Healthy cooking from scratch made easy with Cirio!
Did you know cooking from scratch can be good for you?
Here are 4 great reasons why:
It’s easier to make healthy choices. You decide on the ingredients. Using simple fresh ingredients is more natural and avoids preservatives and other additives that are often added to ready-made meals. You to reduce your intake of salt, sugar and fat that are often found in surprisingly high levels in ready meals.
It’s usually cheaper, especially if cooking for more than one person.
It can mean bigger portions! Gram for gram, most scratch cooked dishes are fewer in calories.
It’s rewarding. By cooking your own dishes from scratch, you are more mindful about what you are eating.
And it doesn’t have to be difficult or time consuming!
We’ve put together 3 simple recipes, all featuring Cirio Tomatoes, to help you make some delicious dishes from scratch.
Why tomatoes? Well, they are sweet, juicy and delicious but more importantly they are healthy and make a great base to many dishes. One serving of tomatoes (150g) is a good source of Vitamins A, C, K, folic acid and potassium. They are naturally low in sodium. Be careful to look out for tomatoes like Cirio that has no salt added!
Cirio tomatoes are from a sustainable cooperative of 14,000 Italian farms that produce quality products with passion and expertise. We use sustainable agriculture so our tomatoes are the best that they can be and are good for the environment too!
Feelin’ good with Cirio!
Cook delicious, appetising dishes with only 5 ingredients in only 15 minutes.
400g penne pasta
3 cloves of garlic
4 tablespoons olive oil
4/5 hot dried chili peppers
400g CIRIO Passata Rustica
1 bunch of parsley to decorate (optional)
Italian baked fish ‘al cartoccio’
400g fillet of cod
400g Cirio Chopped tomatoes
1 red onion
1 tbsp olive oil
Basil to taste
Tomato and basil soup
60ml extra virgin olive oil
1 garlic clove chopped
800g Cirio Peeled Plum Tomatoes
50g ciabatta bread crumbled
6-8 fresh basil leaves