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Sexy Salmon Salad

Sexy Salmon Salad  that Serves 2 Ingredients

salmon salad

* 2 salmon Fillets

* 40g of spinach leaves

*40g of butter head lettuce

* 2 courgettes (zucchini)

* six spring onions (white and green bits)

* 16 cherry tomatoes

* teaspoon of coconut butter

*Juice of 1/2 a lemon

For the dressing

*Extra Virgin Olive Oil

* Balsamic Vinegar

*1/2 lemon

* Pink Himalayan sea salt and freshly ground pepper

Heat the Oven to 180 degrees

Put the salmon fillets in an oven proof dish and dress with 1/2 teaspoon of coconut butter, the juice of 1/2 a lemon and a sprinkle of freshly ground pepper

cook for 15 minutes or until cooked through

In a griddle pan heat the remaining coconut butter

Dice the courgette and spring onions and cook until heated through

Wash and chop the lettuce leaves, quarter the cherry tomatoes and divide between two plates, On top place the courgettes and spring onions and salmon

dress with a teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar and lemon juice and s pinch of salt and pepper.

ENJOY!!

 

 

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Strawberry chia seed pudding

chia seeds heart Have you ever wondered what to do with chia seeds? well here is a delicious nutrituos way to enjoy them! I some times have this delicious pudding as a breakfast.

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup plus raw chia seeds
  • 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk to make it vegan and dairy free (You could use coconut, or regular milk)
  • 1 cup of CoYo yogurt or live natural yogurt like yeovally
  • 1¼ teaspoons pure vanilla extract we like Nielsen Massay
  • a cup of fresh strawberries
  • Pinch of pink Himalayan sea salt
  • a punnet of chopped strawberries
  • 4 tablespoons of almond slivers

In a medium bowl, gently mix the almond milk, coyo yogurt, the vanilla extract, fresh strawberries and salt. slowly add in the chia seeds; let stand 30 minutes. Stir once more to ensure all the seeds are covered. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

The next day, divide the  pudding into 4 bowls or glasses; then top with the chopped strawberries and almond slivers and serve!

 

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Can I cook with Extra Virgin Olive Oil?

Is it true you shouldn’t cook with extra virgin olive oil?Unrefined, cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil has one of the lowest smoke point of all forms of olive oil. This is because extra virgin oil is the least refined, most nutrient dense and contains the largest concentration of fragile nutritive components. When heated to a high temperature the oil burns, turns rancid, and in turn lets out free radicals which are carcinogens. Extra Virgin Olive Oil does not have as high a smoke point as butter or coconut oil. For these reasons, I don't recommend cooking with extra virgin. Keep extra virgin olive oil for salad dressings, drizzling on cooked vegetables or adding to smoothies. To cook with use butter, coconut oil or toasted sesame oil instead.

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I'm desperate to lose weigh please help!

I’m desperate to lose weight for the summer but can’t seem to stick to any diet for long. Since January I’ve tried herbal life, lighter life and diet chef, but can’t seem to stick to them for longer than a few weeks at the most, what is the best diet advice? We seem to be bombarded with the latest diet, the fastest way to lose weight or how some celebrity lost a stone or two. In reality we seem to have lost touch with the joy of eating, we have forgotten what normal healthy food is and have bought into the concept that we need man made food products or supplements. There is no quick fix, no magic pill for getting the body of your dreams, but that doesn’t mean that you have to starve to get there nor should it be a hard drawn out process either. Your body was made to be healthy. As a society we seem to have been brainwashed by the media and clever marketing from food companies and we no longer seem to know what is good for us anymore. Margarine sales are a prime example of this as is the rise of fat free yet high sugar products, all made to make money and clever marketing makes us believe we are doing the best for our health, however the truth is we are now fatter and unhealthier than ever before. The biggest myth is that you need to eat less to lose fat. Many of the clients I see are surprised how much they can eat and still lose excess fat. Eat fewer calories and you will lose weight, this is a distorted. A calorie is a calorie right?! The theory goes like this; in order to lose weight we must eat less, this creates a calorie defect which creates weight loss. Well the truth isn’t quite as simple as this not all food is digested in the same way, so whilst a calorie is a calorie how that calorie is absorbed once in the body is different dependent on what type of food the calorie came from. The quality of where the calories come from is really important too. One study conducted by Pawlak D et al 2004, fed two groups of rats diets with identical nutrients, except for the type of carbohydrates, one group had high-GL the other had Low-GI. The animals were fed in a controlled way to maintain the same mean bodyweight for 18 weeks. At the end of the 18 weeks the rats on the lower GL diets had lower rates of body fat and higher amounts of lean muscle mass compared with the rats on the high GL diet. Further research has also shown similar results in mice. Mice on the high-GI diet had almost twice the body fat of those on the low-GI diet after 9 weeks. This shows that the type of food you eat is very important. You don’t need to remove carbohydrates completely nor do you need to eat a low calorie, fat free diet. What you need to learn is how to eat in a way that helps provide your body with enough energy and nutrients but also helps you lose excess fat. It may sound very complicated but it’s easier that it sounds. The most beneficial thing anyone can do to gain health and lose excess weight, is too shift the focus from weight loss altogether and focus on eating real food, then the weight will take care of itself. By real food I mean food that hasn't been tampered with, vegetables, fruit, fish, meat, nuts, rice, butter ETC. Yes even butter has benefits when eaten as part of a healthy balanced diet.

A days eating could look something like this:-

Breakfast - Poached eggs on whole grain toast spread with a little butter Snack - Apple and 10 almonds Lunch -Chicken pesto and salad wrap Live natural yogurt with fresh or frozen berries Dinner - Salmon with new baby potatoes served with green vegetables If you would like more advice or a tailor made diet, please contact me on Kirsten@thefoodremedy.co.uk or on 07780007361 Also vist www.thefoodremedy.co.uk for recipes and healthy food ideas

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Cajun Chicken salad

Ingredients chicken breast, olive oil, 140ml of chicken stock, cajun spices

salad leaves, spinach, rocket and watercress give it a good kick

basil leaves, cherry tomatoes, red onion

cut each chicken breast in thin strips

Place the chicken strips in an oven proof dish, pour over the chicken stock and drizzle with olive oil. Generously coat the chicken with the Cajun seasoning and bake at 180 degrees for 15-20 minutes. (or until fully cooked)

chop cherry tomatoes and red onion, tear basil place in a bowl add a drop of balsamic vinegar and mix.

place mixed salad leaves on the plate, add tomato and onion mix and top with the hot cajun chicken!

Enjoy!

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