Clean eating recipes

Abs season is closer than you realise. The sooner you ditch the winter comfort foods and start cleaning up your diet, the easier it’ll be to make the transition. We enlisted bodybuilder turned chef CARLO FILIPPONE to come up with five killer recipes so that eating clean won’t feel like such a chore.

1. FILET MIGNON ITALIANA

SERVES 2

2 (6 oz) lean filets mignons
½ Spanish onion, thinly sliced
2 thin slices yellow bell pepper
2 thin slices red bell pepper
2 baby portobello mushrooms, thinly sliced
2 plum tomatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 garlic cloves
1 tbsp chopped fresh basil
2 fresh bay leaves
2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste.

1. Preheat oven to 350˚F.2. Place filets mignons in an oven pan. In a bowl, combine remaining ingredients, then pour over beef. Cover with aluminum foil.

2. Place filets mignons in an oven pan. In a bowl, combine remaining ingredients, then pour over beef. Cover with aluminum foil.3. Bake 20 to 30 minutes, depending on

3. Bake 20 to 30 minutes, depending on desired doneness for beef.

THE MACROS

622 CALORIES 57g PROTEIN 32g CARBS 31g FAT

 

2. LEMON-PEPPER CHICKEN WITH FINGERLING POTATOES AND KALE

SERVES 2

2 (6 oz) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch-wide strips

6 fingerling potatoes, sliced in half

1 cup coarsely chopped kale

1 tsp chopped fresh cilantro Juice of ½ lemon

1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

2 pinches sea salt

2 pinches black pepper or ¼ tsp peppercorns

1. Preheat oven to 400˚F.

2. Place chicken strips in an oven pan. In a bowl, combine remaining ingredients, then pour over chicken. Cover with aluminum foil.

3. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes.

THE MACROS

639   CALORIES 55g PROTEIN 59g CARBS 20g FAT

 

3. HONEY-GINGER SALMON AND ROOT MEDLEY

SERVES 2

2 (6 oz) salmon fillets (skin off)1 carrot, cut into ½-inch cubes

1 carrot, cut into ½-inch cubes1 parsnip, cut

1 parsnip, cut in ½-inch cubes

1 beet, cut in ½-inch cubes

1 turnip, cut in ½-inch cubes

1 small piece fresh ginger, cut into

½-inch cubes

2 garlic cloves

1 sprig fresh rosemary

2 tbsp honey

1 tbsp olive oil

3 pinches sea salt

3 pinches black pepper

1. Preheat oven to 400˚F.2. Place salmon in an oven pan. In a

2. Place salmon in an oven pan. In a bowl, combine remaining ingredients, then pour over salmon. Cover with aluminium foil. aluminum foil.

3. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes.

THE MACROS

457  CALORIES 36g PROTEIN 43g CARBS 18g FAT

 

4. CHICKEN DIP

SERVES 4

10 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast (grilled), chopped into small pieces

½ tsp minced garlic

1 tsp finely chopped onion

1 tsp finely chopped red bell pepper

1 tsp finely chopped green bell pepper

1 tsp finely chopped fresh cilantro

5 tbsp reduced-fat mayo

3 pinches sea salt

1 pinch black pepper

2 dashes paprika

1. In a bowl, combine all ingredients, except for paprika. Place in a serving bowl. Dust with paprika. Chill at least 30 minutes before serving.

THE MACROS

149  CALORIES 23g  PROTEIN 3g CARBS 5g FAT

 

5. SALMON DIP

SERVES 4

8 oz reduced-fat cream cheese (room temperature)

¼ cup fat-free sour cream Juice from 1 lime

8 oz smoked salmon, chopped into small pieces

2 plum tomatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces

2 pinches black pepper

2 tbsp chopped fresh chives

1 tbsp chopped fresh dil

1. In a bowl, combine cream cheese, sour cream, and lime juice.

2. Mix in remaining ingredients, except for 1 tbsp chives and dill. Pour into a serving bowl. Top with remaining chives and dill. Chill at least 30 minutes before serving.

THE MACROS

 

241  CALORIES 18g PROTEIN 9g CARBS 15g FAT

 

 

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