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Eating and Drinking => Cooking, Storing and Preserving => Topic started by: sunshineband on June 11, 2016, 08:28

Title: Healthy Recipes
Post by: sunshineband on June 11, 2016, 08:28
This is the place for your favourite Healthy Recipes ...  a little bit of blurb about them would be nice too. Great place to share your ideas!
Title: Re: Healthy Recipes
Post by: chrissie B on July 24, 2016, 11:16
What seemed like a good idea seems to have fallen on stony ground.
Im hoping some one will come up with an altermate to fatty cream and a not so sickly butter icing for cakes
chrissie b
Title: Re: Healthy Recipes
Post by: GrannieAnnie on July 24, 2016, 15:24
Only just noticed this one!  I too would like a nice recipe for a tasty, but less sickly and calorific butter icing!   ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Healthy Recipes
Post by: Aunt Sally on July 24, 2016, 15:49
I would imagine a Mascarpone topping would be a little less calorific.

Many Berry makes one for her carrot cake

http://www.maryberry.co.uk/recipes/baking/carrot-cake-with-mascarpone-topping
Title: Re: Healthy Recipes
Post by: GrannieAnnie on July 24, 2016, 20:28
I would imagine a Mascarpone topping would be a little less calorific.

Many Berry makes one for her carrot cake

http://www.maryberry.co.uk/recipes/baking/carrot-cake-with-mascarpone-topping

Ooohh I'd forgotten about that Auntie!  I did a Jamie Oliver carrot cake once with a lime mascarpone topping!  thank you!
Title: Re: Healthy Recipes
Post by: Christine on August 17, 2016, 16:56
But I don't like healthy recipes! she said with a bowl of courgettes and green peppers in tinned tomato (well there are no red ones in the greenhouse at the moment cos the daughter has had them).
Title: Re: Healthy Recipes
Post by: chrissie B on August 19, 2016, 22:36
I have a daughter like that used to pinch all me pea pods.
chrissie b
Title: Re: Healthy Recipes
Post by: GrannieAnnie on August 21, 2016, 22:15
But I don't like healthy recipes! she said with a bowl of courgettes and green peppers in tinned tomato (well there are no red ones in the greenhouse at the moment cos the daughter has had them).

Then you are on the wrong page Christine!  :D ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Healthy Recipes
Post by: Christine on August 25, 2016, 18:47
I know but someone had to say it!  :ohmy:
Title: Re: Healthy Recipes
Post by: New shoot on September 17, 2016, 18:22
I'm not sure this counts as super healthy as it has avocado in it, but it is healthier as you don't use tahini or any oil.

Its quick and very delicious  :D

Avocado Houmous

Drain a can of chick peas and blend with a chopped clove of garlic, the flesh of a ripe avocado,  the juice of 1 large  lemon, 1/2 tsp tabasco or chopped fresh chili to your taste and 1/2 tsp cumin.





Title: Re: Healthy Recipes
Post by: snowdrops on September 17, 2016, 19:32
I'm not sure this counts as super healthy as it has avocado in it, but it is healthier as you don't use tahini or any oil.

Its quick and very delicious  :D

Avocado Houmous

Drain a can of chick peas and blend with a chopped clove of garlic, the flesh of a ripe avocado,  the juice of 1 large  lemon, 1/2 tsp tabasco or chopped fresh chili to your taste and 1/2 tsp cumin.

Avocado's are very healthy aren't they?
Title: Re: Healthy Recipes
Post by: New shoot on September 18, 2016, 08:23
Avocado's are very healthy aren't they?

They have lots going for them, but also contain saturated fat and are fairly calorific.  It is a lighter fresher houmous, but not a completely free pass if you are watching your weight or your fat intake.
Title: Re: Healthy Recipes
Post by: compostqueen on June 29, 2017, 19:57
Courgette hummus is really good!  Courgette season looms 😃
Title: Re: Healthy Recipes
Post by: Blewit on June 29, 2017, 20:20
I made borlotti hummus this afternoon.

A mug of dried borlottis (soaked and cooked)
five cloves of garlic
Juice of a lemon
five slices of pickled jalapeno's
about half a mug of olive oil

Blitzed to a paste then the olive oil added until it looks about right.
Salt and pepper to taste.
Title: Re: Healthy Recipes
Post by: rowlandwells on December 07, 2017, 19:02
I like to think we eat healthy our recipes include butternut squash marrow pumpkin also I think eating all veg allotment or garden grown is a recipe for healthy living

but we must be mindful that some people lead a busy life going out to work looking after a family there is actually less time to think about healthy recipes as more people shop for easy meals not necessarily healthy eating

I suggest most of us who do healthy recipes are of the older generation ;)
Title: Re: Healthy Recipes
Post by: New shoot on January 19, 2018, 12:43
Easy cheesy layer for pasta bakes, lasagne and the like.  High in protein, low in fats and carbs and much quicker to make than a traditional cheese sauce.

Use a tub of Quark, a bit of milk to thin the Quark and a tub of natural low fat cottage cheese.  If you want a completely smooth sauce, put it in the blender and mix, otherwise a bowl and spoon works fine.  Flavour as you wish and add a small amount of grated cheese or parmesan to taste.

This is an adaptation of something I caught on Food Network, where an American chef used cream cheese and cottage cheese in a pasta bake.  I tried both mixed with the cottage cheese.  Quark works just as well as cream cheese but is a fraction of the calories  :D
Title: Re: Healthy Recipes
Post by: compostqueen on September 05, 2018, 12:18
Ta!  Good tip.  I have a tub of cottage cheese and some thick no fat yog which would work I think. 👍
Title: Re: Healthy Recipes
Post by: Firstyear on April 12, 2019, 15:41
Chicken noodle soup!

I make chicken stock regularly and freeze it. So easy in the slow cooker!

To some chicken stock add fresh ginger to taste, garlic, fresh chilli, a little fish sauce, some kaffir lime leaves dried or fresh, add lemongrass if you wish, or miso paste, or green Thai curry paste, whatever flavourings you like really and simmer for a few minutes or so, then add shredded chicken and noodles until cooked. Meanwhile add veg to a bowl- for example shredded lettuce, bean sprouts, fine sliced raw mushroom, peppers, sliced radish, sweet corn, mange tout, pak choy etc. Remove lime leaves from the broth and pour over the raw veg and dress with a drizzle of sesame oil, a squeeze of lime and fresh coriander.

This dish is very quick to prepare and you can use any veg you like, although hard veg like carrot will be very crunchy so donít work as well. The flavourings added to the broth can just be done to taste.
Title: Re: Healthy Recipes
Post by: New shoot on April 13, 2019, 11:36
I love noodle soups and miso soups.  I guess that is lunch sorted now I have started thinking about them  :)