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3 healthy recipes after quitting smoking

After months/years under the effect of smoking, your body takes a hit and there is sometimes damages that you don't notice. Very quickly in the withdrawal, you will realize that you will have a different perception of smell and taste. You will regain the pleasure of eating, so why not start making 3 healthy recipes after quitting smoking?

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May 15, 2020

Indeed, as your taste comes back in force after months/years asleep you may want to eat more or eat more often. Moreover, one of the fears expressed by former smokers is to gain weight because of the above-mentioned fact, but also to compensate for the lack by snacking. The trick is therefore to make healthy recipes after quitting smoking. 😉

Taste and tobacco: a little more explanation

When an individual smokes, tobacco smoke induces an inflammatory process, particularly of the respiratory system. This leads to the deterioration of the taste and smell receptors, which causes a decrease in these two senses. Thus, smoking fuels this chronic inflammation.

As stated previously, this process is not irreversible since two or three days after quitting smoking these senses come back. More information on this subject in our article“Find your 5 senses and a taste for life by quitting smoking”

That's why we want to give you 3 healthy recipes to do after quitting smoking.

Our suggestions to delight your taste buds

Brand new senses and the pleasure of smelling the good food comes back! Here are 3 healthy recipes to make after quitting smoking. The idea is to cook a menu for 4 people with starter, main course and dessert to make at home with your loved ones!

🥒 Starter : Tzatziki 🥒

Ingredients

  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 crushed clove of garlic
  • 1 bunch of fresh mint and coriander, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 Greek yogurt
  • Pepper and salt

How to do it: Grate the cucumber and squeeze it with your hand or in a clean cloth to remove as much water as possible.

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.

Serve with toast. 😉

🍲 Main course: Bo Bun 🍲

Ingredients

  • 1 bouquet of fresh mint and coriander
  • 1 batavia
  • Soy sprouts
  • 1 onion
  • 1 crushed clove of garlic
  • 3 grated carrots
  • 500 g beef steak
  • 8 spring rolls
  • 200 g rice noodles
  • 2 teaspoons of nuoc-mam
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 lemon
  • Pepper and salt

How to do it: Wash and chisel the batavia, mint and coriander.

Soak the noodles in hot water for 30 minutes. Drain them and then put them in a pot of boiling water, stirring to prevent them from sticking.

In a bowl, arrange in this order the batavia, soy, mint, coriander, noodles and grated carrots.

Cook the crushed garlic, onion and finely sliced meat.

Season with salt and pepper and pour over the rice noodles and finish by the spring rolls. Season with nuoc mam and lemon.

🥧 Dessert: rhubarb clafoutis 🥧

Ingredients

  • 330 g rhubarb
  • 100 g sugar
  • 40 g flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 130 g heavy cream
  • 13 cl milk
  • 2/3 vanilla bean
  • 1/3 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 pinch of salt

How to make it: Peel the rhubarb and cut it into pieces. Blanch them for 2 minutes in boiling water. Drain them.

Preheat the oven to 210°C or 410°F.

Split the vanilla bean in 2 and scrape the seeds with a knife or a spoon.

Break the eggs in a bowl, add the flour, milk, cream, sugar, salt, vanilla seeds and mix.

Butter the mold before pouring the preparation and then spread the pieces of rhubarb.

Leave to cook for 40 minutes.

All that's left for you to do is to wish us a good realization of these 3 healthy recipes and then a good appetite. 😍

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Find your 5 senses and taste to life by quitting smoking!

We all know that smoking is dangerous for our health, but we know too little that smoking affects our sense of smell, taste, vision, and even our hearing! Fortunately, weaning allows us to have them quickly back, let's see how.