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Spring Clean: 6 Light Recipe Ideas

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.

Fresh Vietnamese spring rolls

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!

Fresh Vietnamese Spring Rolls - Light recipe idea

Steamed tofu with snow pea shoots and oyster sauce

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.

light recipe ideas

BBQ prawns on lemongrass sticks

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.

BBQ Prawns on Lemon Grass Sticks - light recipe ideas

Salmon with wasabi sauce and soba noodles

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.

Salmon Steak with Wasabi Sauce and Soba Noodles light Recipe

Stir-fried beef with lemongrass

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.

Stir-fried beef with lemon grass

Thai lamb and mango salad

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.

Thai Lamb and Mango Salad - light Recipe Ideas

 

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