Cholesterol Good Food Guide
The twenty-first century will be known for many technical marvels especially those concerned with food. Fat Duck’s gourmet delights, such as oat porridge with snail broth and garlic, topped with slices of snail, umami, Spanish Jabugo jamón and shaved fennel, will continue to amaze for years to come. Molecular gastronomy and slow-food movements are no longer just catch phrases. Instead, they’re a reality that points towards the future of food. However, what the twenty-first century will also be remembered for is a return to the basics. Whether in the guise of organic delicacies or chefs employing professional foragers for wild salads, this is the age of eating healthily. Say no to junk food, yes to locally grown, freshly produced, ethically distributed produce. Say yes to a green today.
Healthy eating is more than just spending a few extra minutes in the vegetable aisle at the supermarket or having your daily cuppa sans sugar. A balanced diet is about the right combination of vegetables, meat and fish. The human body needs starch in fact, a third of our diet should consist of starches. They’re a source of fibre, calcium, iron and vitamin B. Wholegrain breakfast cereals and breads are a healthy way of including the right amount of starch in your diet.
Keep an eye out for seasonal vegetables. You don’t have to spend more to buy organic vegetables. Vegetables in season will be packed with vitamins and minerals all you need to do is stock up. September is in fact a great month for fruit and summer vegetables. Blackberries, early apples, damsons, pears, plums, spinach, figs, onions, all of the cabbages, curly kale, cucumbers, lettuce, tomatoes, french beans, courgettes, red onions, peppers, aubergines, marrows, sweetcorn, red cabbage, beetroot and broccoli are all in. This is also the month for leeks, so you can whip up some great soups as well.
A balanced and healthy meal need not be a boring one. So, why not take advantage of one of the best times of the year for seasonal vegetables and begin incoporating healthier options into your diet? Instead of stopping off for a pub lunch on the way back from the park, take Forman & Field hampers filled with a selection of fresh fruit and fish. As for your Christmas food hamper this year, it need not be an overly indulgent affair instead, try an equally delicious but healthier option of award-winning smoked salmon and homemade fish cakes paired with fine wines and a delicious cheese board.