3 Low-Kilojoule Raw Food Dinner Recipes Every Healthy Girl Should Know

Women's Health |

By Amy Rankin, photographs by Micky Hoyle 

And they’re not salads…

If you thought raw food was limited to green, vegan salads, it’s time for an education. Here are some dishes low in kilojoules, that’ll knock the socks off your foodie friends – and put you on a health high!

1. Angelfish Ceviche

What you need
800g angelfish fillets
Sea salt
Juice of 5 limes
1 handful fresh mint
1 handful fresh coriander
2 avocados
½ spanspek

For the dressing
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
Juice of 1 orange
Juice of 1 lime Raw honey (or coconut blossom nectar)
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 red chilli, finely chopped
½ red onion, finely chopped
Sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper

1/ Slice the fish fillets into five- to seven-millimetre cubes, then place into an airtight container with a pinch of sea salt and lime juice. Mix the juice into the fish gently and place in the fridge for one hour to cure.
2/ Mix together all the dressing ingredients and set aside. Season to taste.
3/ Pick the leaves off the 
herbs, discard the stalks and set aside.
4/ Chop the avocado 
and spanspek into cubes the same size as the fish and set aside in separate bowls.
5/ Remove the fish from the fridge; it should be opaque in colour. Drain the juices and discard. Mix in the avocado, spanspek and dressing. Toss gently to combine.
6/ Portion fish mixture into eight bowls. Divide herbs among the bowls and serve immediately.

Serves 6. Per serving: 1170kJ, 16g fat (2.5g sat fat), 17g carbs, 75mg sodium, 5g fibre, 20g protein

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2. Ostrich Steak Tartare


What you need
100g ostrich fillet
1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 tbsp finely chopped red onion
1 tbsp chopped chives
1 tsp mustard seeds
5 capers, chopped
½ gherkin, finely sliced
1 large free-range egg yolk
Flat-leaf parsley, for garnishing

1/ Remove any sinew from the meat, rinse under water and pat dry. Slice into thin strips, then crosswise into tiny cubes. Place in a glass bowl.
2/ Pour lemon juice over the meat immediately, so that it cures slightly. Mix in olive oil and set aside while you chop the rest of the ingredients.
3/ Mix the red onion, chives, mustard seeds, capers and gherkin into the ostrich. Spoon onto a plate, gently making a well in the centre. Place the yolk into the well and serve with parsley.

Serves 1. Per serving:  1379kJ, 32g fat (5g sat fat), 6g carbs, 1240mg sodium, 2g fibre, 26g protein

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3. Rainbow Phad Thai


What you need
6 baby marrows, julienned or spiralised
1 large red pepper, thinly sliced
2 large carrots, grated or julienned
½ red or purple cabbage (about 350g), sliced
6 spring onions, white and pale-green parts finely chopped
1 handful fresh coriander, roughly chopped
2 handfuls bean sprouts
1 tbsp sesame seeds

For the dressing
3 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice, plus extra limes to serve
3 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
3 tbsp honey
2 tbsp sugar-free peanut butter
3 tbsp grated ginger
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 red chilli, finely chopped
Freshly ground black pepper

1/ Place all vegetables in a large bowl. Garnish with coriander, sprouts and sesame seeds.
2/ Whisk together all dressing ingredients, taste to check flavours (add water to thin, if necessary), then toss with vegetables. Serve with extra lime wedges.

Serves 6. Per serving: 585kJ, 4g fat (1g sat fat), 25g carbs, 300mg sodium, 5g fibre, 5g protein

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