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Enjoy Comfort food without the calories

By on November 18, 2010

Tuck into sticky toffee pudding and don’t worry about your waistline!

Forget about trying to squeeze into that gorgeous little black dress, as the colder weather approaches most of us are so looking forward to tucking into some delicious comfort food packed full of delectable calories!

But as the expression goes – here’s a way to ‘have your pie and eat it

I love food …I love writing about it, reading about, talking about and most importantly tasting it. Running a company that produces food, often for people who want to lose weight, this time of year is always the hardest time for people who are trying to stay trim. We are after all prehistoric creatures who during the colder months, like the animals in the field, would have added a few pounds on during the Winter to keep us warm. But nowadays in our modern central heated society – even though our inner ancient beings want to add on the pounds we still have to fit into that little black dress for the party season.

So how can you enjoy all that gorgeous comfort food without adding on the pounds?

Firstly what does comfort food mean to most people? Sticky Toffee Pudding, oozing full of scrumptious, sticky sauce, beef casserole with dumplings, Apple pie with custard. Need I say more!

Secondly and most importantly how can we eat these lovely treats without feeling guilty and without adding on extra pounds?

At project delicious we don’t believe in the old fashioned line of some foods are good for you and some are bad…we believe you have whole foods and empty foods….whole food make you healthier….an avocado is a classic example of this full of fat but so packed with nutrients and vitamins as compared to an empty food such a diet cola drink which has absolutely nothing in it that will improve your health….although being ‘low in calories’.

So most importantly,some recipes, Forget our trusty beef stew…how about a Mediterranean Cassoulet or a Moroccan Tagine both are beef stews but they both also contain masses of vegetables and pulses. Pulses are fantastic because they help reduce cholesterol in the body where red meat increases cholesterol. Also both contain cooked tomatoes which are packed with lycopene – which has been proven to reduce prostrate cancer in men.

And sticky toffee pudding – Tf you’re in Knutsford for the Gallery Walk on 28th November 2010 why don’t you pop along to House Interiors for a glass of spiced apple juice (a glorious warming Winter reminder of home baked apple pie) and a mouthful of our wonderful sticky toffee pudding (to taste it you will never know its gluten free, wheat free and sugar free) … …we might even share our recipe with you!!!!!

Fiona Moinuddin, Owner project delicious
Project delicious create delicious, healthy food for people who don’t have the time, energy or knowledge to make great food for themselves. Be it for corporate buffets, complete weekly menus or just the occasional meal as a treat. www.projectdelicious.com 01565 723198

About ProjectDelicious

Fiona Moinuddin, Owner project delicious Project delicious create delicious, healthy food for people who don’t have the time, energy or knowledge to make great food for themselves. Be it for corporate buffets, complete weekly menus or just the occasional meal as a treat. www.projectdelicious.com 01565 723198

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