One of the jobs of a nutritional therapist is to make eating healthy food enjoyable,
but also helping to maximise their time spent in the kitchen and bringing in meals
on budget. One way to do this is on a Sunday by using the meat and veg that you
have cooked to make a delicious and quick evening meal or even for Monday’s lunch.
Here are 4 quick and easy suggestions nutritional therapist Steve Hines
for Sunday roast left overs:
Once you have cooked your roast chicken set aside a little bit of the meat that
normally doesn’t get eat, such as off the spine and shoulder blades, the wings and a
little breast meat. Then make a stock from the chicken carcass, put the bones in a
stock pan and half fill with water. Place on a low heat for 2-3 hours. Adding some
carrots, celery and onions to the stock is optional. After 2-3 hours decant the bones
and add some fresh vegetables such as pak choy, leeks, peppers, add salt and pepper
and some left over chicken meat. Cook off for 15-20 minutes until the veg is tender.
Put though a bender to make a delicious soup or eat it as it is for a chunky stew.
Left over pork
Place some left over new potatoes and fennel in a frying pan and heat through in
some organic butter and garlic. Add in the strips of left over pork until hot. Finish
with a garnish of grated apple, parsley, salt and pepper.
Cook some quinoa. At the same time cook some chopped dried apricots with diced
onion, parsley and lemon juice, toast some almonds and mix it all together. Finally
add in some cold lamb and heat it through. Serve it topped with a spoon full of
yoghurt and chopped mint.
Roast beef salad
Simple toss together some salad leave out of a ready to eat mixed herb or rocket,
spinach and watercress salad (this really does take less than 30 seconds), throw in
some chopped salad veg like tomatoes, cucumber, olives, sun dried tomatoes,
beetroot etc… and throw on some strips of the roast beef. Mix a dressing of 3 parts
olive oil to 1 part mustard or horseradish and season. Pour over the salad and devour.