I would hate for anyone to think that healthy food = bland, flavourless salads and small portions! My philosophy could not be further from this. When we are all trying to eat healthy it is even more important to ensure that the food we prepare is full of flavour and packed with goodness to help keep hunger pangs at bay for longer. In my latest cook book, Eat Clean: Wok Yourself to Health, I dedicate a whole chapter to pickles and salsa’s. They are quick to make and can be enjoyed as a snack or an accompaniment to a main meal, soup, salad or even a stir fry and will certainly add some extra zing! I am always blown away by the colour and vibrancy of my Spicy beetroot, edamame and radish pickle (recipe here). The spicy pickle will make your taste buds tingle, is naturally sweet and high in vitamin C, fibre and potassium. Edamame beans have become very popular over the last few years. They are full of protein, fibre and many vitamins and minerals and are now very easy to get hold of. We must not neglect to mention the lovely radish! They are ideal for pickles as they soak up flavour and have great detoxifying properties. Take a look at my book http://bit.ly/eatcleanbook for the full breakdown of nutritional values but at 35 cals per portion (50g), this is a great alternative to a boring regular leafy salad. Enjoy! Ching x
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