Lee Holmes reveals three of her favourite quick and healthy dinner recipes for you to make at home.
It’s been a long and laborious day. You’re coming home late to a messy house, hungry tummies and a glaringly empty fridge. You’re oh-so tempted to dial in some cheap takeaway but you’re torn because you’re still trying to ride out that healthy New Years' resolution. Then again, the thought of preparing a meal makes you want to just go straight to bed.
We all understand the predicament, so this month I've compiled a few of my favourite simple dinner recipes from my new book 'Fast Your Way to Wellness'.
What I love about these recipes is that they’re super simple, low in calories and don’t take more than 25 minutes each – now that’s a dinner winner!
Smoked salmon lentil bowl
If you've ever wanted to bring the fance cafe 'Buddha bowl' into the comfort of your own home, here is your recipe. A bowl overflowing with protein-rich, low cost lentils, chlorophyll-filled greens and smoked salmon will provide a satisfying dinner. While the lentils are cooking you can take off your shoes and put your feet up, then all you need to do is serve it up and add your other elements.
For those of you who find lentils hard to digest but want to gain maximum nutritional value and make them more digestible, you can sprout them by placing them in a fine-mesh sieve or a sprouting jar and rinsing a few times a day for two days before you cook them. The lentils will grow little tails!
Sautéed scallops with mushrooms and spinach
If you’re looking for a light but romantic dinner for two, this is a great recipe that not only tastes delicious, but can be on the table in ten minutes. Shellfish, such as scallops, are a beautiful source of fat-soluble vitamins, especially vitamin D. Always buy shellfish fresh from your local fishmonger and eat as soon as possible.
Mint and Ginger Prawns with Coleslaw
Prawns are delicious and packed with protein to fill you up. In fact, did you know they have approximately the same amount of protein as chicken or beef, yet half the calories? Chop and grate up all the vegetables the night before or morning of and have them in the fridge and this recipe will only take you five minutes!