Take the Rapeseed Oil January 2018 Challenge

5th January 2018

It’s 2018 already! Have you begun thinking about your New Year’s Resolutions? If not, why not try something different this year and take part in our Rapeseed Oil January 2018 Challenge. Why? Because rapeseed oil contains less saturated fat than other commonly used cooking oils and fats.

Replacing saturated fats in the diet with some unsaturated fats such as rapeseed oil, as part of a healthy, balanced diet, has been shown to reduce cholesterol levels in the blood, which lowers risk of heart disease, therefore it is important to get most of our fat from unsaturated oils.

The Rapeseed Oil January 2018 Challenge

The challenge is to buy two bottles of rapeseed oil – one refined, often labelled ‘vegetable oil’, and the other labelled ‘cold-pressed’ – and use them in place of your normal cooking oils for the month of January and tell us what you think on our Rapeseed Oil Benefits Facebook page. If you already use rapeseed oil, then perhaps try and use it in different ways, such as the recipes below.

31% of people who took part in a survey by YouGov last year said that they wanted to eat more healthily in the New Year – that’s no surprise to us. However, a survey by BUPA found that 43% of people break their New Year’s Resolution within the first month. But don’t worry, we’re here to help.

Let’s make this January 2018 Challenge as simple and as easy to follow as possible. Below, we’ve included a few delicious recipes to help get you started with using rapeseed oil. Let’s try and complete our January challenge!

Breakfast – Honeyed Muesli Crunch recipe 

Start your day off with a delicious bowl of Honeyed Muesli Crunch. After all, breakfast is the most important meal of the day – so make sure it’s a tasty one.

Snack – Whole Wheat Pitta Bread with Hummus recipe

This Whole Wheat Pitta Bread with Hummus recipe is a great for lunch. If you halve the serving size, it’s a great snack for bridging the gap between breakfast and lunch too. With all the different flavours you can add to your hummus, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Griddled Wholemeal Pitta with Homemade Hummus

Lunch – Split Pea Soup with Spicy Moroccan Drizzle recipe

This warm bowl of Split Pea Soup with Spicy Moroccan Drizzle is perfect for a cold January lunchtime. Made using rapeseed oil, the Moroccan drizzle gives the soup a little extra spicy kick.

Split Pea Soup Recipe with Spicy Moroccan Drizzle

Dinner – Honey Oat Chicken, Spicy Muhammara & Couscous recipe

Perfect for the whole family, this Honey Oat Chicken, Spicy Muhammara and Couscous recipe is simple to make and very tasty. Staying in this weekend? Give this recipe a try!

Dessert – Genoise Sponge with Winter Fruit Compote recipe

This Genoise Sponge with Winter Fruit Compote is an incredibly seasonal dessert, made using delicious winter fruits such as plums and blackberries. The great thing about this recipe is that you can mix it up and change the filling to any fruit you like – from cherry to raspberry the possibilities are endless.

Genoise Sponge with Winter Fruit Compote Recipe


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