When Waitrose asked me if I wanted to try out some of their recipes from their Healthy Heart Project I of course said yes!
I really love that at a time of year when we are bombarded with adverts for chocolate and wine Waitrose have shown that you can have delicious, romantic (if you get a babysitter) meals whilst still eating healthy food. Although of course they still sell chocolate and wine – thankfully. Check out the link above to find our more about the Foods of love including things like oats, nuts, pulses, salmon and more.
I chose to make Butternut Squash and Chickpea Curry and a Spiced Fruity Crumble I followed the recipes exactly other than to make two substitutions. I swapped the chopped spinach for baby leaf spinach and the forest fruits for mixed summer fruits.
Here is how it went:
Prepping my squash:
Rinsing my chickpeas:
Some of my ingredients:
Even my toddler enjoyed the end result…yep not quite the romantic meal we imagined but the norm right now:
And onto dessert:
Ready for the oven:
We were all thoroughly impressed with the quality of the food. We didn’t miss having meat in the curry and I thought I’d miss having butter in my crumble but it was delicious and the addition of muesli to the topping was just fabulous.
Why not check out the Waitrose website for some healthy heart inspiration.
*I was provided with a shopping voucher to purchase my ingredients.