Monday, September 21, 2009


Two 5 A DAY portions per serving

Serves 4
15 minutes
Cook 20 minutes
Costs £1.88 per portion

For the fajitas

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 red, 1 green, 1 yellow pepper (chopped)
  • Handful of mushrooms (roughly chopped)
  • Packet of fajita mix
  • 8 soft flour tortillas
  • 1 chopped onion

For the salad

  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumber
  • Lettuce

  1. Heat the oil in a large pan
  2. Add the onion and diced chicken
  3. Add the other vegetables to the heat and stir
  4. Stir in the fajita mix
  5. Meanwhile prepare a mixed salad of tomatoes, cucumber and lettuce leaves
  6. Warm the tortillas in a heated oven for 3 mins or a microwave for 1 min
  7. Serve all together


Swap the chicken for more veg

Extra twists

  1. Serve with a tomato salsa for exra flavour
  2. Carrot stick dips with hummus or guacamole makes a great starter
  3. Use leftovers as sandwhich filler or with a baked potato

From 5 a day tips

Monday, September 7, 2009

4 Day Challenge

For the next 4 days i am challenging myself to eat 2 or more fruits.

I don't unconsciously choose fruit. I generally have a banana in my cereal or on toast, eat a few grapes (not enough for a serving). I need to therefore consciously choose to eat fruit and veg.

So taking one small step at a time.

I will check in later to report.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Healthy Sangria

Kids' Sangria

Rather than using the traditional sangria ingredient of red wine, this kids' recipe calls for cranberry/raspberry juice.


4 cups cranberry/raspberry juice
3 oranges
2 limes
1. Pour the fruit juice into a large pitcher. Slice the oranges and limes thinly, remove any seeds, and add the slices to the pitcher. Serve in tall glasses filled with ice. Serves 4.

from Disney Family Fun