it all first by frying though and seal in the flavour!

3. Super smoothie ; 
Ingredients: 10g wheatgrass powder, one banana , a handful of blueberries, 3/4 of a glass your choice of milk (I chose coconut but you might like almond, soya, oat, hazelnut or just plain old cow milk) a squirt of squeezy honey (optional)
Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend or if like me you don't have a proper blender, put it all in a jug and use a hand blender 

Enjoy xxx

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