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a light dessert without eggs and without butter – Italian Cuisine


A very simple dessert to prepare, but still excellent, also ideal for children because light: try this recipe!

You have little time and a few ingredients at home, but the desire to prepare one cake is not missing? Try the water cake: it is a sweet light and very simple, which does not provide for use neither of eggs nor of butter. Also suitable for the little ones because it contains very few calories, has several variations. For example, one can be replaced with water Orange juice you hate lemon, or for the sweet tooth can be expected chocolate chips. The water cake is ideal even if you have guests vegansbecause it does not contain ingredients of original animal. Let's find out the recipe together!

Ingredients

380 ml of water (or orange juice if you want a more fragrant cake)
370 grams of 00 flour
250 grams of sugar
80 grams of seed oil
grated lemon peel (or vanilla extracted from pod)
1 sachet of baking powder

Method

Take a bowl and sifter flour and baking powder here. Then add the sugar and lemon zest. Separately add oil and water and mix well.

Slowly, add the mix of dry ingredients to the liquid and mix. Meanwhile, heat the oven to 180 ° C and, when it has reached temperature, transfer the mixture into a pan greased with oil and bake for about 45 minutes. Always check the cooking with a toothpick before removing the cake from the oven.

If you like, you can sprinkle the cake with icing sugar.

5 healthy and light recipes for breakfast samples – Italian Cuisine


Without butter, with less sugar and with unrefined flours. Here is a first meal suitable for those who train, but does not want to give up taste

Have you ever heard of light pancakes, fitness pancakes, protein pancakes? What are? Simply the classic American pancakes, but revisited in a healthy key, fat-free, with little sugar, more fiber and more protein.
You can do it in different ways, with yogurt, without eggs, with flour 1 or with that of oats or wholemeal.
Here 5 recipes to try!

A procedure for 5 recipes

Of the 5 recipes we will simply indicate the ingredients why the procedure is always the same.
To prepare excellent pancakes, you have to mix them separately dry ingredients, ie flour and yeast, e those liquid, ie milk, yogurt and eggs.
Then mix everything, but quickly enough and if there are lumps, it does not matter, it's better.
The ideal would be to prepare the dough in the evening and leave it in the fridge for the entire night in order to mix all the flavors and textures well.
We suggest you to get high and fluffy pancakes beat the egg whites, when you find them among the ingredients in the recipe, and add them slowly to the rest.
When the mixture is ready and quite thick, pour it into one hot non-stick pan greased with a little clarified butter or oil.
When the first bubbles appear, it's time to turn the pancake on the other side.
Do not crush them never during cooking!

Super protein pancakes

These pancakes are based on Greek yogurt and egg whites.
They are perfect for the breakfast of those who train because they are rich in protein.
You can use a whole, thin or even whole-grain Greek yogurt if you want to give a little more taste to your breakfast.

Ingredients
150 g of Greek yogurt
50 gr of flour 1
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
a teaspoon of lemon juice
100 g of egg whites
1 tablespoon of crushed cane sugar

Integral pancakes

This is a variant of the previous recipe with whole wheat flour instead of 1.
You can also choose that multigrain, but maybe mix it with a flour a little 'more refined otherwise the mixture will remain too loose.

Ingredients
100 g of wholemeal flour
a jar of greek yogurt
2 egg whites
1 tablespoon of crushed cane sugar
1 teaspoon of baking powder
a pinch of salt

Pancakes with oats

These pancakes are prepared with the oat flour.
You can buy it or obtain it by finely chopping the whole oat flakes.
We have sweetened them with agave, but you can also use maple syrup, honey or rice malt.

Ingredients
100 g of egg whites
60 g of agave
100 g of oat flour
1 pinch of baking powder
1 tablespoon of water

Pancakes with oats without eggs

This is one vegan recipe since there are no ingredients of animal origin.
Only oat flour and vegetal milkand that you can vary according to your tastes.
That of oats and almonds are the best for the preparation of desserts.

Ingredients
100 g of oat flour
30 g of crushed cane sugar
a packet of vegan yeast
200 ml of oat milk

Pancakes two ingredients

The easiest and easiest pancakes to prepare.
Only two ingredients: 1 banana and an egg.
To obtain the soft consistency typical of the pancake and not that of an omelette the secret is to crush the banana with a fork and do not blend it.
You can add a tablespoon of flour and a pinch of baking soda if you want them softer and taller.

Now take a look at the gallery: we still have some tips for you!

Legumes, broccoli and cauliflower for a light pasta – Italian Cuisine


How to prepare a light and delicious first course focusing on the volume and taste of vegetables and legumes. In the pasta we will prepare together, 50 g of half-sized pens will be enough

January is the month that closes the bridges with the holidays, raises our gaze towards the future and (alas) asks us to deal with the scales. But not only. The start of the new year is also the right time for abandon the habits that have weighed us down, and tired between Christmas and New Year where fats and alcohol have put a strain on our body.
Turning the page, however, should not mean deprivation, boredom and depression. Rather. Our new desire for lightness must be the starting point for a season full of satisfactions, goals achieved and harmony. A balance to be found and reward yourself right from the table, where vegetables, fruit, cereals, legumes, lean meats and fish will play a leading role. But without renouncing bread and pasta that we will continue to consume paying attention not to exceed the portions. Just like in our light pasta recipe shown in the video.

Because 50 g are enough

The portion of recommended pasta per person is about 80 g. Which means less than 100 that fill a dish with great satisfaction of the sweet tooth, but more than 60 g suggested in low-calorie diets. In our recipe, the half-pens that we will season with broccoli, cauliflower, vegetables and mozzarella will be a portion of 50 g per person and you will notice that they will be more than enough to satisfy your appetite. The construction of a light pasta like this is born from the technique of remove pasta (the famous 30 g missing in the appeal) and add healthy and nutritious ingredients capable of giving substance and richness at the plate. In our warm pasta with green broccoli, cauliflower and mozzarella, we find for example well 150 g of vegetables and vegetables per serving that will allow us to make a full of vitamins, fiber and minerals without renouncing the pleasure of a good pasta dish.

The recipe for light halves

As shown in the video above, to prepare the half-year-olds with vegetables, green broccoli, cauliflower and mozzarella, we will need only 15 minutes and we will have to start from the preparation of the ingredients for 4 people.
We will need 200 g of half-year-old, 120 g of mozzarella, 100 g of green broccoli, 100 g of white cauliflower, a pack of Legumissimi Findus with borlotti beans, peas, chickpeas and lentils, salt and extra virgin olive oil.
First we will bring the water to a boil, we will salt and add the pasta cooking for 6 minutes. At this point we will add Legumissimi still frozen and after 3 minutes we will combine the cauliflower and the green broccoli (cut into small pieces and small tufts). We will cook for another 3 minutes, drain and season with extra virgin olive oil and the mozzarella cut into cubes.

The art of combining vegetables and legumes

When we prepare a first course based on vegetables such as broccoli and cauliflower, we tend to consider it lighter than a preparation that also contains legumes. But we're wrong. Combining carbohydrates and proteins in fact, helps to lower the glycemic index of pasta and promotes a slower absorption of nutrients. The sense of satiety given by proteins is also important to avoid taking more calories with snacks and snacks out of the meal.
This strategy is also valid and above all in the case of plant proteins such as those contained in lentils, chickpeas, peas and borlotti beans, the Legumissimi Frozen Findus mix that we have included in our first course.

The strengths of the recipe

Vegetarian, satiating and light, this recipe is ideal for serving a unique dish rich in taste. Perfect to be inserted in ours weekly menus in dishes that do not include meat or fish, is a simple and genuine way to learn how to enjoy the wonders of the vegetable garden. As shown in the video above then, the steps do not require the use of different cooking vessels, but they point everything onoptimization of the water in which pasta is boiled. This is possible thanks to the use of frozen vegetables that significantly reduce preparation time and can be prepared in less time than pasta cooking. In fact, in the recipe we see that they are enough 6 minutes because they bake in a pot with boiling water, while if we wanted to prepare them in a pan we would need 8 minutes to become 10 if you choose cooking in a microwave oven.