Treat yourself to roast lamb! A small leg serves six, plus it’s extra lean and surprisingly low in fat. Leg of lamb deserves the crowning jewel of a fresh double mint sauce that can be prepared in minutes, yet tastes as if it took a lot of effort.
Grains of whole wheat have a distinctive sweet, nutty flavour. Here they are mixed with corn, toasted walnuts and crisp vegetables in a fragrant dressing to make a nutritious salad that is substantial enough to serve as a well-balanced main course.
This wonderful Thai salad with fresh mint, basil, coriander and lime makes a perfect light lunch or dinner. The tender lean steak works perfectly with the crisp crunch of lightly steamed broccoli.
This wholesome salad is a riot of flavours and textures. Slices of poached chicken, sweet potatoes and salad vegetables are served on a bed of leafy greens with a chunky pineapple salsa.
Like most salads, this recipe is high in fibre, but the protein from the lentils, pistachios and cheese means that it is hearty and satisfying enough to be served on its own, or with bread, as a light main meal.
This filling salad is a great choice for a satisfying lunch. Both barley and beans are low-glycaemic (GI) ‘superfoods’, creating a steady and slow increase in blood glucose levels that keeps you going between meals.
Smoothies are a great way to sneak nutritionally charged greens into your diet.
Move over quinoa! Kañiwa is the next big thing. Packed with protein, kañiwa is easy to cook and gluten-free. Try this easy salad recipe.
Harvard researchers found that women who ate three or more daily servings of blueberries and strawberries, both of which are often found in frozen berry medleys at grocery stores, were 32 percent less likely to suffer a heart attack. Most traditional fool recipes are made with heavy cream, but Greek yogurt is a far healthier alternative.
Few cooking traditions embrace lamb as much as Greek. Fresh herbs, tomatoes, and plentiful garlic make this lovely baked entrée taste uniquely Mediterranean. This dish is similar to moussaka, but with orzo pasta instead of rice.
Lamb also tastes great when baked. In this tasty dish, minced lamb is mixed with all sorts of lovely flavorings, then baked inside zucchini.
Lamb is particularly wonderful when grilled. Add such delectable flavoring as cilantro, lime, mint, and cumin, and you’ll love this warm-weather entrée.
Eating this burger with a knife and fork means you’ll take more time to enjoy it. Button mushrooms promote immune function and are a good source of B2 and B3 vitamins. Plus, unlike a pan-fried meat burger, this bun-less option is low in saturated fat and high in fibre.
A light, colourful curry that is very quick and easy to make, this is packed with antioxidant-rich vegetables. Sweet potatoes, in particular, are an excellent source of beta-carotene and provide good amounts of fibre, vitamins B6 and C, potassium and folate. Serve with nan bread.
Chargrilled zucchini cakes, served with a cool sauce, make a refreshing dish.
Heart-healthy tuna has a unique flavour and a firm texture. Here, it is briefly pan-fried, then gently cooked in a red pepper and tomato sauce. Delicious with ciabatta.
This Greek-style dish is simple to cook but wonderfully flavoured. It combines lamb fillets with colourful vegetables, feta and fresh mint ‘ perfect for entertaining.
The addition of thick french fries and a generous amount of green vegetables turns a lean lamb stir-fry into a simple but delicious meal, served straight from the wok.
Little soup pasta shapes make a great filling for this Italian-style flat omelette with tender sliced asparagus and frozen peas. It’s delicious served hot, warm or cold, with a simple salad for a light meal. Add some garlic bread for a more hearty meal.
Enjoy the fragrant flavours of cilantro and mint in this North African-inspired salad, which can be largely prepared ahead. Lamb is a good source of protein, as well as B vitamins, iron and zinc.