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12th Feb 2016

Three Speedy (And Healthy) Dinner Recipes To Get You Through A Busy Week

New year, new recipes

On the hunt for some tasty and healthy new recipes? Look no further.

With thanks to Virgin Media and its speedy broadband, we’re bringing you three fast, filling recipes to keep you going during a busy week.

Check them out below!

1. Spicy chicken and avocado wrap



  • 1 chicken breast, thinly sliced
  • ½ lime
  • ½ tsp mild chilli powder
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 wholemeal wraps
  • 1 avocado, halved and stoned
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • a few sprigs coriander, chopped

How to make it:

  1. Mix the chicken with the lime juice, chilli powder and garlic. Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan then fry the chicken and red pepper for a couple of minutes
  2. Warm the wraps following the pack instructions or, if you have a gas hob, heat them over the flame to slightly char them
  3. Squash half an avocado onto each wrap before piling on the chicken and pepper. Sprinkle over the coriander, roll up, cut in half and enjoy!

Recipe via BBC Good

2. Middle Eastern Rice Salad



  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 an onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1/2 cup chopped pitted dates
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

How to make it:

1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, and cook, stirring often, about 5 minutes or until onion begins to brown. Remove from heat, and stir in chickpeas, cumin, and salt. Season to taste with freshly ground black pepper.

2. Combine rice, onion-chickpea mixture, dates, mint, and parsley in a large bowl. Toss well until thoroughly combined. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Recipe via

3. Glazed Salmon with Broccoli Rice



  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsps low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 cup long-grain white rice
  • 1 head broccoli, florets only, chopped
  • 4 pieces skinless salmon fillet
  • 1 large red onion, cut into 1/4-inch-thick wedges
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and black pepper

How to make it:

  1. Heat broiler. In a small bowl, combine the sugar and soy sauce. Set aside.
  2. Cook the rice according to the package directions, stirring in the broccoli during the last 3 minutes.
  3. Let the rice and broccoli stand off the heat until the broccoli is tender, about 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
  4. Meanwhile, place the salmon and onion on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with the oil and season with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper.
  5. Grill until the salmon is opaque throughout, 8 to 10 minutes, spooning half the soy sauce glaze over the fish during the last 2 minutes of cooking.
  6. Serve the salmon and onion with the rice and the remaining glaze.

Recipe via

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