In our feature on Superfoods, we looked at some of the foods that can help our heart health and help us lose weight. If this sounds too good to be true, try out these recipes to help you incorporate these foods into your diet
Salmon with Roast Peppers and Tomatoes
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
Cut a red pepper and 2 medium-sized tomatoes into chunks and arrange in a roasting dish. Drizzle over a tsp of oil from a jar of sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil or use a tsp of extra virgin olive oil. Toss and bake for 30 minutes.
Place 2 salmon fillets, skin side down, on a baking tray and season with freshly ground black pepper. Cook in the oven along with the vegetables.
Serve with a fresh green salad.
Makes 2 servings.
Nutrition Information: 320 calories, 8.5g of fat and 23g carbs (4 Units) per serving.
Rainbow Fruit Salad with Walnuts
Toss together the following ingredients: a bag each of fresh spinach and watercress, 50g walnuts, 10 cherry tomatoes, the segments from a large orange, a small bunch of seedless black grapes and an avocado, peeled and sliced.
To make the dressing, mix together the juice from another orange, a tbs red wine vinegar, a tsp honey and the mint leaves from a small bunch. Stir this into 100ml fat free or low fat Greek yoghurt and serve with the salad.
Makes 4 servings.
Nutrition Information: 210 calories, 14g of fat and 14g carbs (3 Units) per serving.