Welcome to Foodswaps, where we present everyday favourites with a healthy twist, which are cheap and easy to cook.
The ingredient of the week is courgette (zucchini). Courgettes are very low on calories (only 27 kcal/100g), are filling and contain Vitamin A, which is important for growth and development, for the maintenance of the immune system and good vision!
Try our Courgette Bolognese - courgette gives richness to the sauce and you will need less pasta to fill up.
Sounds delicious! And you can use this sauce in a variety of forms! Serve it with:
Pasta of your choice! Cook a handful according to the instructions on the packet.
Mix the sauce and the pasta, put in an ovenproof dish, put some fresh mozzarella cubes on top, bake it until the mozzarella turns golden brown, and there is your pasta bake.
Believe it or not, this sauce is also excellent with rice.
This sauce also makes a beautiful jacket potato filling - try sweet potatoes: tasty, healthy and exciting!
If you have any left over (but why would you? :)) you can make a Subway-style sandwich from it. Carve out the fluffy inside of the baguette or bread bun of your choice and fill it with your sauce and grill it!
A portion of this sauce is only 276 kcal and contains 35g protein, and will only cost you about £2.50.
Fit as Hel would like to raise awareness of the dangers of the very popular juicing diets. This post series will make you think twice before starting a juicing fast - and will also make you to avoid them for good!
Juicing diets claim to be healthy, because you include more fruit and veg in your diet and thus you increase your vitamin intake as well.
This is a big fat lie.
Consuming nothing else but fruit and veg juices will cause over-consumption of certain vitamins and completely missing out others, such vitamin D, which is important for healthy skin, nails and hair.
Faded and broken hair.
But this is not the end:
If you do not get the nutrition your body needs, it will stop processes which are not essential for life, like hair production!
Could this get any worse?
This will not happen straight away. It will take you weeks, maybe months to notice it.
You will not even think about blaming your juice diet, because you will have long forgotten about it.
Love your hair - give it the vitamins it needs from natural resources, such as: fatty fish (salmon, mackerel, sardines), egg yolks, liver etc. and most importantly: sunshine!