Winter is the time of year for a hot healthy meal in the evenings. These meal ideas will help to inspire you to create your own healthy meals that are a sure to be a winner with the whole family.
Chicken, Spinach and Mango Fettuccine a taste sensation, of mangoes, white wine sauce, fresh cream, sliced chicken and spinach cooked with fresh fettuccine.
Nut loaf is a great comfort food for everyone. It can be made by combining a variety of mixed nuts with chopped mixed dried fruit and 4 eggs, a cup each of oats, vegetable stock and tomato salsa with mixed herbs, grated carrot, celery, onion and mushrooms, pressed into a loaf and baked about 1 hour, then served hot.
Parmesan Risotto with Roasted Prawns. This simple to make, risotto dish just begs for a bottle of nice wine to go with it. Place Chicken stock in a saucepan and simmer with a little nice drinking wine, a touch of garlic, paprika, black pepper and ½ a cup of chopped Italian parsley. Saute 1 cup of Arborio rice in olive oil until browned, add the stock and cook until the rice is tender. Add ½ cup of fresh Parmesan and serve with the oven roasted prawns.
Gnocchi with Chicken Sausage and Tomatoes, simplicity is the key to this dish. Saute the sliced chicken sausages until brown in olive oil, add 1 cup of halved cherry tomatoes cooking them until tender with ½ a cup of fresh sliced basil leaves, add 2 cups of cooked gnocchi, season to taste and serve.
Chicken with Walnut Pomegranate Pesto and couscous, Pan fry 4 chicken legs with the seeds of a pomegranate, 1 tsp of honey to make a glaze. Blend a bunch of parsley with1/2 a cup of walnuts 1 tbsp of pomegranate molasses and olive oil to make the pesto and serve together.
Mediterranean Meat Loaf. Combine 750g of ground meat with ¼ cup of sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, onion, tomato salsa, egg, green olives, breadcrumbs and feta cheese to make a loaf that is baked and served hot.
Moroccan Chicken with Apricots, Olives and Almonds is a great mixture of sautéed chicken thighs with onion, olives, dried apricots, sliced almonds, chicken stock, cumin, ginger, cinnamon, pepper and bay leaves all cooked in a casserole, then served.
Fish baked in grape leaves is a very easy healthy meal Wrap 4 fish fillets in grape leaves with a little garlic and pepper, coriander and shredded coconut. Flavor with lime juice and anchovies, then bake and serve hot with lime wedges.
Smoked Gouda-Broccoli Soup is a delicious soup that can made by sauteed onion, potato, garlic and broccoli stems until soft then blending them with vegetable or chicken stock. Add grated smoked gouda and tasty cheddar and serve garnished with oven roasted broccoli florets and grated gouda.
Fresh Capsicum Stuffed with Ground Pork and Tomato Sauce a delightful healthy meal that is so easy to prepare, leaving you feeling satisfied and warm inside on a cold winters evening. Fresh mushrooms, onion, garlic, ginger and ground pork (or beef) mixed with your favorite herb blend, an egg and ½ a cup of cashew flour (or all-purpose) combined with fresh tomato salsa, ripe beef-tomatoes, Dijon and fresh basil and oregano. Stuffed into whole fresh capsicums and cooked until tender, then served with sliced spring onions and grated tasty cheese.