healthy dinner inspiration

Lately I've been craving healthy dinners and with my wedding fast approaching (less than six months to go) I am trying to eat lots of salad and veggies in an effort to lose a few kilos, boost my immune system and stay healthy!

So today I thought I would share with you a few delicious and healthy recipes!


Apologies - I didn't take any photos so the above images are all courtesy of taste.com.au

San Choy Bow
This recipe is super quick to make, easy and delicious - it even got a massive tick of approval from my fiancé who is not a fan of lettuce/salad! Basically cook your desired amount of mince (chicken, beef or turkey) in a frypan with some peanut/coconut oil until browned. Add sauce (1/2 portion oyster sauce and 1/2 portion soy sauce) to the frypan and stir on a low heat. Add water chestnuts to the frypan and toss until they are covered in sauce. Cook rice noodles as per instructions on packet and add to the sauce/mince mixture, coating until covered in sauce. Spoon mince/sauce/noodle mixture on to a lettuce leaf, sprinkle sesame seeds and peanuts on top, serve and enjoy! You can make as many variations to this recipe as you like - change up the sauce to teriyaki sauce, add onions and garlic to the mixture, throw in some bean sprouts/cucumber on top of the lettuce leaves or whatever else takes your fancy on the night!

Turkey Burgers
Turkey is a lean and healthy protein and I also think it tastes delicious so try to have at least one serve of turkey every week! To make these turkey burgers mix 500g turkey mince in a bowl with salt and pepper, an egg, 1 diced onion, 1 garlic clove and 2 teaspoons of teriyaki sauce until it comes together to form a sticky mixture. Roll portions of the mixture into round burger patties and fry until cooked through and browned on the outside. Serve on lettuce leaves with tomatoes, pineapple, a fried egg and sweet chilli sauce.

Chicken Caesar Salad
This is another quick and easy recipe you can pull together within a matter of minutes. To begin, cut two chicken breasts into small strips and fry in a pan with a teaspoon of olive oil. In a large salad bowl combine light caesar salad dressing (I use store bought dressing but you can make your own if you have time - just see this recipe http://www.onceuponachef.com/2010/08/caesar-salad-dressing.html) with lettuce leaves, boiled eggs, croutons, cherry tomatoes, parmesan cheese and cooked chicken. And that is literally it! As above, you can make variations and include bacon, anchovies and any other salad items you feel like incorporating!

What is your favourite healthy recipe?

XX G

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