Hello there, sorry haven’t been in touch for a few days I have had another busy week with my superstars and putting together these blogs to share with you.
My recent blogs have given you a sneak preview of some fantastic and healthy recipes that are great for breakfast and lunch, and combined with the workouts I have also shared with you they will kick start that journey to getting the body you have always wanted.
So now we have talked about breakfast and lunch, here are some evening meal recipes I promised you. The great thing about all of these meals is that they can be mixed and matched throughout the day.
Preparing an evening meal doesn’t have to be boring, it can be a great way to relax, unwind and catch up on the day’s events with friends and family. People can be put off by the thought of having to slave over a hot stove after a long hard day and that’s when they tend to reach for the biscuits and crisps or phone a takeaway. Don’t undo all the hard work and effort you have put in all day by doing this, it is just as important to eat well in the evening as it is for breakfast and lunch. Not only will it quicken results and keep you feeling great but your sleep patterns will be better and you will feel more revitalised the following day.
If the thought of having to come home and prepare an evening meal really doesn’t float your boat then utilise a previous suggestion of mine and cook in bulk. Cook double the portion, freeze what’s left over for another day and hey presto you have a nice easy meal that is also cost effective.
Below are a couple of recipes that are simple and easy to prepare and that won’t break the bank. Give them a try and see what you think.....
BALSAMIC GLAZED STEAK WITH GARLICKY GREEN BEANS
1 tbsp. olive oil,
2 garlic cloves (sliced),
1 tin plum tomatoes,
150g green beans,
1 sirloin steaks,
2 tsp. balsamic vinegar.
Heat olive oil in a pan and add the garlic and sizzle for 2 minutes. Add the tomatoes and cloves and simmer until thickened. Remove the cloves then add the beans with a splash of water and cook for 3-4 minutes until just tender. Heat another frying pan until it's smoking hot. Season the steaks well then sear for 2-3 minutes on each side for rare/medium-rare or longer if you like your meat well done. Add the balsamic to the pan and cook for a further 30 seconds on each side to infuse the flavours. Slice the steak and serve on the bed of beans.
SPICY CHICKEN KEBABS
3 garlic cloves and fresh ginger (chopped),
1 orange (grated for zest and juice),
3 spring onions (chopped),
1 tsp. light soy sauce,
2 teaspoons of olive oil,
2 small skinless boneless chicken breast fillets (diced into cubes)Button mushrooms,
1 red pepper (seeded and cut).
Grind the garlic, ginger, orange zest and spring onions to a paste in a food processor. Add the honey, orange juice, soy sauce and oil, and then blend again. Pour the mixture over the chicken and leave to marinate for at least 1 hour (but preferably overnight). Toss in the mushrooms for the last half an hour so they can also take on some of the flavours.
Thread the chicken, tomatoes, mushrooms and peppers onto wooden skewers, and cook on a griddle pan until the chicken is thoroughly cooked and golden brown. Turn the kebabs frequently and baste with the marinade from time to time until evenly cooked. Arrange on a platter, scatter with chopped spring onion and eat with your fingers.
SALMON WITH NEW POTATOS AND CORN SALAD
200g baby new potatoes,
1 sweet corn cob,
1 salmon fillet,
2 large tomatoes,
2 tsp. red wine vinegar,
2 teaspoons of olive oil,
1 shallot (chopped),
1 tsp. capers (chopped) and a handful of basil leaves.
Cook potatoes in boiling salted water until soft, adding the corn for the final 5 minutes, then drain and allow to cool.
For the dressing; mix vinegar, olive oil, shallots, capers and basil and season well.
Heat grill to high. Massage the dressing on the salmon and cook skinned-side down for 7-8 minutes. Dice the tomatoes, potatoes and corn and top with the salmon. Drizzle over any remaining dressing.
Remember, 70-80% of your results will come from what you eat so let’s not get into the frame of mind where we can’t be bothered after a long day and we will just grab something quick and convenient e.g. takeaways. Let's realise our goals and achieve that body we have always wanted.
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Bye for now