Healthy lunch, Spiced Almond Salad


Keeps you full and great for your joints

Nuts are a fantastic source of protein, which helps keep you fuller for longer. But having a bag at your desk is seriously dangerous.

They are hugely calorific if not eaten in moderation, and before you know it a 250g bag is gone. So stick to using nuts in recipes, buying only the small taster packs from the supermarket so you are not tempted to overindulge. This is a perfect lunch and you can add chicken or even fish to help turn it into an evening meal.


olive oil spray

50g whole natural almonds

1 cloves fresh garlic, crushed

1/2 finely chopped red chilli

1 tsp sea salt

4 finely chopped tomatoes

1 tbs chopped coriander stem

1/4 cantaloupe melon

1 tbs blueberries

1 tbs fresh mint


1. Toss the almonds in oil and cook over gentle heat for 4 mins, tossing them around regularly. Add the chilli, salt and garlic and cook for a further 2- 4 minutes or until the garlic turns into a golden colour.

2. Remove from the heat and stir in the coriander and tomatoes

3.  Toss the melon, fruit and fresh mint together and serve with salad leaves. Delicious with a spoonful of natural yoghurt.