Tag: five a day

Roast Veg Risotto

Roast Veg Risotto

I wouldn’t normally do a risotto on a Friday, as they take a lot longer to cook. But I often finish ‘working’ earlier on a Friday so thought I’d give it a go. A lot of people worry about making risotto because it takes time & stirring. But pour yourself a gin or a vino & sip that every time you add some liquid to your rice & you’ll be fine!

Roast Veg Risotto

Roast Veg Risotto

This is not a quick dinner but it is very tasty & super healthy. It’s another one from the value meals on the NHS Meal Planner website. It doesn’t take long to prepare and is very easy, if not a little time consuming. I set aside an hour to cook this & was pretty much bang on with that. Don’t be put off by the amount of stirring – it’s totally worth it in the end! x

Hearty Sausage Hotpot

Hearty Sausage Hotpot

I really like the NHS Healthy Eating meal planner. It has loads of food recipes that help you fit in your five a day. Last night we had something from the ‘value’ food range.

Hearty Sausage Hotpot

Hearty Sausage Hotpot

It was really easy to do. Cook chopped onions while your veggie sausages are cooking. Add half a tin of beans & half a tin of chopped tomatoes. When sausages are cooked, chop & add. Cook some peas & you’re done. Serve with some lush bread. Three portions of veg in one meal. Cheap & tasty. Worth a go!

Spicy Vegetarian Curry

Spicy Veg Curry

Some of you may have picked up on the fact that I’m a pretty rubbish vegetarian in that I’m not a huge fan of vegetables. But my new meal plan is all about eating more veg so…

Spicy Vegetarian Curry

Spicy Veg Curry

I Googled something to do with lowering cholesterol (feel so middle aged!) Google replied with the NHS website. They’ve got this awesome tool called the ‘5 a day weekly planner‘ & you can plan it so that you’re getting your 5 a day. Not only that, it comes with loads of recipes like the one above.

As I was preparing the ingredients for last nights dinner I started to get worried. It required a whole aubergine. Now I’m not a massive fan of aubergines & we were flying solo without any Quorn but I am happy to report that this meal is pretty good. The curry paste permeates the aubergine really well. It has relatively few ingredients so is quick to prepare & the yoghurt on the top finishes it off nicely. And this meal alone counts as 2 of your five a day. Winner winner…x