Sometimes all you need is something light, filling and healthy.I was straight from my morning gym session and in need of something quick and healthy to get my recovery going.
Hunger pangs and me are not the best of friends as I am always starving after my gym sessions, many a time I am guilty of settling for fries from a ‘kibanda’ downstairs,not healthy but we all have our guilty pleasures.
It’s 2017 and I had promised myself to embark on a healthy diet journey,a friend of mine challenged me on a salad a day challenge and I can happily report so far so good.Having a salad a day is something y’all should take up,I am feeling more energetic and no longer feel tired and bloated after my meals,I also find it easier to control my portions by stuffing myself on a salad before my meals,I owe her one for that.
On getting home I took peek in my freezer and all I had was a tilapia fillet(you can use any white fish of choice) and no more,in my refrigerator I had leftover pesto from my Basil Almond Pesto Pasta,letuce&tomatoes,I settled for grilled fish with pesto and a red cabbage lettuce salad,a post workout meal can’t get any cleaner and healthier than this,can it?
‘Quick tip,fish cooks quickly,I have mine cook for 2 mins on each side for every 2cm off fillet.Take them off the heat when just about done and starting to flake as it will finish the cooking process on your plate’
PREP TIME:5 MIN
COOK TIME:8 MINUTES
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 a lemon
BASIL PESTO RECIPE
2 cups fresh Basil
1/4 cup almonds
1 garlic clove
1/4 cup olive oil
Salt&pepper to taste
In a food processor,bring together your pesto ingredients adding in the olive oil in the very end
Wash your fillets and pat them dry
Place your fillets onto your hot pan
Serve with a salad of choice,I enjoyed mine with my Honey And Lime Coleslaw.And there you have it,your healthy meal in less than 15 minutes