Chicken noodle soup (gluten free)

This chicken noodle soup is gluten free, high in protein and low in salt. Ingredients 2 cups chicken stock 150g skinless chicken breast 100g dry buckwheat noodles ¼ cup shredded snow peas ½ cup shredded carrot ¼ cup bean shoots 1 tsp toasted sesame seeds   Method Heat the chicken stock in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to the boil and turn the heat to low. Add the chicken…

April 7, 2015
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Prawn and mango salsa lettuce cups

A simple recipe that’s big on flavour!   Ingredients (serves 4) 1 butter lettuce 4 cooked king prawns, shelled and deveined 1 mango 1 small red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped 1 tbsp finely chopped coriander Juice of 1 lime Method Wash four large lettuce leaves and allow to dry.  Chop prawns roughly and place in a bowl.  Cut mango into cubes and add to bowl with prawns. Add chilli and coriander…

April 7, 2015
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Baked eggplant and tomato

Looking for healthy recipes? Try this delicious baked eggplant and tomato dish. Serve with rice or fresh, crusty bread.   Ingredients (serves 4) 1 tbsp olive oil ½ red onion, sliced 1 tbsp garlic, crushed 1 eggplant, cut into strips ½ cup Italian tomato sauce 1 tomato, diced 1 tbsp fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped   Method   Heat a saucepan on moderate heat and add oil. Add onion and garlic in…

April 6, 2015
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Fetta and bean salad

Bored of the traditional salad? Try this fetta, bean and almond salad. Ingredients (serves 2) 10 long green beans 10 long yellow beans 4 cherry tomatoes, sliced 2 tbsp Danish fetta cheese 1 tsp olive oil 1 tsp balsamic vinegar 1 tbsp flaked almonds Cracked black pepper   Method Boil water in a saucepan.   Trim beans and add to boiling water. Cook for about one minute before removing from…

April 6, 2015
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Chicken caesar salad

A tasty chicken salad that’s high in protein and selenium. Ingredients (serves 2) 120g chicken breast (no skin) 2 pieces rindless bacon, diced (fat trimmed) 3 cups cos lettuce, roughly torn 2 tbs parmesan cheese 1 cup croutons (1 slice toasted bread, diced) 1 egg, soft boiled Spray olive oil Dressing 1 tbsp low-fat mayonnaise 1 tbsp Dijon mustard ½ lemon, juiced 2 anchovies canned in brine, finely diced (optional)  Method Heat a…

April 6, 2015
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Calamari and roasted capsicum salad

Looking for healthy salad ideas? We love this calamari and roasted capsicum salad. Ingredients (serves 1) 1 red capsicum 1 calamari/squid tube, sliced 1 clove garlic, thinly sliced ½ lemon, juiced 2 handfuls rocket Olive oil and balsamic vinegar Spray olive oil   Method Cut the capsicum into quarters and de-seed. Place the red capsicum on a tray in a preheated oven at 180°C and cook for approximately 10 minutes…

April 6, 2015
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Pesto pasta with spinach, pumpkin and fetta

A healthy pasta recipe made with spinach, pumpkin and fetta. Ingredients (serves 2) 100g fettucini pasta Half jap pumpkin 100g of low fat fetta  Handful of spinach leaves 1 tsp olive oil   Method Cook fettucini in heated, salted water until al denté (see cooking tip). Drain and set aside. Dice pumpkin and fetta, and clean spinach thoroughly. Heat saucepan, add olive oil and sauté off pumpkin. Once pumpkin is…

April 5, 2015
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Buckwheat noodle stir-fry

Looking for gluten-free recipes? Try this buckwheat noodle stir-fry. Ingredients 1 tsp olive oil 2 tbsp onion, finely chopped 1 tbsp ginger, finely chopped 2 tbsp capsicum, finely chopped 4 tbsp carrots, finely chopped 100g firm tofu, diced 4 tbsp mixed mushrooms, finely chopped 4 tbsp bean shoots 2 cups buckwheat noodles, cooked ½ cup vegetable stock   Method Heat oil in wok, then add onion and ginger. Add capsicum, carrot…

April 5, 2015
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Turkish chicken burger

Give the classic chicken burger a tasty twist with cajun spice, red onion and grated parmesan. Ingredients (serves 4) 300g chicken mince  ¼ cup diced red onion 1 tsp cajun spice 4 tbsp bread crumbs 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese 2 tbsp finely chopped flat leaf parsley 4 Turkish bread rolls 8 lettuce leaves 2 tomatoes, sliced Spray oil    Method Add the onion, cajun spice, bread crumbs, parmesan cheese and…

April 5, 2015
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Vegie Pad Thai

Looking for vegetarian dinner ideas? We love this Pad Thai recipe. Ingredients (serves 4) 250g cooked Pad Thai rice noodles 1tbsp crushed peanuts 1 clove garlic, minced 1 small red onion, sliced 3 tbsp carrot diced 100g tempeh or firm tofu diced 1 tsp brown sugar 1 tbsp soy sauce 1 red chilli de-seeded and finely sliced Juice of one lime ½ cup bean sprouts Olive oil spray   Method Cook…

April 5, 2015
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