It’s no secret that we all love a takeaway – Chinese, McDonalds, KFC and pizza to name a few.
There’s nothing better than sitting down on a Saturday night with some comfort food and a good movie. But Unfortunately, takeaways are not good for our waistlines and wallets, so when you’re craving a takeaway why not try one of these healthy ‘fakeaway’ recipes you can make at home.
Let’s be honest, who doesn’t crave greasy, fried buckets of chicken from time to time? KFC is known for its special recipe fried chicken and it’s delicious gravy, burgers and fries. Needless to say, it isn’t the healthiest food out there. Check out this easy recipe to make the chicken, which is made using chicken fillets and a range of seasonings you probably already have at home.
Pair with homemade chips or corn on the cob for a perfect KFC fake away.
Of course we couldn’t forget the infamous KFC gravy to complete the fake away meal.
It is no wonder why Chinese food is Ireland’s most popular takeaway – it’s delicious, and there are so many different options. But That deliciousness comes at a price – Chinese takeaway food is usually packed full of sodium, which is bad for our hearts and blood pressure. It also usually contains Monosodium glutamate (MSG), a flavour enhancer which has been scientifically linked to obesity.
One of the most popular Chinese takeaway dishes is Salt and Chili chicken, also used in the much-loved Spicebags. Check out this recipe for a healthy alternative.
There are tons of healthy recipes for Chinese takeaways online to suit your preference, but here are a few of our favourites:
We also have a video over on our IGTV showing you how to make a Spice Bag.
Home made pizza can often turn out nicer than takeaways sometimes. You can pretty much put any toppings you like on it, and make it to your taste. It can be a fun thing to do if you’re with friends or family too.
For a healthy recipe for pizza dough and sauce, check out BBC Good Food.
An easy, healthier version of a pizza is to use a tortilla wrap for the base. Simply add some tomato puree and herbs for the sauce, and add whatever toppings you like. Pop it in the oven for 15 minutes, and voila!
With the nation unanimously celebrating the re-opening of McDonalds recently, we can see how much we all love it. It’s comfort food at its best, but can be pretty high in calories and sodium. For example a big mac meal with a regular drink can be more than half of an average person’s calorie intake! Great for a treat, but not everyday – sadly.
So why not check out this recipe for a Big Mac and Fries. They have even included the most important part – the big mac sauce, yum!
Do you have any favourite fakeaway recipes?
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