Trying to eat healthily can be downright confusing and a real ‘turn-off’. Navigating the maze of words and phrases such as nutrients, fatty acids, macros and sugars is even more difficult with what seems like ever-changing advice and the sensationalist reporting we see from time to time. However, the good news is food can be bold, exciting, tasty and good for us.
As the saying goes ‘variety is the spice of life’ and food is no different, a varied balanced approach supports us in maintaining an active lifestyle, take on those goals we set for ourselves and have some fun along the way. Isn’t that what life is all about, having that sense of fun and adventure?
Picture that Mediterranean holiday, sea breezes, sun and mountains as you relax over wonderfully colourful dishes of mixed olives, crisp salads flavoured by herbs oils and spices, flavoursome tomatoes, simple vegetables, delicious seafood and meats. Accompanied by great bread, pasta, pulses and a lovely chilled glass of wine. Yet this feast for the eyes and soul is one of the healthiest on the planet.
The use of spices and herbs are an adventure in themselves, marrying both exciting flavours and intensities – trying something new and bold. Just look how many varieties of chillies there are and don’t get me started on olive oils, herbs and the like.
A final thought whenever you can, invite people round. Entertaining is one of life’s joys and the love and fun of food, an adventure, I always think, is best shared with family and friends. I’ll raise a glass to that.