You can only eat few foods with satisfaction and contentment without worrying about your weight.
Most diets claim to help you maintain a healthy physique but the reverse is the case. And that is why you should consider adding Banting green to your diet.
What then is the Banting diet?
Banting diet involves eating foods that are low in carbohydrates but high in fats. Some people refer to this diet as LCHF. This diet is healthy and helps you keep a moderate eating habit as you don’t have to worry about the content of carbohydrates in your meals. There are various banting green recipes you can choose from.
Switching to a banting lifestyle could be challenging because it is a deviation from your normal eating habit, however, you will fall in love with the meal plan as soon as you start. Another advantage to the diet plan is that cooking the meals are easy and you can have your meal ready in minutes.
Easy banting green recipes you should try out.
1. Smoked salmon rolls
These smoked rolls are very easy to make. If you’re a salmon lover, this recipe is perfect in giving you a delicious meal that is packed with vitamin B-12.
1.Take the chopped dill, lemon juice and cream cheese and mix them in a bowl.
2.Lay down a plastic wrap on your counter top
3.Spread the salmon on the wrap
4.Spread the mix from step 1 on the salmon
5.Slice and layer your cucumber
6.Layer the rocket
7.Roll the salmon into a sausage using the wrap
8.Cut the long roll into small pieces and serve with slices of fresh lemon
2. Eggplant lasagna
This low-carb lasagna delivers more than a delicious meal; it is also very flexible. Instead of the eggplant, you can opt for some chicken mince, pork, zucchini, or beef. Whatever your option might be, this banting food will leave you craving for more.
500 grams of minced meat
½ cup of frozen spinach
Salt & pepper
100 milliliters of water
1 tablespoon dried thyme
Oil for cooking
1 medium or large eggplant
1 minced clove garlic
1 medium diced onion
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon dried basil
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 full cup of cream ricotta cheese
1 tablespoon of fine grated parmesan
1 tablespoon chopped fresh Parsley
½ tablespoon of grated mozzarella cheese
100 grams of feta cheese
1.Cut the eggplant in rings or along its length
2.Apply some oil, sprinkle salt and fry it until it turns golden
3.Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius
4.Fry the onions and mushrooms for 5 minutes until they turn golden
5.Add the mince, salt and pepper, and stir until golden
6.Add the chopped tomatoes, Basil, thyme, oregano, water and tomato paste
7.Stir well and then turn down the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes
8.Stir again and simmer for 10 more minutes
9.Throw in the frozen spinach and stir well
10.Add the ingredients of the white sauce and stir properly [do this in a medium mixing bowl]
11.Put half of the mince into a deep dish and layer some of the eggplant slices to cover it
12.Top off with the white sauce mix and spread to cover the eggplant and mince
13.Layer the remaining mince over the sauce followed by the eggplant and the remainder of the white sauce.
14.Sprinkle the feta and mozzarella cheese over the top.
15.Proceed to bake for about 30 minutes until the cheese melts and becomes golden.
3. Fuchsia pickled eggs
In contrast to Eggplant lasagna, this meal requires fewer ingredients and steps. Don’t let the few steps fool you though, you’ll love the resulting beautiful and naturally coloured eggs.
1 glass pickle jar
Half tablespoon of mustard seeds
200 milliliters of apple cider vinegar
1 small cooked sliced beetroot
1 medium cut red onion
1 star anise
50 milliliters of water
1.Add water in a mid-sized pot and bring to boil.
2.Add the eggs to the boiling water and cook for seven minutes.
3.Take a mid-sized pot and add all the spices and herbs and stir for about 3 minutes on low heat. The heat will unlock the flavors of these spices.
4.Add some vinegar, water and sprinkle some salt.
5.Let the above mixture simmer for 5 minutes on medium heat then put the mixture aside.
6.Carefully peel the eggs to ensure that they do not have any shells then put them in a jar.
7.To ensure that your jar will withstand the hot pickle mixture, rinse it first with warm water then hot water.
8.Place your eggs, beetroot and onion in layers in the jar then top with the vinegar pickle mixture.
9.Give the mixture some time to cool down to room temperature and proceed to refrigerate immediately.
10.Keep the mixture in the fridge overnight before drinking.
Note: Your Fuchsia pickled eggs will be good for consumption only within 10 days.
4. Oopsie bread
The oopsie bread also makes it to this banting diet food list. As a sandwich and pizza lover,this should be your go-to recipe. At the same time, the preparation steps are easy and takes less than 30 minutes.
125 milliliters of cream cheese
Pinch of salt
21/2 milliliters of baking powder
1.Pre-heat your oven at 180 degrees Celsius and prepare a baking paper on top of an oven tray.
2.Add the baking powder, cream cheese, egg yolks, and salt and mix until creamy. The mixture should be very smooth.
3.Carefully beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
4.Take the yolk mix half at a time and fold it with the stiff egg whites.
5.Scoop your preferred size of the oopsie bread mixture and put it on the baking tray prepared in step 1.
6.Place in the oven and bake for about 12 minutes while keeping a close eye to ensure it does not burn.
7.When ready, it will be nicely golden.
8.Let it cool and enjoy.
5. Cauliflower casserole
Would you be serving dinner to more than five people who are on banting diet? If you have about an hour to spare for cooking, why not try out the creamy cauliflower dish?
1 and 1/2 cup broccoli
1 and 1/2 cup cauliflower
1/2 cup cabbage
1 cup of sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup of chopped bacon
200 grams of cream cheese at room temperature
Salt and pepper
1 tablespoon parmesan
1/2 cup of grated mozzarella cheese
2 tablespoons of chopped spring onions
1.Pre-heat your oven at 180 degrees Celsius while preparing the sauce and vegetables.
2.Rinse and cut the vegetables into small pieces.
3.Place the cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower in a pot and cook half-way.
4.The optional step is to prepare the bacon and mushrooms whereby you start by frying the chopped bacon and mushrooms in a pan until crispy and ready. Sprinkle some salt if necessary.
5.Place the cream cheese, some pepper and warn water in a bowl and mix until consistent with the cream.
6.Combine all the vegetables, spring onion, bacon mix, parmesan cheese and cream cheese sauce in a large bowl.
7.Gently stir the mixture until well combined and you can add some salt.
8.Transfer the combination into an oven.
9.Top it off with some grated mozzarella cheese.
10.Bake for about 12 minutes until it starts to turn golden.
You can use any of the recipes above to form a special banting diet plan that is not only suitable for your taste but also flexible for your schedule. Also, you can search the web if you want a more comprehensive banting diet plan. However, regardless of your preference, you will always find a banting recipe list suitable for any meal of the day.