Do you ever have days… or weeks when the bathroom scales ARE NOT YOUR FRIEND??? Hmm, well the scales and I are not on speaking terms at the moment. Never mind, I’m sure our relationship can be repaired after a few lighter meals, one being this delightful Lamb Souvlaki & Greek Salad.

Lamb Souvlaki w Greek Salad

Lamb Souvlaki w Greek Salad

Since this estranged relationship is not very conducive to a svelte figure, I have decided I need to share a few recipes that are not so calorific.

Greek Salad w Balsamic Vinegar

Greek Salad w Balsamic Vinegar

One of my delicious fallback dishes is this Lamb Souvlaki on Greek Salad. I picked up the recipe when we visited the Townsville Greek Festival.

Low Fat Greek Lamb Souvlaki

Low Fat Greek Lamb Souvlaki

All I needed to do was tweak the salad dressing and cook the souvlaki in the oven, and I had myself a gourmet diet dish.

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Lamb Souvlaki & Greek Salad

Course: Main
Cuisine: Greek
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Servings: 12
Author: Julie
The tastiest Greek food, but modified as a low fat meal.
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Ingredients

Souvlaki

  • 500 gm beef mince Heartsmart
  • 500 gm lamb mince
  • 1 lg onion finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped finely
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 t /s cumin
  • 1 t /s salt
  • pepper
  • ½ cup tomato paste

Greek Salad

  • 3 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 2 cups torn cos lettuce
  • 2 tomatoes diced
  • 1/2 red capsicum diced
  • 1 lebanese cucumber diced
  • 100 gm danish feta
  • 12 kalamata olives pitted
  • 1/4 red onion sliced finely
  • kraft fat free balsamic vinegar dressing

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees.
  2. In a bowl add all the meat patty ingredients and mix by hand until well combined.
  3. Divide the mince into 12 x 150gm meatballs.
  4. Roll each of the meatballs into a sausage shape and push a skewer through the centre.
  5. Place the skewer souvlaki on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
  6. Cook in the oven for 30mins or until cooked through.

Greek Salad

  1. Place ingredients on a large serving platter.
  2. Dress with balsamic vinegar.

By baking the souvlaki you save a lot of incidental calories that frying adds. This dish is a favourite of mine because it doesn’t taste lean or dry.

Lamb Souvlaki and Salad

Lamb Souvlaki and Salad

If I am particularly hungry, I will used a tortilla bread to make a wrap and add some tzatziki for extra flavour.

Greek Salad

Greek Salad

The Greek Salad recipe above will serve four people. Remember it’s a great nutrient burst and tummy filler to “go big” on salad.

A Greek Slimmers Meal

A Greek Slimmers Meal

The souvlaki are 150gms each, so according to dietitians one souvlaki is the correct serve for a smaller person.

Souvlaki and yoghurt

Souvlaki and yoghurt

Do you have a little winter pudding growing under your cool weather clothes? If so, do you have some pre-summer tricks to lose the pudge?

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