Healthy recipes using your favourite Camseng ingredients
How are those new year’s resolutions working for you?
Lockdowns and world events are bound to throw in a wrench in the best-laid plans (and get you to tear open yet another box of chocolates), but it’s never too late to get back on the bandwagon!
Healthy living resolutions are often on the top of people’s lists and here at Camseng we want you to enjoy healthier, happier you this new year.
Leading a healthier lifestyle doesn’t have to mean disowning sugar and loading your trolley with sticks of celery – start by making small changes!
Add exercise to your daily routine.
Whether it be a walk or some vigorous housework, get the blood pumping daily! Why not have a lovely lunchtime walk away from the (home) office – it will do wonders for your mental health as well as your heart health!
Give yourself a break.
Make sure you leave time for relaxation and a good night’s sleep too. Read a book, meditate, or cuddle up on the sofa for a movie.
A healthy eating plan.
Start by viewing food as nourishment and think about whether what you are putting in your body is nutritious or not. Keep an eye on those snacks too – could you swap it for some fruit or veggies? Adding more vegetables to your plate is a great way to cut the calories and gain vital nutrients while still ensuring you are full after a meal.
A healthy eating plan need not be tasteless either. Traditional Asian food is healthy, fulfilling and fights illnesses. Try these tasty and healthy recipes to a healthier you!
Moo Shu Beef Stir Fry (serves 2 / 250 kcal)
This quick, low carb dish is low in calories yet ever so delicious! It packs 27g of protein to fill you up, whereas the cabbage aids digestion and gives you a nutrient-rich boost. Garlic is known to counteract toxins while ginger is loaded with antioxidants. A healthy recipe to get your mouth-watering!
2 tbsp + 2 tsp hoisin sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp minced ginger
1 tsp rice vinegar
½ tsp Sriracha
250g lean sirloin steak
200g cabbage (shredded)
3 chopped spring onions
1 1/5 tbsp coriander
1. Mix the hoisin sauce, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, vinegar and Sriracha in a bowl.
2. Season the beef with salt and pepper.
3. Heat a non-stick skillet over high heat. Once hot, spray with cooking spray and add the beef. Cook for 3-4 minutes until done to your liking.
4. Remove the beef and set aside. Add more cooking spray and add the onions, cabbage and sauce. Cook for about 5 minutes until cabbage is cooked.
5. Turn off the heat and stir in the beef. Sprinkle with coriander.
Thai Green Pork Lettuce Cups (serves 4 / 298 kcal)
Fragrant Thai flavours and fresh herbs make this quick dish a perfect midweek meal. Little Gem lettuce is very low in calories but rich in vitamins A, C and K for a great health boost. Also, the ingredients in Thai curry paste are known to have medicinal properties long used in traditional Thai herbal medicines.
To make these beauties vegetarian, substitute the meat with pecans, mushrooms and tamari. Not a fan of pork? Swap the pork for protein-rich chicken!
1 tbsp sesame oil
500g pork mince
1 tbsp green curry paste
1 red onion (chopped)
Juice of 1 lime
1tbsp fish sauce
½ small pack of mint (leaves only; chopped)
½ small pack of coriander (leaves only; chopped)
4 Little Gem lettuces (leaves separated)
Rice to serve (optional)
1. Heat oil in a frying pan and cook the pork for 8-10 mins or until cooked through. Stir in the green curry paste and 2 tbsp water, then cook for 1-2 mins.
2. Remove from the heat and stir in the red onion, lime juice, fish sauce and herbs. Spoon the pork into the lettuce leaves and serve with rice if you like.