Eating healthily as the weather gets colder becomes increasingly difficult. Whilst my head is telling me to eat my greens, my heart is pining for the 3 P’s: Potato, Pasta and Pizza. In a bid to keep things relatively balanced, I set about researching some alternative recipes for some of my favourite meals that are cold weather appropriate.
So was born, the ‘healthy’ curry. Based on this recipe by Madeleine Shaw – which is delicious, I’ve adapted it a little to accommodate the fact that I’ve cut down on meat in my diet. The beauty of this recipe is that you can pretty much include whatever you want be it meat, vegetables or lentils.
The ingredients include: 1tbsp Coconut Oil (for cooking), 1 Onion, Meat/Vegetables, 2 tbsp Red Curry Paste, 1 tin Coconut Milk and a sprinkle of Chili Powder, Paprika and Cumin.
Method: Heat up the coconut oil in a large pan, chop the onion and sauté, add the chopped meat/vegetables and sauté for another 5 minutes or so, add the curry paste, coconut milk and the spices and stir and leave for 15-20 mins simmering until all ingredients are cooked through.
Serve with cauliflower rice, basmati rice or quinoa (or anything else you like really).
It really is ridiculously easy to make and tastes amazing, especially on a cold and dark winter evening. It’s pretty much become a staple meal and has even gained the fussy-eating Boyfriend seal of approval.
What are you favourite healthier winter recipes? All suggestions welcome!
(Photo above was made using sweet potato, kale and peas and served with cauliflower rice)