Sweet Potato Salad with Pomegranate and Feta

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This salad is a perfect winter salad, and it is so healthy and yet filling and delicious, with lots and lots of sweet potato and pomegranate. I had it with small little Greek meatballs and tzatziki, yum perfect winter food.

Ingredients:

5 sweet potatoes, cut into cubes

1 tbs. oil

5 tbs. roasted pumpkin seeds

150 gram feta cheese

seeds from one pomegranate

 

Salt

Pepper

Directions:

Drizzle the pomegranate cubes with olive oil and salt and pepper and bake them in the oven at 200 degrees in 30-40 minutes.

When they are done you just mix the cubes in a bowl with the rest of the ingredient, voila there you have the easiest and most delicious winter salad.

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Maccheroncini with zucchini, artichoke and tomatoes

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This dish was also one of my favorites during my trip to Puglia, this one we had in Gallipoli, which is a small town by the water in southern Italy. It is super easy and fast to make and perfect if you are having a meat free day.

Ingredients for 2-3 persons:

250 gram Maccheronchini (you can substitute for good quality penne or fusilli pasta if you can’t find it)

1 zucchini

200 gram cherry tomatoes

1 jar of artichokes

1 fresh mozzarella, torn in smaller pieces

3 tbsp. roasted Pine nuts

Olive oil

3 garlic cloves

Salt and pepper

1 deciliter grated parmesan cheese

Method:

Preheat the oven on 180 degrees, when the oven is warm enough, put the tomatoes in a dish and drizzle them with some olive oil, bake them in the oven for 30 minutes.

Boil the pasta in salted water.

Heath olive oil in a sauté pan, add some chopped garlic and the zucchini and cook it for a few minutes.

When the pasta and the tomatoes are done, add it do the sauté pan with the rest of the ingredients, cook for a few more minutes and serve it with a little grated parmesan cheese.

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Pancakes with cottage cheese and bananas

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OMG these were good, so I ate them all at once, but they would have been perfect as a lunch box snack. I am not sure, but I actually think that cottage cheese is a good ingredient in almost everything, it makes everything taste moist and it is low in calories and high in protein. I have a thing for pancakes, you can make them in all kinds of variations, and they don’t have to be unhealthy, so go for it:

Ingredients for four big pancakes:

1 egg

1-deciliter flour

2 tbs. cottage cheese

½ deciliter milk

Half a banana, sliced

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tbs. vanilla powder

Method:

Whisk all the ingredients together, except for the banana.

Pour the dough on a hot pan, and place slices of the banana on the pancake and turn it when it’s ready.

Eat the pancakes, with fresh banana slices, chopped nuts and acacia honey on the top.

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Pistachio Muffins – low calorie

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So I have been busy lately, that I have had no time to write any recipes, it’s actually a long time ago  since I made these, they are super delicious and completely low calorie, even though I don’t focus so much on low-calorie food anymore, there will still be room for healthy alternative once in a while, and all January will be filled with low-calorie food only. These muffins are with bananas and pistachio nuts and they are great for a grab and go breakfast or the lunch box, and only 110 calories per muffin, yay 🙂

Ingredients:

2 eggs

120 gram Greek Yoghurt

2 large bananas (or tree small)

175 gram wheat flour

3 tbs. pistachio nuts

60 gram Sukrin ( or sweetener of your choice)

25 gram almond meal (you can sub with wheat flour, but almond meal gives them a delicious texture)

1 tsp. cardamom

1 vanilla pod

1 tsp. baking powder

Instructions:

– Preheat the oven for 175 degrees.

– Mash the bananas and mix it with all the wet ingredients.

– Mix all the dry ingredients in a separate bowl, and then mix them with the wet ingredients.

– Pour the dough into 12 silicone molds, sprinkle with a little pistachio nuts and bake them in the oven for 18-20 minutes.

Each of these muffins contains around 110 calories, so they are perfect for a healthy snack and very easy to bring with you, so much better than these muesli bars full of sugar.

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