30 Dec WHAT’S ON THE MENU?
It’s a few days after Christmas. Did you cook too much food and saying to yourself I’ll finish it off and then worry about eating better later? Now is the time to think about another way of using that food – a healthy way. Are you ready for some ideas?
- Skip the bread and cheese and use lettuce cups and add tomato and onions or even some pickles.
- Add some almonds or your favourite nuts to your salad for some healthy fat option.
- Instead of using dressing, try squeezing lemon and olive oil on your salad. Lemon is so good for your digestion and olive oil is a healthy fat.
- Use light salad dressing or olive oil and vinegar is a great choice too.
- Stick with a green salad with your protein. Spinach, capsicum, broccoli to name a few.
- Steam up some veggies and dress with fresh lemon and herbs instead of butter.
And finally here’s what to do with leftover turkey… Make soup!
A very tasty dish and worth adding to your regular evening meals. You could use whatever left over roast you had on hand. Let me know what you think.
Courtesy of RealHealthyRecipes.com
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 large yellow onion, chopped
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- 2 carrots, chopped
- 1 red capsicum, chopped
- 2 teaspoons Garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground chili
- 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
- 1 teaspoon Dried Oregano
- 6 cups chicken stock
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 2 baked sweet potatoes, roughly chopped (skins on)
- 2-3 cups roasted turkey, roughly chopped (or any roasted meat)
- sea salt and black pepper
In a large soup pot, place the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion, celery, carrots, and bell peppers. Cook, stirring often, for 10 minutes, until tender.
Add in the cumin, chili powder, paprika and oregano. Cook for 4 minutes. Add in the chicken stock and tomato paste. Bring to a simmer.
Add the sweet potato and turkey, and cook for an additional 10 minutes. Season with sea salt and black pepper. Serve warm. Enjoy!
One serving equals: 109 calories, 3g fat, 10g carbohydrate, 2g sugar, 413mg sodium, 2g fibre, and 8g protein