When you’ve had a tough week, ordering an indulgent feast directly to your doorstep can be just what the doctor ordered. Then again, given the adverse effect it can have on your wallet and your waistline, no doctor in their right mind would actually prescribe you a takeaway. That’s why we’d recommend mixing up your Friday night ritual with a low-fat, low-cost fakeaway meal instead. Whatever your craving, we’ve got the fakeaway alternative to keep you satisfied while saving you money and improving your diet along the way.
Crispy, crunchy, sweet and sour - we’re not going to tell you that a chinese takeaway isn’t a thing of beauty. Unfortunately, that doesn’t change the fact that it’s often concerningly high in salt and saturated fat.
Instead, why not prepare a raclette feast with Chinese-style flavours? It’s simple - marinate cuts of meat in teriyaki sauce (soy sauce, honey, rice vinegar, sesame oil, garlic and ginger) and present it alongside with a selection of peppers, pak choi, baby corn and whatever other veggies you love for everyone to grill.
All you need is a VonShef Raclette Grill, and the interactive fakeaway fun can begin!
A burger, stacked high with tomato, lettuce and cheese, should be tour de force of crunchy, juicy flavour - not the limp, congealed disappointment it becomes after it’s spent 20 minutes in the back of a delivery car.
With a VonShef 1100W Grill & Griddle, you can easily rustle up a fresh burger using high quality patties and fresh vegetables, eating it as soon as you’ve stacked it for a fakeaway experience that’s far tastier than its takeaway counterpart.
Everyone knows it’s possible to make a delicious homemade curry using a fraction of the fat your local curry house does. But when you’re in the mood for a takeaway, the thought of chopping all that onion, garlic, ginger and chilli is understandably too much to handle.
If you have a VonShef Food Chopper at your disposal, it can do all the prep work for you - perfect for whipping up a healthy curry in a hurry. As an added bonus, curry is even better after it’s been left a night or two for the flavours to mingle, so be sure to make extra to carry your fakeaway flavours into next week.
Fish & Chips
An even more iconic British duo than Ant and Dec, fish and chips occupy a very special place in the heart of the nation. But that crunchy golden combo comes at a very high calorific cost, so it’s worth considering a healthier alternative if you’re a regular chippy-goer.
That’s where the VonShef 5L Air Fryer steps in. Able to cook food until it's tender on the inside and crunchy on the outside using up to 80% less fat, you can enjoy the best of fish and chips without feeling guilty about it. The best part? Vinegar is only 6 calories a tablespoon, so you can happily carry over your vinegar-drenching habits to this fakeaway alternative.
Unless you’re in the anti-pineapple camp, it’s a truth universally acknowledged that you can’t really go wrong with pizza. The trouble is, your usual 16” triple pepperoni deluxe with extra cheese is as pricey as it is packed with salt, carbs and saturated fat. For a pizza-style fix you can feel good about, how about a cheese and tomato panini freshly grilled in a VonShef Sandwich Press?
They’re quick and easy to make, and totally customisable - so pineapple lovers and haters can dine together in harmony once and for all.
If you’re the kind of takeaway craver that can’t order a pizza without ordering the warm cookie dough for dessert too, we’ve got you covered. The VonShef Rotating Waffle Maker is the easy way to serve up a deliciously fresh, doughy dessert in the comfort of your own kitchen. And with total control over the toppings, it can be as healthy or indulgent as you like!
For an even lighter sweet snack that’s perfect for a movie night, try the VonShef Hot Air Popcorn Maker instead. Instead of the sugar-encrusted popcorn you get at the cinema, try adding a sweet touch to yours with more wholesome ingredients, like chocolate and coconut.