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Delicious Pesto Prawn Rice Noodles

Ingredients

50g dried Rice noodles
75g Cooked King prawns
1 tbsp Pesto
2 tbsp Low fat Fromage Frais
1 cup Broccoli
0.5 cup Cherry tomatoes

Directions

1. Boil water in a pan and add the broccoli
2. Whilst it’s boiling mix the pesto & fromage frais with a fork in a bowl
3. Chop tomatoes into halves and add to pesto mixture
4. Drain the broccoli when it’s cooked
5. Boil water in a pan and add the noodles
6. When noodles are cooked (about 6 mins) drain
7. Pour all ingredients into pan and mix

This dish is easy, healthy, low fat, gluten & wheat free, and only takes 15 minutes to make!

Who said being healthy is hard?

ENJOY!!

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Frozen Yoghurt – Not as healthy as you think

Alice Mackintosh, a nutrition consultant at The Food Doctor says: ‘Even if frozen yogurts are fat-free, if they are high in sugar, your body may take the sugar and store it as fat. They don’t offer much nutritional value, and should not be mistaken for a healthy snack.’ The probiotic element is in too low a concentration to have much impact, she adds.

New York-based nutritionist Lana Masor explains: ‘There are two things in this world that make food taste really good — fat and sugar — so if something claims to be fat-free but it tastes delicious, you can bet that it is loaded with sugar.’

NUTRITIONAL VALUE

Since the difference in the ingredients of ice cream and frozen yogurt is cream, the main nutritional difference is the fat content. One cup of regular vanilla ice cream contains 275 calories, 5 grams of protein, 31 grams of carbohydrates, 15 grams of fat and 9 grams of saturated fat. One cup of regular vanilla frozen yogurt contains 221 calories, 5 grams of protein, 38 grams of carbohydrates, 6 grams of fat and 4 grams of saturated fat.

Several of the frozen yogurt cups also contain both artificial and natural ingredients — the former is chemically made, while the latter comes from some place in nature (though not necessarily something you’d typically think of as food; for example, some natural berry flavors might come from castoreum, an extract from beaver perineal glands).

So how to make sense of a confusing label? Here’s Nestle’s rule: “If it has more than five ingredients, or you don’t recognize the ingredient as a food, leave it.”
Some of the ingredient lists above top 10-plus items — and that’s for the seemingly simple “tart” flavors, not the oh-so-tempting birthday cake variety. And yup, that’s before loading on the toppings.

The Best Frozen Yogurt Is the One You Make Yourself!!!

HONEY PEACH FROZEN YOGHURT

INGREDIENTS

3 ripe peaches, peeled and cut into chunks. (about 3 cups of cut fruit and you can use a mix of white and yellow)
¼ cup honey
2 ½ cups Fage Greek yogurt

METHOD

With a blender or a hand blender, puree peaches.
Add, honey and yogurt and puree more.
Pour contents into ice cream maker and turn on for 25 to 30 minutes, until mixture is stiff and bunching into the blades.
Remove all frozen yogurt from ice cream maker and store it in another container.
Freeze for an additional 2 hours. Serve.

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FROZEN STRAWBERRY YOGHURT

INGREDIENTS

140g strawberries
½ x 405g can light condensed milk
500g tub 0%-fat Greek yogurt

METHOD

Roughly chop half the strawberries and whizz the rest in a food processor or with a stick blender to a purée.
In a big bowl, stir the condensed milk into the puréed strawberries then gently stir in the yogurt until well mixed.
Fold through the chopped strawberries.
Scrape the mixture into a loaf tin or container, pop on the lid or wrap well in cling film and freeze overnight, until solid.
Remove from the freezer about 10-15 mins before you want to serve the frozen yogurt.
Can be frozen for up to 1 month.

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Healthy homemade tortilla pizzas!

Healthy Homemade pizzas 

Serves 1

IngredientsImage

Tortilla
1 tbsp Tomato purée
2 tbsp Passata
Optional sauces / flavours
BBQ sauce
Pesto
Optional toppings
Pepperoni
Cooked Chicken
Rocket
Basil
Grated Cheese
Ham
Pineapple
Tuna
Mozzarella

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Directions

1.Pre heat the oven to 200 degrees

2.Mix the purée & passata then if you want with the pesto or BBQ sauce

Spread the mix over the tortilla
Choose your toppings and add to the pizza
Put in the oven on a pre heated baking tray for 15 mins

Take out and sprinkle extra cheese and then pop back in for a few more minutes
Enjoy!
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