If you’re anything like me, you LOVE variety and good taste when it comes to food !

Some may not know this about me but I’m not the healthy girl who chooses lousy tasting meals just because they’re good for me. Huh?

People often ask me, how do you eat carrot sticks and feel satisfied? Well besides the fact that I love a good carrot stick if it’s smothered in an amazing olive basil dip, I really only eat things I love !!

If you’re stumped for healthy dinner recipes and tasty food to you generally contains a ton of calories, loads of saturated fat, and excess sodium or sugar, try these recipes to shock the taste buds.

Healthy and delicious? Sure ! Why not ?

Here are a few newbies we have been working on lately.

Enjoy !

Mango Sesame Chicken – Serves 4

Ingredients for side:

  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup brown rice
  • 1 tsp freshly chopped parsley

For the chicken:

  • 1 mango, diced
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp raw sesame seeds
  • 1 organic chicken breast
  • 4 garlic cloves, grated or minced
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 tbsp fresh coriander or thyme leaves
  • 3 medium ripe roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Prepare rice according to instructions and mix through parsley and chili flakes as soon as rice is cooked and removed from hot water.
  3. Roast your sesame seeds on an oven tray with baking paper for 3-5 minutes or until golden brown. Set aside.
  4. Drizzle olive oil in pan and add chicken, garlic, ginger and black pepper. Increase heat to medium and cook about 4 minutes, stir ocasionally. Add coriander or thyme and let stir through. Let sit for 1 minute and remove from heat.
  5. Place diced mango in pan and sauté for approximately 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, adding tomatoes and squeeze lime juice over top after 2 minutes. Simmer until mango softens. Stir in sesame seeds and serve on your favourite plates on top of your spicy rice !

Sizzling Veggie Fajita’s

Ingredients:

  • 1 onion
  • 1 tablespoon cold pressed olive oil
  • 1 red or yellow sweet pepper/capsicum, sliced
  • 1/4 cup black beans (all beans preferably soaked overnight to aid enzyme control)
  • 1/4 cup red lentils
  • 1/2 cup kidney beans
  • 2 tsp celtic sea salt
  • fresh pepper sauce or chili flakes (optional)
  • 1 tsp chili or cayenne powder
  • 2 large lettuce leaves (preferably a head lettuce)
  • 100% coconut kefir yoghurt or greek yoghurt
  • 1 ripe avocado, mashed

Directions

  1. Finely chop half of the onion and dice the other half
  2. Place oil, sliced onion, sweet pepper and pepper sauce or chilli flakes in a large pot over medium heat and stir until soft and covered in spice. Set aside in a bowl.
  3. Place diced onions into pan and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Add beans to pot, cover with water and let simmer until water is absorbed and beans have cooked through.
  5. Mix in salt, black pepper and chilli powder.
  6. Mash the beans slightly with a spoon and remove from the heat.
  7. Divide the beans between two large lettuce leaves (or wholewheat/rye/spelt tortillas), spooning them down the centre line, topping with veggie mix, a spoonful of yoghurt and avocado.
  8. Roll and consume in utter delight !
Seek the Best. Enjoy the Rest !
 
Marissa