Moroccan Spiced Mince

Makes 8 cups

2 teaspoons olive oil
1 brown onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
500g lean lamb or beef mince
2 – 3 teaspoons Moroccan seasoning
1 tomato, diced
1 carrot, sliced into strips using a potato peeler
2 stalks celery, strings removed, thinly sliced or diced
1 zucchini, grated
400g can chickpeas, drained
¼ cup currants
3 tablespoons lemon juice
½ cup salt reduced chicken stock
2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
2 tablespoons fresh flat leaf parsley, chopped
4 tablespoons natural yoghurt, to serve
Pita bread, to serve (optional)

Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until softened. Increase heat and add mince. Cook, stirring to break up mince, until browned. Add Moroccan seasoning and cook, stirring, for a minute or until fragrant. Add tomato, carrot, celery, zucchini, currants, lemon juice and stock. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10
minutes or until thickened. Stir through the chickpeas, pine nuts and parsley. Serve garnished with parsley and 1 tablespoon of natural yoghurt. Serve with flatbread if desired.

Nutrition information, per cup (without bread): kilojoules 1070, calories 254, protein 22g, fat 11g, saturated fat 3g, carbohydrate 15.5g, fibre 4g.

If you are looking for quick, simple tasty and most importantly, weight loss surgery friendly recipes, check out our Single Serves recipe book. You can find out more here.

Before you go, please grab one of our FREE Weight Loss Surgery Toolkits.

If you are new to weight loss surgery our Getting Started Toolkit is for you. Simply click here to sign up for your copy.

If you had weight loss surgery some time ago, or need help to get back on track, our Reboot toolkit may be just the thing. Click here and we will be sure to get a copy on the way to you.

Hi! We are Justine and Sally. Working with over a thousand people each year preparing for, undergoing, or who have had weight loss surgery, we are here to support you.

FEATURED BLOG POSTS

Here’s to Hydration

Here’s to Hydration

Following weight loss surgery we tend to focus on what we are eating in order to achieve good health. However, it is important to remember that our fluid intake also plays an important role. Did you know that adequate hydration (around 1 ½ - 2 litres of fluid per day...

Protein Powder Doesn’t Give You a Free Pass

Protein Powder Doesn’t Give You a Free Pass

Protein powder is an absolutely fabulous way to ‘top up’ your protein intake and help achieve your protein goals, especially during the early post-operative period. But the big mistake I see so often, it people believing the addition of protein powder gives them a...

LATEST RECIPES

Slow Roasted Tomatoes

Slow Roasted Tomatoes

The perfect, prepare ahead side dish that is oh so good! I use these super sweet tomatoes as a delicious addition to salads, as a cracker topper with ricotta or cottage cheese or even stirred through some pasta. You don’t need to stress about exact cooking times or...

Veggie Chickpea Fritters with Feta & Dill

Veggie Chickpea Fritters with Feta & Dill

Makes 8 fritters 125g can corn kernels, drained 125g can chickpeas, drained and ‘smashed’ 1 small zucchini, grated ½ cup baby spinach, chopped 80g feta, crumbled 2-3 sprigs of dill, chopped finely 1 egg 1/3 cup besan (chickpea flour) Combine ingredients together. Add...

Egg, Chive & Mayo with Radish

Egg, Chive & Mayo with Radish

Makes 4 serves 6 hard boiled eggs, peeled, 1 stalk celery, strings removed and finely diced 1 tablespoon mayonnaise 2 tablespoons Greek style yoghurt 1 radish, finely diced 1 tablespoons chives, chopped Pinch of salt Freshly cracked black pepper Chop eggs roughly and...