When it comes to cooking, I have to admit that before having children I used to love spending time in the kitchen much more. Then I went through a stage when my little ones were desperate to help me with making family meals. Unfortunately, I was just not that much into it as I hated the mess, and to be honest, it was kind of stressful for me.
As both girls are growing up, this has been changing and with my second born daughter I am much more relaxed and I am happy to say we often cook and bake together these days.
You could have seen me blogging about fitness and health on my other blog Fitness 4 Mamas, so you might know how much passionate I am about leading and promoting a healthy lifestyle and also helping others to do the same.
Last Monday I joined a few fellow bloggers for a Frylight cooking event at Food52 in London. I was very excited as I have been using their 1 kcal olive oil cooking spray and love it.
Not only I had a chance to meet Helen Bond, Frylight expert and Consultant Nutritionist, but also get some great tips on what to include in our healthy diet, along with cooking some great tasting meals using Frylight 1 calorie cooking spray.
Helen was very enthusiastic about the Frylight cooking sprays and agreed that Frylight is a great everyday alternative to cooking oils and fats.
Her philosophy is to provide nutritional advice that is realistic for today’s busy lifestyles. She offers an inventive and fresh approach to nutrition through her clear, accurate and straightforward recommendations.
Facts about Fat
Did you know that the average adult will consume six and a half litres (11 pints) of cooking oil in a year?
That is 57,500 calories – equivalent to 320 bags of crisps per year or five and a half bathtubs worth of oil over a lifetime. SHOCKING!
It is sad and alarming that nearly 40% of people make no effort to avoid saturated fats which can increase cholesterol – carrying a risk of heart disease.
One in ten people believes that trans fats (generated by industrial processing) are actually healthier than other types of fats. In fact, trans fats are considered the WORST offenders by nutritionists and dieticians! Both trans and saturated fats can increase levels of bad cholesterol in the blood, trans fats have also been shown to lower levels of good cholesterol in the body.
Frylight is on a mission to encourage people to make better food choices, and believe this can be done by making healthy cooking easier. Frylight’s unique product recipe and pump spray allow consumers to accurately control the amount of oil is used for cooking, dramatically reducing calorie intake without any compromise on taste quality.
No artificial ingredients!
It is naturally low in saturates, contains no cholesterol, and in dispensing via a pump action spray controls the amount of oil distributed – giving exactly 1 kcal per spray!
Just 5 sprays (5 kcal) are enough to cover the frying pan! Watch the video below to see how Frylight spray works.
Allowing you to use 95% less fat than oil, Frylight is the everyday low-fat cooking oil alternative. When you use Frylight in place of regular pouring oil you can save over 100 calories and each spray is just 1 calorie. With no artificial ingredients, Frylight is really the perfect choice.
During the cooking event, I had a chance to prepare and eat a starter, 2x mains and a dessert, and would love to share the starter recipe with you today. It is very easy, quick and soooooo tasty!
Mushroom Bruschetta with Balsamic, Thyme & Garlic Oil
Frylight 1 kcal Garlic Oil Cooking Spray
Frylight 1 kcal Extra Virgin Olive Oil Cooking Spray
400g sliced chestnut mushrooms
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp thyme leaves
Salt and pepper
4 slices of bread
- Slice the mushrooms into 0.5cm slices.
- Spray a medium frying pan 5x with Frylight Extra Virgin Olive Oil Cooking Spray and place over medium heat. It is recommended that you start by spraying the Frylight into a cold pan, and heat the pan with the Frylight in it before adding your ingredients.
- Add mushrooms and sauté quickly
- Add the balsamic and sprinkle with thyme, then stir for another 30 seconds
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Spray bread with Frylight Garlic Oil Cooking Spray and Toast.
- Pile on the mushrooms & serve.
Frylight is perfect for frying, baking or roasting!
Whatever your usual cooking oil of choice there’s a Frylight to suit you, from Golden Sunflower Oil to Creamy Coconut Oil! With seven varieties to choose from in the Frylight range, all of your cooking occasions are catered for.