17/04/2018

Craving something sweet? Apple and peanut butter - low-calorie snack.


This snack is ideal for people on a slimming diet. Tasty, low-calorie and filling thanks to the addition of peanut butter and linseed. It can also be a snack for all even children because it is simply tasty and certainly much better than highly processed snacks.

Ingredients:

  • 2 apples
  • spoon of peanut butter
  • a teaspoon of linseed


Method:

Cut the apples into slices. Arrange on the plate. Peanut butter put into a bag. Make a small hole and squeeze peanut butter on apples. Sprinkle with linseed.




19/03/2018

Parmesan carrot chips with a soft-boiled egg. Delicious breakfast idea.


Not everyone likes runny eggs. I love to dunk pieces of bread or vegetables in liquid yolk. Therefore, why not dip the cheese fries from the carrot?

Ingredients:
  • 2 large carrots
  • 20g grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • ground pepper

Method:


Peel the carrot and cut it into chips. Lightly boil (5 minutes) Place on baking paper and sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese and sprinkle with ground pepper. Bake until the cheese is brown (about 20 minutes)

Cook the eggs. (3 minutes from boiling, cool in cold water otherwise the yolk will be hard boiled)



16/03/2018

Smoothie bowl with frozen banana, mango and pineapple. A fruit feast for the eyes + additional burning of calories.


This frozen smoothie is sensational. A real feast not only for the eyes but also for the taste. Creamy, melts in your mouth. It contain a lot of vitamins, made only from fruit. The temperature of the ice cream makes the body have to warm up. Homeostasis is something that our body needs to maintain, that is, a constant body temperature. When we deliver cold products, the body has to spend a certain amount of calories to warm it up. This is not a huge amount, but we are gaining something. It can be an ideal snack for people on a slimming diet.

Ingredients:
  • banana
  • half of mango
  • 1/5 of pineapple
  • for decorations (kiwi, mango, pineapple)


Method:

Cut the fruit into smaller pieces and put in the freezer for about 1.5 hours. Then mix all the ingredients. Serve with kiwi, pieces of mango and pineapple.



12/02/2018

Meatballs wrapped in aubergine in rich tomato sauce. The idea for a delicious dinner. Tips how to avoid putting too much oil into aubergine.


Aubergine itself contains trace amounts of fat. Unfortunately, it can absorb a lot during processing. What to do to cook aubergine to be soft without putting lots of oil?At the beginning sprinkle aubergine with salt (both sides) and leave it for 5 minutes. Then use "fry light" - special spray or grease the pan with towel paper soak with oil. Then fry both sides. 

Ingredients:

  • 2 aubergines
  • spoon of oil
  • 250g low-fat mince beef 
  • small onion
  • clove of garlic
  • 600g of tomatoes from the can
  • salt, pepper, basil

Method:

Slice the aubergine. Lay out on the board and sprinkle with salt. Leave for 5 minutes and then turn and salt again.

Finely chop the onion and fry it adding one teaspoon of oil. Add chopped garlic and lightly fried. Put into a bowl. Add minced meat and seasoning. Mix
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Mix tomatoes with spices and pour into a casserole tray.

Fry the aubergine (both sides) on the pan using fry light or paper towel soak with oil.

Then form meatballs and wrap them in aubergine. Arrange in a casserole in which there is a tomato sauce. Bake it - at least one hour at 180ºC.




05/02/2018

A delicious chicken idea - red vegetables soup with orzo pasta


I announce to all that this soup is my favorite. It contains a lot of complex flavors and  preparation is very fast. The soup contains a lot of vegetables, chicken and pasta, which is a bit like rice. Slightly spicy, with a hint of ginger and coriander. It was so nice that I think I will make it tomorrow once again.

Ingredients:

  • 400g chicken breasts
  • a glassfull of pasta (orzo)
  • big red pepper
  • big onion
  • 2 cans of tomatoes (800g)
  • 400ml of water or broth
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1cm ginger
  • fresh coriander
  • tablespoon of olive oil
  • salt, pepper, sweet paprica, hot paprica, nutmeg, turmeric
  • possibly a lemon to be served


Method:

Cook the pasta in salted water and then cool it in cold water. In a large pot, warm up the olive oil and fry the finely chopped onion. Cut the garlic and ginger. Cut the pepper into cubes. Put chopped garlic, ginger and paprika in a pot and fry for at least a minute. Add the diced chicken and fry until the edges are cooked. Pour the tomatoes and water / broth and bring to boiling. Cook about 15 minutes. Season well. Mix with orzo. Sprinkle with fresh coriander. You can serve soup with lemon juice.



16/01/2018

Roast vegetables, good for snacking or for healthy supper.


In healthy eating, I always follow one rule. It makes it easier for me to come up with recipes and cooking. At the beginning I choose a vegetable and think what I can prepare for it. What meat or cheese or other ingredient will match.  Thanks to that rule, I eat 5 portions of vegetables and fruit without any problems during the day. This time I prepared baked vegetables: carrot, parsnip and sweet potato.

Ingredients:
  • 2 large carrots
  • 2 large parsnip
  • big sweet potato
  • salt, pepper, chilli, ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil


Method:

Peel the vegetables or if you like, leave the skin. Cut into chips. Season with salt, pepper, chilli and ground cumin seeds. Drizzle with olive oil. Put the baking paper over the tray. Add vegetables and put in the oven for about an hour (180ºC). You can stir after half an hour.



08/01/2018

Lunch in 15 minutes. Butternut squash, mascarpone and pecan nuts penne.


To do something healthy, wholesome for the whole family, you don't have to spend the whole day in the kitchen. On Sunday we went swimming. On the way home I realized we have almost nothing in the fridge and we were very hungry. Fast cooking is achievable but you need to follow one rule. Think and decide what will take most time and what can you do in the meantime. That's why I cooked pasta first Then in the meantime I prepared sauce, mix together and the lunch was done in 15 minutes. And how to do it? You will find tips below in the recipe.

Ingredients (2 large portions, or 2 medium portions + a small for baby)

  • penne pasta (200g) - I had lentil pasta 
  • mascarpone (250g)
  • onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1cm ginger
  • small butternut squash
  • spoon of butter
  • spoon of rapeseed oil
  • salt, pepper, sweet pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped pecan nuts (remember that small children are better served ground nuts)
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan

Method:

Cook the pasta. Stir from time to time, so it does not stick to the bottom of the pot.

In a large pot, melt the butter, add the oil and then finely chopped onion. When it softens add chopped garlic and ginger. Grate the butternut squash and fry it with onion and garlic. Stir until it softens. Add mascarpone and spices. Mix with penne.

At the end you can sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese and chopped pecan nuts.