10 April, 2012

Easter Detox

Ok, so I didn't overdose on chocolate over Easter but I DID over-indulge in general. And I didn't exercise. And I feel ick. I guess my body has become so used to me exercising regularly and eating well that when I fall off the wagon it gives me a swift kick in the pants in the form of making me feel feral.

But it's a good thing, and craving good, healthy, whole foods can only be beneficial! So, in the spirit of all things Easter detox I hit the supermarket health food isle and bought up then cooked myself this delicious meal last night. And I made heaps, so I will be eating it all week. Not unhappy about that at all!

And I thought, in case anyone else is feeling a bit second hand like me, you might want to try this for yourself too - it's cheap, easy, healthy AND yummy so it's a total WIN!

Lamb Meatballs with Spice Roasted Veggies, Roast Chick Peas & Quinoa




My picture doesn't do it justice but I'm not a food blogger ok, so sue me!

You'll Need

1 Carrot
2 zucchinis
2 Potatoes
1 Sweet Potato
1/2 Butternut Pumpkin
1 Onion
1 Tin of Chickpeas
1 Cup of Quinoa
2 tsp Curry Powder
Lamb Mince or Pre-made Meatballs (from the supermarket)
Spices

Then Just

1. Chop veggies into small cubes then sprinkle with spices (I used cinnamon & all-purpose seasoning).
2. Drain tin of chick peas, toss in a small amount of garlic and oil then roast with veggies for 1 hour.
3. Add 1 cup quinoa to 3 cups of water in a saucepan, bring to boil then simmer for 20 minutes. Drain.
4. Mix cooked quinoa with 2 tsp of curry powder and salt and pepper to taste.
5. Cook meatballs then add to quinoa, roast chick peas and roasted veggies then toss.

THAT'S IT!

This was also my first time cooking quinoa so I was quite proud of myself! Mmm mmm so good!

How do you do your Easter detox?

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