HEALTHY EATING DOESN’T HAVE TO BE BORING

 

Eating healthy should never be termed bland or boring. Yes, it requires some self control and dedication, but it’s about eating naturally derived food that is balanced, includes variety, is tasty, but most importantly, fuels our body to allow for peak performance and enable us to carryout daily activities with energy to spare.

The key to finding healthy alternatives is getting rid of those empty calories, by ditching the refined,  additive laden foods, trans fats and sugar, and trading them in for natural whole foods. Developing the palette and experimenting with new  textures, flavours and combinations will ensure you never get stuck in an eating rut. Check in weekly for fantastic, tasty, easy to make recipes.

 

 

TODAY’S HEALTHY RECIPE

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Puy Lentils With Steamed Cod In Ginger Sauce

 

Ingredients

Puy Lentils:

2 cups puy lentils

¾ cup sliced broad beans

¼ cup petit pois peas (from frozen)

¼ cup sliced red bell peppers

1 tsp chopped garlic

Olive oil or low cal live Oil Spray

Salt and pepper to taste

 

 

Ginger Cod:

4 Cod Fillets

2 tbsp grated ginger (option to put less ginger if you desire)

3 tbsp Rice wine vinegar

2 tbsp soy sauce

Salt and pepper to taste

Sliced Spring onions cut into 3 inch lengths then sliced again lengthwise

 

Method:

Put the lentils in a pan, cover with twice their depth in water, bring to the boil, then simmer for 15-20 mins until tender. Top up the water if needed.

Mean while in a medium saucepan (no oil/fat needed), add the rice wine vinegar, soy sauce and ginger and place on a high temperature for 1 minute then stir. Season cod with salt and pepper and add to the ginger sauce, cover with a lid, reduce heat to medium and steam for 6 minutes until the fish is cooked through. After 6 minutes, sprinkle the sliced spring onions over the cod and cook with the lid on for an additional 2 minutes then remove from heat.

Drain the lentils and place to one side. Heat saucepan on medium heat with 2 tsps olive oil or a few sprits of low fat olive oil spray. Add the garlic and let cook for 2 minutes, ensuring not to let it burn. Add the broad beans, frozen petit pois and let cook for 1 minute while stirring, add the lentils, salt and pepper to taste and finally the bell peppers. Cook for another minute then remove from the heat.

“Voila, It’s time to plate up”

Tracy Cooke
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