Making dairy-free and more nutritious béchamel sauce (recipe included)

Sauces usually contain even more calories than the actual food they accompany. But with some simple tweaks, you can make any sauce add value to your meal.

Let's take bechamel sauce. Bechamel sauce usually has bad rep because it is associated with a high calorie intake and ultra-processed or poor quality food. As usual, homemade is better than store-bought and in this case, vegan may be better than the original recipe. Gluten and dairy-free, this version of bechamel has higher nutritional value and is lower in calories. 

Béchamel is one of the staple sauces in our kitchen, perfect for topping a bowl of pasta or make croquettes.

The ingredients of the traditional béchamel are basically butter, flour and milk, making it into a caloric bomb, not to mention not suitable for those who are lactose intolerant. But making bechamel dairy free and with less calories is easier than you think! Follow our recipe and enjoy this delicious sauce. 

Victoria Thais

A trip to India was all it took for Victoria to realise that meditation is not a fancy word for sitting around in silence. It truly changed Victoria’s life to a less stressful and more mindful one. Now a freelance consultant and journalist, Victoria joined KOKO to share her knowledge on those little things that are life so much better, and cosier.+ info

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