How amazing would it be if we could treat ourselves to heart-warming comfort food throughout January without having to feel guilty?
If you make a few simple key swaps in your favourite family dishes, you can still enjoy the comfort food you know and love. To help you out, we've rounded up some recipe ideas which will have you and all the family coming back for more!
Swap spaghetti with courgetti
Craving a lighter portion of spaghetti Bolognese? Our ‘spaghetti’ is made from strips of courgette instead of pasta, so you'll think you're eating proper carbs, but really you're packing in more of your five a day! The tomato sauce freezes well too, so why not make a double quantity and save half to use later in another meal?
Ditch white potato for sweet potato
Mix things up with these sweet potato spuds filled with chicken, peppers and sweetcorn or you could still top your spuds with cheese and spaghetti hoops. Unlike normal potatoes, sweet potatoes contain vitamin C, and are also one of your five a day! Pick up our rich and nutty Grower's Selection sweet potatoes.
Forget the meat and top up on lentils for your Bolognese
Not only is this Tomato and lentil recipe a great alternative to the classic Bolognese sauce, it's also perfect for vegetarians. If you keep a bag of lentils in the cupboard you can whip up this dish for a quick dinner any night of the week.
Instead of beef burgers have turkey burgers
If you can't seem to get enough of turkey, these lean burgers filled with cajun seasoning and sweet chilli sauce with sweet potato wedges will do the trick. To cut down on calories, we've served these burgers with lettuce instead of bread.
Forget the fish and chips and have Cajun-style cod
Instead of getting your usual fish and chips from the local chippy this Friday, try our simple cajun-style cod which is delicious, looks great and is nutritious too! Try our skinless and boneless cod fillets.
Say goodbye to pasta and hello to vegetables
This easy midweek Mediterranean open lasagne uses beautiful roasted vegetables instead of meat to make this Italian classic a bit lighter. Plus, once you've assembled the layers it doesn't have to go back in the oven so you'll be tucking in straight away!
Swap the ice cream with sorbet
As we found out long ago, ice cream is one those food products that seems to go with everything. But put a lid on your Neapolitan ice cream and slow down on the mint chocolate chip - why not try making this zingy kiwi and lime sorbet? It takes 10 minutes to make and contains no fat whatsoever!