Good nutrition is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle. Combined with physical activity, your diet can help you to reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce your risk of chronic diseases (like heart disease and cancer), and promote your overall health. Scroll down and check out some of our favourite recipes that are not only nutritious and good for your body, but also very pleasing to your tongue.

A PERFECT STARTER

Salmon Royal with Hollandaise Sauce

Salmon-royal

Ingridients

  • 200g pack of wild Alaskan smoked salmon
  • 1 beef tomato sliced
  • Green salad leaves
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 heaped tsp coconut oil

FOR THE SAUCE

  • 2 egg yolks beaten
  • 2-3 heaped tbsp ghee or butter depending on your desired consistency
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp water
  • Pinch of cayenne chilli powder

Directions

  1. First prepare your dish by layering up on a plate the salad leaves, beef tomato slices and smoked salmon.
  2. To prepare the sauce heat some water in a saucepan and bring to a simmer and then place a glass bowl on top. The water in the saucepan should not be touching the bottom of the bowl.
  3. Now add your coconut oil to a heated pan and then add your eggs to fry on a low heat.
  4. Whilst the eggs cook add the ingredients for the sauce into the glass bowl and keep stirring until the butter or ghee has fully melted down and the sauce thickens.
  5. If you can get yourself a milk frother to blend the sauce that would be great, it makes it nice and thick and a lot quicker too. Click here to see what we mean.
  6. Place your fried eggs on top of the smoked salmon and then top with the desired amount of sauce.
  7. Top with fresh parsley and enjoy.

MAIN DISHES

Mediterranean Fish and Chips

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Ingridients

  • 1 courgette
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • 1 aubergine, chopped
  • 1 tbsp mixed herbs
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into skinny chips
  • 4 salmon fillets
  • Celtic Sea or Himalayan Pink salt and freshly

Directions

  1. Pre heat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4.
  2. Place the sweet potato chips on a baking tray and set aside.
  3. Pour the passata into a large ovenproof dish. Stir in the herbs salt, pepper, garlic and mix well.
  4. Add the chopped courgette, peppers and aubergine.
  5. Combine the ingredients thoroughly in the sauce and place in the oven to bake for 45 minutes.
  6. After 20 minutes, place the chips in the oven and lay the salmon fillets on top of the vegetables. Use a spoon to cover the fillets with a little of the sauce. If the sauce is drying, add a little warm water or stock.
  7. After 40-45 minutes or until the sweet potatoes and fish are cooked through, remove from the oven.
  8. Place the chips on a plate and top with the salmon and vegetables.

Thai Style Steak Salad

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Ingridients

  • 2 x 200g rump steaks

TO MAKE THE DRESSING

  • Zest and juice of 3 limes
  • 2 tbsp tamari
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 dice-sized piece of ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1 green or red chilli
  • 1 tsp xylitol or honey
  • 1 handful fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

FOR THE SALAD

  • 200g cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • ½ cucumber, sliced
  • 200g radishes, sliced
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 1 handful fresh mint, roughly broken
  • 1 handful fresh basil, roughly broken

Directions

  1. Mix the tamari, zest and juice of one lime and pepper in a bowl.
  2. Slice the steaks into strips and add them to the bowl, then coat fully in the mixture.
  3. Mix the remaining lime zest/lime juice with the ginger, chilli, xylitol and coriander to make the dressing.
  4. Heat the coconut oil in a pan over a medium heat before adding the marinated steak strips. Stir fry for 3–4 minutes or to your liking. Leave to cool while you mix the salad ingredients together.
  5. Place the steak strips on top of the salad and drizzle
    the dressing over the top.

Epic Beef Burgers

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Ingridients

  • 500g beef mince
  • 1 small red or white onion finely chopped
  • 1-2 garlic cloves crushed or finely chopped
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 heaped tbsp tomato puree
  • Himalayan salt or Celtic salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • Cheddar cheese to top the burgers with (optional)

Directions

  1. Pre heat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan/350°F/gas mark 4.
  2. Combine all ingredients except for the cheese together in a large bowl using your hands before making into 4 big burger patties and placing on a grill tray
  3. Place in the oven and cook for 20-25 minutes
  4. Place desired amount of cheese on top of the burgers for the last 2-3 minutes of cooking or until cheese has melted
  5. Enjoy with some crinkle cut sweet potato chips and in a crispy lettuce wrap and you have to have these with or home made ketchup which you can see here. Its super easy to make

A PERFECT DESERT

Date and Walnut Chunky Choc

Date-walnut

Ingridients

  • 300g dark chocolate
  • 80g medjool dates, chopped
  • 80g walnuts, roughly chopped

Directions

  1. Line an 8” loaf tin with greaseproof paper.
  2. Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water.
  3. Remove the melted chocolate from the heat and stir in the walnuts and dates.
  4. Pour the chocolate mixture into the loaf tin and place in the fridge to set.

Top Tip: These make a great gift idea if placed in a decorative glass jar. Here’s some of our favourite flavours:

– Orange extract and crystallised ginger
– Toasted hazelnut and cacao nibs
– Pecan, cranberry and pumpkin seeds
– Toasted almond and sea salt

A YUMMY SNACK

Bacon, Cheese & Onion Scotch Eggs

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Ingridients

  • 12 eggs
  • 12 quality sausages (we use The Black Farmer)
  • 6 rashers of streaky bacon chopped
  • 3-4 spring onions chopped
  • 120g cheddar cheese grated
  • 100g oat bran

Directions

  1. Pre heat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4.
  2. Place 10 of the eggs into boiling water, bring to the boil again and cook for 4 minutes before placing them immediately into cold water to stop them cooking any longer.
  3. Whilst the eggs are cooking remove the skins from the sausages then mix the meat with the bacon, spring onions and cheese thoroughly using your hands.
  4. Peel the eggs, beat the remaining 2 in a bowl and scatter the oat bran out on a plate ready to coat the eggs.
  5. Shape the meat around each egg (don’t make them too thick) before rolling them in the beaten egg then the oat bran before placing in a baking tray or on a grill tray and cooking in the oven for 30 minutes or until cooked.

All recipes are taken from Fitter Food website. For a full list of nutritious and healthy food please check out their site www.fitterfood.com.

Also, check out more healthy resources at www.healthandbeautylistings.org