Sophie Wright’s Roasted Leek, Endive, Walnut and Apple Salad with Goats Cheese

It’s always nice to have something a little bit different from a standard salad and this wintery salad is just that. It’s packed with texture, flavour and colour and the roasted leeks add savoury warmth, which is perfectly complimented by the crispy apple, the bitter endive and the creamy goats cheese. It makes a great weekday lunch or a light dinner.

Leek, Feta and Pomegranate Couscous

Research has shown that the best way to lose weight is to choose meals that help you feel fuller for longer while being low in calories. This means choosing meals that are balanced in carbohydrates, protein and plenty of fruit and vegetables. This couscous salad is a perfect match. The couscous provides some starchy carbohydrate, the feta provides protein and the leeks and other ingredients contribute to you 5-a-day whilst keeping the calorie content low.

Leek, Mackerel and Avocado Salad

Regular hard exercise can take its toll on the immune system as levels of valuable vitamins and minerals in the body are depleted. That is why it is important to put them back though a diet rich in immunity boosting nutrients. The mackerel is one of the richest sources of long chain omega 3 fatty acids, needed to counteract inflammation, while the leeks contains powerful antioxidant substances that can help to prevent cell damage. The avocado is a great source of vitamin E needed for immunity and heart health.