Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Low Calorie Carbonara Recipe

My biggest weakness in this whole clean-eating diet would have been pasta, if you ask me.  Seriously, if it does not contain as much carbohydrates, I swear I am able to eat pasta every single day.  To satisfy my pasta cravings, here is a slightly low calorie Carbonara recipe adapted from Laura in the Kitchen.

Ingredients (Serve 1)
  • 1 slice of bacon chopped into pieces
  • 1/4 onion
  • 1-2 oz. of whole wheat spaghetti
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 - 1 tbsp. of heavy cream (depends how much taste you want)
  • 1 handful of grated Parmesan Cheese
1. Mix the beaten egg, heavy cream and Parmesan Cheese.  Set the mixture aside.
2. Chop the onion and bacon into pieces.
3.  Boil the water.  Once it is boiled, cook the spaghetti for around 10 minutes.
4. While you are cooking the spaghetti, heat the non-sticky pan with olive oil.  Once it is heated, cook the bacon until it is crispy.  Add in the onion.  Cook for 2 more minutes. 
5.  When the spaghetti is cooked, put the spaghetti and mix it with the bacon and onion in the pan.   Stir-fry for around 1 minute.  Turn off the heat.
6.  Drop the egg mixture onto the pan of spaghetti and mix well until every spaghetti is covered with the sauce.
Enjoy! :) 

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Clean-eating Recipe - Blueberry Oatmeal Pancakes

I have always been a big fan of pancakes, so I have been testing different flourless pancakes recipes in the past few months. Below is the one recipe which I've found to be the healthiest and easiest so far.  There are so many varieties to this recipe, just add in whatever toppings or ingredients to the oatmeal mixture.

I paired this blueberry oatmeal pancakes with strawberry puree and low-fat maple syrup.  Tastes divineeee!
Slices of banana and blueberry jam are also an alternative for healthy and tasty toppings.
On a side note, pancakes taste even better when served with Assam tea.
Ingredients (Serve 1)
  • 1/2 c of rolled oats
  • 1/2 tsp. of baking powder
  • 1/2 c of skimmed milk / almond milk
  • 1 beaten egg
  • A handful of blueberries
  • Any kind of toppings you want (sliced bananas, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, butter, maple syrup...the choices are endless!)
1. Put the oatmeal into the food processor and blend it until it is flour consistency.
2. Mix the blended oatmeal with baking powder, milk, egg and blueberries.
3. Swipe the non-sticky skillet with olive oil and turn to low heat.  Once it is heated, drop 2-3 tablespoons of the batter onto the skillet (depends on the size of pancakes you want).  Once you see bubbles on the batter, flip it to the other side and cook the batter until it is golden brown.