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Healthy recipe inspiration!

Postby Sammi » Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:27 pm

Please use this section to post any yummy recipes you come across. This isn't limited to a particular diet, so whatever diet you are following (e.g. Norah Lane, Weight Watchers, Slimming World, Low GI, or your own plan), if you know of a delicious recipe post it here.

We are all sensible enough to decide if the recipe fits within our own personal diet plans, and if it doesn't we can suggest ways to swap bits and pieces so it does!

Sometimes it's hard coming up with ideas of what to have for dinner even when you aren't on a diet. So get creative ladies and let us know what your favourite meals and snacks are :D
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Re: Healthy recipe inspiration!

Postby sicily » Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:12 pm

I love this thread! I always get stuck in food ruts so maybe this will inspire me to try new recipes

I think this soup is pretty healthy because it does not have many carbs in and maybe just a bit of fat from the chorizo which you can use less of.

Red pepper and chorizo soup
2 red peppers
1 onion
Pack of diced chorizo (can def get a pack of just the right size in sainsburys)
Tin of Chopped tomatoes
600ml boiling water with a Veg stock cube
Herbs to suit
Finely chopped chili pepper to suit if you want it more spicy

Fry the onion in a bit of oil until soft but don't burn it
Add the chopped red peppers and tin of tomatoes and pour stock over the veg
Simmer until all veg are soft (takes about 15-20 mins)
Once all cooked, blend using a hand held blender until creamy
Add the diced chorizo and simmer again for a few minutes
Serve and enjoy! You could add a swirl of cream if you like.

I also really like easy green soups which consist of 1 or 2 large potatoes, 1 onion, 1 courgette OR broccoli OR leeks. Fry the onion, add the chopped veg, simmer in stock unit all soft and then blend. My current favourite is the courgette version.

And another nice easy and healthy recipe is quinoa, feta, pea and baby broccoli salad. Quinoa is a south American grain that is really good for you and a nice change from rice and couscous. It has a nice tangy taste and texture.
Cook the quinoa as per the packet instructions
Allow to cool
Chop up the broccoli into small florets and cook quickly - don't allow it to get too soft.
Defrost frozen peas in warm water
Chop up feta into cubes
Add together and stir, dress with a lemon and olive oil dressing, salt and pepper. You need quite a bit of lemon in my opinion but I like things a bit sharp and tangy!

Bon appetit! X
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Re: Healthy recipe inspiration!

Postby gnatalie » Sat Jul 07, 2012 9:43 pm

This is a slimming world recipe. I'm not doing SW but one of the girls at work is and she cooked it at work one day and it smelt so good while it was cooking I just had to give it a go! Its delicious, takes quite a while to cook so not one if you're in a hurry but definitely worth the wait!

Caribbean Lamb - serves 4 (0.5 syns on SW)


ingredients

2 level tsp turmeric
2 level tsp cumin
227g/8oz fat-free natural fromage frais
681g/1½ lb lean lamb, cubed
1 large onion, chopped
852ml/1½pt stock made with Bovril
1 level tsp ginger
1 level tsp paprika
1 level tsp all spice
salt & pepper
1 level tsp cinnamon
1 level tsp coriander
1 level tsp nutmeg
1 level tsp dry mustard
198g/7oz tomatoes, chopped
1 level tsp cornflour

method

Mix the turmeric and cumin into the fromage frais. Pour over the lamb and leave to marinate over night.
Dry fry the onion in 284ml/½ pint of the stock and gradually add the remaining spices. Gently cook for 4 minutes.
Add the lamb mixture, the rest of the stock and the tomatoes and bring to the boil. Simmer gently for approximately 2 hours until the lamb is soft and tender.
Mix the cornflour with a little water and add to the rest of the mixture. Mix well.
Serve with new potatoes (chosen as a Healthy Extra on Original) and Free vegetables of your choice.
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Re: Healthy recipe inspiration!

Postby Mrs.D » Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:23 pm

No more recipes?
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Re: Healthy recipe inspiration!

Postby leylarna » Wed Jan 16, 2013 1:15 pm

Qourn (or normal) sauasage casserole

6 quorn sausages
courgette
onion
reduced sugar and salt baked beans
red pepper
tinned tomato
veg stock pot

put all the ingredients chopped however you prefer into a casserole dish, stir and place the sausages in. Cook on 200 for one hour. Easy peasy and really filling and low cal. Serves 3-4 but you can upscale it to however many you need to feed. You can have it on its own or with cous cous.
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Re: Healthy recipe inspiration!

Postby elwinmerle » Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:18 am

Here are 5 easy snack healthy recipes and instructions to make them. You will find these snacks easy and fast to make.
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Re: Healthy recipe inspiration!

Postby WhyBird » Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:27 pm

I blog all my healthy recipes here...http://weightwatchersideas.wordpress.com/
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Re: Healthy recipe inspiration!

Postby courtneyjade1 » Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:42 pm

sicily wrote:I love this thread! I always get stuck in food ruts so maybe this will inspire me to try new recipes

I think this soup is pretty healthy because it does not have many carbs in and maybe just a bit of fat from the chorizo which you can use less of.

Red pepper and chorizo soup
2 red peppers
1 onion
Pack of diced chorizo (can def get a pack of just the right size in sainsburys)
Tin of Chopped tomatoes
600ml boiling water with a Veg stock cube
Herbs to suit
Finely chopped chili pepper to suit if you want it more spicy

Fry the onion in a bit of oil until soft but don't burn it
Add the chopped red peppers and tin of tomatoes and pour stock over the veg
Simmer until all veg are soft (takes about 15-20 mins)
Once all cooked, blend using a hand held blender until creamy
Add the diced chorizo and simmer again for a few minutes
Serve and enjoy! You could add a swirl of cream if you like.

I also really like easy green soups which consist of 1 or 2 large potatoes, 1 onion, 1 courgette OR broccoli OR leeks. Fry the onion, add the chopped veg, simmer in stock unit all soft and then blend. My current favourite is the courgette version.

And another nice easy and healthy recipe is quinoa, feta, pea and baby broccoli salad. Quinoa is a south American grain that is really good for you and a nice change from rice and couscous. It has a nice tangy taste and texture.
Cook the quinoa as per the packet instructions
Allow to cool
Chop up the broccoli into small florets and cook quickly - don't allow it to get too soft.
Defrost frozen peas in warm water
Chop up feta into cubes
Add together and stir, dress with a lemon and olive oil dressing, salt and pepper. You need quite a bit of lemon in my opinion but I like things a bit sharp and tangy!

Bon appetit! X


This sounds DELICIOUS! Will definitely give it a try!
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Re: Healthy recipe inspiration!

Postby courtneyjade1 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:58 pm

Any recipes to jazz up some porridge? Very bored of it
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Re: Healthy recipe inspiration!

Postby Mrs_T » Wed May 07, 2014 10:46 am

Courtneyjade - i love porridge with blueberries, I use frozen ones and cook them first in a bit of water so they go mushy and then add oats and ground seeds. Berries are good in particular as they are some of the lowest fructose fruits so won't stimulate insulin so much.
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Re: Healthy recipe inspiration!

Postby annabelboys » Wed May 07, 2014 11:22 am

This is a really nice spring salad. With super healthy dressing (with healthy fat).

http://healthcoachforwomen.co.uk/spring ... -with-blue
berry-vinaigrette/


oooh and this is amazing if you’re trying to be gluten and dairy free ….

http://healthcoachforwomen.co.uk/chocolate-velvet-pie/
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Re: Healthy recipe inspiration!

Postby louise23 » Tue Feb 17, 2015 4:51 pm

I've started doing switches to reduce carb intake by switching to celeriac and butternut squash instead of potatos, I love celeriac wedges as well as mash celeriac and my favourite is singing swede, you put a whole swede in the microwave (don't peel or price) for 20 -25 min and then cut the top of and scoop out the middle- very soft and buttery without adding anything - yum yum!
I also do lots of risottos, paellas, kedgerees spaghetti bolognase and mince currys which are all good apart from the rice - my downfall is that I always sabotage by adding on extras - garlic bread- chutney etc!
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Re: Healthy recipe inspiration!

Postby pandorcia85 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:27 pm

This is a recipe from Abel&Cole - Chickpeas with Leek/OR Spring onion

You'll need
1 tin of chickpeas (no added salt are best, me thinks)
2-3 leeks OR 2-3 bunches of spring onion, chopped
1 in of fresh root ginger, grated
2-3 cloves of garlic, grated (I put whole garlic - just'cos I like it so much)
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp ground paprika
1 tsp ground coriander
pinch of ground cinnamon
pinch of chillli flakes
a handful of fresh, chopped herbs (I use coriander, parsley or dill)
2 tsp of fresh lemon juice
salt & pepper to taste
splash of olive oil

Heat the oil in the pan and fry leeks/spring onions with ginger and garlic until softened a bit. Add all the spices (cumin, coriander, paprika, chillli, cinamon) and fry until soft. Add chickpeas, lemon juice and fresh herbs just to make them warm.
You can add some water to make the dish more moist if you like - I often do - it creates nice thin sauce :)

It's a nice and refreshing side dish to lamb or fish, but can be a main for a vegan :)
I cooked it last night (again), and it's delicious as always :)
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Re: Healthy recipe inspiration!

Postby Ladybird » Thu Aug 06, 2015 12:13 pm

I've just recently found out how tasty becomes cauliflower after stewing it with some sea fish. It tastes unbelievably! I could never imagine the combination of this two products, but still tried and now it's one my favourites.
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