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Spinach Salad with Chicken Recipe

The perfect option if you are considering one of our diets, this spinach and chicken salad recipe is a popular choice. It can be altered to what you like and what you don’t. It is great for those worried about weight loss or their fitness and health.

For a healthy diet or a balanced diet, this is a good option for a healthy meal or even a smaller sized portion can be used as a healthy snack. For the protein diet, the low carb diet or the 1200 calorie diet this should be one of your principal meals.

Ingredients

What you choose to put in your spinach salad with chicken (serving 4) is completely your choice, however, this is a basic recipe that is tasty on its own but you can add extra ingredients if you wish:

  • 1 bag of chopped spinach
  • Cherry tomatoes (or any other kind)
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 avocado (and any other vegetable you want to add)
  • 1/3 cup of toasted pine nuts
  • Crumbled goat or feta cheese
  • Herbs and spices

Method

Making a spinach and chicken salad is not too complicated and without the chicken will take you 5-10 minutes. Depending on how you want to make the chicken (smoked/roasted/grilled) depends on personal preference:

  • Prepare the chicken, marinade with spices and herbs or how you prefer, and cook in your preferred way: roasted, grilled or smoked.
  • Place the spinach in a bowl and slowly layer your salad with the vegetables you have chosen.
  • Add seasoning and spices according to personal taste, as well as your chosen salad dressing that can be added all at once at the end or gradually as you layer your salad.

If you have left-overs, add your chicken and spinach salad to a healthy pitta or wrap!

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Grilled Salmon with Brown Rice Recipe

This grilled salmon with brown rice recipe can include vegetables as well and is usually a good dinner meal. It is perfect for those on a healthy diet or balanced diet, and escpecially good if you are on a protein diet or 1200 calorie diet.

Have a look at our pages on different diets, weight loss and fitness for more information on staying healthy and taking care of your body.

Ingredients

These are the main ingredients you will need for your grilled salmon and brown rice (serves 2):

  • 1/2 cup brown rice
  • 2 salmon fillets
  • Rosemary, coriander and any other herbs you wish to add
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice OR sliced lemon
  • Vegetables

Method

How to cook your grilled salmon and brown rice, usually takes 30 minutes:

  • Cook the rice according to personal preference or packet instructions. Usually place rice in boiling water and leave to simmer or steam.
  • Preheat the barbeque or grill on high heat for your salmon.
  • Place the salmon in foil, add the herbs and lemon juice plus any addition seasonings, fold the foil on either side to make an enclosed packet.
  • Place the salmon on the grill (in the foil) and let it cook for around 10 minutes. Turn it over and grill on the other side for about 5 minutes. Repeat with shorter time periods until the salmon is opaque.
  • Steam vegetables and serve with the rice and salmon.
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Tomato and Lentil Soup Recipe

This tomato and lentil soup recipe would be an appropriate dish for any meal, especially for those on a soup diet, vegan diet or liquid diet. Any of our healthy recipes are also appropriate for people looking to have a healthy diet or balanced diet.

Have a look at our other diets if you are interested in staying healthy, looking after your body or weight loss and fitness.

Ingredients

For your tomato and lentil soup (serving 2), the recipe is quite flexible in what you can add for your personal preference:

  • Olive oil
  • 1/2 chopped onion
  • 1 chopped celery stick
  • 1/2 chopped carrot
  • Cumin, coriander, bay leaf (and any other herbs or spices)
  • 100g split red lentils
  • 200g tomatoes
  • Tomato puree

Method

The method to make your tomato and lentil soup should take around 20 minutes:

  • Heat the oil in a saucepan, add the onions and let them cook for about 5 minutes before adding the rest of the vegetables, let them cook for about 3 minutes and finally add in your herbs and spices. Constantly stir.
  • Add the lentils, tomatoes and tomato puree to the mixture and bring to the boil. Reduce the lid, half cover the pan, let it simmer for about 10 minutes or until the vegetables/lentils are soft.
  • Use a blender or food processor to create the correct consistency for you; if you need to thin the soup add water/vegetable stock.