Guilt Free Winter Recipes
Posted on 30 June 2014
Zucchini Linguini - The Healthy Chef
Traditional pasta is packed full of simple carbs which are heavily processed and contain minimal nutritional value for the body. A great alternative which is not only delicious but kind to your waistline is to create your own linguini from zucchini with a mandoline. Zucchini linguini is nutrient dense, kind to your digestive system and can be served either raw or lightly heated. The Healthy Chef has added baby spinach leaves, home made basil, parmesan and roasted pine nuts to complete this dish. See the recipe >
Sweet Potato Fries- Souvlaki for the Soul
Having hot chips from the local take away store on a cold day is a naughty habit a lot of us have. Deep frying an already carb dense food such as potato in oil is a sure way to stack on the kilos and drag down your metabolism. Instead, try oven baking julienned sweet potato fries in a stable oil (try rice bran) that is seasoned with salt and pepper to taste. Add ground cinnamon for a beautiful combination of flavours.
Kale Chips - Plan to Eat
When we sit down to watch a movie all we want to do is reach for the potato chips. Similar to hot chips, these bad boys are full of unhealthy fats, simple carbs and a ridiculous amount of salt. Make a super healthy alternative with kale - a nutrient dense powerhouse food we can't get enough of! Not only does it boast high amounts of antioxidants, studies have shown it has inflammatory and cancer preventative properties too.
Cauliflower Crust Pizza - Popsugar
Getting take away pizza can be a quick, easy (and often welcomed) option for the family on a winters night. These pizzas are often packed full of carbs, fat making and salt and should be avoided as often as possible. Instead, gather the family for a make your own pizza night! Get the kids involved and increase the nutritional value of your pizza by making the base out of cauliflower and topping it with loads of great veggies. We thought this sounded way too good to be true so we tried it ourselves and we haven't looked back! The cauliflower base is just as crunchy, tasty as traditional pizza dough but so much healthier...so you won't feel as guilty when you eat the WHOLE pizza. See the recipe >
Healthy Hot Chocolate - The Healthy Chef