5 x 15 min Delicious Healthy Mid-Week Dinners + Shopping List for when you are having one of those weeks

Dinners

 

Sometimes you just have one of those weeks when you don’t have time to think, let alone cook!  So for when that occasion strikes again here are 5 quick, easy, healthy dinners plus a shopping list to ensure that you don’t hit the junk food when you get home.

Menu

Monday

 Minced beef hash

Minced Beef Hash with Creamy Avocado Dip

Tuesday

Smoked Haddock Fritata
Spicy Smoked Haddock Fritata

Wednesday

Tuna and Mange Tout

Jacket Potato and Tuna Crunch

Thursday

Quinoa Hash

Quinoa Hash

Friday

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Cook-Fridge

Shopping List

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  • 250g minced beef
  • 2 red peppers
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 lime
  • Lazy garlic
  • Smoked paprika
  • Kale or spinach
  • Tomato Puree
  • Mixed dried herbs
  • 275g smoked haddock (fresh or frozen)
  • Frozen peas
  • Garam Masala
  • 1 doz eggs
  • 1 courgette
  • 1 tin new potatoes
  • Frozen jacket potato (sweet or white)
  • Tinned tuna in spring water
  • Mange tout
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 packet cooked quinoa
  • Smokey bacon
  • 2 carrots

The Recipes

Minced Beef Hash with Creamy Avocado Dip

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Minced Beef Hash with Creamy Avocado Dip (serves 2)

(Save half for the freezer or a speedy lunch the next day)

Ingredients

  • 250 gr minced beef
  • 1 clove garlic finely diced or 1 tsp lazy garlic
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 1 handful of kale or spinach
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil of your choice
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 2 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp mixed dried herbs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 avocado
  • Juice of half a lime
  • Smidgen of lazy garlic

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a frying or saute pan
  2. Add the garlic and peppers and fry until just beginning to soften
  3. Add the minced beef and brown
  4. Whilst the beef is cooking put the avo, lime and garlic in a jug or bowl and whizz up with your stick blender
  5. Add the kale, tomato puree, smoked paprika, mixed herbs and seasoning
  6. Cook for a further 3-4 minute
  7. Serve with a dollop of avo on the top

Spicy Smoked Haddock Fritta

(Save half for your lunch tomorrow)

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  • 275g smoked haddock cut into chunks
  • 1 courgette diced
  • 100g frozen peas
  • Handful of Kale or Spinach
  • 6 eggs beaten
  • 1 tbsp Garam Masala
  • cooking oil of your choice
  • Tinned new potatoes sliced (optional for if you need some carbs in your life)

Method

  1. Heat the grill to a medium heat and on top of the stove heat the oil in a pan and when hot add the haddock and courgette (and potato if you are using)
  2. Stir fry gently for about 3 minutes
  3. Add the peas and stir fry for another 2 minutes then add the Garam Masala and stir fry for another minute
  4. Turn the heat down slightly and add the spinach and eggs and leave to “set”
  5. Now place the pan under the grill until cooked through

Jacket Potato with Tuna Crunch

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Ingredients

  • 1 – 2 frozen jacket potatoes – white or sweet
  • 1 tin of tuna in spring water
  • handful of mange tout
  • 6 cherry tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Balsamic vinegar to taste

Method

  1. Put the JP in the microwave as per the instructions
  2. Whilst the potato is heating slice the mange tout and cut the tomatoes into quarters
  3. Mix the veg with the tuna and vinegar and season to taste
  4. Slice open your potato and top

Quinoa Hash

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Ingredients

  • 1 packet of cooked quinoa
  • 6 cherry tomatoes – halved
  • 2 rashers of smoked bacon – chopped
  • Handful of Kale or Spinach
  • 1/2 red pepper – diced
  • any left over veggies diced
  • 1 egg
  • Cooking oil of your choice
  • 1/2 tsp lazy garlic
  • 1 tsp Smoked Paprika

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a pan, heat the quinoa in the microwave as per the instructions and put a pan of water to heat ready to poach the egg.
  2. Whilst the quinoa is heating, add the bacon and garlic and stir fry until the bacon is cooked
  3. Add the egg to the water and gently poach for 4 – 5 minutes
  4. Whilst the egg is poaching, add the other veggies and smoked paprika, stir fry until all is heated through and cooked
  5. Add the quinoa and stir fry for about a minute
  6. Serve topped with the poached egg and enjoy!

Cook Fridge

A cook fridge is a great way to use up left overs.  Take all the leftovers in your fridge, vegetables, salad ingredients,, ham, cooked meat, bacon etc.  Dice and stir fry until all is cooked.  Scramble in 2 – 3 beaten eggs and voila!  A protein packed, nutritious meal that can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Congratulations that’s 5 days of clean eating dinners and avoiding takeaways and junk food!

 

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