During the New Year season, even those who usually strictly adhere to the norms of protein, fat and carbohydrate consumption relax. We offer a healthy alternative to pizza and chips for an evening in a warm company.
Plate of vegetables
The most useful snack. “Who do you want to fool! Do you really think that people will be happy to eat carrot sticks?” Carrot sticks, celery, sweet peppers, cucumbers, and even fresh cauliflower. Definitely with pleasure, if you serve them together with several sauces. For example, hummus, pesto, or yogurt (with garlic and herbs).
It’s like pizza, but instead of the usual dough — cauliflower, a source of many vitamins and trace elements. To make such a pizza, you just need nothing: chop a fork of cauliflower in a blender to the state of small crumbs, squeeze it well, add one egg and a couple of tablespoons of barley or whole wheat flour. Form a pizza sheet, brush with sauce, add additives to your taste and bake at a high temperature for 10-15 minutes.
Kale is one of the most useful products that are considered superfoods. It has a lot of iron, calcium, vitamins C, A, B6. Previously, cale was more exotic for us — we grew it quite a bit, and what we brought, during the journey, did not get the most appetizing appearance. Fortunately, this issue was closed by Belaya Dacha, and now cale is easy to buy in a regular supermarket. Feeding guests a healthy green smoothie made from kale will probably be too extravagant, so we suggest making it a treat that is more understandable for the format of gatherings — chips. Jamie Oliver has a simple recipe for kale chips with salt and cinnamon.
Chickpeas are high in protein and packed with B vitamins. Usually chickpeas are found in the form of hummus, but there is an option for another delicious snack. Open a jar of ready-made chickpeas (or soak overnight and cook dry), drain, in a large bowl mix the peas with olive oil, season with salt, paprika, dry chili pepper and other spices to your taste. To turn chickpeas into crispy balls, place them on a baking sheet and bake at maximum temperature (or in the “grill” mode) 10 minutes.
Ice cream is a great and favorite dessert for many people. We offer a sugar-free and low-fat version. Combine a glass of natural yogurt without additives, a couple of tablespoons of honey, and a handful of your favorite frozen berries in a blender bowl. Pour into six ice cream molds, and in four to six hours the treat will be ready.
Apple and raspberry crumble
The original recipe requires mountains of butter and sugar. Here is our lite version. For four servings, peel and slice four apples and bake until semi-soft. Add half a cup of thawed raspberries, sprinkle with granola (half a cup is enough) or a self-made mixture of cereals, nuts and dried fruits. Bake for another 10 minutes.
Classic hummus is also a healthy dish. But we offer a recipe for those who would like to get a lower-calorie version with a lower fat content. It is prepared from one cup of green peas (defrost and boil for three to five minutes, the jar will not work), a few sprigs of parsley, a tablespoon of olive oil, a teaspoon of lemon juice, a clove of garlic and a pinch of salt. Put everything in a blender and blend until smooth. Serve with vegetables, green salad, or whole-grain bread.