Thursday, 7 August 2014

Easy Throw Together Meals

Hello peeps, here we are again are you having a good week so far? I definitely am its been all go this side of the screen just the way I like it! Today I was up early to get my walk in before my first client, thankfully the sunshine has come out to play and my walk along the seafront was gorgeous start to the day : )

This week I have been enjoying some really tasty throw together meals, they are easy to make and easy to eat! I think easy meals are my favourite, don't get me wrong I do enjoy a good cook/bake session but the week nights I want something I can cook up without too much fuss that will be filling enough for the man and tasty of course! I have four meals here to share with you 3 of which include bacon...I like to make my ingredients last through a few meals to cut down on cost! 

Bacon and Egg Scramble with Salad


Ingredients:
(serves 1)

2 rashers of streaky bacon
2 eggs
5 mushrooms
salt and pepper
choice of salad

Method:

Cut the bacon up into strips and put in a non-stick frying pan over a low heat. (Streaky bacon haas enough fat that you don't need to use any other in this dish). While the bacon cooks slice up the mushrooms, once the bacon starts to brown add mushrooms and turn up the heat a little. When you think the bacon is crispy enough add the two eggs and stir until cooked. Once cooked add the salt and pepper to your preference. 

Serve with salad and of course a dollop of ketchup!


Savoury Vegetable Rice Topped with Crispy Bacon


Ingredients:
(serves 2)

150g Basmati Rice, white or brown
1 small courgette
1 small red pointy pepper
1 small red onion
2 Tbsp red pesto
salt and pepper
2 rashers streaky bacon

Method:

Cook the rice to packet instructions. While the rice cooks  cut the bacon into thin strips and place in a non-stick pan over a low heat to cook. Chop the courgette, pepper and onion and place in a large mixing bowl, add the pesto and stir. Once the rice is cooked wash under the tap then add to veggies and pesto, stir again. When the bacon is crispy enough for you serve up rice then top with crispy bacon.


Savoury Chickpea and Bacon Rice with Steamed Broccoil


Ingredients:
(serves 2)

100g basmati rice, white or brown
1 can chickpeas, drained and washed
4 rashers streaky bacon
1 small red onion
2 Tbsp red pesto
1 small head broccoli

Method:

Cook the rice to packet instructions. While the rice cooks cut up bacon into strips and onion then add to a non stick pan, cook 3-4 minutes then add chickpeas and pesto. Cut broccoli and steam for 5-6 minutes depending on size of florets. Once rice is cooked drain and rinse then add to bacon and chickpeas. Combine the lot then serve with steamed broccoli.


Tuna and Vegetable Quinoa with Roasted Garam Masala Cauliflower


Ingredients:
(serves 2)

Quinoa:
100g quinoa
1 can tuna
1 red pointy pepper
1 small courgette
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 Tbsp paprika
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp Udo's Oil
salt and pepper

Cauliflower:
1 small head of cauliflower
1 Tbsp garam masala powder
1 Tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper

Method:

Pre-heat your oven to 180. Chop cauliflower and place in a baking pan, cover with oil, garam masala, salt and pepper then place in the oven to bake for 20 mins, stirring every 5 minutes.

Cook quinoa to packets instructions, while it boils chop courgette and pepper then add to a mixing bowl also add the tuna, oil paprika, vinegar and mustard seeds, mix well. Once the quinoa is cooked and drained add to tuna mix and stir until all combined. The cauliflower should be cooked by now so serve it all up and enjoy! 

All of these meals as you can see are really easy to make and use similar ingredients which helps with the shopping budget. They are also pretty large servings if like me you live you a guy who comes home hungry! If not any of them could be used as lunch the next day another way to save money! 

I hope these meals have given you some ideas of how you can eat healthy tasty food that can be made quickly and doesn't break the bank! 

Question:

Whats your favourite healthy throw together meal?

2 comments:

  1. I'm all for easy throw together meals. I hate meals that require 1000 ingredients to put together. Your garam masala cauliflower dish looks wonderful! :-)

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    1. Thank you it went down a treat!

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