I decided to do another round of healthy meals as you guys seem to like these food inspiration posts, and I have to admit that I am always on the hunt for easy recipes. Following on from my first healthy food post, here’s a couple more staple eats for me…
Egg White Omelette
I usually have a cooked breakfast in the morning because it means I avoid bread (doesn’t agree with me much) and cereal (laced with sugar, again doesn’t agree with me). I have to admit that I do eat some weird things for breakfast in an attempt to keep my rubbish eating to a minimum.
I usually start the day with an egg white omelette – I use the whites of two eggs and then pad it out with a full egg. I start by frying up just about anything I have in my fridge and cupboards – usually onion, ham, cherry tomatoes and spinach. Once they’re starting to look golden, I throw in my beaten eggs and sprinkle on a tiny bit of strong cheese (it means I eat less!) and a bit of seasoning. Then I fold it (okay, Jordan does because I can’t cook omelettes) and usually serve it up with some chopped Brussels sprouts fried in butter. A good mix of protein and fats so it keeps me full for SO long – I also have a pint of water with a slice of lemon too.
Sweet Potato Hash
This is a great option for breakfast, lunch or dinner. I start by frying up chopped onions in a pan, then I peel and grate a couple of sweet potato and add this in. I cook it all until it’s golden and then add a good amount of kale and a couple of eggs. I usually beat the eggs and add them in and then sort of scramble it up, or just pour the eggs over the top and allow it to cook.
This is also amazing if you sprinkle cheese over the top and grill it for a minute or two. Sweet potatoes are so much better for you than regular potatoes and I think they keep you fuller for longer too.
I try to avoid eating white flour where possible, so one of my favourite meals is gluten-free pizza made using cauliflower. Yep, you heard. I just make up the recipe (see here for it in full) and add on some toppings such as salami, cheese, peppers, tomatoes, red onion. The recipe is gluten-free, and it never leaves me feeling bloated or guilty afterwards. I highly recommend!
Shredded Beef Chilli Bowl
We have a slow cooker – best purchase ever – so I usually put something on in the morning while I wait for the kettle to boil and leave it to slowly cook during the day. Mostly I make shredded beef chili, using diced beef which is super cheap.
I throw in a can or two of chopped tomatoes, the beef, an onion or two, garlic, stock, some cumin, a bit of cocoa powder, chilli powder and some herbs and leave it to cook. The beef becomes all shredded and fally-apart come dinner time – incredible!
I serve it up in a big bowl with half an avocado and a big helping of sour cream. It’s AMAZING.
Apples & Halloumi
I got this recipe out of the I Quit Sugar book by Sarah Wilson – it’s so odd but so good at the same time. All you do is fry up slices of halloumi and apple in the same pan, and then sprinkle with a little cinnamon. The sweet caramelised apples against the salty halloumi and warm cinnamon is just amazing. I will sometimes have this on the side of soup so pad out my lunch or as an afternoon snack if I can’t get through until dinner.
Any inspiration for other meals I can make?