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and Pepper Gratin|
Polenta is quick to use and best of all, it contains no fat.
and easy Italian dish will boost your tastebuds but not your calorie intake.
Prep 4 mins
Cook 25 mins
Cal per person 390
Saturated Fat 5g
You will need...
2 x 500g packets Italfresco ready to use sliced polenta|
2 x 290g Jars
Sacia Red & Yellow peppers L'antipasto
2 x Large Courgettes, cut
2 x 125g bags mozzarella light, grated
of dried herbs
oven to Gas Mark 7/220ºC|
Oil a baking dish and layer with the polenta,
peppers and courgettes.
Cover with the mozzarella and add a sprinkle of
dried herbs and bake for 25 mins.
Serve with steamed veg for a tasty, low
fat winter warmer
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trade products. Their organic forest honey is made by locals without stripping
natural resources and tastes yummy too!|
Set Aside some time to visit your health food shop and ask the assistants
for advice. you'll find all sorts of basic ingredients such as organic unrefined
flours and sugars, honeys and jams, wholegrain pasta, herbal teas and much more.
Talk to your local butcher. They will have time to recommend leaner cuts
of meat and also advise on how to cook them properly. Don't be afraid to ask his
advice on cuts you havn't tried before, he'll be flattered and you'll get the
best he's got!
dieting, try not to keep your 'naughty' foods in the house. It's easy to
reach for treats from the cupboard when you're tempted, but less appealing to
drag out to the shop in the cold and wet. keep a few lower fat alternatives to
whatever it is you fancy in stock so you don't feel too deprived.
Include more complex carbohydrates in your diet like wholemeal breads and
pasta or baked or boiled potatoes. As well as being a healthier option you'll
feel fuller quicker.
the winter it's a good idea to top up your intake of vitamin C rich food.
We all know that oranges are a really good source, but did you know that peppers
are a good alternative? Eat them raw or stir fried to prevent a break down of
Other food containing lots of vitamin C are Brussel sprouts, red
cabbage, broccoli, baby sweet corn, mangos and kiwi fruit.