Pasta Power: Crucial fuel for your brain and muscles, with that comfort food feel. What’s not to love about this cracker of a carb?

Steak & Broccoli Nacho Penne

Jalapeños help fight headaches inflammation, and even cancer (they burn fat, too).


  1. 120g top-round steak,
    cut into strips
  2. Chilli flakes
  3. Sea salt  
  4. Olive oil spray
  5. 1 cup broccoli florets, broken into pieces
  6. 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes
  7. ¼ cup cheese sauce
  8. 1 cup cooked (60g dry) wholemeal pasta 
  9. Fresh coriander leaves
    to taste 
  10. ½ jalapeño or chilli
    to taste


1) Sprinkle the steak with seasoning and salt. Place a large non-
stick frying pan over medium-high heat. When hot, mist with cooking spray. Add the broccoli and tomatoes in a single layer.

2) Cook about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally, then add the steak in a single layer. Cook steak 1 minute per side or until pink inside; stir broccoli and tomatoes until broccoli is bright green, crisp-tender and warm.

3) While the steak cooks, heat the cheese sauce in the microwave until just hot. Transfer the steak and vegies to a medium bowl. Add the cooked pasta and cheese. Toss. Top with fresh coriander and jalapeños or chillies. Enjoy immediately.


440 calories, 35g protein, 58g carbs, 10g fat