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Recipes to make you feel fabulous!

A lot of people have mentioned to me recently that despite strict Lockdown rules starting to be lifted, they still feel a sense of lethargy and are not feeling their best. So this week, I want to inspire you to have a health re-set, with some re-refreshing and re-vitalising recipes.

 
To help you on your way to your re-set, we've come up with some simple salad  recipes that will transform your energy levels, reduce bloating, improve your digestion and even curb those mid-afternoon sugar cravings. They take minutes to prep, (so you can enjoy the sunshine), are packed with goodness and will help power you through your Lockdown lethargy.
 
 
Courgette, Mint & Chilli Salad with Grilled Salmon on the side
 
Rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids, high in protein and packed with potassium
Serves 4

Ingredients
4 courgettes, sliced 2-3 mm thick
3 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tbs red wine vinegar
1 1/2 red chillies, finely chopped
Large handful mint, finely chopped
2 tbsp of cubed feta
2 handfuls of watercress or rocket
4 salmon fillets


Method
1. Toss courgette slices in 1 1/2 tbs olive oil, griddle on hot griddle pan on each side then transfer to a clean bowl
2. Mix together the remaining oil, vinegar, chilli and mint and pour over courgettes
3. Brush the salmon fillets with olive oil and grill for 8-10 minutes 
4. Toss watercress, feta and courgettes together and lay on a platter. Scatter a small amount of additional chilli and mint on top
5. Serve with grilled salmon fillets with a squeeze of lemon

The main event here is the re-freshing salad - you can add any protein you choose, but to get your Omega 3's in, salmon is ideal!
 
 
Egg Nicoise

Filled with goodness - fibre, folate, iron and Vitamin C
Serves 4

Ingredients
Dressing
4 tbsp of olive oil
Juice 2 lemons
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
Handful of chopped basil leaves
6 black olives finely chopped

Salad
4 eggs (boiled)
500g of new potatoes (boiled)
400g green beans (lightly steamed)
1 tbsp capers
1 red onion
28 cherry tomatoes
lettuce leaves

Method
1. Mix dressing ingredients together
2. Toss warm beans and potatoes with all the salad ingredients, except the eggs, together in a bowl with half the dressing.
3.Cut the eggs in half and arrange on top. Scatter the capers over the salad and drizzle over the remaining dressing. 
 
 
Thai Chicken Salad

High in protein to help you feel fuller for longer.
Serves 4

Ingredients
Salad
4 skinless cooked chicken breasts, sliced
160g of edamame beans
1 large yellow and 1 large red pepper, sliced into matchsticks
1 red onion
280g cherry tomatoes, halved
Large bunch coriander
Handful of mint leaves, roughly torn
Large bag of mixed salad leaves
3tsp of peanuts or sesame seeds
Limes

Dressing
Juice of 2 limes
2 tsp fish sauce
4 tsp sweet chilli sauce

Method
1. Mix the dressing ingredients in a large bowl
2. Add the chicken, peppers, onions, tomatoes, coriander and mint.
3. Mix everything together.
4. Place the salad leaves on  a large platter, pile the chicken mixture on top and sprinkle with nuts or sesame seeds
5. Decorate with lime quarters
 
 
Best wishes
Jane and the team

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