Quorn Spaghetti Meatballs

Quorn | July 30, 2015 | By

Low Fat, Veggie Spaghetti Meatballs, Yum!

Hello everyone. I have a quick and easy recipe for you today, a healthy Quorn spaghetti and meatballs. Itโ€™s a great meal if you are in a rush or are not an experienced cook, but tastes great. This recipe is ideal for when you are craving a big bowl of comfort, but without the added calories!

My Quorn Spaghetti Meatballs

My Quorn Spaghetti Meatballs

Quorn Spaghetti Meatballs
Serves 2
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 350g whole wheat spaghetti (dried)
  2. 1 packet of Quorn meatballs (they are sold frozen, so I leave them out for around half an hour to defrost slightly)
  3. 2 tins of chopped tomatoes
  4. 1 cup of chopped mushrooms
  5. 2 gloves of chopped garlic
  6. 1 white onion
  7. 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
  8. 1 tablespoon of dried herbs (Italian, mixed or basil works well )
  9. Fresh basil to garnish (optional)
Instructions
  1. Bring the spaghetti to a boil and simmer until cooked
  2. Heat the coconut oil in a pan and sautรฉ the garlic, mushrooms and onion
  3. Once the onions are transparent, add the chopped tomatoes and dried herbs and meatballs and simmer until the meatballs are cooked through
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste
  5. Drain the spaghetti once cooked then serve with your meatballs and sauce.
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As easy as that, a nice and simple, yet delicious low fat meal. This is a great healthy alternative to the standard spaghetti meatball recipes, perfect if you are watching your weight. As always, I have used whole-wheat pasta for added nutrition and of course, a lower fat and calorie content. Quorn is packed with protein making this a low fat, veggie spaghetti meatballs that even meat eaters will love!

Enjoy!

Jess x

Easy Quorn & Mushroom Risotto

Quorn | July 23, 2015 | By

Delicious Quorn Risotto

Hello everyone. I hope you have had a nice week so far.

After my successful Vegan Strawberry Risotto, I wanted to try and create another low fat risotto using Quorn, one of my favorite vegetarian products. My boyfriend just arrived back from a (what felt like a very long) trip to the UK, so last night was a perfect opportunity for me to try and cook something nice for us both.

This vegetarian risotto dish is easy to make, high in protein and a low fat alternative to the common risotto recipes.

My Quorn and mushroom risotto

Easy Quorn & Mushroom Risotto
Serves 3
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups of risotto rice
  2. 3 cups of vegetable stock ( I used two small cubes)
  3. 1 cup of almond milk
  4. 2 cloves of chopped garlic
  5. 1 white onion
  6. 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  7. 1 large cup of chopped mushrooms
  8. 1 packet of Quorn Chicken Style Peices
  9. 1/3 cup of chopped basil (or 1 heaped tablespoon of dried basil/herbs)
  10. 1 teaspoon of soy sauce (vegetarian)
Instructions
  1. In a pan, add the mushroom, onion and garlic in the coconut oil. Saute until the onion is transparent.
  2. Add the risotto and continue to stir until the rice is no longer clear and some grains have started to turn golden.
  3. Add 1 cup of stock and the Quorn pieces and continue to stir until the risotto has soaked it all up
  4. Once evaporated, add the second and third cup of stock and repeat as above
  5. Stir in the basil and soy sauce
  6. Add the almond milk and continue to stir until like the stock, it has been soaked up by the rice
  7. Continue to stir and serve when there is no liquid left in the pan, season with pepper or other herbs as desired
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To make the perfect risotto, don’t rush it. It takes time for the grains to soften and cook properly, so the more time you have to slowly add the stock and almond milk, the better. Quorn risotto is a fantastic low fat meal as Quorn contains less calories than meat but still provides the proteins you need. It is cholesterol free and high in fibre too.  I have used almond milk in this dish, which provides far more nutrients than using cream, and again gives you a low fat vegetarian risotto. Mushrooms also have a number of health benefits, they provide you with Vitamin D & B along with a number of anti-oxidants. If you want to make this a vegan mushroom risotto, just don’t add the quorn. Perhaps you have another vegetable you would like to add instead?

Why don’t you try this low fat, vegetarian, Quorn risotto? It is the perfect, creamy comfort food, without all the calories of cream!

Jess x

Quorn Quinoa Chilli

Quorn | July 15, 2015 | By

Veggie Quorn Chilli

After discovering my new found love quinoa, I wanted to try and create a few more of my favorite dishes with it. Quinoa is a great low fat rice or pasta substitute, so I thought that a quinoa, Quorn chilli would be a fantastic recipe to try. With both Quorn and quinoa being very easy to cook, this is a recipe that anyone can make.

My Quorn quinoa chili

My Quorn quinoa chili

Quorn Mince Quinoa Chili
Serves 3
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
25 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 pack of Quorn mince
  2. 1 white onion
  3. 2 gloves of garlic
  4. 1 cup of quinoa
  5. 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  6. 400g tinned tomatoes
  7. 1 can cooked kidney beans
  8. 1/2 cup of sweetcorn
  9. 1/2 cup of chopped mushrooms
  10. Extra chilli (flakes or chopped, depending on how spicy you like your food)
  11. Dried Italian herbs or basil to season
  12. Cheese! I used Vegan chilli cheese.
Instructions
  1. In a pan, add the quinoa and 2 cups of water. Bring to the boil and then simmer for 20 minutes or so, until all the water has been soaked up. Leave to the side.
  2. In a separate pan, saute the garlic, onion and mushrooms in the coconut oil until the onion begins to brown
  3. Pour in the tinned tomatoes, kidney beans, sweetcorn and Quorn mince. Allow 10 โ€“ 15 minutes until the Quorn is cooked through
  4. Stir in the cooked quinoa and season with chilli, pepper and herbs to taste
  5. Serve when hot with your choice of cheese
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An easy, delicious, meat free chili. High in protein and low in fat content, this is the perfect low fat chilli alternative. Kidney beans are packed with iron and anti-oxidants too, giving you not only a meal which is tasty, but also nutritious.

Have you used quinoa in a chilli before? Why don’t you try it next time for a low fat alternative!

Jess x