I’m not hugely bothered about my weight – I’m anything between a size 8 and 12 depending on the brand of clothing – and I have a moderately healthy diet, but there are days where I have eaten a little too much cake and ice cream and I want my poor body to have a little bit of a detox.
Whilst my attempt at the 5:2 diet lasted a matter of weeks, this recipe has continued to hang around in my regular repertoire because of its sheer simplicity. Whipped up in a matter of minutes, this vegetarian Mushroom Stroganoff recipe comes in at a ridiculously low 90 calories per serving, yet still tastes like you’ve tipped in a tub of full fat cream. Such is the trickery of this recipe, it even got the approval of Mr TCG, despite the lack of meat or any fattening ingredients.
Plus it only takes about 5 minutes to make, which is really important when you’ve been trying to eat healthily all day and are really hungry… Walk away from the biscuit tin, people!
And it’s a win-win as it only costs 59p per serving too. So when you’re hungry, bloated and poor, this recipe ticks all the boxes!
- 600g mushrooms, roughly chopped
- 120g half-fat creme fraiche
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- Fry the garlic and onion in a little oil until softened, then add in the mushrooms.
- When the mushrooms are soft, add the paprika and creme fraiche and stir to form a sauce. Continue to stir until heated through, then serve.