Been watching ITV’s Eat Shop Save and feeling inspired? The show’s chef and nutritionist Dale Pinnock is on a mission to get the nation’s families eating healthier and feeling happier, and these three recipes, from his new book Eat Shop Save: 8 Weeks to Better Health, are a great place to start.
From a tasty bun-free burger to a filling pasta and even a warming stew, here are the nutritious dishes that you might already have seen on your screens, and that couldn’t be simpler to bring to your kitchen. Happy cooking!
This bun-free beef and jalapeño burger is great for anyone following a lower-carbohydrate diet. Having said that, you could, of course, place this in a wholemeal bun, but just be ready with lots of paper napkins to wipe the guacamole off your fingers!
The roasted red pepper sauce is a super-easy one to make and is absolutely delicious. It works amazingly well as a vegetarian dish, as well as with other meat and fish options – try swapping the chicken for mushrooms or prawns. It’s also a great way to sneak vegetables into fussy eaters. Since the sauce is so versatile, it’s worthwhile making an extra batch or two, cooling and freezing in individual portions in ziplock bags.
Perfect as a warming winter dish, this butternut squash stew recipe gives you a bowl full of feel-good factor. It’s simple one-pot cooking at its absolute best, and an ideal candidate for doubling up the quantities and freezing for an effortless meal at a later date.
Recipes extracted from Eat Shop Save: 8 Weeks to Better Health by Dale Pinnock, published by Hamlyn, £14.99, octopusbooks.co.uk