How to slip into skinny jeans
Beach weather is upon us. And it is that time of the year
when we order a side of salad instead of fries.
Cutting back on the calories doesn’t
mean we need to compromise on great tasting food (and enjoying ourselves in the kitchen).
Here are 10 recipes that look after your
waistline, make you feel great and are loaded with flavour.The best part is – your family with enjoy them too.
Quinoa and smashed herb salad
This ancient grain is full of protein, while the fried
onion, nuts and herbs give it loads of flavour.
Broccoli salad with sunflower seeds
Mint makes the broccoli sing in this simple salad, while the
nuts and radishes give that satisfying crunch.
Asian seared fillet of beef
Fresh Eastern flavours let this fast meal pop in your mouth.
Serve with rice noodles for a complete meal.
Spiced yoghurt lamb in pita
A delicious creamy curry that is great in a wholewheat pita
or with wild rice.
Steamed mussels and red onion vinaigrette
Mussels are so quick and delicious to prepare, and here, a hint
of chili and some sweetness from the onions turn it into something special.
Fish with gremolata and spinach
Gremolata (chopped parsley and lemon zest) is a wonderful
way to perk up any grilled meat or stew.
Steamed fish balls with cauliflower puree
Cauliflower puree is like a little gift of joy for carb-shy
eaters. All of the satisfaction of mash, none of the guilt. Try it with grilled
Wrapping a flavourful stir-fry in a wholewheat wrap is one
way of not feeling cheated after the
meal. Serve this with a fresh salad and loose the cream cheese in flavour of fat
free cottage cheese or yoghurt.
This is a family favourite. I like to serve it with baked
sweet potato (Low GI…), but off course you can just boil some spaghetti too.
The smoky and spicy flavours of this dish make it very
satisfying. Serve it with a steamed green bean and butterbean salad instead of