I love a good carbonara.
But since my weight-loss mission it’s been off the table. It’s not that I restrict foods, it’s just I want to find ways to make them healthier. I’ve been using courgette to create healthier recipes and it took a while to perfect but I think I got it spot on.
With all my recipes I try to then out multiple times. This took around three goes because courgettes let out a lot of water. Due to my idleness I try to cut out as many steps as possible and I didn’t want to have to drain the courgettes. So, this is the easiest way I’ve found to make this scrummy Cheats Courgetti Spaghetti Carbonara.
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Serves two hangry people
2 egg yolks
200g of chestnut mushrooms
1 clove of garlic (crushed.)
200g of bacon (I’m using Campbell’s from their breakfast box.)
400g of courgette (spiralized into strips)
25g of low fat cream cheese (to add creaminess.)
Cut up the mushrooms and bacon into similar sized pieces. Pop into a large frying pan and heat over a medium heat until golden. Stir in the garlic and fry for another minute. Add courgettes and fry for 5 minutes until softened.
In a cup whisk the egg yolks and add a little water. Season well now. Stir the mixture through the courgette and cook for a minute. Just before it’s ready stir through the cream cheese for extra creaminess.
Serve immediately. If you have you can sprinkle with parmesan and herbs for extra pzazz.
Numbers (if you’re bothered.)
This works out to about 350 calories if you add everything in (bar the parmesan.) It’s also really good if you’re trying to cut out refined carbs or attempting a low cal diet.
This is quite a light but filling dish and I think it deserves a book that’s the same. I think I’ll suggest The Post Office by Charles Bukowski. It’s the perfect mix of humour, self-hatred, and reckless living. The writing is deep and filling but Henry is a very shallow character. He barely gives a crap but lives life to the full. Perfect.