If you are short on time, this recipe is quick and easy and delivers all of the nutritional punches that you need to feel damn good. It also looks impressive as you are mixing in different colours and textures, so if you have a hot date to impress but don’t want to spend the entire night in the kitchen then this one is for you.
Turkey Steak, Wild Rice and Kale Salad
2 5oz turkey breast steaks, rinsed
1 cup wild rice (1/2 cup per person)
Pepper and pinch of sea salt for taste
Start by preparing the rice as this will take longest to cook. Good rule of thumb is the 1:2 ratio- 1 cup of rice to 2 cups of water. Bring water to a boil (I do this in a kettle to save time) and add the rice. Cover with a lid and reduce heat to low. Let sit for 20-25 minutes to cook and steam. If you feel you need more water, just add a little bit and mix in to help avoid burning the rice on the bottom.
For the turkey steaks, heat a frying pan on medium and once hot, spray the pan with a cooking spray. Add the steaks to the pan and season with pepper and a pinch of sea salt. Cover with a lid and reduce heat to low. After 3-4 minutes (but keep an eye on them as this varies by stove) flip them over and cook on the other side for a further 3-4 minutes. If the pan gets too hot and you are at risk of burning them, put a splash of water in the pan (but that the pan off the flame first). Once finished leave covered in the pan and turn off heat to keep warm.
2 cups kale
2 cups spinach
1 cup chopped cucumber
1 1/2 cups chopped tomatoes
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Divide all ingredients into equal parts to create two salads. Add balsamic and olive oil at the end but be sure to go light on these toppings.
And just like that you are done! Super easy, super delicious. Best part about this meal is that you can make extra of everything so that you also have lunch the next day, thus further reducing your kitchen time.
Makes 2 servings
486 calories, 12.2g fat, 59g carbs, 28.7g protein (per serving)
Time: 30 mins (for rice) everything else is done in 10 mins