Starting off the week simply but well. This soup is chock full of vegetables with SEVEN different varieties. (Cabbage, corn, carrot, celery, onion, spinach & peas). It's also very 'clean'. I use water instead of chicken stock and the flavour comes from thyme, bayleaves & parsely. Adding crushed butter beans gives it creaminess and a nice 'mouth-y' texture. Plus the extra protein makes it more filling.
Tuesday: Salmon & Avocado 'Salad Plate'
If you have been following my posts you will see that this has becom my absolute 'go to' meal. It looks so pretty, so is very appealing. It couldn't be easier to put together and is fully of delicious, yet nutritious foods and is surprisingly filling. For me the bonus is having the boiled egg with it as I generally like warm foods.
Wednesday: Chicken, vegetable & butterbean soup
With soup already made and tasting so delicious, it was really easy this week to make it my main meal several nights in a row!
Thursday: Salmon & Avocado - again!
Definitely a theme here. In the ideal world I would be bolstering my vegetable intake for the week by adding, e.g. spinach, broccolini & possibly asparagus to this meal. Will definitely have to be conscious of that next week.
Friday: Broccoli soup with butter beans
This is my ultimate 'health kick' meal. Delicious, but I feel so virtuous every time I eat it. I cook it with water, but you could add chicken stock for extra protein and flavour. It includes big handfuls of rocket (Arugula) which give it a peppery flavour and I top it off with a couple of large squeezes of lemon juice and black pepper. If you want a more decadent version, grating parmesan cheese over the top is very tasty.