Showing posts from November, 2020

Bulgur, what is it, where to use it and nutritional value

What is it? Similar to Quinoa or couscous it's a cereal made from groat of durum wheat usually (and this wheat is commonly used for some varieties of fresh pasta like tagliatelle) Not to be confused with cracked wheat (we are going to discuss the nutritional value in the next chapter)  Commonly used in the Middle East and Mediterranean countries it offers a great varieties of recipes you can choose from  Is usually parboiled so very quick to prepare Nutritional value:   Per 100 gr: Calories: 83 Fat 0.24 gr Carbs: 18.6 gr which Sugars: 0.1 gr which Fibres: 4.5 gr Protein: 3.1 gr Benefits: Fat and cholesterol free High in Fibre and low in sugar Good source of Manganese and Magnesium Good alternative to Quinoa or Wholemeal rice, so you can use this as a good alternative 

Recipe finder, something different from the usual Recipe websites

Let's start the new year in the best way possible: with freedom!  The freedom to choose in this case   Sometimes it's easy to get bored of the same meals during the week over and over That's when craving for something else start to increase and often this could be a takeaway or just something high in calories to break the routine  So here some trustable websites that offer healthy recipes and you can select quick and easy options or a more complex one depending on your time and skills Could be a good idea to pick one option for each meal of the day to be introduced every week and keep the change for the following week if you liked or change again in the second week and so on The whole point of doing this is to help you staying on track with good alternatives and have more varieties as well 1) healthy-family-dinners/ 2) search?special-consideration= healthy 3) recipes/ 4)  https://www.allr

Quick Snack alternative: Seaweed, why to choose it and nutritional values

Aldo called "sea vegetables"    and is quite self explenatory They are basically algae of different colours from the sea They are nutritious and filling. As you can notice it is a very light snack So another good snack alternative to add in your variety Also easy to use in lot of recipes as ingredient, so really a flexible product. Here is the nutritional value for 100gr : Could change depending on the brand and on the variety of algae which are made of so always double check the label Calories: 50 kcal Carbs 10 gr Protein 2gr Fat 1 gr High in: Magnesium   Iodine  Folate FIber  WHERE TO FIND IT: You can find that in the main groceries and even easier in  ethnic Asian shops as well. BENEFITS: - The iodine can help to boost the metabolism thanks to a better functioning of your thyroid  - The high amount of fibres help to control hunger and keep satiety for longer - It helps with your gut health to promote the healthy bacteria -