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7 Healthy Food Swaps I Can’t Stop Eating

2015/2016 saw the rise in the healthy food swaps, and I have to admit, I embraced them. The idea that you can basically have your favourite cheat meal, but with sometimes a quarter or even half the amount of fat or calories makes me a happy bunny. I thought I’d talk about my favourite healthy food swaps that have come out of the past year, and what dishes I’ve used them in. Pasta < Veggie Pasta Courgetti, Boodles, Sweet Potato Tagliatelle, you name it, I love it. I’ve always found that  ...

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Recipe #18 – GF & LF Mac N Cheese

Ah Mac N Cheese, you can’t really go wrong with a bowl full of the filling, gooey, mouth-watering pasta dish. That is, of course, unless you’re gluten intolerant or watching your waistline, in which case you can go really wrong with it, with some dishes whacking up to 1000 calories in one dish, with a ridiculously high fat content. This Gluten Free Mac N Cheese is made with Quark, which is basically a soft cheese alternative (think Philadelphia alternative) that is incredibly low in fat in  ...

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Recipe #16 – Three Mushroom Pasta

Normally I get my recipe inspiration from things I see or other recipes on the web, but this Three Mushroom Pasta is completely my own concoction and I’m pretty damn proud of it! I was mooching around Tesco the other day and I saw that they now sell little packs of exotic mushrooms. They looked so pretty that I knew I had to cook with them, so I picked up a couple of packs. I knew I wanted to do something with pasta as I’m a carb-fiend, but I didn’t want to go with the standard tomato based  ...

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