A dietitian has revealed how she feeds her family at dinner-time, and while she said she loves a ‘fancy, food-styled picture’ as much as the next person, it’s not how she really eats on a typical weeknight at home.
Jaime Rose Chambers, from Sydney, posted a photo of her dinner on Instagram, where she said she often needs to make the family meal quickly and easily.
‘Dinner is usually made in record time while I have a one-year-old tugging at my leg to be picked up and a three-year-old asking endlessly to eat all the snacks out of the cupboard,’ Jaime wrote.
Her weeknight dinner of glazed salmon, brown rice, vegetables and salmon takes around 20 minutes to make.
On this particular occasion, the dietitian explained she served pesto and yoghurt-topped salmon fillets with brown rice, corn on the cob, broccoli, Brussels sprouts and salad.
‘This is a more accurate representation of dinner in our house most nights, and the thing is – everyone (usually) loves it AND it’s nutritious,’ Jaime said.
She added that there are 10 different plan foods within this meal, meaning that her family get plenty of diversity within their daily diets.
The brown rice adds a complex carbohydrate, while the salmon provides lean protein.
To make the healthy meal, Jaime said you need to pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius and place four fillets of salmon on a lined baking tray.
Then, mix some Greek yoghurt, pesto and lemon juice in a bowl, before distributing it across the salmon as a marinade.
After drizzling it with extra Virgin olive oil and a pinch of salt, Jaime recommends baking it for 20 minutes until it’s golden.
You can serve the dish with whatever vegetables you like, including broccoli, green beans, Brussels sprouts, salad and a complex carbohydrate like brown rice or lentils.
Jaime often goes for the little pots of brown rice, as she said these are just as healthy and take a fraction of the time to heat up and serve.
Jaime has made a name for herself as a dietitian for her simple, fuss-free meals that are loaded with flavour and health benefits.
She said at lunchtime, she’ll typically have a large chopped salad with foods like lettuces, tomatoes, cucumber, avocado and extra Virgin olive oil.
Then, at dinner she’ll usually have something warm and more nourishing.