Make the most of festive leftovers with easy one-pot cooking
Christmas and New Year are full of gift exchanges, parties with family and friends - and leftover food! It’s easy to over-indulge during the festive period, and even with the best intentions it can be difficult to kick-start healthy habits if there is so much food in the kitchen.
Canned Food UK has plenty of ideas for keeping a balanced diet when purse strings are tight and energy runs low after the Christmas rush. It’s time to raid those store cupboards to cook up some nutrition-packed meals utilising festive leftovers – and what could be easier than one pot cooking, making meals quick, easy to prepare and convenient.
Canned Food UK’s website and free iPhone app contain plenty of wholesome and delicious recipes that the whole family will enjoy. By using cans from the store cupboard and a few leftovers, simple and delicious meals can be created without leaving the comfort of your home.
For a one-pot meal that takes minutes to prepare, the Chicken and Potato Pie can make the best use of leftover vegetables and also tastes delicious using turkey instead of chicken. For a filling brunch, try the Breakfast Omelette – you can use leftover ham instead of spam, and roast potatoes rather than canned new potatoes.
Time is of the essence when trying to juggle a hectic lifestyle, which is why one pot cooking is an excellent option for those with busy lifestyles. With little preparation time, a hotpot, casserole, pie or stew can be popped straight into the oven or onto the stove for a slow cook. What’s more, they are ideal for warming up the family on a cold winter’s night, while ensuring they’re still getting vital portions of their 5-A-DAY.
Using vegetables from the fridge, freeze and reheat the Vegetable Hot Pot for a cold winter evening, or serve as a topping on a baked potato for lunch. For more one-pot meal ideas, plus healthy eating advice from top nutritionist Amanda Hamilton, visit www.cannedfood.co.uk.