A slim chili please. Looks so wrong but tastes so right.

So with the year nearing summer and everyone is trying to get their bikini bod-ayy in gear, I have been searching the web for inspiration for more healthy recipes.
As I have said before healthy doesn’t necessarily mean boring and with the help of The Londoner, I have just made my first Chili with her recipe for skinny spaghetti.

You may have noticed that I have named it chili…mainly because the part of the meal which is meant to be the “spaghetti,” is actually thinly sliced cabbage, Rosie was was clever enough to use white cabbage thus making it look more pasta looking, however myself and my house mate opted for bright green cabbage…

Despite the green-ness which I’m going to say makes it look more healthy-ish…it was an amazing meal. One of which I will be making more often in the future.

We varied our ingredients a bit but it tasted pretty good even if i do say so myself.
Our Ingredients for 2:
– 1 pack of mince meat (beef or lamb doesn’t really matter)
– 1 clove of garlic
– 1 onion
– 70g tomato puree
– 1 can of chopped tomatoes
– 1 fresh chillie (green or red)
– 1 tsp of cocoa powder
– 1 big squeeze of marmite
– 1 tbsp of honey
– 1 tsp of paprika
– half a tin of mixed pulses
– a smidge of salt and pepper

(obviously if you want it spicier then kick it up a notch with a splash of hot sauce)

Step 1: chop up the onions and garlic and pop in the pot with a tbsp of oil on a medium heat

When starting to brown add the mince, once that starts to brown also add the paprika…

Keep on stirring for another 5 mins and then add the tomato puree, chopped tomatoes, salt, pepper and honey

Keep stirring and add the marmite, cocoa powder aaand stir again. After about 5 minutes add the mixed pulses

Stir, and then leave to simmer preferably for an hour, but in a rush like we were 20 mins is fine.

The Cabbage

– 1/2 cabbage
– 1 pot of boiling water
– splash of salt

Pretty easy from here on out:

Cut and slice up the cabbage into thin strips

Boil the water with a splash of salt in the pot, When boiling, add the cabbage

To still have a little bit of crunch we took it out after about 7mins, but if you prefer it more soft then take it out after 10-12 mins


A healthy, high protein meal, with no carbs but will defiantly fill you up for the rest of the evening.

Seriously try it. I am aware that the green on the plate looks oh-so-wrong on literally so many levels. However it genuinely does taste so-damn right.

Do it.

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