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Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Green Vegetables So Healthy : With Beef, Fish or Salad

Growing up I can remember my dear Mum used to say 'eat your greens, they are good for you' and she was right because "leafy green vegetables are an important part of a healthy diet. They’re packed with vitamins, minerals and fibre but low in calories. Eating a diet rich in leafy greens can offer numerous health benefits including reduced risk of obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure and mental decline." more to read here

With green vegetables in mind I share three low carb recipes which use beef, fish or salad. I wonder will you have a favourite from these three? Do please share your thoughts in the comments ... thankyou 😊

Winter Green Casserole
During cooler months, you just cannot beat a casserole.
The meat is always tender, and the vegetables with the various seasonings,
herbs and gravy/stock just combine together and the taste is simply gorgeous.
The other bonus is the sense of the taste you also get as the glorious aroma wafts through the kitchen

have all your cooking ingredients ready

Winter Green Beef Casserole
Serves 2 / 3
.450kg casserole steak, diced
1 green pepper
1 leek, trimmed
2 (medium sized) courgettes / zucchini
mushrooms, a handful 4 - 6
salt and black pepper for seasoning
mixed herbs
gravy / stock (of choice) about 3/4 pint (to cover meat etc.)
White cabbage to accompany dish
can be seen here

Hake (or Cod) fish in green sauce with asparagus
A tasty and simple dish covered in a creamy green sauce made with fresh herbs.
Try this healthy, low-carb, high-protein dish.
Serves Two
Green sauce
5 tsp olive oil
½ (3½ oz.) avocado
2 tbsp lemon juice
½ oz. (4⁄5 cup) fresh parsley
½ oz. (4⁄5 cup) fresh cilantro
1 tsp garlic powder
salt and ground black pepper to taste
Hake (or Cod) and asparagus
2 tbsp olive oil
9 oz. green asparagus
12 oz. hake fish or cod, boneless fillets
can be seen here

Green Salad ... the Mary Berry Way !
When it comes to salads there is so much variety to choose from and really it's up to you how you want to serve them. You can dress them up, make them simple, make them fancy, make them rainbow … so many choices. Now if you should be looking for a nice green salad recipe let Mary Berry help you ...

serves ten
For the dill dressing
8 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
3 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp caster sugar
1 bunch fresh dill, chopped
salt and freshly ground black pepper
For the salad
8 spring onions (scallions), thinly sliced
8 celery sticks, thinly sliced
1 small fennel bulb, thinly sliced
½ large cucumber, halved lengthways and sliced
200g/7oz mixed salad leaves, roughly torn
1 Romaine lettuce, roughly torn
100g/3½oz rocket or watercress, roughly torn
can be seen here

I do hope you like these three recipe suggestions. When you look through this blog you will see a variety of recipe ideas, but please note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

Update on the blogger problems and commenting. Like me I know many of you are still experiencing problems with leaving comments on some (not all) blogs, it is very frustrating. I thank all of you that have commented and left suggestions on previous posts. I hope that blogger will sort it out soon, refer to this post here

All the best Jan


Tom said...

...we try to eat green.

Elephant's Child said...

I do love my greens. Unlike himself who eats them too rarely.

DUTA said...

Leafy greens are indeed packed with health benefits, yet they might harbour harmful bacteria like salmonella.

Christine said...

Wonderfully healthy dishes!

sandy said...

That green sauce sounds good with those ingredients..thanks.

J.P. Alexander said...

Siempre es bueno comer equilibrado. Te mando un beso

Lorrie said...

The green sauce with the fish sounds different and delicious.

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Delicious recipes to try. I am partial to the stew. It looks so yummy! With our cold spring, it is just the thing to warm up the insides. Thanks for sharing! Hope you are enjoying a lovely May. xx Karen

Margaret D said...

Love my green veggies but never buy them in a sealed packet as is the custom these days, always buy then separate and make my own salads or whatever.

Valerie-Jael said...

Went out for dinner yesterday evening and had a wonderful mixed salad with a baked potato and herb cream cheese, yummy! Valerie

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Concordo, os vegetais são bastante saborosos e importantes na alimentação.
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

eileeninmd said...


I love the greens, the salad looks delicious.
Take care, enjoy your day!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

The Mary Berry salad sounds fabulous. I love dill. I hope Blogger plays nice today.

CJ Kennedy said...

I love stew. Everything in one pot and the house always smells so good. It's going to be hot at the end of the week so not the kind of weather for stew, but that salad will be refreshing.

Jeanie said...

Salad and asparagus. Two of my favorite foods!

Phil Slade said...

"Eat your greens" was a favourite of my parents and grandparents too. Nowadays I don't seem to hear it much with many youngsters being allowed to dictate what they will eat because there are too many "better" things like chips and pizza.

Rajani Rehana said...

So yummy recipe 😋

Divers and Sundry said...

The last time I bought asparagus it went bad waiting for me to use it. I'll do better next time. Yummm!

DeniseinVA said...

All recipes I would enjoy trying, thanks Jan :) All the best and have a great week!

DVArtist said...

Really great recipes. Thanks so much for sharing. Have a nice day.

Martha said...

Wonderful recipes, as always!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Yummy, healthy recipes. I am so happy I always enjoyed vegetables. It must be challenging for those who don't care for them to work veggies into a diet.

Teresa said...

Muy buenas recetas, todas me gustan. Besos.