By Sue Bedford (MSc Nutritional Therapy)
Spice up your mid -week meals with this nutritious and delicious tasty recipe.
Paneer (cottage cheese) is loaded with the goodness of healthy fats and milk proteins, which makes paneer a great source of nutrition for healthy bones, teeth and skin. Pineapple is a good source of vitamin c, manganese and iodine too. Pineapples contain the anti-inflammatory enzyme Bromelain important for conditions such as Endometriosis. Bromelain has an anticoagulant effect – so great for blood flow too. In studies the high manganese content found in pineapple has been linked to improving sperm motility.
Did you know?
A pineapple is a fruit made up of several berries that have grown together, rather than a pine or an apple. This also means that pineapples are a set of berries that have fused together rather than a single fruit.
Pineapples are naturally high in fibre, which is an essential part of a balanced diet and can aid digestion. Pineapples are also rich in manganese, calcium, vitamins A and C, and folate, as well as other vitamins and minerals important to health and fertility.
Makes 8 kebabs
40g fresh ginger finely chopped
180g natural yoghurt
600g paneer cut into cubes
1 pineapple (cubed)
1 tsp of chilli flakes
2 tsp black pepper
2 tsp cumin
2 green peppers chopped into rough squares
2 yellow peppers chopped into rough squares
2 red onions chopped
1 lime chopped
Place the yoghurt into a mixing bowl and stir in the spices and garlic. Place the paneer into the yoghurt mixture and cover using a spoon. Thread the pineapple, peppers, onion and paneer alternating each, onto a skewer. Place into a preheated oven of 180 degrees for around 20 minutes (check to see when cooked), or grill. Squeeze some lime juice over and enjoy with a salad. These are also great on the BBQ!