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DIY: Fast Food Made Healthy with Massel

DIY: Fast Food Made Healthy

 

You don’t have to walk too far these days to find a fast food vendor or 10. Fish and chips, pizza, burgers and tacos are all fast food favourites here in Aussie – but tend to be laden with saturated fats, high-salt content, preservatives and sugar.

A number of experts attribute the current obesity epidemic to sugar rather than fat-rich diets. In 2015 the World Health Organization released a report on sugar, recommending adults and children reduce their daily intake of free sugars to less than 10% of their total energy intake – and less than 5% for additional health benefits.

The media has recently shone a light on savoury fast foods unsuspectingly doused in sugar, highlighting salad dressings, sauces and bread as some of the high offenders. While a pineapple-pattie combo can get the best of all of us sometimes, the health benefits of making your own food far outweigh the convenience of the drive-through. So, let’s get back to basics. The first step to meeting this intake is to know what you’re eating. Satisfy your sugar and salt cravings with these easy, make-at-home takes on classic fast food felons.

Four recipes. No grease. No guilt.

 

Fast food with Massel


#1 Crispy Kale Chips 

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Ingredients

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 160°C and line 2 baking sheets with baking paper.
  2. Wash and thoroughly dry the kale. Remove the ribs from the kale and place the leafy greens in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Drizzle the olive oil and the Massel Concentrated Liquid Stock over the kale, then sprinkle the Massel Stock Powder, garlic powder and black pepper over the top. Toss the kale with your hands to thoroughly coat the leaves with the spices and oil.
  4. Lay the seasoned leaves onto the prepared baking sheets in an even layer so that they are not overlapping.
  5. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes, rotating and turning the pans halfway through.

#2 Homestyle Wedges

Massel Homestyle WedgesIngredients

Method

  1. Cut whole potatoes into wedges and put into a bowl.
  2. Sprinkle with olive oil and Massel Chicken Style Stock Powder.
  3. Stir to coat the wedges.
  4. Oven bake for approximately 1 hour at 200C (cooking time will depend on thickness of the wedges)

#3 Savoury Popcorn

Massel Savoury PopcornIngredients

Method

  1. Place kernels in pot over stove
  2. Drizzle with oil
  3. Heat pot until all kernels are popped
  4. Sprinkle popcorn with Massel Beef Style Stock Powder
  5. Serve and enjoy!

#4 Tex Mex Lettuce Wraps

Massel Tex Mex Lettuce Wraps by Beard + BonnetIngredients

  • 1 teaspoon Massel Stock Powder, vegetable flavour (for Cumin Lime Dressing)
  • 1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil (for Cumin Lime Dressing)
  • 1/8 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (for Cumin Lime Dressing)
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin (for Cumin Lime Dressing)
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper (for Cumin Lime Dressing)
  • 2 ears fresh corn, kernels removed
  • 1 can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup red onion, diced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 8-10 cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered if they are large
  • ¼ cup coriander, minced
  • 1/8 cup roasted pepitas
  • Lettuce cups for serving (e.g., butter lettuce, baby gems, baby romaine)

Method

  1. Combine the olive oil, lime juice, cumin, Massel Stock Powder and black pepper in a jar with a lid and shake really well until the dressing is emulsified. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the corn kernels, beans, red onion, avocado, tomatoes, coriander and pepitas. Stir well to combine and then pour the dressing over the salsa salad. Let marinate for at least 10 minutes up to a few hours.
  3. Fill the lettuce leafs with some of the Tex Mex salsa salad; serve immediately.

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