18.4.13

Skinny girl hot dogs, fries and 'slaw

Hey everyone!

I hope you're all well and enjoying the first beautiful signs of Spring!! When the weather is nice I long for fresh, bold flavours in my cooking and no longer enjoy heavy, stodgy food. I've also been on a major health & fitness kick lately - I am training for a 10k later this year - and just generally trying to eat smarter after a few weeks recently of waaay too much chocolate (yes Easter, I am looking at you).

When 'Mister Whatlisawrote' and I went to the Great Missenden food festival we picked up a few packs of delicious sausages from a stall called 'Giggly Pig' and one of the flavours was Lime & Sweet Chilli. Now, this flavour combination doesn't sound quite right teamed with mash and gravy. Plus I'm trying to eat more healthily. So I figured I'd try and come up with a 'skinny' version of hot dogs, fries and coleslaw. It was a good combo so I'm sharing the recipe with you!!

What you will need (for 2 hungry people or 3-4 not so hungry people!)

For the Coleslaw
1/2 white cabbage
1 red onion
1 carrot
3 tablespoons of reduced fat creme fraiche
1 heaped tablespoon of whole grain mustard
salt and pepper to taste

For the Fries
1 large sweet potato
1 tablespoon olive oil
sea salt
cracked black pepper
chilli flakes

For the Hot Dogs
4 submarine rolls (if you want to keep it ultra healthy get wholegrain instead of white)
Pack of 6 good quality, organic sausages (these will produce much less fat when cooked as they are made from better ingredients, the higher the meat content the nicer and healthier they will be), or veggie sausages - the Quorn ones are delicious!


First peel your sweet potato and cut it into chips.


Next arrange in a baking tray, pour over the olive oil and season. Then put in the oven for 45 minutes at 200 degrees.


While your fries are in the oven, roughly chop your cabbage, onion and carrot in preparation for shredding in your food processor (if you have one). If you don't have a food processor there are nifty little devices called Mandolins that you can buy which cut vegetables into thin strips. I like this one.



Once your veggies are shredded put them in a large bowl and grab your creme fraiche and your mustard. I like the Yeo Valley creme fraiche but own brand ones are just as good.



Stir it all together until all the veggies are coated. Then season for a bit of extra flavour.


Et voila, skinny coleslaw!


Now get your bangers out (haha - oh dear) and if you've got a George Forman grill I recommend you use it, if not then put your sausages under the grill in your oven.


Get your submarine rolls ready.


By now your fries should be done so get them out of the oven and plate up with the coleslaw and the rolls.

Once your sausages are cooked add them to the rolls.


And there you have it, a delicious home cooked, healthy version of fast food to be enjoyed on a relaxed night in front of the television.


Flowery pyjamas optional.

Lx







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22 comments:

  1. so yummy! xx
    www.vicariousLA.com

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  2. I wish Jon liked sweet potatoes 'cos I love them! x

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    1. I think it's a man thing, Oliver doesn't really like them although he tolerates them as I really like them!!

      Lx

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  3. This looks lovely, especially those fries! xxx

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    1. Thanks! The fries were gooood.

      Lx

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  4. Yummy! This looks delicious and healthy at the same time!

    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com

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    1. Thanks! I like your blog, can't seem to figure out how to follow you though, are you on Bloglovin'?

      Lx

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  5. this looks so yummy!thanks for sharing! also love your blog, now following hope you visit back :-)
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    amy xx

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    1. Thanks very much! I am indeed following you back.

      Lx

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  6. OMG!!!! I am completely obsessed with this! everything is just so chic and stunning.


    xoxo;
    Style Diaries, a Lifestyle Blog

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  7. This has made me all hungry. Like the take on coleslaw, I'll have to give it a go xxxx

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    1. Yeah definitely try it although the cabbage can make it go a bit watery.... Next time I'm going to use celeriac instead.

      xxx

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  8. This looks yummy I'm obsessed with sausages but unfortunately I'm obsessed with Mash potato too eeeek! Good on you training for a 10k run, I'm sure you will smash it! I've just started venturing back towards a gym too, first time ever actually am I'm scared! ha

    xx

    http://thiswomansstyle.com/

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    1. I love mash but it just didn't seem quite right with that flavour of sausages!

      Good luck at the gym hun :)

      Lx

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  9. this looks so good! xx
    www.vicariousLA.com

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  10. thanks for your comment - i'll be going to northern england to visit and friend and then taking the train down to london for work :)

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  11. this looks really good, love it!
    xx Kate

    The Style Department

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