Healthy Meat Recipes

Healthy Meat Recipes

Are you wanting to find some healthy recipes that include meat? Then this blog is for you check out and try these easy healthy recipes that are really delicious!

Baked Peppers with Rice, Chicken & California Walnuts

From the sweet flavours of the roasted red pepper contrasted with tender pieces of shredded chicken and mushrooms, this recipe is perfect for a weekend lunch or a quick mid-week dinner.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 150g chestnut mushrooms, sliced
  • 250g pouch sun dried tomato basmati rice
  • 50g California Walnut pieces, roughly chopped
  • 200g roast chicken, shredded
  • ½ x 25g pack parsley, chopped
  • 4 red peppers

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, gas mark 6.
  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the mushrooms for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add the rice, California Walnuts and chicken and fry for 2-3 minutes until heated through.
  4. Season to taste and stir in the parsley and 2-3 tbsp water.
  5. Cut the tops off the peppers and remove seeds.
  6. Trim the bases if needed so they stand upright and place them in a small roasting tin with 3 tbsp water in the base.
  7. Spoon rice mixture into the pepper shells and bake for 30 minutes or until the peppers are just softened.
  8. Serve with a fresh leafy salad.

Healthy Spaghetti Bolognese

Traditional Italian comfort food with a delicious sundried tomato flavour. The wholewheat pasta and added mushrooms make it a healthier version too.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 200g extra lean mince
  • 1 medium onion
  • 80g shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 medium carrot (grated)
  • 400g canned chopped tomatoes
  • 250ml low salt vegetable stock
  • 2 tbsp sundried tomato paste
  • 300g wholewheat spaghetti
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley
  • 1 bay leaf

Method

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan and fry the onions and mince until the mince has browned.
  2. Add the mushrooms, carrot, tomatoes, stock, bay leaf and tomato puree. Bring to the boil and then let simmers for 15-20mins or until the sauce has thickened.
  3. Place the spaghetti in a saucepan of boiling water with a pinch of salt and cook until the spaghetti is soft.
  4. Divide the spaghetti into four portions and serve with the Bolognese sauce on top. Sprinkle with the fresh parsley and serve.

Spicy Chicken Pitta Pockets

Make these easy harissa-spiced chicken pittas for lunch or a quick dinner.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp Greek Style low-fat yogurt 
  • 2 tsp harissa paste 
  • 1 tbsp olive oil  
  • 1 small onion 
  • 1 large chicken breast fillet, skin removed and cut into slices  
  • 1 red pepper, de-seeded and sliced 
  • 100g mushrooms, sliced 
  • 2 wholemeal pitta breads 
  • Salad leaves, washed and dried 
  • Two lemon quarters – optional 

Method

  1. Toast the pitta breads, when ready they should puff up. Slice along the top edge to form a pocket which you can fill later with the chicken mixture and salad.  
  2. Meanwhile, cook the onion gently in the oil for a few minutes until softened.
  3. Add the sliced chicken and cook until brown on all sides
  4. Add the mushrooms and peppers and continue to cook for another 5-10 minutes until the mushrooms are soft and the peppers are softening but still have some crunch.  Stir in the harissa paste, making sure that all the chicken and vegetables are coated. Allow to cool a little.
  5. Now you need to assemble the contents.  Start but putting a layer of salad into each pitta followed by the chicken mixture. Finnish with a layer of salad leaves and a drizzle of yogurt.
  6. Serve immediately with lemon quarters