Delicious Dinners

Healthy Chicken Fajitas Recipe from The-fit-foodie.com

Healthy Chicken Fajitas

This is my take on the beautiful Mexican Fajita. We’re going salsa-less. Have you ever read what’s in a jar of the store-bought stuff? Sugar, sugar, and more sugar. Not great for your insides. I’ve swapped it for tahini – kind of like peanut butter, but made with sesame seeds. It’s packed with healthy fats to keep you satiated for longer. It’s also an amazing source of calcium (for those of you who don’t eat dairy) and is rich in minerals such as phosphorus, lecithin, magnesium, potassium and iron.

Triple the recipe, invite some friends over and lay it all out in bowls – it’s the easiest, healthy dinner-party pleaser that is sure to impress. DIY food is always a winner and means you can cater for fussy eaters too!

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Split Chicken with Ginger Turmeric Aromatic Rice from Lilydale. Organic Chicken. Simple nutritious dinner from The Fit Foodie

Split Chicken with Ginger + Turmeric Aromatic Rice

Sometimes you need something hearty on a weeknight. It’s been a long day and you simply don’t have the time (or energy) to start gutting and chopping a chicken. In true Fit Foodie style, there’s a work-around. Grab a pre-marinated chook from the good folk at Lilydale, who very kindly haven’t loaded their sauce with flavourings and other nasties. Whack it on a foil tray, and focus on the most delicious rice you’ve ever eaten. Super nutritious, and all pulled together in one hour, with minimal slimy chicken contact. Winning.

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The Perfect Baked Sweet Potato - 3 ways

The Perfect Baked Sweet Potato – 3 ways

Sweet potatoes pack a powerful nutritional punch. Just one medium spud contains over 400% of your daily needs for vitamin A, in addition to plenty of potassium, fibre, and beta-carotene. While sweet potatoes do have more natural sugar than regular potatoes, they’re boast a plethora of nutrients with fewer calories! Pack them with all sorts of delicious fillings and you’ve got variety for days. Bake extra and keep them in the fridge for later in the week, or top with cinnamon and honey for breakfast.

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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?