Valentine’s Day is here!
But although receiving a box of chocolates is always appreciated, we can often overindulge in these sweet treats, leaving our bodies feeling a bit worse for wear. If you’re trying to stay healthy and achieve your weight loss goals, but still want to enjoy a special evening with your partner, we may just have the answer.
Our team of expert dietitians have shared this easy-to-prepare and nutritious Valentine’s Day meal that will keep the flames of love burning bright - without making your stomach feel like it’s in knots for all the wrong reasons! So roll up your sleeves, and get ready to enjoy this tasty treat packed with healthy fat and protein.
Vegetable and Turkey Fajitas
- 300g turkey breast, skinless
- Meat marinade: 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1 crushed garlic clove (optional), 1 tsp chilli powder (optional)
- Vegetables: 1 small aubergine, 1 medium courgette, 1 medium yellow pepper, 1 medium onion
- 8 small tortillas
- In a large bowl, mix the olive oil, lemon juice, crushed garlic and chilli powder together.
- Cut the turkey breast into thin strips (about 1cm wide). Add to the bowl and stir until all sides are coated. Set aside in the fridge to marinate.
- Slice the aubergine, courgette, pepper and onion into thin strips (about 1cm wide).
- Preheat your oven to 190°C. Wrap the tortillas in foil and place in oven.
- Heat ½ tbsp of olive oil in a wok, then add the turkey strips. Stir-fry for 3-4 minutes until browned, then add the sliced onion and remaining vegetable strips. Cook for a further 5 minutes or until the vegetables are brown around the edges. Remove from the wok and place in an ovenproof dish.
- Serve up your tortillas with the filling, and enjoy!
To make this dish vegetarian, you could use any good meat substitute or tofu in place of the turkey. Other protein sources, such as fish, can be a great alternative to meat, too.
The vegetable and meat mixture (or just the vegetarian version) can be accompanied by other sources of carbohydrates such as brown rice, wholegrain crackers, or wholemeal pasta, if you prefer.
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