Tips To Serve Healthy Dinner Recipes Australia Simple

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Planning a healthy and delicious dinner doesn’t have to be a chore. This guide dives into a variety of vibrant and nutritious recipes, perfect for showcasing the best of Australian cuisine. We’ll cover everything from fresh seafood dishes to innovative takes on classic comfort food, all with a focus on readily available Aussie ingredients.

Fresh and Flavorful Seafood

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Australia boasts some of the world’s finest seafood, making it a fantastic starting point for a healthy dinner. Here are two delectable options:

1. Lemon Pepper Barramundi with Roasted Sweet Potato and Asparagus

This dish is as visually appealing as it is flavorful.

Ingredients:

2 barramundi fillets (skin on)

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 bunch asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 lemon, sliced

  • Directions:

    1. Preheat oven to 200°C (400°F).
    2. In a small bowl, combine olive oil, lemon zest, black pepper, and salt. Rub the mixture onto the barramundi fillets, ensuring both sides are coated.
    3. Place chopped sweet potatoes on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Roast for 20 minutes.
    4. After 20 minutes, add the asparagus spears to the baking sheet with the sweet potatoes and roast for an additional 10 minutes.
    5. While the vegetables roast, heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, carefully place the barramundi fillets skin-side down. Cook for 3-4 minutes, or until the skin is crisp.
    6. Flip the fillets and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.
    7. Serve the barramundi with roasted vegetables and garnish with lemon slices.

    2. Spicy Prawn Stir-Fry with Coconut Rice

    This vibrant stir-fry is packed with protein, vegetables, and a touch of heat.

    Ingredients:

    1 tablespoon coconut oil

  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red capsicum, diced
  • 1 green capsicum, diced
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup snow peas
  • 500g raw prawns, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha (or to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 cup cooked jasmine rice

  • Directions:

    1. Prepare the coconut rice according to package instructions.
    2. Heat coconut oil in a large wok or pan over medium-high heat. Add the red onion and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until softened.
    3. Add the garlic, capsicum, and broccoli florets. Cook for an additional 3-4 minutes, or until the vegetables are slightly softened.
    4. Add the snow peas and prawns to the pan. Cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently, until the prawns are pink and cooked through.
    5. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, brown sugar, sriracha, and lime juice. Pour the sauce over the stir-fry and cook for an additional minute, allowing the flavors to combine.
    6. Serve the spicy prawn stir-fry over a bed of coconut rice.

    Aussie Comfort Food with a Healthy Twist

    Comfort food doesn’t have to be unhealthy. Here are two delightful takes on classic favorites:

    3. Chicken Sausage and Veggie Shepherd’s Pie

    This protein-packed shepherd’s pie uses lean chicken sausage and a medley of vegetables for a satisfying and nutritious meal.

    Ingredients:

    1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 400g lean ground chicken sausage
  • 1 can (400g) diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup mashed sweet potato (recipe below)

  • Mashed Sweet Potato:

    2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped

  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Directions:

    1. Preheat oven to 190°C (375°F).