Healthy casseroles are tasty, full of nutrients, healthy, cheap and easy to cook.
Have you ever dreamt about the perfect healthy dish?
*Something you can eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner: suitable for eating in company or just for one person.
*Easy to cook, possible to freeze and reheat.
*You can use almost any vegetables, cheap cuts of meat, fish, and leftovers in different proportions.
*It can be suitable for vegetarians and it is simple to make it as a gluten, grain and/or sugar free meal.
*To put the icing on the cake it is filling and gets tastier each time you reheat it.
My answer would be a casserole.
A casserole is a healthy way of cooking food known from ancient Greek times.
Casserole is a name of a French pot usually of earthenware, glass or cast iron, which nowadays is known as a cooking method.
Healthy casseroles consist of fish or a cheap cut of meat and/or vegetables slowly cooked in the oven over long period of time. Cooking slowly in the oven, at a low temperature is generally a more healthy way of cooking compares to others. Stews are very similar to casseroles, the difference being that casseroles are made in the oven and stews are on the stove top.
I personally prefer to make casseroles because:
-My husband likes them very much.
-I think cooking in the oven is healthier than any other way of cooking
-It gives me more time to do other things while it is in the oven.
-I find it more difficult to find the right temperature on the stove than in the oven. (It is almost impossible to make it simmer just enough, but not boil. I ended up checking all the time that was simmering and not boiling.)
-There is always less cleaning after making casserole than stews.
- Aubergines are used to thicken the sauce instead of flour.
-Non-starchy vegetables are used (carrot, celeriac, butternut squash – Gaps), (sweet potatoes, parsnips-Paleo).
-The proportion of meat is 25% of the total meal, as recommended by many modern healthy diet specialists.
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