Five healthy dishes on our #backtowork menu

Banish memories of Christmas excess with our week of healthy January dishes

Welcome back one and all from your Christmas stuffing marathon. Hope the Turkey was succulent and the Christmas pudding was boozy.

But we know in the first few weeks of 2016 the last thing anyone wants to think about is stodge. So if you want to start as you mean to go on in 2016, here are five super healthy dishes on our first menu back, one for every day of the week.

Monday

Wholewheat fusilli with kale, caramelised onions and goat’s cheese, slow roast cherry tomatoes

wholewheat pasta is truly delicious

Photo credit - Food Gal

If you haven’t yet tried the joys of wholewheat pasta, now is the time – it tastes really really good. It’s also made of whole grain, which is great for your heart. This dish also has kale in it, which hello! Superfood

This one’s also perfect if you’ve decided to go for Meatless Mondays this year, since it’s our veggie option.

Tuesday

Roasted cod, chunky ratatouille, parsley wild rice, olive gremolata

roasted cod with olive is full of nutrition

Photo credit - LaaLoosh

They say you should eat fish twice every week, so make this one of them – it’s low fat protein that’s great for your heart. The rest of this dish is all vegetables, making this a super balanced meal. It also contains olives – which are fully of healthy fats that can help lower your cholesterol.

Wednesday

Moroccan-spiced roast halloumi, chargrilled vegetables, toasted almonds and saffron yoghurt

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Not only is this another veg-heavy option, it’s got plenty of almonds in there too. You should eat a handful of nuts on most days – almonds are especially good for your skin because they’re full of vitamin E. Plus there’s yoghurt, which means plenty of healthy gut bacteria for yer digestion!

Thursday

Black quinoa, red cabbage, edamame and herb salad with orange and chilli dressing

Black quinoa is just as healthy as the other varieties

Photo credit - Two Peas and Their Pod

You know us, a healthy menu isn’t complete without some quinoa in there somewhere. You know the drill – quinoa has all the healthy proteins you need to help build muscle. It’s an amazingly healthy grain.

Friday

Chicken Caesar burger - lemon and herb grilled chicken, parmesan, crispy pancetta, Cos lettuce and Caesar dressing on ciabatini

chicken caesar burger is a classic burger with a healthier twist

Photo credit - Yes to Yolks

A bit of Friday indulgence here, but still with a healthy twist. We’ve used chicken instead of beef, a nice lean meat, and the chicken is grilled to keep it even lower in fat. With the parmesan and pancetta this isn’t strictly healthy but as burgers go it’s a nice light way to head out to the weekend on a high.

Feeling hungry yet? How are you hitting the January health kick? Let us know @JustHospitality