Healthy Eating Inspiration from ProCook

Tuesday 17th January 2017

Healthy Eating News

Healthy Eating with ProCook
We’re starting off the New Year on a health kick, are you? To help you on your way we’ve caught up with the team at our ProCook store and asked them to share their top three healthy eating recipes with us. Take a look at these delicious recipes, the biggest decision will be which to try first!
Simply click on the recipe heading below to see the ingredients you’ll need and a method for each recipe.
[accordion-item title=”Spring Green Soup”]This vibrant soup not only looks great but tastes amazing too and is the perfect detox food.
Spring green soup
Recipe serves 4.
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
5 spring onions finely chopped
2 sticks Celery chopped
200 g large courgettes cut into cubes
250 g potatoes cut into cubes
1 lemon juice and zest
100 g broad beans
2 handfuls spinach
1.5 l vegetable stock
Salt & pepper
2 small free range eggs
To serve
Creme fraiche
Sourdough toasted
In a large stockpot or saucepan heat the olive oil. Add the celery and onions and fry for about 3 – 4 minutes until softened.
Add the courgettes, potatoes and lemon zest and fry for a further 3 – 4 minutes.
Add the stock and bring to the boil.
Add the broad beans and simmer for 20 – 25 minutes until the potatoes are cooked through.
Add the spinach and cook for a further 2 minutes.
In a bowl whisk together the eggs and lemon juice. Stir the soup and add the mixture slowly.
Cook for a further 1- 2minutes, whiz in a blender and return to the pan to reheat.
Serve in a deep bowl with toasted sourdough and creme fraiche.
Top tip: Make sure you have a big stockpot with lid for this recipe[/accordion-item]
[accordion-item title=”Spicy Thai Chicken Burgers”]A lean and tasty burger that’s perfect for lunches or a healthy main meal. Serve with sweet potato fries (see the recipe below) and coriander coleslaw. For an extra kick, just add more chilli!
Spicy Thai Chicken Burgers
Recipe serves 4.
2 large chicken breasts cut into cubes
1 garlic clove crushed
1cm fresh ginger chopped
2 spring onions chopped
3 tbsp. fresh coriander
1 red chilli deseeded and chopped
1 tbsp. olive oil if frying
4 wedges lime to serve
Add the chicken, garlic, spring onions, ginger, chilli and coriander to a food processor and blitz until finely ground.
Using your hands form the mixture into 4 medium sized burgers. If they seem a little too big split it down into more burgers.
Fry or grill the burgers over a medium heat for around 8 minutes or until cooked through until cooked through. Serve hot in a bun with salad and a wedge of lime.
Top tip: To help make the perfect burger, use a Burger Press. This will help to keep burgers in shape whilst cooking.[/accordion-item]
[accordion-item title=”Crispy Potato Fries”]The only recipe you need for crispy sweet potato fries.
crispy sweet potato fries
Recipe serves 4.
2 large sweet potatoes peeled
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp curry powder
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp Salt
Cut the sweet potatoes into thin fries and soak in cold water for 1 hour.
Preheat the oven to 200℃ and line a baking sheet with greaseproof paper.
Drain the fries and pat them dry. In a bowl toss them in olive oil and add the curry powder, paprika, garlic powder and salt. Toss again until evenly coated.
Spread the fries out on a baking sheet, making sure they do not overlap or touch.
Bake in the centre of the oven for 25 to 30 minutes until crispy.
Top tip: For ease, try using a non-stick baking sheet with this recipe.
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