Today was a day to pack in some excellent nutrition. Recently I have worked very hard, travelled, had a few too many wee drams and not eaten as well as I could.
I worked from home which makes it easier to prepare healthy meals. I was very busy though so they had to be straightforward and quick.
A well planed smoothie is quick and nutritious. I had a cup of frozen blackcurrants, 1/3 of a cup of mixed hemp and sesame seeds and 1 tbsp coconut for sweetness. Placed in the blender with about a 50:50 blend of almond milk and coconut water. PLus some protein powder and Out of the Woods. Out of the Woods is my new super food. It contains a very impressive sounding range of ingredients. I blended for about 5 minutes so it was super smooth. Super nutritious and super smooth. Not for the faint hearted but for me it was very drinkable. In to the Woods was much easier to consume than some of the other green super foods I have tried in the past and which sit, untemptingly in the fridge. This tasted fine. Not great but fine. The coconut was quite a life saver. Lunch was very late. I had a large portion of thin green beans. Which I steamed with a chicken breast I had left over from Sunday. Really quick and easy to prepare. It took about 10 – 15 minutes from thinking about it to eating it. Yum. Before it got dark I popped out to dig up some potatoes, and pick some bay leaves and leeks for a chicken stock I wanted to make. I hate to waste a good chicken carcass so it went in to a pot with onions, leeks, bay leaf, celery and peppercorns. I left it simmering for about 3 hours.That is now set aside for making soup.
Supper was very simple. I bought this lovely fresh Red Snapper from Cranbrook Fishmongers.
I parboiled my home grown potatoes for 10 minutes and then fried them in coconut oil. In a separate pan I fried the Snapper, also in coconut oil.
I should have done some veggies but to be honest, I wasn’t in the mood for veggies which is unusual. So it was my version of fish and chips and it was absolutely delicious. 3 empty plates proved that out.
What a great day you had.
I am frying my “free from” chicken breast in coconut oil tonight. I breaded it with Panko and ground up Mary’s GF crackers and 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne. Warm spinach salad made with coconut oil too with I cup of organic red peppers, 1 teaspoon/1 large clove of organic garlic, 1 teaspoon of organic lemon juice and 3 cups of organic babyspinach. So simple and so tasty and left over mashed potatoes from when I made Shepard’s pie individuals for Bob and I Monday night.
That sounds really good. What do you do with the salad ingredients?
Warm Spinach and Pepper Salad
A delightful low carb salad with a beautiful blend of spinach, bell peppers and feta
1 tsp garlic
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil/coconut oil
2 tbsps feta cheese
3 cups spinach
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
1.Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
2.Add peppers and sauté for 1 minute, turn heat down to medium and continue sautéing for 3 minutes.
3.Add garlic and lemon juice sauté for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
4.Add spinach. Sauté until all the spinach has wilted.
5.Off heat and stir in feta. Serve immediately.
Sometimes I add the feta, sometimes I don’t.
Thank you Laura, I think I will try that tomorrow
It is a great meal and so quick. Add some Shrimp or Chicken or left-over meat you have and you have a quick meal for sure. I personally like mine cooked with Breaded Chicken I make with Panko and ground Mary’s Gluten Free Cracker and Cayenne or Chipotle Pepper, but I have just quick fried the organic chicken breast and cut it into chunks and it is a hit too for evening when time is short. I would have Shrimp/Prawns but I have an allergy to seafood.
Let me know how you enjoy it.