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Published 9th January 2020
With 2020 and a new decade upon us, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite recipes from the Shows. Whether you’re cutting down on the booze this January or giving Veganuary a go, let us inspire you with our latest blog, full of healthy and delicious dishes to kick-start your year. If you imagined Veganuary as 31 days of eating nothing but hummus and carrots, think again. We’ve got an exciting range of plant-based recipes delicious enough to tempt even the most committed meat lover to the plant side…
If you are still craving comfort food to keep you warm through the cold first few months of the year, but still want to stick to your New Year’s resolution to eat healthier, then Dr Rupy Aujla has the perfect dish for you. His Mexican black bean chilli bowl will be sure to brighten up your week as those dark evenings roll in. Remove the typical breads, wraps and cheeses that are low in nutrients and load up on the spice, fresh vegetables and healthy fats.
Your favourite dishes can also be adapted for Veganuary by simply substituting a few ingredients, such as swapping out the chicken for mushroom in Prue Leith’s delicious Brazilian Moqueca or replacing the bacon with croutons in Eleonora Galasso’s Chickpea and cabbage soup.
Feeling like you need a detox after over-indulging during the festivities? Ainsley Harriot’s Watercress, Cashew and Coconut salad is the perfect light lunch to whip up for those in a rush.
If you are an adamant meat-lover, Mary Berry has a great alternative to make sure you don’t think Veganuary was a big mis-steak. Cauliflower is naturally high in antioxidants and B-vitamins. It also contains fibre to enhance weight loss and digestion, choline that is essential for learning and memory, and many other important nutrients – making Pan-fried cauliflower steaks a delicious and nutritious substitute to red meat.
Substitute butter for a vegetable spread.
If you’re looking to cut down on sugar after one too many Christmas chocolates, but still need to satisfy your sweet tooth, Tom Kerridge’s Frozen red fruit yoghurt and basil is like an instant, frozen, fruity ice cream – full of flavour and texture but fat-free, as it uses 0% Greek yoghurt and frozen bananas instead of cream.
Not quite ready to commit to Veganuary but still looking for a healthier replacement to your morning bacon sandwich? Hilltop Honey have created the perfect smoothie to kickstart your day with. This Raspberry, blueberry and Manuka honey smoothie is packed with berries for vitamins and antioxidants. For an extra boost, add a sprinkling of bee pollen. Bee pollen is naturally high in vitamins, minerals and proteins, making it the perfect addition to your morning smoothie. No wonder it’s considered a superfood!