Quick recipes

Ok, here’s the rub.  It’s not always easy to eat healthily all of the time because you won’t always feel like cooking, chopping vegetables or boiling brown rice for forty minutes.  But your body will pay you back handsomely if you feed it the right foods in the right proportions at the right time. The question is how do you incorporate all that healthy eating advice into your daily life?

Making healthy eating quick and easy

When I’m faced with clients who want to eat healthily but can’t quite incorporate this into their busy lifestyle, I recommend my speedy, healthy recipes which can be made in ten minute s or less.  Give them a go and you will be on the road to a healthier lifestyle.


1) Poached fish with vegetables and wholegrain pasta (ten minutes)


  • Frozen fish fillets (1 per person – salmon, coley or cod)
  • Frozen mixed vegetables (broccoli, peas, carrots)
  • Brown rice pasta spirals (Orgran is a good brand)
  • Yeast free, vegetarian stock cube
  • Fresh or dried basil
  • Extra virgin olive oil


Frozen fish can be poached in ten minutes and there’s no need to defrost it, which makes this dish very quick and easy to prepare

  1. Place the frozen fish portion in a medium pan of boiling water
  2. Add the stock cube and rice pasta then boil for ten minutes
  3. After 5 minutes, add the frozen vegetables
  4. Boil on a lower heat for another five minutes
  5. Drain
  6. Serve on plate and drizzle extra virgin olive oil and sprinkle some fresh or dried basil on top
  7. Serve and enjoy


2) Tomato fish soup

This fresh tomato and fish soup is full of the antioxidant lycopene which is great for your skin and omega three fat essential for brain function. The soup provides a delicious, nutritious feast when served with some wheat free bread on the side and enjoy.

Ingredients (serves two)

  • 12 ripe medium, juicy tomatoes chopped
  • 1 large red onion chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic chopped
  • 2 tbs of tomato puree
  • ½ cup of tomato juice
  • 1 Tin of sardines or mackerel in tomato sauce
  • Worcestershire source to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • Honey to taste (only if you want to sweeten your recipe slightly)


  1. Chop the tomatoes, onion and garlic
  2. Place them in a baking tray with some extra virgin olive oil under a very hot grill until they start to bubble and release their juices
  3. Blend the vegetables in a blender and add the tomato juice and tomato puree
  4. Pour the mixture into a pan then add the sardines or mackerel and heat
  5. Taste the soup and then add worcestershire sauce, black pepper, salt and honey to taste until you find the flavour you like
  6. Serve with soup with some wholegrain wheat free bread and enjoy

Top soup tomatoes

Elegance, a deep-red classic tomato (often sold on the vine) is sweet and juicy. Aranca are good on-the-vine cocktail tomatoes with a great flavour and aroma, but if you like the larger beefsteak tomatoes, try Jack Hawkins.




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