OUR FAVOURITE THINGS

Eating a healthy balanced diet can make a real difference to your physical and mental health. Check out the recipes for some of our CloudMind team's favourite healthy meals and snacks!

 

 

Shane

SPAGHETTI BOLOGNESE

Ingredients

  • 400g lean beef mince

  • 1 onion diced

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed

  • ½ cup button mushrooms finely diced

  • 2 large carrots grated

  • 1 400g tin diced tomatoes

  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste

  • ½ cup of water or salt reduced stock

  • 1 handful of chopped parsley post cook

  • salt & pepper

  • oil spray

  • 35g dried pasta per person (try brown pasta for a change)

  • 1 tablespoon grated parmesan per person

Directions

  1. Spray a pan with oil and panfry the onion and garlic until soft.

  2. Add in your carrot and mushrooms and lightly panfry until the mushrooms leach their water.

  3. Add in the mince meat and cook until brown on the outside.

  4. Add in the diced tomatoes, tomato paste and water or stock and bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer for around 10-15 minutes (or until the liquid reduces back).

  5. Cook the pasta as per the packet instructions.

  6. Stir through the parsley into the Bolognese sauce and serve with the pasta.

  7. Top with grated parmesan.

Bronagh

CHICKEN CURRY

You will need:

170g diced chicken

vegetable oil 

1 medium onion , peeled and chopped 

100 g mushrooms , quartered 

85g garden peas

1 red pepper , diced 

1 clove of garlic

600 ml curry base sauce (May flower sauce)

400 ml water

Boil in a bag rice

How to:

In a little vegetable oil, fry the chicken, onion and garlic gently for 10 minutes in a large pan then add the remaining vegetables. In another pot add water and stir in curry mix. Whisk until the sauce comes to the boil, reintroduce the sauce to the chicken and vegetables lower the heat and simmer for two minutes.

While doing that put your rice on for 14-16 minutes at medium heat 

Caitlin

HEALTHY BERRY YOGURT SMOOTHIE

You will need:

¾ cup fresh blueberries

¾ cup fresh blackberries

5.3 ounce package plain Greek yogurt

1 cup vanilla soy milk

1 whole banana

How to:

Add all of the ingredients to a blender.

Pulse for 30 seconds, stir and pulse for an additional 30 seconds.

Pour into two glasses and serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.

*recipe from www.chefsavvy.com

Oisin

FRUIT SMOOTHIE

You will need:

1 banana

A handful of grapes

A handful of strawberries

1 apple

Onken 0% fat strawberry yogurt

1 orange

How to:

Chop bananas and apple up into slices.

Slice tops off strawberries before slicing them.

Peel the orange before putting each piece into the blender

Place all the fruit in the blender.

Fill the blender with Onken yogurt until all fruit is submerged.

Blend until thick and smooth. 

Sinead

CHICKEN STIR FRY 

You will need:

Method

  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan or wok and fry the garlic and chicken, until browned all over. Add the pepper to the pan and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes.

  2. Stir in the soy sauce, mangetout and chicken stock. Continue to stir-fry over a medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through. Add in the cooked noodles and stir to combine.

Kayla

CHICKEN ARRABIATA

You will need:

3 tbsp olive oil

2 medium onions, halved and sliced

garlic bulb, separated into cloves

2 red chillies, deseeded and sliced

350ml chicken stock

600g tomato, finely chopped

3 tbsp tomato purée2 tsp chopped thyme

6 skinless chicken legs

How to:

Heat the olive oil in a large heavybased pan. Add the onions and whole garlic cloves.

Fry, stirring frequently, for 10 mins, adding the chillies for the final min.

Stir in the stock, tomatoes, tomato purée and thyme with some seasoning.

Add the chicken legs, pushing them under the liquid, then part-cover the pan and leave to simmer gently for 45 mins.

Remove the lid and cook for a further 15 mins until the chicken is tender and the sauce has reduced a little. 

*recipe from www.bbcdoodfood.com

Brandon

HEALTHY PIZZA'S

You will need:

Wholemeal Pitta pockets

Passatta 

Mixed herbs

Onions

Ham

Peppers

Reduced fat mozzarella

How to:

Cover your pitta pocket with passatta sauce, put on your reduced fat mozzarella and then toppings of your choice. I choose ham, onions and peppers, sprinkle with herbs and place in oven 200 degrees for 6- 8 minutes.

Roisin

Chicken wraps

You will need:

Wholemeal wraps

Reduced fat cheddar

Mayonnaise light

Chicken breast 

Onions

Lettuce

Peppers 

How to:

Get your wraps and place you choice of ingredients. I choose chicken, cheese, onions, lettuce and peppers. This is great for lunch or dinner 

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