Time to start the New Year with some tasty and healthy recipes and get your diet into January mode? In this short blog we’ve gathered some quick and easy breakfast, lunch and dinner options just for you; all from some of the best British chefs. We have included a range of ideas including meat vegetarian, pescatarian, and of course vegan options, in case you are doing Veganuary 😉
Healthy Breakfast Recipes
Banana & Cinnamon Porridge
Easy – Serves 4 – 15 minutes – 315 Kcal – VEGAN Friendly
A simple and tasty recipe by Jamie Oliver: make a normal porridge with oats and milk or soya milk, but add a sliced banana, flaked almonds, ground cinnamon, poppy seeds, and some honey to add a natural sweetener. It’s easy, simple, and healthy – a great breakfast recipe you could try at work or at home. Find the full recipe here.
Spiced Roast plum and almond French toast
Easy – Serves 2 – 45 minutes – 312 Kcal
Our next breakfast favourite is this delicious French toast recipe by Louise Robinson – a balanced milk, cream, sugar and eggs treat, topped with roasted plums and a little brown sugar, cinnamon and star anise to bring out their inherent sweetness. Try it on a lazy Sunday with a good cup of tea – it will be delish!
Gluten-free potato pancakes
Easy – Serves 2 – 45 minutes – 312 Kcal – Gluten Free
For all the gluten intolerants out there, Victoria Glass has created this great alternative to the full English by using potato pancakes. It’s super easy to make, all the ingredients are the same, except for the batter. Try to make it the night before for it to rest long enough in the fridge, then heat up your frying pan and create any shapes you want.–Equally tasty if you serve them alongside smoked salmon or avocado if you want to change things up a bit. Find the recipe method and ingredients here.
Healthy & Quick Lunch Ideas
Shirataki Noodle Salad with Sichuan Sesame Dressing
Easy – Serves 2 – 25 minutes – VEGAN Friendly
Shu Han Lee’s Sichuan salad recipe is so easy to put together, it only requires you to follow her signature dressing, which is a punchy mix of garlic, soy, black rice vinegar, creamy tahini and Sichuan peppercorns. Black rice vinegar can be found in most Asian food stores but if you can’t get hold of it, simply swap for classic rice vinegar, which can be just as good.
Vegetarian sushi bowl
Easy – Serves 1 – 40 minutes – VEGAN Friendly
Georgina Fuggle shares her recipe for vegetarian sushi bowls – one of the year’s major food trends. Fresh and always delicious, sushi bowls make a fantastic healthy lunch or light supper and can be easily adapted with the addition of more vegetables or sushi-grade raw fish. You’ll need: Sushi rice, spring onions, mango, carrots, cucumber, peas and seaweed.
Barley, pea and mint salad
Easy – Serves 4 – 40 minutes
Emily Watkins, a creative British chef in Oxfordshire, has come up with this pea and barley salad recipe. It is served with fresh pea shoots, goat’s cheese and mint. Cooked like a risotto, this recipe has a balanced mix of grains, green vegetables, and rich cheese for a flavourful, light and tasty lunch. Follow her recipe steps to put this wonderful lunch together.
Healthy Dinner Recipes
Black Bean Burgers
Easy – Serves 4 – 40 minutes – 184 kcal per burger – VEGAN Friendly
A surprisingly mouth-watering vegetarian burger invented by Jamie Oliver: Be sure to try these zingy tomato salsa, sliced mango and avocado, spicy Tabasco black bean burgers! Packed with distinct flavours this burger makes a truly satisfying and quick dinner treat! See the recipe here.
Lemon & chilli sesame pork with mangetout
Easy – Serves 2 – 35 minutes
Don’t be scared of a little chilli, this dish by Gary Rhodes has the perfect amount of kick to complement the citrus twang of the lemon. Shallots, red chillies, lemon, pork fillet, sesame seed, olive oil and mange tout will see you guaranteed to enjoy this unique dish!
Chicken and Apricot Masala
Easy – Serves 6 – 45 minutes
The famous Nigella Lawson, created her own version of a curry with this savoury chicken and apricot masala dish. A unique pushy blend of masala spices with onions, chicken, tomatoes, cilantro, ginger, apricots, peanut oil, and cilantro. To see all the ingredients and preparation steps, follow her recipe here.