5-Minute Spicy Mackerel & Zucchini Salad

Sometimes, people struggle when trying to thinking of what to have for a quick, healthy, easy-to-prepare lunch.  So, they often resort to eating a sandwich (usually made with commercially prepared bread).  A sandwich isn’t a good everyday choice if you’re trying to lose weight or maintain a healthy lifestyle because of the high carb content and high calorie content of the bread. It’s especially not great if you’re using bread bought from a supermarket, which is particularly unhealthy.

This dish takes less than five minutes to prepare, and it’s designed to satisfy your appetite every bit as much as a sandwich (if not more so). If you can slice a few ingredients, you can make this – absolutely no cooking skills are required. The creamy, punchy, yoghurt-mustard dressing, combined with the oily fish, is what makes this dish so tasty and so filling. Swapping out sandwiches (or anything with bread) at lunch-time; and replacing them with a healthy, but satisfying, low calorie salad like this, is a great way to help you lose weight.

Remember, after lunch, see if you can fit in some exercise. Even if you’re busy, you might be surprised what you can fit in to your day if you try. Here’s how to get started if you think you don’t have time exercise, or aren’t use to taking exercise.

Ingredients (per person)

  • 1 125g/4oz can of mackerel (drained)
  • 1 zucchini/courgette (or other summer squash), finely sliced
  • 1 red chili, finely sliced
  • 2 dessert spoons of natural yoghurt
  • 2 teaspoons of of Dijon mustard
  • Freshly ground black pepper


Prepare the ingredients and place in a serving bowl.  To dress the salad, add the yoghurt and mustard and mix thoroughly. Finish with freshly ground black pepper.

This recipe is copyright 2012 Healthstyle Hacks. All Rights Reserved.

This healthy eating recipe is sponsored by Fitness Meter for iPhone

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