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Healthy Recipes #7 – Dinner

Last week we gave you two simple lunch recipe ideas Stuffed jacket potatoes with coleslaw filling as well as Chickpea, fennel and onion salad and now this weeks focus is on some more healthy dinner ideas.

We at MaxNRG Personal Training aim to provide you with weekly breakfast, lunch, dinner and the occasional dessert recipe idea that will not only revive your taste buds but take you a step closer to reaching a leaner, healthier you!

This weeks two healthy dinner options are:

  • Chicken and rocket meatballs

  • Parsley, ricotta and garlic stuffed lamb

Healthy Dinner – Option 3

Chicken and rocket meatballs

Ingredients

  • 400g lean chicken mince
  • 50g rocket, trimmed and finely chopped
  • ½ cup couscous
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • Salt and pepper

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C
  2. Line an oven tray with baking paper
  3. Mix the chicken mince, rocket, couscous, garlic, paprika and egg in a mixing bowl combining everything together well
  4. Season with salt and pepper
  5. Wet you hands and shape the mixture into 8 small oval balls and place onto oven tray
  6. Place in fridge for 10 minutes
  7. Bake meatballs for 20 minutes, until they are cooked through

Serves 4

Nutritional Info per serve

Calories – 218
Protein – 22.8g
Fat – Total 9.6g
Fat/Saturated –2.8g
Carbohydrate – 10g
Sugars: 0.2g
Fibre: 0.6g

Health Dinner – Option 4

Parsley, ricotta and garlic stuffed lamb

Ingredients

  • ½ cup low-fat ricotta
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • Finely grated zest od lemon
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 x 500g lamb backstrap

Method

  1. Mix ricotta, parsley, garlic, lemon zest and juice together and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Cut the lamb fillet lengthways, halfway through to the centre
  3. Open up and spread with the ricotta stuffing
  4. Tie the fillet with kitchen twine to seal
  5. Place non-stick frying pan over a high heat
  6. Cook lamb 5 minutes on each side until browned
  7. Remove from heat, cover with foil and set aside to rest for 10minutes before slicing

Serves 4

Nutritional Info per serve

Calories – 211
Protein – 19g
Fat – Total 14.6g
Fat/Saturated –8.1g
Carbohydrate – 1g
Sugars: 0.8g
Fibre: 0.5g

 
Our previous healthy dinner recipes:

To view more of our simple and healthy recipe ideas please visit our Nutrition Page

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