January 11, 2019
NYE – New Healthy Food Recipes
Have you ever analysed your eating habits? And what if you can eat like a nutritionist? Yes, it is possible, from breakfast to dinner.
If eating healthier is one of your best new year priorities, then hear this awesome news. Lucky Pants Bingo has pulled together three extraordinary food recipes to help jump-start a healthy new year. After all, everyone is pledging for a new healthier lifestyle these days. Join the trend!
Baked Cod with goat’s cheese & thyme
How about making an easy and quick, gluten-free, low-calorie lunch? Good idea! The lean white fish is a great source of protein and spinach has vitamin K for bone health.
- 2 tomatoes, each sliced into 3
- 25g soft goat's cheese
- 2 x 125g skinless cod fillets
- 200g spinach
- 1 garlic clove, grated
- 1 tsp rapeseed oil
- a few thyme leaves, to serve
Steps: Pre-heat your oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Sauté the garlic very briefly in the rapeseed oil until soften. Add in the spinach and mix until wilted. Layer the base of two gratin dishes before topping with the cod. Snip over some of the goat’s cheese and place the tomatoes on top. Finish by adding a few thyme leaves and bake for 10 mins! Mouth-watering, right?
Roast chicken with sweet potato gremolata salad
Roast a full chicken for this low-calorie dinner or even lunch and save the leftovers for later! Maybe, you can swap the chicken with hard-boiled eggs for a vegetarian version.
- 4 heaped tbsp pomegranate seeds
- 125g bag baby spinach washed
- 2 tsp extra virgin rapeseed oil
- 7 whole garlic cloves
- 1 tsp fennel seeds
- 2 red onions, cut into wedges
- 2 sweet potatoes (175g/6oz each)
- 3 tbsp finely chopped parsley leaves (reserve the stalks)
- 1½ kg whole chicken (free-range or organic), fat from inside the neck cavity removed
- 1 lemon
Steps: Pre-heat your oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Grate the zest of a lemon and squash the juice. Put the chicken in a large casserole and roast for about 30 minutes. Scrub the sweet potatoes and cut into portions. Place in another pan with the 6 whole garlic cloves, fennel and onions, then toss with the oil.
When the chicken is roasted, put the potatoes in the oven and roast for another 30-40 mins. Meanwhile, chop the remaining garlic clove for the gremolata. Mix the oil, lemon juice and some black pepper in a bowl. Stir in half the gremolata into the mixture. Slice a chunk of breast meat from the chicken and cut into pieces. Toss into the salad then serve scattered with the remaining gremolata.
Apple & pecan porridge
Usually, porridge is a good staple breakfast; it’s nutritious, it’s filling and it’s cheap, plus it’s super easy to customise to keep things simple.
- 600ml milk or organic soya milk
- 160g rolled oats
- maple syrup
- 1 eating apple
- 30g unsalted pecans
Steps: Bring the oats, milk and a tiny pinch of sea salt to a steady simmer for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring often for a creamy porridge. While it’s blipping away in the pan, you can prepare the apple and pecan topping.
Snap the pecans up into little pieces. Toast in a frying pan over medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes. Remove the apple stalk and grate onto a chopping board. Combine the grated apple with the porridge while sweetening the mixture with a little bit of maple syrup. Divide into plates. Top the porridge with the roasted pecans. If you like, you can drizzle with a little extra maple syrup. Merely reading is getting you drooling all over the place! Imagine having a bite?
Peeps. It’s 2019! New year, new you! You can wonderfully stick to those healthy eating resolutions with these no-fuss recipes.