We completed out first week of healthy eating and I for one feel so much better for it. I’ve heard it said that the key to losing weight and inches is 80% about the fuel you put into your body and 20% about the exercise. Which makes sense because you burn a lot less calories in an hours run than you consume in an hours cake eating session for example. Or even eating a big indulgent slice of cake.
Mmm I love cake…
Still cake cannot be eaten every meal so here is our none cake filled healthy clean eating(ish) plan this week.
Monday – Grilled Chicken Kebabs with Sweet Potato Fries and Salad
I seem to have spent a fortune on the world’s biggest sweet potato, after saying with marathon training that I was never cooking them again here I am. I recently read a tip on a blog about turning the oven off once cooked (20-30 minutes) and leaving for 10 minutes to crisp up.
Tuesday – Oven Baked Salmon marinated in chilli, soy sauce and honey, served with Rice and steamed veggies
Simply make a foil parcel and place the salmon fillets inside. Mix up a marinade as below, pour over the salmon fillets and pop straight in the oven at 200 degrees celsius for 20 minutes.
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp honey
Pinch chilli flakes
Wednesday – Beef Stir Fry with Noodles
Peppers, mushroom, carrots, green beans, beef. Chuck in a pan. Fry off. Throw in a bit of soy sauce. Boil noddles. Serve.Easy.
Thursday – Grilled Lime Fish Kebabs
I know I keep coming back to this one, but it is such a delicious and easy recipe for white fish that is a break from the normal just baking it. Plus when the Father in Law came over he told us that the tree outside is in fact a lime tree. So we have fresh limes in our garden!
Picture courtesy of DinnerTime
Friday – Sausage Pasta Bake
I had a little Twitter chat with lovely Annabel of Tickle Fingers Cookbook about how to incorporate more vegetables into the Toddler’s (and the Husband’s) diet without resorting to hiding them.
And the result was to mash broccoli up to include in tomato pasta bake with sausage and cheese. OK so a little off the clean eating kick but it’s good to have a little cheat now and then. Plus the Toddler got to get into the kitchen and cook with me. He especially enjoyed the mashing of the broccoli!
Saturday – Roast Chicken Salad
Roasted chicken breast with boiled new potatoes and a salad of spinach leaves and avocado. Nothing says summer more.
Sunday – Lamb Chops, Sweet Potato Wedges and Salad
Pan grilled lamb chops, simply seasoned with salt and pepper. Served alongside more sweet potato wedges and leftover spinach salad.