Lighter lentil moussaka

A big mumma win tonight with this veggie delight! Lots of veggies, blitzed or chopped finely so they almost melt into the lentil sauce, with layers of potatoes and a delish low fat feta topping! Perfect for fooling the troops! Did it work? You bet!! clean plates all round! Recipe Serves 4-6, 7 smartpoints per…

Greek pulled pork pittas

In the pink tonight with these delish pulled pork and beetroot tzatziki pittas! Craving sunny flavours on a dire autumn-like summers day, so thought I’d experiment pulled pork with one of my fave summer flavours; Greek lemon and herb. This is a hands-off dish using the slow cooker. Prepped in 5 mins, then left to…

Lighter chicken Kiev traybake

Juicy and totally tasty chicken Kiev’s, but without the guilt and calories of the fried and butter versions!  This healthy incarnation of the retro classic, uses a herb packed reduced fat soft cheese filling (filled without mess using a medicine syringe 💉 😂) and topped with panko for that crispy crumb topping. Roasting on a…

lighter greek meatball & jersey royal one Pot

Along with blood oranges, figs, and asparagus, Jersey Royals are one of my  fave fresh produce. So when I saw this recipe in this months bbcgoodfood magazine, I just had to try, adapting it to make it more healthier with hidden veg, and more hands off being oven baked. Super tasty and full of mediterranean…

chilli stuffed jacket potatoes

We love chilli and we love jacket potatoes so I fancied mixing it up tonight with these chilli stuffed jacket spuds! Made with lean mince beef, packed full of beans and plenty of hidden veg this is nutritious but kid friendly with just a hint of heat. The chilli can be made in advance or…

Moroccan meatball tagine

We all love meatballs but we’ve had more than enough pasta recently so thought I’d transform them into a tagine and dish up with couscous. My boys aren’t massive fans of lamb mince and I’m not particularly keen on the amount of fat in it, so I’ve replaced the lamb with lean pork mince. It…

chicken cacciatore

This has been a favourite for a while now, especially as there is always plenty of sauce left to make a leftover pasta dinner!  My boys love this as an alternative to a roast on a Sunday as it’s so good served with little crispy roast potatoes, and in-season greens. It’s fab too just mixed…

crispy fish tacos, mango salsa + chipotle cream

   It’s fridge/freezer/store cupboard raid week here at the Harris house, and I’m trying to be inventive plus healthy with what I can find!  According to my boys this is rather like a posh fish finger sandwich but with just a little heat and gorgeous freshness from the chipotle, mango and lime juice. You can…

spring vegetable minestrone soup

Soup is always my go to dinner on a Thursday when life is that bit more chaotic! This one takes no time at all to make, with prep and cooking time being only 15 mins. I use whatever green veg I have in but it really is good with beautiful in-season asparagus. I like to…

Bombay chicken + spiced veg traybake

This is a new version of a family favourite chicken traybake called ‘mucky tea’ (named by the boys as it involves eating the chicken with your fingers which is rather messy!). The dish involves using good quality tikka paste, zero fat Greek yogurt  chicken thighs and drumsticks and gorgeous in-season Jersey royal potatoes (any new…

Harissa salmon + spiced lentils

This was literally cobbled together with what I had left in the fridge, freezer and cupboard, it’s getting very bare and I need to go shopping! I do enjoy the invention test challenge of coming up with something tasty and healthy from leftovers and store cupboard staples!  This is also an easy and quick dish…