At MotivatePT our aim is to shape and improve the lifestyles of our clients. This might start with a workout in your living room but we want to be sure that when the trainer leaves, your eating habits don’t ruin your vision of a fitter and healthier you!

This is the first in a series of blog posts straight from the MotivatePT kitchen. Over the coming months we will be sharing our top trainer-approved recipes, discussing all current food trends and hopefully dispelling some popular food myths along the way.

We appreciate our client’s lead hectic lives so we sense check all of our recipes to make sure they can be made in under 30 minutes, using easily obtainable ingredients. You don’t need to de-tour to a specialist health store or be an undercover gourmet chef.

Ready to transform your tastebuds and your bodies? Let’s get, set, COOK…..


Haddock Fillets with Chorizo

Haddock• Prep: 5 minutes
• Cooking time: 15 minutes
• Serves two

1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra to serve
Chorizo, thinly sliced (50g)
1 can cooked chick peas (a great alternative to potatoes)
2 fillets white fish (don’t like haddock? Substitute for cod) – season well
20g bunch parsley, chopped
Green broad beans – already boiled (you can buy these frozen; I always keep a bag in the freezer)
Paprika – to season

Pre-boil the broccoli and broad beans until tender and place to one side.

Start by heating the oil in a large frying pan. Once hot add the chorizo and chopped garlic and gently fry for a few minutes.

This is where it gets really easy. Add in the already cooked chickpeas, broad beans and broccoli. Add some seasoning and a teaspoon of paprika. Give your pan a gentle stir before placing the fish on top. Sprinkle the parsley over the dish and leave on a low heat for five minutes or until the fish has turned white and flaky.