Hot days require lighter foods. It’s the perfect weather for funky salads, refreshing beverages and loads of fruits. However, sometimes salads can become boring and it might be difficult to twist that and re-invent them by making them with different ingredients and flavours. Today’s recipe brings a twist to your salad making: zoodles with basil sauce. The funkiness of pasta with the lightness of a salad, and the sauce does the rest of the magic. It has popular and on-season ingredients and it is very easy and fast to do.
Cheap & healthy
Today’s recipe is all about aubergines! The Mediterranean diet is well known for being very varied, rich and delicious. The range of vegetables and fruits that you can find is wide and often easy to find something on the season. Some of them you can actually find locally in the United Kingdom. Others are normally imported as they don’t grow efficiently enough to respond to the demand.
It’s time again for a Cheap & Healthy recipe. During our holidays in Seattle we’ve made a lot of culinary experiences. Of course, we wanted to try out as many organic restaurant and new dishes or ingredients as possible. We didn’t pay too much attention on how much money we spent. Back at home, we find it important again to notice that good and healthy food doesn’t always have to be expensive. Sometimes, all we want is to enjoy a simple dinner requiring little preparation and containing only a few ingredients that are really cheap.
Can you guess what I missed the most when I was on holidays? Organic vegetables! It was quite difficult and sometimes even impossible to find organic groceries in Portugal. I realised that we are really privileged here in Switzerland in this regard. There are many grocery stores offering a wide selection of certified organic products. Organic food production convinces me. I buy organic food for the sake of my health and in respect of the environment.
When people get to know this, they often ask me if this isn’t extremely expensive. In my opinion, this doesn’t have to be the case. If you take a little time (and I really mean only a little…) to cook your own meals, it will be possible to eat healthy, organic and cheap at the same time. I hope that more and more people will grab this opportunity. This is why I will continue my post series called „Cheap & Healthy“ today. Of course, I won’t neglect the enjoyment factor. The Mediterranean Pasta that I’m going to show you is very tasty!
I hope you are all well. I’m sitting with Prospi in a bar in Porto and listening to an outdoor concert while writing this article. Since we arrived in Porto, we have been living Real Life to it’s fullest: Family, friends, interesting conversations, walks, sea air, great food, port wine,… Regarding the blog recipes, we started making videos before our holidays. In the latest recipe video we published just before leaving I show you how to do our popular homemade Nutella. You can watch it on our Youtube channel.
Two weeks ago, I’ve started a post series called “Cheap & Healthy” with a baked potatoes recipe. Today I want to show you another cheap, healthy, vegan and super easy dinner, that is light and perfect for summer evenings!
Today I start a post series called “Cheap & Healthy”.
Prospi and I have often been asked:
“Is it possible to eat healthy and at the same time cheap?”
I could write a whole article to answer this question. Of course it depends on what you consider as healthy and what as cheap. But the short answer is: YES. I’m convinced that you can eat healthy without spending a lot of money.
Many people would like to eat healthy, but see the costs as an obstacle. This is why I want to show you with this post series how you can enjoy delicious and healthy dinners that are really cheap.