A few weeks ago I did a whole week's worth of blogs for Health Week and while browsing; I came across some cool, healthy recipes that are great for maintaining your weight and keeping that cholesterol level down -
100g ramen noodles
100g green beans, halved
3 tbsp hoisin sauce
juice 1 lime
1 tbsp chilli sauce
1 tbsp vegetable oil
250g turkey mince
2 garlic cloves, chopped
6 spring onions, sliced diagonally
1. Boil the noodles following pack instructions, adding the green beans for the final 2 mins. Drain and set aside.
2. In a small bowl, mix together the hoisin, lime juice and chilli sauce. In a wok or frying pan, heat the oil, then fry the mince until nicely browned. Add the garlic and fry for 1 min more. Stir in the hoisin mixture and cook for a few mins more until sticky. Finally, stir in the noodles, beans and half the spring onions to heat through. Scatter over the remaining spring onions to serve.
-taken from Good Food Magazine Nov '10.
1 tsp sunflower or vegetable oil
2 skinless salmon fillets
250g bag spinach
2 tbsp reduced-fat crème fraîche
juice ½ lemon
1 tsp caper, drained
2 tbsp flat-leaf parsley, chopped
lemon wedges, to serve
1. Heat the oil in a pan, season the salmon on both sides, then fry for 4 mins each side until golden and the flesh flakes easily. Leave to rest on a plate while you cook the spinach.
2. Tip the leaves into the hot pan, season well, then cover and leave to wilt for 1 min, stirring once or twice. Spoon the spinach onto plates, then top with the salmon. Gently heat the crème fraîche in the pan with a squeeze of the lemon juice, the capers and parsley, then season to taste. Be careful not to let it boil. Spoon the sauce over the fish, then serve with lemon wedges. -Recipe from Good Food magazine, May '08
Look after your body and love it as it is; peeps; its the one you were born with and the one that fights your battles with you!
Chef Shants xxxxx