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Does watching the summer games have you wondering what an Olympic athlete eats to help them prepare? Well, we have good news! Wren Kitchens collaborated with nutrition consultant Jenna Hope to create two delicious, healthy meals fit for an Olympian (or just those who wish they were). While the Olympic Games in Tokyo are well underway, many of us have become inspired to take up a new sport or at least eat more healthily. Searches for ‘healthy dinner recipes’ and ‘healthy and easy lunch ideas’ have increased by 200% and 190%1, respectively, over the past 12 months. If you’re one of those who are searching then look no further! These are two you will absolutely like to try!

Quinoa and Black Bean Burrito Recipe – Serves 2

Ingredients:

For the quinoa:

  • 60g Red and white quinoa (you can use white quinoa)
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • Juice of half a lime

For the black beans:

  • 1 Tsp of olive oil
  • 1 Tsp minced garlic
  • 1 Tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 Tsp cumin
  • 1 Tsp paprika
  • 2 Tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 x 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 x 400g can black beans
  • Generous pinch of salt and pepper

For the tomato salsa:

  • 1 White onion
  • 2 large tomatoes
  • Handful of coriander
  • Juice of half a lime
  • Pinch of chili flakes (optional)
  • Pinch of salt and pepper

To serve:

  • 2 wholemeal wraps
  • 2 Tbsp Greek yogurt or dairy-free alternative
  • 1 Handful of fresh spinach 

Method:

  1. Cook the quinoa as per the cooking instructions.
  2. Whilst the quinoa is cooking heat the olive oil in a pan, once heated stir in the garlic, smoked paprika, cumin, paprika, tomato puree, and chopped tomatoes, and leave to cook over low heat for 2- 3 minutes.
  3. Next, stir in the black beans and cook for a further 15-20 minutes on medium heat.
  4. Once the quinoa is cooked stir through the salt, pepper, and lime juice.
  5. Next, chop the onion and tomatoes into chunks, add the coriander, lime juice, chili flakes (if you’re using them), salt and pepper. Stir well.
  6. Finally serve up by laying the spinach, quinoa and bean mix into a whole meal wrap, then add the salsa and the Greek yogurt or dairy-free alternative and wrap up well! Enjoy!

 

Salmon and Deep Greens Gnocchi – Serves 2

Ingredients:

  • 2 Filets of salmon
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • A handful of fresh dill 300g of fresh gnocchi
  • 60g Reduced fat cream cheese
  • 100g peas
  • 100g spinach
  • Generous pinch of salt and pepper

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  2. Place the salmon on a lined tray. Add the salt, pepper, and lemon juice, finely chop the fresh dill, and then cover over into a parcel. Cook in the oven for 15 minutes.
  3. Heat a pan of boiling water and boil the gnocchi for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Drain the gnocchi and return to the pot with the peas, spinach, and reduced-fat cream cheese. Place over low to medium heat and stir until the spinach and peas are cooked. You may wish to add a touch more salt, pepper, or lemon at this stage.
  5. Once the salmon is cooked, remove the skin and flake into the Gnocchi. Serve immediately and enjoy!

You can find the full recipes of these healthy meals fit for an Olympian here: