Healthy Recipes You Can Make with a Smeg Stand Mixer
Read the label, they say. So you would know what you’re eating and how much of it. But if you really want to take control of what you’re putting into your body, preparing food yourself is the way to go. If this is something you decide to do, then getting a stand mixer is worth it because there are so many uses for a stand mixer. It can help you make everything from appetizers to desserts. And if you have a stand mixer, your choices of recipes to work with won’t be limited, you can keep expanding your menu as you get more confident in the kitchen.
Any dish can be made healthier with a tweak or two. You can make pastries less sinful by exchanging butter for coconut oil or choosing honey over white sugar. You can put more fiber and more nutrients into your bread with healthy add-ins such as different types of nuts, beans, seeds, and fruits. Pick any stand mixer bread recipe you can find, adjust, and invent your own.
You don’t have to give up ice cream, you can concoct one based on your preferences. You want it low-calorie? Use low-fat dairy! Or you want to eliminate the dairy? Use a milk alternative like soy or almond milk. You may also decide to lay low on the sugar and prefer to go for stevia or just settle for the sweetness from the naturally occurring sugars in the fruits you will be using, if any.
Instead of the usual, you can make your pasta with whole wheat flour or quinoa flour. Or add greens to the pasta dough, like spinach. Or you can skip the dough altogether and make pasta-like zucchini or carrot noodles for a totally different experience. For snacks, how about chips? You can come up with potato slices and dip in garlic mayonnaise which you can also whip up yourself.
Healthy doesn’t mean boring, you can still indulge your palate but ditch the artificial flavors, unnecessary food coloring, and harmful preservatives. With the Smeg stand mixer, you can take charge of your meals and prepare your version of whatever you crave.
Smeg stand mixers come with three attachments – wire whisk, paddle, and dough hook. With these, you can make anything from meringue, marshmallows, cakes, and cookies to meatloaf, mashed potatoes, pizza, and baguette.
Aside from the attachments for mixing, you can purchase additional accessories that will enable your Smeg stand mixer to take you beyond baking. You can get a pasta roller and cutter, a slicer and grater, even an ice cream maker. There are endless ways how to use a Smeg stand mixer.
The Smeg stand mixer’s versatility will allow you to get creative and experiment in the kitchen. Powered by an 800W motor, it is dependable and can handle any baking or cooking challenge. It has 10 speed settings with a stepless lever, to give you freedom in choosing the mixing mode you want.
Aside from being able to decide what goes in your food and what gets left out, producing in-house will help you save money. You might even earn extra. If you decide to try your hand at business, the Smeg stand mixer’s bowl has a capacity of a whopping 4.8 liters. So big volume production is not a problem. And with its top-notch construction, it can handle heavy-duty demands. Even the professionals use Smeg stand mixers.
The Smeg stand mixer is a kitchen ally of some of the country’s most respected chefs. Two of them share their favorite healthy stand mixer recipes below.
Chef Reggie Aspiras says that she craves sweets every so often and ends up eating the chocolate chip cookies she bakes for her son, Diego. Here’s a less decadent substitute that still satisfies her hankering.
Vegetable Cookies By Chef Reggie Aspiras
1/2 cup Sagana coconut spread
1 cup Cocoro Pure Coconut Sap Ivory Sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 3/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup zucchini, large grate
1/2 cup carrots, large grate
1/2 cup squash, large grate
1 1/4 cup dry oats
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
1 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla extract
May add dried fruits - 1/2 cup raisins, cranberries, blueberries
In a SMEG mixer beat Sagana and sugars together for 5 minutes until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Incorporate into butter and egg mixture. Add in oats. Add in grated vegetables. Add in chocolate chip and vanilla. Chill dough for an hour. Scoop or spoon dough into cookie sheets. Press with the back of a fork. The thinner you press down with a fork, the crisper it will be. You may also use a small spoon instead of a scooper. Bake 10-12 minutes at preheated 180C Smeg oven.
Chef Cyrille Soenen’s dish can be an appetizer or pica-pica with a nice glass of wine. He chose this dish because everyone likes salmon and good quality salmon is very easy to find. Because the salmon in the recipe is steamed and just a little bit of olive oil is used instead of mayonnaise, it is quite healthy.
Healthy Salmon Rillettes By Chef Cyrille Soenen
2 filets of steamed salmon
1 coffee spoon of Dijon mustard
1 soup spoon of olive oil
1 garlic clove, chopped
1 coffee spoon of Kikkoman
1 coffee spoon of chives or spring onion, chopped
1 coffee spoon of red onion, chopped
½ lemon zest and juice
Put the salmon in the bowl of the SMEG mixer. Use the flat beater at position 1 speed.
Add all ingredients to the bowl, adding the onion and the chives at the end when all ingredients are well mixed. Serve in a nice ramequin with nice grilled bread.