3 EASY HEALTHY RECIPES FOR THE BUSY OFFICE WORKER
Eating healthy can be tricky, especially if you hold a full-time job and don’t have the luxury of hours of meal prep. However, that doesn’t mean you need to eat badly! Eating healthy is more than just about losing weight or detoxing. Nourishing your body goes a long way the future you will thank you for.
Check out these easy recipes packed with essential vitamins and nutrients that take less than 30 minutes to put together. If you have leftovers, bring to work the next day for a healthy lunch! You can even increase the quantities of ingredients (as needed) and cook for the week ahead.
Organic Soy Sauce Stir Fry Chicken and Vegetables
Ingredients: 2 chicken breasts, 1 red capsicum (sliced), ½ medium yellow onion (sliced), 4 gloves of garlic (minced), 1 large head of broccoli (cut into florets), 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper, 2 tablespoons cooking oil, 3 tablespoons organic low-sodium soy sauce
Recipe makes 4 portions.
Method: On medium heat, stir fry chicken with 1 tablespoon of olive oil until browned, then set aside. With remaining 1 tablespoon of oil, fry onions and cayenne pepper until translucent. Turn up to high heat then add capsicum and broccoli, and fry for 5 minutes. Add garlic, and let cook till fragrant.
Add soy sauce and cook till mostly evaporated. Stir fry for another 5-10 minutes until vegetables are tender. Add chicken and cook for another 3-5 minutes. Serve over bulgar wheat or brown rice.
Pair with: POKKA Oolong Tea for added detoxing benefits.
One Pan Oven Baked Salmon and Vegetables
Ingredients: 4 salmon fillets, 1 large sweet potato (cubed), 500g of Brussel sprouts (halved), 4 gloves of garlic (minced), olive oil, salt and pepper
Salmon rub: 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, 4 teaspoons paprika, salt, pepper, 2 teaspoons dried coriander, 1 teaspoon cumin, honey. Combine dry ingredients in a bowl.
Recipe makes 4 portions.
Method: Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Meanwhile, toss vegetables with olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper to taste. Put in oven and start timer for 18 mins.
Prepare salmon filets by setting them skin side down and lightly brush with olive oil. Then, coat evenly with dry rub and finish by drizzling honey to taste. Set aside.
Once the timer goes off, add salmon filets to the vegetables and continue cooking for 12 minutes.
Pair with: POKKA Chrysanthemum White Tea to lightly complement the spice from the cayenne pepper.
One Pot Garlic, Chicken and Watercress Soup
Ingredients: 1 large chicken breast, large bunch of watercress, 6 gloves of garlic (sliced), ½ medium yellow onion (sliced), 4 carrots (sliced) 5 medium potatoes (quartered), salt, pepper, 1 cube of chicken stock, 1 pint water, olive oil
Recipe makes 2-4 portions.
Method: Over medium heat, stir fry onions in olive oil until translucent. Add garlic and fry till fragrant. Add carrots and potatoes and fry for 3-5 minutes. Add watercress and fry briefly. Add water and chicken stock cube. Bring to boil.
Add chicken and cook for 15 minutes on medium heat. Remove chicken, shred, and add back to soup. Serve on its own or with rice.
Pair with: POKKA Carrot Juice for even more vitamin C and E goodness.