Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Fuel for Sports Day

School is almost over for the year and it seems that all types of Sports events take over the kids' calender for the summer. Here at Gluten Free Foods, we feel that it is extremely important to make sure that your body is fuelled perfectly in order to give your best sporty performance.

Loads of Barkat food will get your body into gear for your sporty workout. We thought we'd give you just a few of our favourite wholesome recipes to get you inspired!

Tuna, peppers, spring onion, buckwheat pasta salad
Tuna is a great source of Omega 3 and as we know buckwheat is a supergrain, packed with fibre, protein and wholesome carbs.

Serves 4
1 tin of tuna, drained
2 spring onions, finely chopped
3 peppers (we like to use 3 different colours), finely chopped
1 tin of sweetcorn
400g Buckwheat spirals

For the dressing:
2 tablespoons greek yoghurt
A drizzle of Olive Oil
1/2 lemon, squeezed
salt and pepper
1 tsp wholegrain mustard


  • Boil the pasta in salted water for 10 mins. Once cooked drain in cold water and leave to cool
  • Chop the onion, peppers and add to a bowl with the sweetcorn and tuna- stir really well.
  • Add the buckwheat and a dash of salt and pepper. Mix well
  • Mix all the dressing ingredients together and season to taste.
  • Before serving add the dressing to the salad and mix. 
  • Seriously easy but seriously yummy!
Wholegrain Turkey, mashed avocado and roasted veg sandwich
The lean protein of the turkey along with the wholesome fibre in the bread, makes this an ideal pre-workout lunch!

Makes 1 sandwich  (perfect for packed lunches) 

Thin slices of lean turkey (ideally organic)
Butter for spreading
1 tsp of wholegrain mustard
1 tsp of Mayonnaise
1/2 courgette, sliced
1/2 red pepper, sliced
1/2 avocado, mashed


  • Slice the pepper and courgette and drizzle with a little olive oil and salt and pepper. Roast in the oven for 20 mins at 180c.
  • Spread the bread with a thin layer of butter.
  • Mix the Mayo with the mustard and then spread on top of the butter
  • Mash the avocado and spread on top of the mayo
  • Layer the turkey onto one slice of bread
  • Add the roasted vegetables on top the turkey
  • Top the turkey with the other slice of bread and enjoy!

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