Glorious Spicy Lean Taco Fries, all the flavour of this takeaway favourite without any need to wait until cheat day to indulge in this healthy version. I’ve made this recipe before (it’s here on the blog somewhere but this is an updated improved version) and had made the fries myself with potato rather than sweet potato and you can most certainly make the fries yourself using plain potato or sweet potato but these strong root frozen sweet potato fries are so so handy and I can never get my home-made sweet potato fries that divinely crispy. This recipe serves four and the taco mince mixture freezes well once cooled if you’re doing meal prep, just use 130 g of the frozen fries per serving as required. This is quite spicy well for my taste anyway, if you want it less spicy just dial down the amount of the spices you put in, if you like it hot hot hot use hot chilli powder instead of mild. The macros on this per serving are 479Cal P40 C37 F17 Smartpoints 13 Continue reading
I adore steak, I just absolutely love it & usually have it with homemade fries & peppercorn sauce but fancied a change. Try this creamy sweet potato mash for a different take if you’re tired of sweet potato fries and looking for something new. A lovely little easy & very quick dinner. The juicy steak & balsamic reduction is so flavoursome & asparagus & balsamic is a match made in heaven! Just 11 propoints or free on the filling & healthy plan.
180g Fillet Steak
187g Raw Sweet Potato
2 Tsp Lightest Philadelphia
Salt & Black Pepper
For the Balsamic & Dijon Reduction:
1/3 Cup Balsamic Vinegar
1 Tsp Dijon Mustard
1 Tbsp Tomato Purée
A Few Dashes of Worcestershire Sauce
2 Pinches of Allspice
Take your Steak out of the fridge at least an hour before cooking & allow to come to room temperature. Meanwhile peel & chop the sweet potato. Steam the sweet potato for approximately 12 minutes until soft (alternatively place in boiling water until soft) mash the sweet potato with the lightest Philadelphia cream cheese, season with salt and pepper and sprinkle on some fresh thyme. Place a griddle pan over a high heat until hot & spray with oil. Rub black pepper into the steak, season the asparagus with salt and pepper & place the steak on the pan with the seasoned asparagus spears for approximately 2 to 3 minutes each side if you like your steak very rare like me, cook for a few minutes longer each side for medium rare (4 per side) medium (6 minutes each side). Remove the steak from the heat onto a plate, cover with tinfoil & allow to rest for at least 5 minutes (this ensures the meat relaxes & becomes tender & the juice goes back into the meat making it soft & juicy). Remove the asparagus once brown griddle marks appear & the asparagus has softened slightly & keep warm if not serving immediately. To make the balsamic & dijon reduction simmer the balsamic in a saucepan over a low to medium heat for approximately 12 to 15 minutes, stirring regularly until thickened (their will be a strong smell of vinegar at first but this burns off eventually you may need to open a window! But it’s worth it) add the remaining sauce ingredients & simmer for 5 minutes over a low heat stirring & making sure it doesn’t stick. Serve the reduction immediately over your steak with the sweet potato & asparagus spears. Enjoy!
Brunch time is King at the weekends, nice lazy starts so by the time you eat it’s halfway between Breakfast & Lunch. Plenty of time available to lounge leisurely over eating it with a hot cuppa & a Sunday paper. I was going to have Normal Potato Cakes with Bacon & Spinach but alas I had neither ordinary potatoes or bacon medallions when I went to look so came up with this instead. So tasty and filling at 6pp or free on F&H. I’ll see you all at Lupper!
150g Sweet Potato Peeled & Cubed
1/2 White Onion Finely Diced
Large Handful of Fresh Spinach
1/4 Fresh Nutmeg Grated
Salt & Black Pepper
Boil the sweet potatoes for approximately 10 to 12 minutes until soft. Meanwhile gently fry the onion in sprayoil for a few minutes until soft. Chop & add the spinach for a few minutes more until wilted. Drain the sweet potato well & place in a bowl with the spinach and onion mixture. Season well with the nutmeg, salt & pepper & divide into two forming medium patties. Fry in a hot pan sprayed well with sprayoil (a non stick pan helps) for approximately 5 minutes each side until golden brown. If I’m nervous of flipping something in case it collapses I always use the plate method: grab a plate that will fit in your pan & over the food, gently place it on top of the cakes holding it steady while you flip the pan so that the cakes are on the plate then gently slide them back in the pan to cook the other side, simples! Fry your egg in the usual way & serve it on top of the 2 cakes. Enjoy!
Hot Diggity Dog! If you have lil ‘uns in the house you’ll know the hotdog song off by heart, you probably sing it in your sleep if you’re anything like me! Anyway I suppose I had hotdogs on the brain (thanks Mickey Mouse) so here is my humble contribution to the cause. Only 11pp & just 7pp on F&H, yummy in my tummy! These ingredients are per serving as these would be perfect to pop on the BBQ in the Summer so adjust according to how many people you’re feeding.
1 bratwurst (I used Aldi at 3pp each)
1 Brioche Hotdog Bun (Also Aldi 4pp same as the burger buns I put up a few weeks ago)
1/4 Red Onion
Medium chunk of Cucumber
2 Gem Lettuce Leaves
A Drizzle of Ketchup & American Yellow Mustard
150g Sweet Potato
1/2 tsp Smoked Paprika
1/4 tsp Garlic Granules
Preheat your oven to 220c & cut the sweet potato into skinny fries. Spray them with sprayoil & pop them in a bowl with the paprika & garlic granules, season with salt and pepper & coat the fries well. Place on a baking tray lined with baking paper & cook for approximately 20 minutes or until cooked through. Meanwhile chop all your salad vegetables. Cook the bratwurst according to instructions (namely microwave covered for 30 seconds) then pop them onto a hot sprayed griddle pan or onto the Barbeque until slightly charred (a few minutes each side) toast the brioche bun if desired. Lay the bratwurst onto the gem lettuce in the bun & adorn with all your chosen vegetables. Drizzle with Ketchup & Mustard & Serve with the hot fries. Enjoy!
*repost from FB Blog* Beautiful Dinner Tonight, Spicy Crispy Chicken Goujons on a Homemade Flatbread with Mango, Coriander & Sweet Chilli Sauce Served with Sweet Potato Fries. Yummo! The Flatbreads are 6pps each and are huge! Let me tell you, this makes a tonne of food! I hope you enjoy this one guys, you could have the crispy chicken goujons on their own or with fries either or the flatbreads would make an excellent base for homemade pizzas! Hope you’re all having a great Friday! Serves 2 at 12pp each or 5pp on F&H
For the Flatbread:
Makes 6 at 6pp each, 1 Flatbread serves 2 people
250g Plain White Flour
3/4 of a tsp of Dried Yeast
1 tsp Sugar
1 tsp Olive Oil
A pinch of Salt
2 Tbsps of Fat Free Greek Yoghurt
Mix the Flour, Yeast, Sugar & Salt in a bowl. Make a well in the centre & add the Yoghurt oil & half the water. Mix together & slowly add the rest of the water while forming a dough. Knead the dough for 10 minutes & palce in a bowl sprayed with sprayoil & cover. Leave in a warm place for 1 hour until it doubles in size. Knock back the air by punching the dough & divide into 6 evenly sized balls. Roll out the dough into a thin flat circle. Place on a baking sheet on greaseproof paper & leave for 20 minutes to rest. Fry the flatbread in a pan with sprayoil for 2 minutes each side or until browning in spots & bubbling slightly.
For the Spicy Crisp Chicken Goujons:
1/2 a tsp of Smoked Paprika
1 tsp Dried Oregano
Salt & Pepper
1 Chicken Fillet
Crush the Cornflakes, the easiest way is to place them in a food bag & bash them with a rolling pin. Mix the Paprika & Oregano into the cornflake crumbs & season well with salt & pepper. In a seperate bowl beat the egg. Cut the Chicken into bite sized chunks & dip into the egg & then into the cornflake crumbs & coat well, Place on a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper & bake in a preheated oven at 200c for approximately 20 minutes or until fully cooked through.
For the Sweet Potato Fries:
2 Medium Sweet Potatoes
Cut the sweet potatoes into skinny fries, spray with sprayoil & place in a single layer in the oven. Bake in a preheated oven at 200c for 20 minutes or until cooked through.
Red Onion Sliced
Mango diced into cubes
Fresh Coriander leaves torn
Cherry Tomatoes Halved
1 Tbsp Sweet Chilli Sauce.
Assemble all the ingredients onto the flatbread & drizzle with the sweet chilli sauce, divide between 2 & serve with the hot fries. Enjoy!
A Nice Light Baked Sweet Potato, Spinach & Feta Frittata for Supper with a Fresh Bistro Mixed Leaf Salad. This makes around 6 Servings & is approx 2pps on F&H & around 6pps if pointing per Serving. An exquisitely light dinner before weigh in and can be enjoyed hot or cold. I really hope you enjoy x
Baked Sweet Potato, Spinach & Feta Frittata
Peel the sweet potatoes & cut into large cubes. Bake in a preheated oven at 200c on a lightly sprayed baking tray for around 25 mins until soft. Set aside to cool slightly. Meanwhile lightly fry the spring onions & spinach in spray oil in a pan until the spinach wilts down. Break the eggs into a bowl & season well with salt & pepper & grate about ¼ clove nutmeg into the mix. Beat the eggs with the milk well. Layer half the sweet potatoes, spinach & spring onion & half the crumbled feta into an ovenproof quiche dish lightly oiled with spray oil. Add another layer of the sweet potatoes, spinach, spring onion & pour the egg mixture over the top. Crumble the remaining feta on top & bake in a preheated oven at 200c for approx 35/40 mins or until golden brown & cooked through. Slice, serve with salad & Enjoy! Can be eaten hot or cold.