Salad roll-ups

Salad roll-ups

Madness or genius

It’s another one of those moments; it could be madness or genius, turning the salad roll inside out and removing the need for an actual wrap, wheat or otherwise. Bear with me; I promise it not only works; it is a fantastic little lunch that will make everyone happy. 

No cooking required

I do love a lunch that doesn’t need any cooking. This recipe doesn’t need any cooking at all, just a little bit of time to cut your veggies into sticks and then the rolling. They are so easy to make it is ridiculous. The beauty of this recipe is the flexibility around the fillings if you want to add something different you can, take something out, of course, you can. If the mood strikes, you can even dress the salad leaves before you use them. 

Salad roll-ups

Salad roll-up ingredients

Ingredients 

  • 450g sliced meats – prosciutto or salami or ham
  • 3 cups salad leaves
  • 4 cheese slices, cut into sticks
  • ¼ cucumber, cut into sticks
  • 1 carrot, cut into sticks, 
  • ½ avocado, cut into slices, 
  • ½ pepper, cut into sticks
Slice the vegetables.
Lay the meat on a chopping board.
Add the lettuce to the meat.
Add the sliced vegetables.
Add the cheese.
Fold the end of the meat over the vegetables.
Roll the meat up.
Enjoy

Salad roll-ups

  • Servings: 4
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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I do love a lunch that doesn't need any cooking. This recipe doesn't need any cooking at all, just a little bit of time to cut your veggies into sticks and then the rolling. They are so easy to make it is ridiculous.


Credit: Cath @ easycleaneats

Ingredients

  • 450g sliced meats prosciutto or salami or ham
  • 3 cups salad leaves
  • 4 cheese slices, cut into sticks
  • 1/4 cucumber, cut into sticks
  • 1 carrot, cut into sticks,
  • 1/2 avocado, cut into slices,
  • 1/2 pepper, cut into sticks

Directions

  1. Take a clean chopping board and lay out a few slices of meat.
  2. At one end place some of the salad leaves, pepper sticks, cucumber sticks, carrot sticks, cheese sticks and avocado slices.
  3. Starting at the end with the salad roll the meat up to create a roll.
  4. Some meats will hold together; others may need a toothpick to hold the roll together.
  5. Serve.

Nutrition

Per Serving: 186 calories; 10 g fat; 14 g carbohydrates; 9 g protein.

Nutritional disclaimer

Nutrition information is provided as an estimate based on the ingredients used and available in my area (New Zealand). The nutritional information is here to help you understand the recipe; I use MyFitnessPal to generate my estimates. For more accurate nutritional information, please use a nutritional calculator with the ingredients in your area.


Porkips

Meat chips 

You may have already figured out that meat is a huge deal in our house; our family motto may need to be meat with everything. Protein-rich snacks are a firm favourite for everyone including the cat. 

We all know chips and dips are awesome, the downside is the bloating and carb coma. Enter the salty alternative to standard chips – porkips. 

Pork whats? 

These chips are just meat. They are crunchy and salty goodness. I usually break out these bad boys for special occasions like birthdays and Christmas. They last about 5 minutes once they are done, they are easy to make and if you can stop them being eaten as is go great with dips. 

Porkip recipe

Ingredients

  • 10 slices of prosciutto di Parma

Porkips

  • Servings: 20
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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salty alternative to standard chips - porkips.



Credit: Cath @ easycleaneats

Ingredients

  • 10 slices of prosciutto di Parma

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C/ 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking tray with baking paper; layout slices on the baking paper
  3. Bake for 10/15 minutes until crunchy then allow them to cool (if you can)
  4. If they get to a point where they have cooled they are good to eat (you have also managed to get much further than we do), if they survive the day you can store them in an airtight container for about 4 days in the fridge.

Nutrition

Per Serving: 122 calories; 7.5 g fat; 0 g carbohydrates; 13.5 g protein

Equipment

  • Baking tray
  • Baking paper or a silicone liner 
  • Cooling rack

Nutritional disclaimer

Nutrition information is provided as an estimate based on the ingredients used and available in my area (New Zealand). The nutritional information is here to help you understand the recipe; I use MyFitnessPal to generate my estimates. For more accurate nutritional information, please use a nutritional calculator with the ingredients in your area.


One tray sausage and apple bake

Simple meals don’t have to be boring 

I have been on a mission to make simple and tasty meals. I aim to create recipes that can be prepared and cooked quickly on a busy weeknight. We all struggle to make healthy and delicious meals while keeping on top of everything else in life. So this recipe is designed to be healthy, delicious and easy to make. You can cook this meal on a single tray in the oven. The preparation takes no more than 20 minutes and is portioned to feed four adults.  

One tray sausages with apple bake
One tray sausages with apple bake

Simple and tasty 

This week’s recipe is for a sausage and apple bake. Pork and apple are a match made in heaven so I didn’t reinvent the wheel with this one. 

This meal is slightly higher in fat than I would normally make so if you are tracking macros keep that in mind. I like to use plain for sausages for this recipe, that way the flavours from the honey, sage and rosemary take front and centre. 

New Zealand honey 

New Zealand has amazing honey, we are known for Manuka honey mostly but we have lots of other types of honey that have amazing flavours. One of my favourites to use is Earthbound Pohutukawa honey the honey has a flavour will remind you of butterscotch. 

The Pohutukawa is known as the New Zealand Christmas tree because of its bright red flowers that bloom around Christmas time. 

One tray sausages with apple bake

The flavour makes me feel like it is summertime. With the weather getting warmer I love the taste of things to come. 

One tray sausages with apple bake recipe 

Ingredients 

One tray sausages with apple bake ingredients
One tray sausages with apple bake ingredients
  • 6 pork sausages 
  • 2 apples, cubed 
  • 450g baby potatoes, quartered 
  • 2 carrots, cut into sticks 
  • 1 red onion, cut into wedges 
  • 2 tbsp. Sage leaves chopped 
  • 2 tbsp. Fresh rosemary chopped 
  • 2 tbsp. Honey 
  • 3 tbsp. Olive oil 
  • Salt and pepper 
In a large bowl combine the apple, potatoes, carrots and onion with the sage and rosemary.
In a large bowl combine the apple, potatoes, carrots and onion with the sage and rosemary.
Mix well
Mix well
Place the vegetables on the baking tray and put the sausages on top of the vegetables.
Place the vegetables on the baking tray and put the sausages on top of the vegetables. 
Bake for 30 minutes or until the sausages and potatoes are cooked through.
Bake for 30 minutes or until the sausages and potatoes are cooked through. 
Sausages with apple bake

One tray sausages with apple bake

  • Servings: 6
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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This one tray meal a great option for busy week nights or an action packed weekend.



Credit: Cath @ easycleaneats

Ingredients

  • 6 pork sausages
  • 2 apples, cubed
  • 450g baby potatoes, quartered
  • 2 carrots, cut into sticks
  • 1 red onion, cut into wedges
  • 2 tbsp. Sage leaves chopped
  • 2 tbsp. Fresh rosemary chopped
  • 2 tbsp. Honey
  • 3 tbsp. Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees c/ 400 degrees f.
  2. Line a baking tray with baking paper or a silicone liner.
  3. In a large bowl combine the apple, potatoes, carrots and onion.
  4. Add the sage and rosemary to the bowl and mix well.
  5. Place the vegetables on the baking tray and put the sausages on top of the vegetables.
  6. Drizzle the olive oil and honey over the vegetables and sausages.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes or until the sausages and potatoes are cooked through.

Nutrition

Per Serving: 290 calories; 12.6 g fat; 35.6 g carbohydrates; 9.4 g protein

Equipment

  • Baking tray
  • Baking paper or a silicone liner
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Spoon
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Scales
  • Knife 
  • Chopping board

Nutritional disclaimer

Nutrition information is provided as an estimate based on the ingredients used and available in my area (New Zealand). The nutritional information is here to help you understand the recipe; I use MyFitnessPal to generate my estimates. For more accurate nutritional information, please use a nutritional calculator with the ingredients in your area.


Tuscan pork chops

Simple meals don’t have to be boring  

I have been on a mission to make simple and tasty meals. I aim to create recipes that can be prepared and cooked quickly on a busy weeknight. We all struggle to make healthy and delicious meals while keeping on top of everything else in life. So, this recipe is designed to be healthy, delicious and easy to make. You can cook this meal in a single pan. The preparation takes no more than 20 minutes and is portioned to feed four adults.  

Serve straight from the pan
How to make Tuscan pork chops

Tuscan chops recipe

Tuscan pork chop ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4 pork chops
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 tbsp. Tuscan Seasoning
Thick and rich sauce with ready to eat pork chops

Tuscan chops

  • Servings: 4
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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Credit: cath @ easycleaneats

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 tbsp. Tuscan Seasoning

Directions

  1. In a large frying pan heat the olive oil over a medium to high heat.
  2. Add the pork chops to the pan and cook for two minutes on each side or until they have browned.
  3. Remove the chops from the pan and set them to one side.
  4. Add the onion to the pan and cook for 5 minutes, stir the onions, so they do not burn.
  5. Add the chops back to the pair and add the garlic to the pan.
  6. Sprinkle the Tuscan seasoning over the chops.
  7. Pour the chopped tomatoes over the chops and let everything simmer for 10 minutes.
  8. Serve with coodles.

Nutrition

Per Serving: 186 calories; 8 g fat; 12 g carbohydrates; 16 g protein

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Equipment

  • Knife
  • Chopping board
  • Frying pan
  • Tongs
  • Wooden spoon
  • Lid for the pan
  • Measuring spoons

Nutritional disclaimer

Nutrition information is provided as an estimate based on the ingredients used and available in my area (New Zealand). The nutritional information is here to help you understand the recipe; I use MyFitnessPal to generate my estimates. For more accurate nutritional information, please use a nutritional calculator with the ingredients in your area.


Pork chilli wraps

Simple meals don’t have to be boring

I have been on a mission this year to make simple but tasty meals. The aim was to create recipes that can be prepared and cooked quickly on a busy weeknight.
We all struggle to make healthy and tasty meals while keeping on top of everything else in life.
The preparation takes no more than 20 minutes, that is all of the slicing, dicing and mixing.
Each meal is portioned to feed four adults.

Summertime meal

When it is hot and sticky outside, I don’t want a hot meal; I want something easy and fresh. Not everyone in our house feels the same. These tasty, easy wraps are a great dinner option and compromise. The sweet chilli sauce gives the meat a nice kick, the pork is hot, and the cos bring some summer freshness to the meal. Perfect!

Pork chilli wraps recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 Cos Lettuce
  • 500g pork mince
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. coconut aminos
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 2 tbsp. sweet chilli sauce

Pork chilli wraps

  • Servings: 6
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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These tasty, easy wraps are a great dinner option. The sweet chilli sauce gives the meat a nice kick and the cos bring some summer freshness to the meal.



Credit: Cath @ easycleaneats

Ingredients

  • 2 Cos Lettuce
  • 500g pork mince
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. coconut aminos
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 2 tbsp. sweet chilli sauce

Directions

  1. In a bowl mix the water, coconut aminos, salt, garlic, and red pepper flakes together.
  2. Cut at the stalk and wash the lettuce.
  3. Dry the lettuce leaves and store them in the fridge with a damp towel over the top.
  4. In a large frying pan heat some oil and add the minced pork to the pan.
  5. Pour over the amino and chilli mixture over the pork while it is cooking.
  6. When the pork is cooked stir in the sweet chilli sauce.
  7. Plate up the cos leaves, spoon the cooked pork into the leaves and serve.

Nutrition

Per Serving: 128 calories; 4.2 g fat; 4.7 g carbohydrates; 18.7 g protein

Equipment

  • Mixing bowl
  • Knife
  • Chopping board
  • Kitchen towel
  • Frying pan
  • Wooden spoon
  • Plate  

Nutritional disclaimer

Nutrition information is provided as an estimate based on the ingredients used and available in my area (New Zealand). The nutritional information is here to help you understand the recipe; I use MyFitnessPal to generate my estimates. For more accurate nutritional information, please use a nutritional calculator with the ingredients in your area.