My girlfriend and I have recently gone through a big change in our diet and as a result had to find new meal ideas. In particular, I’ve fallen in love with having omelettes for breakfast. Omelettes are great because they are low in calories and high in protein. Omelettes also offer the opportunity for variety; you can mix it up by adding different ingredients to spice it up. They are also a good option if you have limited time, you can whip one up in just 10-15 minutes. This mushroom, feta and asparagus version is my favourite, the ingredients complement each other well and give a nice balance, I like to add hot sauce as well for a touch of spice. Overall, it has about 350 calories and 32 grams of protein.
Cauliflower has undergone a serious rebrand in the last few years, people have recognised its versatility and started using it in everything. This recipe combines spicy harissa roasted cauliflower with a fresh herb salad and a refreshing lemon and garlic yogurt dressing. This recipe uses a lot of my favourite Middle Eastern flavours to celebrate fresh produce. If you were looking to switch things up or make it more substantial you could add some bulgur or cous cous to beef it up. This would be great as a side for roast lamb or pork or as a meal in itself.
Brussel sprouts are one of my favourite vegetables, I think they’re generally underrated because as kids a lot of us were served bland boiled sprouts. This one isn’t for the lactose intolerant; the sprouts are slathered in cream along with a mix of mozzarella and parmesan to compliment their flavour and then baked so they’re crisp on top.