Does the sight of a Brussels sprout make you go 'urrgh' or the whiff of a sardine turn your stomach? If so, you're not alone. It's not only children who turn up their noses at certain foods, adults aren't averse to this kind of behaviour either.
Unfortunately, many of the foods we love to hate provide us with the greatest benefits and avoiding them could mean you’re missing out on vital nutrients. However, just because a food doesn’t appeal to you in one form, doesn’t mean you won’t like it cooked another way. And you never know, you may find your taste buds actually like something you once swore would never pass your lips again.
With the majority of adults and children across the UK now staying at home, we’re having all of our meals and snacks in the house instead of at work, school or out and about. Many of us might be feeling like we’re running out of ideas for what to prepare next, or may be worried about whether our favourite staples will be on the shelves next time we shop.
I discovered this recipe in the weekend magazine from the Daily Mail and thought it would be a good way of introducing a new vegetable to my family – the Jerusalem artichoke. Cauliflowers are a staple ingredient in my fridge, but I have to admit, I’d never knowingly eaten a Jerusalem artichoke, and wouldn’t know what to do with it if I bought one!
This is such a simple and quick recipe to make and it’s surprisingly filling. It makes a great Sunday night soup if you’re after something to fill everyone up but you don’t feel like spending ages preparing a meal. The cooking time is only 15-20 minutes with another 10 minutes for preparing the veg. Serve with slices of sourdough or rye bread if you’re really hungry.
Coleslaw is a dish that sounds really healthy but can be high in calories and fat, especially those that are sold with takeaways and in supermarkets. They often have lots of unwelcome ingredients such as thickeners and stabilisers.
But you can easily make a coleslaw yourself with simple fresh ingredients and a fraction of the calories.
If you happen to be passing along the breakfast cereal aisle in any supermarket, you’re bound to have noticed the growing range of granola options.
Shop bought granola is often high in sugar and unhealthy fats. It’s also expensive. However, it’s really easy to make your own granola and pack it with the healthy ingredients you love. You can also cut the sugar content right down while increasing levels of healthy fats.