You may be thinking that you want to start eating healthy food in 2018 but you might not know where to start. After a hard day's work, your former go-to comfort foods may not be in keeping with your new fitness regime. But, don't worry, we are here to help by giving you some advice on healthy and wholesome dishes that will help you feel good when you're winding down in the evening. Indian takeaway is a good option and Cork has some excellent offerings in the curry department. You may also want to go for a vegetable-packed pasta dish or a tasty tagine. Check out our fantastic recommendations here.
1. Moroccan Lamb Tagine with Aubergine and Dates
A tagine is a slow-cooked Moroccan stew made in a specialised clay pot. A choice of sliced meat or fish is accompanied by numerous vegetables and often dried fruits which is combined with bold spices such as cinnamon, cumin, ginger, and turmeric. After the long cooking process, all the unique flavours blend together to create a strong and aromatic, wholesome dish. At Drakes Bistro and Wine Bar, the Moroccan Lamb Tagine is one of the highlights on the menu. With the addition of aubergine and dates, this is a hearty meal that will have you feeling good without giving away the fact that you've eaten a healthy dish.
2. Vegetable Balti
An Indian curry is a supreme way to fill your body with healthy goodness without compromising flavour. The base of nearly all Indian curries is created with ripe, juicy tomatoes which are bursting with vitamins and minerals such as beta-carotene and lutein. If you want to up your health kick even more, go for the Vegetable Balti at the famous Bombay Palace on Cook Street which has won numerous awards for its fantastic food. The Vegetable Balti is one of the chef's recommendations and the rich homemade sauce will have you coming back for more.
3. Penne Arrabiata
While pasta may be considered somewhat unhealthy due to the liberal lashings of cheese that usually top them, there are healthier options for lovers of Italian food that can comfort just as well by using other bold flavours. Ristorante Rossini was established in 1994 and is one of the oldest and best-loved Italian restaurants in Cork. One of the healthiest options on the menu, which will also make you feel warm on the inside, is the Penne Arrabiata. It incorporates two classic super foods – chillies and garlic – and is covered in a sweet cherry tomato sauce.
4. Chicken Tikka Bhuna Special
Healthy eating isn't all about packing as many vegetables into your body as possible. As noted above, most Indian curries have an extremely healthy tomato, onion, and garlic base. This Chicken Tikka Bhuna Special at Lal Quila also features ginger and peppers as well as the chicken providing essential protein. The complex blend of spices and the finishing touch of coriander make this an outstanding dish, which is sure to comfort anyone after a busy day.
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