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We want you to eat more

by HerbalPlan Admin

Choosing the right foods can have a massive impact on your overall body health but all too often looking after ourselves comes as the last priority in the daily whirlwind of life. Swapping unhealthy quick fixes for foods that give a natural boost to your overall energy levels and body health. Here are 3 of our favourite recipes for you to try.
Recipe 1 - Apple Rump Steak
Ingredients
1 rump steak
1 sweet potato, diced
1 apple, diced ½ lemon, juice (optional)
2 pinches of chilli ½ red pepper, diced
2 tablespoons of olive oil
    Instructions
    Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4.
    Place the sweet potato in a bowl with half of the olive oil.
    Mix the potato so it is all covered in the oil.
    Lay the sweet potato in one layer on a baking tray and add to the oven.
    Bake until soft, approximately 25 minutes.
    Turn halfway through cooking.
    Add the remaining oil to a frying pan over a high heat.
    Place the steak in the frying pan and cook for 3 minutes each side for medium-rare, or 4 minutes each side medium.
    Add the apple and peppers to the frying pan for the last 2 minutes of cooking.
    Make sure you keep an eye on the apple as it can stick to the pan to stir the mixture every so often.
    Sprinkle the chilli flakes into the pan for the last 30 seconds.
    Serve the sweet potatoes with the steak, apple and pepper. Squeeze over juice from the lemon to your liking and serve.
      Recipe 2 - Shepherds Pie
      Ingredients
      100g mince
      1/2 red onion, diced
      1 clove garlic smashed
      1 Vegetable stock cube (made as per packet instructions)
      2 pinches of basil (adjust to taste)
      2 handfuls of fresh spinach
      1 carrot, diced 50g button mushrooms halved
      1 sweet potato, peeled and diced into squares Virgin olive oil Instructions
      Preheat oven to 180°c or Gas Mark 4.
      In a large saucepan, cover the sweet potato with hot boiled water, cover and bring to the boil.
      Cook for 15-20 mins until soft.
      Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan over a medium heat, add some oil.
      Add the onion, mushrooms and garlic and sauté until the onions begin to soften.
      Add the mince to the saucepan until browned and add vegetable stock, basil and carrots.
      Once potato is cooked, drain, leaving potato in the pan and mash, add a little water if you need to thin it out (or you can add a small bit of butter or milk if you have any)
      Transfer the mince mix into a pie dish and top with spinach followed by the sweet potato mash.
      Heat in the oven for 20 minutes.
      Serve and enjoy!
        Recipe 3 - Cod Steak with Courgette and Tomato Bake
        Ingredients
        1 cod steak
        1 tbsp lemon juice
        ½ tbsp olive oil
        ½ tsp dried thyme
        ¼ courgette, sliced
        ½ tin (400g) chopped tomatoes
        Matchbox size of cheese, grated
          Instructions
          Preheat the oven to 200°C / 390°F / gas mark 6. 
          Pour the chopped tomatoes into an ovenproof dish. 
          Stir in the courgette and mix well.
          Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, or until the courgette is cooked. 
          Meanwhile, take a piece of kitchen foil large enough to wrap the cod steak in and lightly oil it.
          Place the fish on it and sprinkle with the lemon juice and thyme. 
          Close up the foil parcel and place in the oven.
          Bake in the oven for 20 minutes, or until fish is cooked. 
          When the courgette has been in the oven for 20 minutes (about five minutes before the fish is ready) remove from oven, scatter grated cheese over the top and grill until the cheese bubbles.
          Serve with the fish.