During the stressful exam period, ensure your kids are eating the right nutrients. Red meat, such as beef and lamb, are the best sources of iron and zinc, and are proven to improve concentration.


  • 4 x 200g flat iron steaks, trimmed of fat     

  • 1 clove garlic, chopped   

  • 1 ½ tbsp chopped oregano leaves   

  • 1 ½ tbsp olive oil   

  • 400g mixed tomatoes, diced   

  • 60g pitted Kalamata olives, sliced   

  • ½ small red onion, finely sliced 

  • 2 tsp red wine vinegar   

  • Mixed green leaves, to serve      


  • 1.

    Marinate the steaks in the garlic, ½ tbsp oregano and ½ tbsp oil and cover. Refrigerate for   

  • 2.

    30 mins or up to overnight.   

  • 3.

    Preheat a ridged chargrill or barbeque over a moderately high heat. Season the steaks with salt and    pepper and grill for 3-­-4 minutes on each side or until cooked to your liking. Place on a plate and    loosely cover with foil. Allow to rest for 5 minutes.   

  • 4.

    Meanwhile, make the salad by mixing the remaining olive oil with the rest of    ingredients and season with salt and pepper.   

  • 5.

    Slice the steaks thinly and serve with the tomato salad and some dressed mixed green leaves.    


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