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Monday, 12 May 2014

Food Diary May 2014

Here are some healthy meal ideas:

Quinoa Dessert Bites

Add dates, almond butter (or peanut butter), rice syrup (or agave or honey) and quinoa to a blender to mix.

 Layer into a container and put in fridge to set for an hour.

Melt dark chocolate (85%) and pour over the quinoa mix in the container and put in fridge to set for 20 minutes. Cut up into small pieces and enjoy with some greek yoghurt and cocoa nibs.

Banoffi Pie

Base: Add half cup of ground almond meal, half cup of desiccated coconut, 1 tbsp. of rice syrup or honey, 4 table spoon of coconut oil, 1 tsp of vanilla essence or powder, 1/2 tsp of cinnamon to a blender and mix. Add to the bottom of jar or container and put in fridge to set for 40 minutes.

Topping: Add three bananas, 6 dates, vanilla essence, tbsp. of rice syrup or honey and half tsp of cinnamon. Mix until a toffee like consistency and add on top of your base layer. Set in fridge.

Serve with greek yoghurt and cocoa nibs.

Tuna Fish Cakes

  • Cook and mash your sweet potato and place in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add your almond flour (1/2 cup), chopped parsley, onion, lemon juice, salt cumin, paprika, black pepper and eggs (2 large).
  • Add tin of salmon (in water) and crush into mixing bowl with your hands.
  • Stir until well mixed then mould into fish cake patties and place on baking tray.
  • Heat a large pan and add coconut oil. Allow the pan to get very hot before adding your fish cakes.
  • Cook for 4 minutes each side and serve hot.

Stuffed Chicken and Quinoa

  • Stuff chicken with feta, spinach and sun-dried tomatoes. Place on baking tray and bake for 20 minutes until fully cooked.
  • Boil quinoa until cooked-20 minutes.
  • Chop up cucumber, peppers, feta cheese and sun-dried tomato and mix into the quinoa and serve.
Salmon and Quinoa

Or have it with salmon with squeeze of lemon to flavour.
Healthy Greek Turkey Kebabs

  • Cut up turkey breast and marinate  in a bowl with garlic, oregano, juice of a lemon, salt and pepper.
  • Add the pieces of turkey to a kebab stick.
  • Grill the kebabs for 10/15 mins
  • Prepare greek salad-cucumber, tomato, olives, feta cheese and mint.
  • Prepare your salad dressing- 3 tbsp. of olive oil, lemon, oregano, salt and pepper.
  • Serve with some pitta bread.