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3 Deliciously Healthy Dishes to Devour this January

· Joseph Sheerin · Food and Drink

Fill your belly with deliciously nutritious fare this lunchtime.

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Sack off the soup and stick the sarnies in the bin because these three dishes are as good for you as they are tasty.

January might be here, but you can beat the post-Christmas blues and start the year with a bang by treating your tastebuds to a trio of plates that are healthy and delicious. We’re talking loaded bowls of ramen, protein-packed curries and juicy jerk chicken. So next time you fancy leaving the cooking to Leeds’ finest, why not feast on one of these downright delicious dishes?

Green Ramen at House of Fu

House of Fu

Healthy ramen? House of Fu has nailed your next lunchtime adventure to Japan. All their steaming bowls are full of nutritional virtue, but the finest is their Green Ramen – no lies told here, it’s as luminous as it is delicious. Your bowl of aromatic heaven starts with the miso and shiitake broth and Sapporo noodles, infused with kohlrabi chashu, roast tomato, pak choi, spring onion and chilli oil.

House of Fu, 15-19 The Headrow, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6PU.

Tarka Dhal at Bundobust

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Curry might not be your first thought for a healthy lunch, but let a taste of one of Bundobust’s classic dishes change everything you thought you knew. It’s a perfect lunchtime bite, full of Punjabi flavour and hearty, nourishing goodness. The warming bowl of spiced lentils is packed to bursting with plant protein to get you through the day, loaded with vibrant cumin, garlic and a dash of chilli.

Bundobust, 6 Mill Hill, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5DQ.

Jerk BBQ Chicken Salad at Jenny’s Jerk Chicken

Jenny's Jerk Chicken

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If you’d like a zing with your guilt-free lunch, make a beeline for Jenny’s Jerk Chicken at Leeds Kirkgate Market. Their tender cuts of free-range chicken are marinated for hours in their own special recipe jerk BBQ rub which is absolutely bursting with Caribbean flavour. On the side, you’ll have a small portion of rice and a stack of fabulously fresh salad with lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber and carrot.

Jenny’s Jerk Chicken, Leeds Kirkgate Market, 34 George Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7HY.