Delicious Dinners

Simple Chicken Skewers with Green Goddess Tzatziki

Simple Chicken Skewers with Green Goddess Tzatziki

I could eat Greek food all day, every day, no problem. It’s usually super healthy, fresh and flavourful. With this green twist on tzatziki packed with antioxidant herbs, don’t even get me started. Chicken breast is of course a lean, high quality protein to help build muscle, but being a low-carb recipe to boot, this is a great dish for when you’re looking to lean-down too. On your table in under 20 minutes, it’s also perfect for busy weeknights – it’s on rotation in The Fit Foodie household at least once a week.

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Lemon & Thyme Chicken with Sweet Potato and Greens

Lemon & Thyme Chicken with Sweet Potato and Greens

Even I will admit that trying to eat a variety of nutritious dinners can be a bit of an effort sometimes. Plain protein and greens hits my dinner table ALOT, so I’ve managed to perfect the art of ‘jazzing’ them up in as many ways as possible. This delicious and simple meal is great for busy weeknights and offers 35g of quality protein, along with loads of vitamins and minerals. The addition sweet potato will keep you from reaching for dessert too. Clever {low GI} carbs.

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Lemon & Herb Fish with Quinoa Tabouli packed with protein and B vitamins for a healthy metabolism.

Lemon & Herb Fish with Quinoa Tabouli

This simple dinner makes for an excellent mid-week meal. It’s highly nutritious and full of protein to keep you satiated long into the night. White fish is also packed with B vitamins that increase your metabolism – helping with healthy weight maintenance.

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Fennel Salted Snapper with Beetroot Purée

Fennel Salted Snapper with Beetroot Purée

Sounds fancy right? It takes 10 minutes from start to finish. Move over Jamie.

Perfect as a mid-week meal or special enough to serve to guests, this restaurant-quality dish is packed full of protein, omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Along with it’s low-carbohydrate profile and a calorie count of just 270 cals, this is a great evening meal for anyone looking to lose weight.

Salad a La Bolognese

Salad à la Turkey Bolognese

Swap your usual beef mince with turkey to pimp the protein and reduce the saturated fat content of this classic Italian dish. Protein can help maintain lean muscle in the body which even at rest, helps you to burn more calories. Bonus. A great lean dinner option without the heavy starchy carbs.

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Roast Salmon & Mango Salad

Garlic & Paprika Roast Salmon with Orange Salad

I’m a big lover of Sydney Fish Market. They have an amazing array of fresh seafood, sushi bars and a fully stocked grocery store.

I recently bought my first whole salmon from there, and was utterly amazed at how many different meals it made. This was one of my favourites – spicy, soft, crunchy and sweet – not to mention super high in protein, vitamins and minerals, and low on the carb front. Perfect for weight maintenance over the festive period!

Sweet & Sour Fish

This dish is great to make in advance, and gets tastier as the spices develop after a day or two – so save any leftovers for lunch during the week. An awesome replacement for your old-fashioned Chinese sweet and sour, this one is full of delicious, healthful ingredients and is high protein to boot. Who needs take-out?

Kangaroo Chilli with Zoodles

Kangaroo Chilli with Zoodles

Kangaroo certainly packs a nutritious punch! When it comes to kilojoule and fat content, kangaroo fairs better than beef, lamb, and even chicken. It’s protein is important in any strength training regimen to build lean muscle – but even if you’re not lifting in the gym, it works to satiate you for longer, meaning less after-meal snacking! Adjust the spices in this dish to suit your tastes, and it will be a regular on rotation at your house!

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Crispy Skinned Salmon with Lemon, Asparagus and Green Bean Salad

Did you know salmon is full of mood-boosting properties? It’s essential fatty acids (omega-3s) feed your brain essential nutrients that it cannot produce itself. Next time you’re feeling low, cook up a storm with this simple dish, and feel better in no time.

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Italian Turkey Meatloaf

This one is great for a dinner party – make in advance and bake when needed – giving you time to entertain your guests. Serve with freshly steamed vegetables or a basil and spinach salad.

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