Eating healthily is about

1)Choosing good quality, natural, preferably organic food;  

2)Moderation & restraint!;

3) Knowing the specific type of 'diet' that is the optimum one for you;

4) Identifying and reducing/eliminating the intake of foods that cause negative physical or mental reactions (i.e. food intolerances)

 

For a healthy life.

We all know that eating nutritious food is fundamental for a healthy life, yet more often than not, the food that is good for us somehow doesn't seem as tempting as the rich, calorie laden options.

 

You eat with your eyes 

The phrase 'you eat with your eyes' really is true as the visual appearance of food is one of the first mental stimuli received before the flavour of the food is even tasted.

 

Attracted to beautiful                              

Most of us are attracted to aesthetically beautiful things and food is no exception.  So, by making nutritious food look appealing and exciting it becomes more tempting and desirable.  If it tastes as delicious as it looks then it will be more enjoyable to eat.

Whether food is enjoyable.

The quality of the ingredients and the flavour of the food is undoubtedly  a crucial factor in whether food is enjoyable however this is only part of the equation.

Eating healthy & nutritious food is fundamental for a healthy life.

Agnolotti with salsa rossa, goats cheese & spinach.

 

Ingredients (serves 4)

2 x 375g pkts fresh spinach and ricotta agnolotti
1 x 430g btl roasted capsicum, drained
1 x 425g can Woolworths Select diced tomatoes
1 tbs olive oil
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 large sprigs fresh rosemary
125ml (1/2 cup) white wine
1 1/2 cups baby spinach leaves130g goats cheese, crumble.

 

Sweet corn and bean enchiladas.

 

Ingredients (serves 4)

12 enchilada tortillas
 1 tablespoon olive oil
 1 small red onion, chopped
 1 red capsicum, diced
 1 zucchini, grated
 1 teaspoon chilli powder
 1 large tomato, diced
 310g can corn kernels, drained
 400g can red kidney beans, rinsed, drained
 200g jar taco sauce
 3/4 cup grated tasty cheese

 

Avocado, feta and roasted tomato salad.

 

Ingredients (serves 6)

1kg roma tomatoes, roughly chopped
  6 garlic cloves, peeled, thinly sliced lengthways
  3 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  375g small green beans, trimmed
  1/3 cup ligurian olives (see note)
  2 avocados,halved,stonesremoved,peeled,
  100g marinated feta cheese, crumbled
  1/2 cup tightly-packed small basil leaves

 

Andalusian gazpacho.

 

Ingredients (serves 6)

375g day-old rustic-style bread
 1.75kg ripe tomatoes
 2 Lebanese cucumbers, peeled, halved, seeded
 1 red capsicum, halved, seeded
 1 Spanish onion, halved
 1 clove garlic
 140ml extra virgin olive oil, plus extra, to serve
 1,tablespoon sherry/white vinegar 2, inner celery stalks with leaves attached.

 

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