This is a collaborative post.
Now and again it is important for us to try a detox of sorts in our life and make our menu healthier. There are many ways we can change our diet for the better in January and the spring and today we want to take a look at some of the healthy recipes you can make to help you detox and feel fresher as well as leaner this month.
Before you start to compare life insurance quotes online and look into help for your struggling health, consider changing your diet in some small ways to get those nutrients in that might just change your life for the better.
Here are some recipes you should try this week to help you detox your body for the better and feel healthy.
Thai steak stir fry
This easy stir fry recipe is exactly what you need after a weekend of eating carbs foods. Comforting as well as low calorie, it is the ideal meal for during the week to help you feel healthy.
- 300g noodles
- 250g sirloin steak
- 100g bean sprouts
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 star anise
- 1 tsp ginger paste
- 1 tsp garlic paste
- 1 red chilli
- 1 bunch coriander (cilantro)
- Juice of 1 lime
- 2 tbsp dark soy sauce
- In a wok or frying pan, heat up your coconut oil and add star anise. Cook for 1 minute and then remove. Add ginger and garlic paste as well as a chopped chilli and cook for a few minutes until fragrant.
- Boil some water and cook your noodles, then leave to soak in water.
- Chop your steak into thin strips and season with salt and pepper as well as a drizzle of oil before adding to the wok. Cook to your liking.
- Add dark soy and noodles to the pan along with beansprouts and stir. Add chopped coriander and lime juice. Serve.
If you are looking for a fun way to bring more vegetables into your diet this week, ratatouille is the ideal recipe for you. This meatless version is perfect for meatless Monday and will fill you and up. to provide you with a healthy and hearty meal. A simple meal to add to help you feel healthy.
- 1 pack (500g) meatless mince
- 1 butternut squash
- 1 aubergine
- 1 red pepper
- 1 carrot
- 1 sweet potato
- 1 courgette (zucchini)
- 1 tin chopped tomatoes
- 1 tbsp tomato purée
- 1 white onion
- A bunch mixed herbs (basil, thyme, rosemary)
- Chop your vegetables and add to a roasting dish, season with salt and pepper as well as olive oil. Roast for 45 minutes.
- In a saucepan, heat up some oil and sweat your onion for 5-8 minutes until translucent.
- Add meatless mince to the pan in a block and leave to sit for 4 minutes to crisp on one side. Flip and allow it to do the same on the other side. Once done, use a spatula to break it apart.
- Add your roasted vegetables to the pan along with chopped herbs, tomato purée and chopped tomatoes. Add water if needed.
- Simmer for 5-10 minutes.
- Serve with a sprinkle of Parmesan, a slice of crusty bread, and a dollop of Houmous.
Chicken and halloumi wraps
It is important when we are trying to stay and feel healthy that we cut down on red meat, and this is why these chicken and halloumi wraps are the perfect midweek meal to keep you full as well as to reduce the amount of red meat in your diet.
- 2 large chicken breasts
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp tarragon
- 1 tbsp cumin
- 1 tsp mixed herbs
- 100g halloumi
- 4 tortilla wraps
- Handful mixed leaves
- 12 slices cucumber
- 8 cherry tomatoes
- In a glass Pyrex dish or tin foil – place your chicken and cover with the spices as well as butter. Put on the lid or wrap up your foil and bake in the oven at 180C for an hour. It is important for you to allow this to cook for a long while because we will be shredding it. Shred the chicken.
- In a frying pan, add a small drizzle of olive oil and fry halloumi slices until brown on both sides.
- To assemble your wraps: spread a small amount of Houmous on the wrap, cover with a handful of mixed leaves, add 2 chopped tomatoes and 3 cucumber slices, lay halloumi on top, then chicken, and finish with a dollop of tzatziki.
We hope that these simple recipes will help you to feel healthier this year and get you thinking more about how to bring healthy ingredients into your diet.
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