Balancing work, fitness and a personal life is not easy for most of us. We feel strongly about always making time to self-invest and nutrition is a huge part of this. Here are 3 quick and healthy Spring inspired dishes you can prepare and make part of your busy schedule
➺ Quinoa Salad with a Honey Vinaigrette Dressing
You’ll Need …
For the Salad ~
- 450g Frozen Garden Peas
- 250g Quinoa – Uncooked
- 100g Feta Cheese – Crumbled
- 100g Walnuts – Pulsed
- Half: Raw Red Onion – Choppe
- Half: Fresh Cucumber – Chopped
- 50g Fresh Basil
For the Dressing ~
- 2 Large Fresh Lemons – Squeezed
- 5 Tablespoons: Olive Oil
- 3 Tablespoons: Organic Honey
- Pinch of Salt
Cook the quinoa according to the package instructions and set aside. In a separate pan, bring peas to boiling point and then leave to rest with the heat off. Add all of the dressing ingredients into a food processor and pulse until well incorporated.
Drain peas and mix into the quinoa along with the cucumber, onion and walnuts. Crumble over the feta and top with fresh basil.
Mix until well combined and then add to your favourite serving dish, drizzle the vinaigrette on top and voila!
This dish can be eaten hot or cold – at home or on the go. It’s light, filling and simply delightful.
➺ Roasted Asparagus with Grape Tomatoes
You’ll Need …
- 1 Pound Asparagus
- 200g Grape Tomatoes – halved
- 80g Crumbled Goat Cheese
- 2 Teaspoons: Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Half Teaspoon: Fresh Minced Garlic
- 2 Tablespoons: Balsamic Vinegar
Boil the asparagus for 2 minutes or until tender. Drain and then place into an oven-proof dish.
Heat oil over a medium-high heat and add the tomatoes and fresh garlic.
Cook for 5 minutes and then mix in the vinegar and allow to simmer for a further 3 minutes.
Carefully pour the tomato mixture over the asparagus and cover the dish with foil.
Bake at 180 degrees for 6-8 minutes.
Remove from the oven and crumble over the goat cheese whilst the dish is still hot and allow it to melt a little.
Serve with fresh salmon and lemon for a beautiful spring lunch.
➺ Guilt-Free Treat Pots
You’ll Need …
- A Handful: Raspberries
- 1 Peach – Chopped
- 150g Fat Free Yoghurt
- 2 Tablespoons: Granola
- 1 Teaspoon: Clear Organic Honey
This recipe is so easy; it’s ideal for a breakfast or a filling snack. Tailor it to your taste with your favourite fruits!
Spoon the yoghurt into a glass and then sprinkle on the crunchy granola. Pile up with fruit and drizzle over the honey. It’s that simple!
A super quick but wonderfully tasty treat!
At HC MedSpa we believe in caring for yourself from the inside out. Our wellness recipes are here to inspire you to lead a balanced lifestyle.