I’ve a big confession this week. On Monday we decided as a family (even though it was a school night) to make the most of the sunshine and warmer weather. So, after school we sneaked off to a local beach and had fish and chips watching the sun go down – bliss! (I’ve popped a piccie on http://fb.me/NLhealth)
So to make up for our “naughty” chip indulgence, I’m packing in more vegetables to this weeks menu. Here’s a couple of reasons why:-
because it’s low in calories but packed full of Vitamin K, calcium, phosphorous, potassium, zinc, and selenium. It also contains a hormone that helps muscle tissue repair faster – that’s why Popeye loved it so much!
Peppers (red, green, orange) –
they’re packed with more Vitamin C than oranges and only 1/3 of the calories
it contains bone protecting Vitamin K and is rich in folate to help prevent heart disease and reduce the risk of obesity.
Bok Choy/Pak Choi –
these green leaves contains rare cancer fighting nitrogen compounds plus folic acid, iron, beta-carotene, potassium and vitamins, all with low calories.
I pop these in pretty much every meal I make. Again they’re low in calories and give your body a huge immunity boost.
that lovely red colour means they contain lycopene which can help protect from prostate and breast cancer and eliminate skin ageing free radicals.
a great source of calcium, manganese, potassium, phosphorous, magnesium and iron. It’s really high in Vitamins A, C & K which can all help you live longer.
As you can see, if you do have a little indulgence, by packing in some extra vegetables it’s easy to help balance out any negative effects on your body.
Here’s my meals for this week:-
- Lamb steaks, red pepper, asparagus & baby spinach salad with sweet potato wedges
- Pork steaks with mustard sauce, jacket potatoes and a walnut salad
- Beef mince Tacos and salad.
- Asian braised salmon with bok choy and rice
- Ginger chicken stirfry and noodles
- Baked Seabass, with tomatoes, thyme, new potatoes and stir fry vegetables
I hope you have a super week, and please like and share on social media below.
P.S. Let me know if you had a secret indulgence this week??