Whether you’re cooking for one or a family of four, it can sometimes be challenging to choose a meal to cook which is both delicious and nutritious.
Luckily, we’re here to help. Here are a list of recipes that will not only get your taste buds up and running, but will also make you feel energised and fuel your body with all of its nutrients.
High protein recipes
Protein is an important component to any meal or snack. Not only will it make you feel saturated for longer, but it also helps your body to repair cells and make new ones. Protein is also important for growth in children, teens and pregnant women.
If you’re in the mood for something light, try this lovely chicken burrito bowl or delicious cod cakes. If you’re more in the mood for something hearty and comfy, this chilli beef stir-fry, vegetarian chilli or Mediterranean prawn stew will do just the trick.
Low carb recipes
Carbohydrates – or ‘carbs – are an important part of eating a bit more healthy. It is one of the body’s main sources of energy and help fuel your brain, kidneys, heart muscles, and central nervous system.
Of course, as with everything else we eat, too much of it can lead to a more unhealthy lifestyle. But that doesn’t mean you have to cut it out completely! Low carb recipes are the perfect solution to still enjoy delicious, carb-friendly ingredients while fueling your body with nutrients.
This Quinoa, egg and saurkraut Buddha bowls are a perfect example of making the most of “healthy” carbs. Or if you’re in the mood for something a bit more meaty, opt for this barbecue peri-peri chicken or teriyaki salmon.
With summer on the way, salads are always a good idea, so try the spicy Moroccan harissa chicken salad or the Prosciutto and grilled haloumi salad. And for those colder nights, opt for this delicious amped-up tomato soup.
It is important to nourish our bodies with healthy fats as it is a source of essential fatty acids, which the body cannot make itself. Fat helps the body absorb vitamin A, D and E as these vitamins are fat-soluble which means they can only be absorbed with the help of fats.
This lemon and honey chicken stir-fry is low in fat, but still super-delicious as is this simple roast chicken over root veg. Or try the Mediterranean stuffed sweet potatoes with crispy chickpeas, stuffed butternut squash or spicy sweet potato and chicken chilli for a healthy dinner.