This is one of my quick fix week night dinners which is a winner with both kids and adults. The only fresh ingredient is the broccoli, everything else is store cupboard stuff. As this is my own recipe, the quantities are quite approximate, so I’m hoping it’s not too vague. I’ve tried to estimate the quantities that I would use for making generous two portions (my kids like this so much that sometimes they eat a lot more than I would expect).
If I’m going to spend a bit longer in the kitchen preparing a family meal, I’d like it to be something that really ticks all the boxes in terms being a healthy and delicious recipe. And if it can be eaten for more than one days in a row, all the better!
This is an absolutely lovely recipe from Ella Woodward of DeliciouslyElla that will leave you feeling both satisfied and very virtuous. The Courgette Noodles with Avocado Sauce Recipe is not, however, one of my family recipes, this is more for husband and me. My fairly adventurous 5 year old did try this, but it wasn’t really a winner with them.
One of the things I hate about ‘diet food’ is that it’s often bland and tasteless. So when I’m trying to think up different ways of making tasty meals out of Metabolic Balance plan foods, I want to make sure that they taste good too! So a chicken curry the healthy way, seemed like a great option. Some of the spices I’ve started using more and more are curry powder and Garam Masala powder. Watch this space for further permutations of the theme, but let’s start with today’s recipe, a good old-fashioned chicken curry.
Just tried a new little combo which I thought turned out rather nicely. I used two great store cupboard ingredients for a bit more quick and easy flavour: pureed lemongrass and Waitrose chopped ginger in vinegar. Which means no hassle in grating fresh ginger root, or buying lemongrass stalks. I’m definitely going to try these two for other dishes too! Anyway, here’s the bean salad recipe: Serves 1 70g of chestnut mushrooms 50g of avocado 20g (or your remaining vegetable allowance) of cucumber, cubed into small cubes 170g or your tinned bean allowance (remember to double up the weight on […]
This is an old favourite recipe of mine, adjusted for Metabolic Balance. Ingredients Salmon fillet (weighing your protein allowance) 80g of green beans, trimmed 30g of cherry tomatoes, cut in half Black olives to take you up to your vegetable allowance Olive oil Salt and pepper Method: Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees. Boil the green beans for 5 minutes, drain and put in a bowl with the halved tomatoes and stoned black olives. Add some oil and coat all the vegetables. Transfer the vegetables on a baking tray and lay the salmon next to the vegetables. You can turn […]
Just received a fantastic testimonial from one of my male clients, so thought I’d share that with you. Weight loss seems to be something mostly talked about by women, and yet it’s a problem shared by both sexes. I’ve had the pleasure of working with some very focused and motivated male clients, and here’s one of them, in his own words: For many years I had been trying to shift a good 25 lbs. However the result was always the same. I would lose 5 to 10 lbs then grind to a halt and over the next few months it […]
So this week is all about getting ready for the holiday. It might be a bit late for a serious bikini diet, but I’m going to give you some simple tricks for a last minute boost. You can also help get the most out of the one or two week blast of the sunshine by feeding your skin with a range of nutrients beforehand. And last but not least, a couple of tips on how to avoid the tummy upsets that tend to go with foreign travel and over eating on holiday. But first things first – the all important […]
Another lovely story from one of my Metabolic Balance clients. Many of my clients find these are useful to read when they are at the start of their programme to give them motivation and encouragement. This story is from a female client of mine in her 50s. “My weight had been stable for the last couple of years, after putting on quite a bit of weight during my 30’s and 40’s. Although I was aware I was overweight I suppose I had got used to it – after all it hadn’t increased for a while. However, last summer I put […]