Give your cooking a spring clean with six light recipe ideas, including low-fat, gluten-free and dairy-free options. Asian Inspirations brings to you some of the easiest recipes for spring.
Nothing says ‘hello spring’ like a serve of Vietnamese spring rolls, packed with fresh prawns, crunchy carrot and vibrant herbs. Dairy free and low in fat, these virtuous rolls make a fantastic lunch or light entree. Plus, they don’t require any cooking – bonus!
Bean curd is filled with feel-good protein, iron and calcium, and steaming locks in all of those nutrients, so this delicate, dairy-free Chinese tofu dish will get your doctor’s tick of approval. For a vegetarian version, use Lee Kum Kee Vegetarian Stir-fry Sauce instead of the oyster sauce. Recipe here.
Fragrant lemongrass sticks gently impart their flavour into these delicate prawn kebabs, coated in a sweet and spicy marinade. They’ll make a low-fat – and delicious – alternative to sausages at your next barbecue. For a gluten-free version, use tamari instead of soy sauce.
This Japanese-style main course boasts Omega-3s for shiny hair and clear skin, plus iron-rich mushrooms and organic soba noodles. Serve with a side of salad greens for a complete meal. Recipe here.
Lean beef is a fantastic source of iron and protein, and watercress, coriander and red chilli bring antioxidants and vitamins to the party. Use tamari in place of the light soy for a gluten-free version. This paleo-friendly dish is sure to impress. The recipe is right here.
This fruity main-course salad marries trimmed lamb steaks with salad leaves, tomatoes, mango and a zesty lime dressing for a gluten-free, dairy-free, carb-free dinner that’s ideal for warm nights. Check out the recipe here.
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