(Part 7 - A simple weight loss recipe)

Smoked salmon & pea frittata served with rocket and avocado salad

(Definition: a frittata is a form of omelette, in which vegetables or cheese or other fillings are mixed into the eggs and cooked together)

This serves 2 - double the ingredients for 4 people

 

Ingredients

    250 grams of potatoes

    100 grams of smoked salmon

    4 free range eggs

    1 tablespoon chopped dill

    50 grams of peas

 

Directions

Clean, peel and slice the potatoes, cut them horizontally into medium thick flat slices. 

Place these potatoes into boiling water and cook them until tender. This will usually take between 10 to 12 minutes. Drain the water off the potatoes when they are cooked but still firm.

Cut the salmon into approx. 2cm x 2cm pieces.

Chop the dill into fine pieces.

Crack the eggs into a bowl and beat with a fork until the mixture is slightly foamy. Add the salmon and dill and peas and add a little salt and pepper to taste. Then add the potato slices.

Heat up 1.5 tablespoons of olive oil in a large frying pan on a gentle medium heat. When the oil is warm, pour in the mixture from above and cook for 8 to 10 minutes. After this time, put a large plate on top of the frittata and turn the frying pan over so that the frittata ends up on the plate.

Now carefully slide the frittata from the plate back into the frying pan. Continue to cook it until for approximately another 5 mins.

When the frittata has a nice golden brown outer layer, remove it, the cut and serve.

Some rocket salad, cherry tomatoes and a little dressing make for a great side dish with the frittata.

This meal is packed with protein and has relatively low fat content. It is delicious and quick to make. It is not as complicated as it sounds.


A Nutritious Meal that is also delicious

The above is just one example of how to create a relatively quick, tasty meal, that is also packed with vitamins and protein.

Many of us regard cooking as a bit of a chore and it definitely can feel that way, especially when we have to do the dishes afterwards!

But it is possible to change ones viewpoint about cooking and decide to learn a bit more about it. This has helped many people develop greater skills and start to enjoy cooking. As well as enabling you to cook more nutritious foods and have them taste nicer, having greater skills helps speed things up.

From our observations and research, it also seems that good cooks tend to be quite well organised in the kitchen and they know where everything is.

They have a good selection of pots and pans and have a good number of slats, peppers, spices and other herbs and things to add to their meals.

They also tend to think ahead and plan their food shopping quite well. By doing this, they usually seem to have the right food combinations to help make great meals.

So buy some healthy recipe books and study cooking skills on youtube and perhaps you will be making masterpieces in the kitchen soon!