• Deborah Charles-Nelson

My 'Go-To' Healthy Meal Recipes & Snacks

Updated: Jun 18, 2020

So I asked my Insta fam whether I should put together a blog on my go-to healthy meals and snacks and 78% of you said YES! So here it is. This year I'm embarking on my health journey and that includes not just eating right, but exercising and focusing on my mental health too! Just a disclaimer the photos used aren't my own but I've put them here to you get an idea of the meals that I've been eating and loving! I hope this blog inspires you to make few of these for your family meal plan or that #newyearnewme body lol. Enjoy!

Meal Ideas

Bun-less Turkey Burgers

I love this one because it's super quick and easy and lunch can be ready in just 30 minutes. I usually buy the salt & pepper turkey burgers from ASDA or I buy turkey mince, season lightly with pink Himalayan salt and black pepper, then shape into a burger using my hands. I usually throw them in the oven on the grill setting but it can also be cooked on a grill pan too. Now the fun part - what makes it so yummy and to be honest doesn't taste like a typical healthy dish at all - is all the little yummy additions. I usually serve the burgers on a bed of romaine lettuce and tomatoes, topped with sautéed onions and pickled gherkins with sugar-free ketchup. If this feels a little too light for you, perhaps add a side of sweet potato fries or baked potatoes for a more complete healthy meal.

Sea-bass, Brown Rice and Veg

For the days when I don't want to eat meat or anything heavy, sea-bass is my absolute 'go-to'! I season it with Knorr's Aromat All Purpose Savoury Seasoning and a drizzle of lime. I then pan sear it in olive oil and serve it with 75-100grams of brown rice and tender-stem broccoli or if you prefer asparagus.

Prawn, Mackrel and Avocado Salad

This is literally as simple as it sounds. All you need is a bag of salad, one ripe avocado, cherry tomatoes some cooked king prawns and mackrel (any brand of your choice is fine). Mix together with light mayo or caesar salad dressing and you're good to go! Lunch is served!

Chicken Breast and Broccoli

Start by marinating your chicken with your desired seasoning, I use Dunn's River Jerk seasoning, Knorr All Purpose, garlic, thyme and I leave that for about an hour. Whilst my chicken is marinating I start sautéing the broccoli along with some fresh garlic and ginger in a pan with some olive oil. Once the broccoli is cooked through, I add the chicken into the pan to brown. To create my sauce I use soy sauce, a little more garlic and ginger, chicken broth, a little fresh chilli and water, then allow to simmer. The final step is easy - just pour your sauce over the chicken and broccoli and allow them to simmer together. Add some steamed brown rice on the side if you wish and dinner is served!

Snack Ideas

Berry Medley

- Chopped strawberries, blueberries and raspberries served with 50g of Fage 0% fat-free greek yogart.

Apple slices and Almond Butter

- 1 Red Gala Apple sliced with 1 table spoon of Meridian Smooth Almond Butter.

Rice Cakes and sliced Strawberries

- 1 Kallo Organic Wholemeal Rice Cake served with 1 large Sliced strawberry and you can add a bit of almond butter too if you fancy.

Kind Bar (Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt)

- This is great for my dark chocolate lovers! It consists of mostly nuts and has a great amount of carb/fibre ratio in it too (good snack for those on the Keto diet).

I hope you enjoyed these meal and snack ideas. Let me know if your on a health journey too this year down below!

Lots of Love,

Simply Deborah