Tasty Tuesday – A Return To Healthy Eating

That’s not to say that last week’s recipe wasn’t healthy, I think it was just a different kind of healthy, I mean anything with chocolate HAS to be good for you, doesn’t it? ūüėČ

Morning readers and welcome once again to Tasty Tuesday. This week we have a return to healthy eating with a chicken, quinoa and feta cheese salad dish.

Super easy to make, super tasty and extremely healthy for those of us wanting to watch what we are eating.

I saw the basis of this recipe on my Gym’s website (re-posted from Good Food Magazine) and have changed some of the ingredients to better suit my palette. Please fee free to change the ingredients to suit yourself. The recipe is straight forward and very easy to make.

The original recipe idea was of some chicken fillets being griddled with some butter and crushed garlic basted into them as they cooked. I was going to do this but once I found the Spicy Mediterranean filets in the fridge, I decided to go with them otherwise they may have spoiled if left longer. To be honest, you could actually serve this recipe just as easily with some marinaded prawns cooked on the griddle, or if you are pushed for time, I know my local supermarket offers pre-flavoured Garlic and Coriander King Prawns so maybe that may be an alternative on a very warm day when the palette requires a cold but tasty meal.

But enough of that, I am confusing things! Lets get back to the recipe for todays Tasty Tuesday.

I hope you enjoy this as much as I did and don’t forget, I made this Bariatric portion size so you may need to double and treble the quantities if you have a normal size tummy!

Griddled Mediterranean Chicken with Quinoa Greek Salad

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Ingredients:

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  1. 60gms Dry Quinoa
  2. 1 Red Chilli – de-seeded and finely chopped
  3. 2 Garlic Cloves – finely sliced
  4. 150gms Spicy Mediterranean Chicken Mini Fillets
  5. 6 Baby Cherry Vine Tomatoes Рfinely sliced
  6. 1/2 Red Onion – finely sliced
  7. 50gms Feta Cheese Р Chopped into small squares
  8. Juice of ¬Ĺ Lime

So how do we make it?

Well let me tell you!

Firstly take the Quinoa. I used 60gms of which I only used about a third once cooked. Quinoa has the ability to become three times its size and weight once cooked so bear that in mind when selecting your amounts. Anyway,take the Quinoa and allow to soak in some fresh water:

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Put in the pan with some salt and pepper, bring to the boil then simmer for about 15 minutes:

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Whilst this is boiling, finely slice the onion:

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The Feta Cheese:

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The Garlic:

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The Chilli:

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And the Tomatoes:

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Put all of these ingredients into a mixing bowl:

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Drain the cooked Quinoa and run under the tap to cool down:

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Add Quinoa to the mixing bowl:

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Add the juice of half of a Lime:

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Then season with cracked black pepper and sea salt:

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Before putting some silver foil over the top of the bowl to allow those juices to mix and blend together:

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Whilst you heat up the griddle pan and start the Spicy Chicken Mini Fillets:

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Being careful to move them frequently so as not to allow the surface to stick or burn:

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Then serve with the freshly prepared Quinoa and Feta Cheese Salad:

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Eh Voila! Enjoy!

FOOD DIARY: Sunday 14th June 2015

Qty Measure Food Calories (gr) Protein (gr) Carbs (gr) Fat (gr)
Breakfast  1  70gms Six Seeded Brown Batch Loaf  137  8  20  6
 2 Large Eggs Scrambled Eggs  164  15.6  0  11.4
Total (gr)
Lunch  1  100gms  Chicken Filets  110  23.1  0  1.2
 1  200gms  Melon  80  1.6  16.4  0.4
Total (gr)
Dinner  1  100gms  Roast Chicken Breast  110  23.1  0  1.2
 4  Small  Roast Potatoes  152  2.4  23  5
 1  100gms  Rhubarb Crumble  152  2.24 21.9  6.2
 2  Spoons  Whipped Cream  67  0.4  0.7  7
Total (gr)
Snacks  1  175mls  Phd Whey Protein  91  17  2.75  1.4
 2  600mls  Tea  56  0  16  0
Total (gr)  1119  118.14  100.75  39.8
Water  3  500mls  Mineral Water  0  0  0  0

Yesterday was a Gym rest day but I still walked the dog so managed to get some good steps counted. It is too early to say whether the change in the exercise regime has been beneficial to my energy levels but I do feel okay and as I said in Sunday’s post, I had energy to burn when on the Static Bicycle so hopefully we are moving in the right direction.

The walk we followed was a new one for me, devised by a friend (the owner of the gorgeous Humphrey ūüôā ) and tracked on Map My Walk and shown on Twitter and Facebook. For those of you who did not see it, a screen shot is available here:

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This walk plus the days activity gave me a Jawbone reading of over 10,000 steps which means I hit target for the day:

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So that sums up Tasty Tuesday. Please do try the recipe, it really is very tasty and obviously super healthy regardless of whether you choose my spicy mediterranean chicken, the garlic basted one or even the garlic and coriander/chilli king prawns.

In my next post I was hoping to make do without any photo’s but I have a sneaking suspicion there may be at least six or maybe even as many as half a dozen,¬†because it is about that time when we need to do a photo update on my visual weight loss, so tune back in for more shot’s of the incredible shrinking man.

‘Till tomorrow,

Stay out of the fridge.

2 thoughts on “Tasty Tuesday – A Return To Healthy Eating

  1. Osyth says:

    I love quinoa … Two Brains informed me it is popular in Chile when I mentioned it to him. Here I can’t get it without added bulghar wheat so I stock up in England and cart it home. This recipe looks yummy and since I have some I shall attempt it – though I will have to spice my own chicken – spicy is not to be trusted here …. it’s not their natural cuisine and it can be horribly off-piste ūüėÄ

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  2. Worlds Biggest Fridge Magnet says:

    Totally yum fiona. I cannot recommend it enough.
    I actually had it again last night with spicy prawns instead of meat and it worked just as well like that.
    I didn’t know that the less traditional suff was not to be trusted over in your neck of the woods. Lesson learned! ūüôā

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