Lemony pea and ham pasta salad
Lunchbox

Lemony pea and ham pasta salad

A fantastic lemony pea and ham pasta salad that can be usedin lunchboxes, on picnics or just whipped up for lunch or dinner. So simple to make this lemony pea and ham pasta salad will have the kids asking for more.

Serves 8

Ingredients

  • 400g farfalle pasta, cooked
  • 200g peas
  • 150g cooked ham, torn

For the dressing:

  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp milk
  • 60g fat-free natural Greek yoghurt
  • Salt and black pepper

Method

1. Whisk together all of the ingredients for the dressing until it is smooth, and season with salt and black pepper.

2. Toss the cooked pasta with the peas and torn ham, then drizzle over the dressing. Toss again until everything is coated. 

Per Serving 201kcals, 2.9g fat (0.8g saturated), 32.1g carbs, 1.9g sugars, 11g protein, 1.5g fibre, 0.26g sodium

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Q. I’m would like to start an exercise programme that will benefit my emotional health as much as my physical health, but I don’t know which type of class would be best. Should I consider choosing from yoga, pilates, tai chi, or could you recommend a class, please?

A It’s great that you have decided to get into exercise. The benefits to you are going to be great. You’ll sleep better, have more energy, better skin, reduced stressed, not to mention all the amazing physical benefits of your clothes fitting better, and looking healthy, trim and toned! My advice to you would be to try them all. Even if some don’t offer pay-as-you-go sessions, if you get in touch directly with the instructor, they will almost always let you try it out first to see if it’s for you. All of the above things that you mentioned are great for mental health, so it really will be a personal preference as to which you go for. On top of the classes you mention, all forms of exercise will give you great mental rewards so consider the not so obvious interval training sessions, bootcamp, and circuits too, as you will also feel on top of the world after a class like that.