Dinner Recipe Ideas

Shepherd’s pie with cauliflower mash

A low carb take on an old favourite! A perfect winter warmer, or make a batch to last a few days.


  • 1 large head cauliflower florets, chopped
  • 4 tbsp. olive oil (or coconut oil)
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 brown onion, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, diced
  • 2 celery sticks, diced
  • 2 medium carrots, diced
  • 600g lamb/pork mince
  • 2 1/2 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 tsp. thyme leaves, chopped
  • 375ml beef stock or chicken stock
  • 3 tbsp. flat leaf parsley, roughly chopped


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  2. Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil then add the cauliflower and cook for about 10 minutes until tender. Drain the cooked cauliflower in a colander and set it aside.
  3. Heat two tablespoons of olive oil in a large frying pan or saucepan over a medium to high heat. Add the cumin, onions, garlic, celery and carrots and cook for five minutes, or until they soften and begin to brown.
  4. Add the lamb mince and cook until browned.
  5. Add the tomato paste and thyme and cook for one minute, then pour in the wine and stock and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper.
  7. Meanwhile, place the cooked cauliflower in the food processor and blend until smooth.
  8. Blend two tablespoons of oil through the puree and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  9. To assemble, spread the meat mixture into the base of an ovenproof dish.
  10. Top with the cauliflower puree and smooth the top out evenly.
  11. Bake the pie in the oven for 30 minutes, or until lightly golden.
  12. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

Cajun chicken with avocado, lime & chili salsa

A pleasure to cook and eat and there hasn’t been a negative review yet!


  • 4 small (180g each) chicken breast fillets

  • 1 tablespoon sweet paprika

  • Pinch of cayenne pepper

  • 1 avocado, flesh cubed

  • 2 tablespoons lime juice

  • 1 long green chilli, seeds removed, thinly sliced lengthways

  • 2 tablespoons freshly snipped chives

  • Olive oil spray

  • 250g steamed green beans


  1. Cut each breast into 3 thin slices, and then toss in the combined paprika and cayenne to lightly coat. Set aside.

  2. Place avocado, lime, chilli and chives in a bowl. Season and stir gently to combine. Set aside.

  3. Heat a large fry pan over high heat and spray with oil.

  4. Cook chicken, in 2 batches, for 2 minutes each side until cooked. Stand for 3 minutes, and then halve each piece on an angle.

Dinner can be a challenging meal as there are more opportunities to have a meal that is not aligned with your goals. These two dinner recipe ideas are full of flavour and are incredibly healthy! For more recipe ideas click here

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