There’s no need to forego hearty meals that combat the cold for the sake of healthy eating habits. These filling dishes use healthier ingredients without compromising on comfort.
SPAGHETTI AND BEEF RAGU
Instead of mince, use lean beef for this ragu.
TIP Top with grated cheese and garnish with fresh basil.
BRINJAL AND BEAN CURRY
A fragrant vegetarian curry with brinjals and spinach as base. Beans provide the protein.
TIP Serve the curry with poppadoms and yoghurt.
MEATBALLS ON SWEET POTATO PURÉE
The meatballs are served on sweet potato, which is lower in carbs and contains lots of fibre.
TIP It’s important to leave the mince mixture to rest so the oatmeal can soften.
This veggie lasagne is also ideal if you’re on a low-carb plan.
TIP Bake for 20-30 minutes or until the cheese has melted. Serve warm with a side salad.
PAN-FRIED FISH WITH COCONUT MILK SAUCE
Fish is packed with nutrients. In this recipe, the skin side is lightly seared in a pan for a few minutes before the fish is cooked in the oven.
TIP Serve with extra limes and basmati rice.
Use lean pork in these pies and lots of veggies such as sweet potatoes and carrots.
TIP Bake for 20 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown and the pie is warmed through.