Healthy recipes


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HealthyU recipes

Sat Bains cooks some quick and easy HealthyU recipes for three students in his Michelin Star Restaurant Sat Bains in Nottingham.

Watch Sat prepare the meals on camera during last year's Healthy U campaign, and hear three students give us their verdict...

Download the Sat Bains HealthyU menu, try it at home and let us know how you got on.

This year, we want more of your own recipes, so send those in to the Student Communications Office and the best ones will be posted on the website for all to see!

Sat Bains cooks healthy recipes


To start...

Pumpkin soup (serves 2)
250g diced pumpkin
2 sliced shallots
50g butter
450g white chicken stock
Salt and pepper to taste

Melt the butter in a pan and fry the shallot for 2 minutes, add the pumpkin and continue cooking for a further 5 minutes, add the warm chicken stock and simmer until the pumpkin is cooked (about 5 minutes) season with salt and pepper and blitz to a velvety texture. The soup can be finished with croutons or cream and maybe a little curry powder for a spicier kick.



Main course...

Spaghetti with rocket, pine nuts and lemon (serves 2)
150g dried spaghetti
15g rocket salad
Juice and zest of 1 lemon
40g of toasted pine nuts
Olive oil and parmesan cheese

Cook the spaghetti in a large pan of salted boiling water, while the pasta is cooking place the rocket salad, lemon, and pine nuts in a bowl with a little olive oil and parmesan. Strain the pasta and pour in the bowl, gently mix and finish with a drizzle of olive oil.



For dessert...

Apple crumble (serves 4)
150g plain flour, sieved pinch of salt
80g brown sugar
100g butter, cubed at room temperature

250g cubed bramley apples
25g brown sugar
Ground cinnamon

Place the flour and sugar in a large bowl and mix well. Taking a few cubes of butter at a time rub into the flour mixture. Keep rubbing until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Place the fruit in a large bowl and sprinkle over the sugar and cinnamon. Spoon the fruit mixture into a tray, then sprinkle the crumble mixture on top.



Student recipes

Do you have a healthy recipe or top tip that you would like to share with others? Send them into the Student Communications team and we will post them on the HealthyU recipes page.

Download the recipes and healthy eating tips that students have already sent in, try them out, and let us know how you got on.

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Courtesy of Health and Wellbeing Partnership.


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