After a hard day at the office coalface, it's tempting to reach for a ready meal or call for a takeaway. Instead of damaging health, waistline and wallet, try an approach that is nearly as quick and will be much better for you.
It's called ‘clean eating’ and is the common sense idea that food should be simple and not over processed.
Our bodies evolved to take advantage of our discovery of fire, so clean eating does not mean ‘no cooking’. What it does mean is maximising vegetables (especially seasonal veg), thinking about where food comes from and taking the time to enjoy it. Tinned and frozen food are not banned in the ‘clean’ approach, so it works for the time pressed.
A bonus of clean eating is that it tends to reduce calories. This super-simple and quick recipe needs just a roasting dish and a saucepan. Despite the olive oil it still comes out at around 400 calories per serving with rice or pasta. A winner all round!
2 chicken breasts
1 pepper (choose your colour)
Handful of broccoli (fresh or frozen)
1 400g tin of tomatoes
Oregano or mixed herbs
Rice or pasta to serve
looks very simple and very tasty - I've been doing some veg-only bakes recently with loads of olive oil so will give this one a try for more protein.