Healthy Main Meal Recipes

Eating is fun and can often be a sociable event for you and your family to enjoy together. I have plenty of breakfast, lunch and dinner dishes for you to peruse and pick what you fancy.  Of course what isn’t fun is dieting and having to watch what you eat, especially when it can ruin social situations and cause you stress.  Here I have created my own recipes which are still fulfilling, but have a lighter, lower fat edge to them, while they are still delicious.

There are plenty of ‘tricks’ I use which are simply subtle changes to eating habits which make a difference to the amount of calories and fat in my recipes. One trick I use is to substitute fast food and fatty meats with turkey meat dishes – a naturally lean source of protein.

500g lean turkey breast mince
4-5 tbsp unsweetened apple sauce
2x egg whites
1 pepper
1 celery stick
1 red onion
4 cloves of garlic
salt and pepper

Also, try this Chicken Breast in Mustard Sauce Recipe:-

4x large chicken breasts
Colman's Mustard - half cup / 140 g
Dark Muscovado Sugar - quarter cup / 60g
Wholegrain course mustard - 1 tea spoon 
Apple cider vinegar - 59 ml quarter cup 
Paprika - 1 tea spoon
sprinkling of cayenne pepper
Garlic - 2 cloves 
salt and pepper - 1 tea spoon 
1 large red onion
Fry Light1 cal spray 

For lunch, try and resist the temptation to grab an unhealthy high fat, high calorie sandwich from the sandwiches counter.  Instead, take time at home and enjoy the preparation of a healthy tortilla wrap the night before.  I have plenty of ideas for fillings.

Take a look at these recipe ideas for wraps:-

Chicken, mozarella, mayo, spinach and tomato wrap recipe:-

Ingredients: seeded wholemeal wrap, lighter than light Hellman's mayonnaise, 50% half fat mozarella cheese, chicken breast, on the vine organic tomatoes, spring onion, spinach.

Salmon, spinach and avocado wrap:-

Ingredients: Seeded wholemeal wrap, avocado, hot salmon flakes, spinach, cucumber, 

Salmon, cream cheese and tomato wrap:-
Ingredients: Lightest Philadelphia Cream Cheese, wholemeal wrap, avocado, plum tomatoes, spring onion, salmon flakes, spinach.

For a hot tortilla wrap lunch or dinner, check out this blog article: Chicken and soya bean protein wrap with Greek yoghurt

Also, never underestimate how satisfying a salad can be.  Generally, (at least in the UK), salad ingredients can add up and become quite costly all together.  However, with my next salad recipe idea, be ready to be wowed by the flavours in harmony together, and note that you will not be left hungry, unlike with many other salad recipe ideas.

Check out this delish protein salad:-

Ingredients: New potatoes, roast chicken breast, lettuce, marinated herring with dill, 3 boiled eggs, smoked salmon with dill, sweet pickled onions, parsley, mushrooms, 1x lemon, 1 tomato, 1 red onion, cucumber, mint leaves, chia seeds, 1 avocado, gherkins, olives, pistachios, dried apricots, almonds, dried canberries.

When it comes to dessert time, don’t feel like it’s all or nothing.  Try this alternative to ice cream:-

Ingredients: 375g blueberries, 4 tbsps of 0% fat Greek yoghurt, chia seeds, 1 tub Philidelphia Lightest Cream Cheese, 2 tbsps splenda or stevia, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 tbsp ground black pepper.

Sodas, fizzy drinks and fruit juices can be a calorie-laden temptation for some people. Try my healthy fizzy water idea to quench that thirst with your lunch or dinner:-

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1 comment:

  1. I believe that healthy eating can relieved stress. But in my case I do exercise and at the same time I take Best Factor Plus that I bought. As of now, I see good results.


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