Tuesday, 27 March 2012

A busy day is not an excuse for not making a good healthy dinner.
I have had a busy day today with back to back clients, and starting again at 5.00pm and working until 9.00pm. So I need (and the family needs) a good healthy dinner, but I don’t have time to cook for a long time. Solution……pick up a charcoal grilled chicken, make a nice salad and in 10 minutes you'll have a really nice dinner.
Cut up the chicken, and for a healthy alternative – don’t use the skin, place the chicken on a plate.
Quinoa salad
Serves 4

1 cup cooked quinoa
2 cups parsely chopped
2 cups mint, chopped
2 large handfuls, baby spinach leaves
1 small red onion or 2 shallots, finely sliced
½  cumber, chopped
2 ripe tomato, chopped or 250 g cherry tomatoes
20 g pumpkin seeds
20 g almonds or pistachio, chopped

1 lemon juiced + zest (30 ml)
2 teaspoons honey
100 ml cold pressed olive oil
fresh ground pepper

Combine all the dressing ingredients until creamy.
Mix together parsley, mint, spring onion and spinach.
Add the tomato, cucumber, seeds, quinoa and almonds.
Mix in a few tablespoons of the dressing.
Spoon into a large serving bowl and enjoy with the chicken.

Yours in Health & Fitness,

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