Top Tips for Healthy Eating and Living
In this time of uncertainty, maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle is hugely important.
We’ve partnered with acclaimed chef Cyrus Todiwala OBE DL and Consultant Nutritionist Azmina Govindji to bring you some delicious recipe inspiration using easily accessible ingredients to try out at home and some really simple tips to follow to help keep you healthy and nourished during lockdown.
In Partnership With
We are proud to be partnering once again with acclaimed celebrity chef Cyrus Todiwala OBE DL. Cyrus hopes to encourage the nation to cook delicious, healthy meals helping to keep spirits up at home, during lockdown. He shares with us a collection of recipes to recreate at home from cupboard essentials to one pot dishes and global flavours to healthy nutritious meals.
It is an honour to be working with Consultant Nutritionist, Azmina Govindji. Azmina is an award-winning registered dietitian who was chief dietitian to Diabetes UK for 8 years and is a best-selling author and TV nutrition expert. Azmina is championing healthy eating at home and shares her top tips for eating well during lockdown.
Quick and Easy Recipes with Cupboard Essentials
Balancing meals by having a source of carbs (such as rice), protein, fruit and vegetables helps us get a full range of essential nutrients. A range of nutrients, including vitamins and minerals in the diet can act together to support normal immune function. It’s useful to aim for at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day.
With many of us at home with the children while schools are closed, it could be a good time to try out some simple recipes to make together – you could even share your creations on social media. I’m sure the kids would love to take pictures of the food they’ve cooked and share them with friends and family.
Eat wholegrains daily. For example, enjoy brown basmati rice as it’s a great source of fibre, essential B vitamins and minerals. Research suggests that people with a healthy heart tend to eat more whole grains.
It can be easy to comfort eat when stressed, anxious, sad or bored. You may find mindful eating may be helpful. Some strategies include:
• Take smaller bites, chew well and put cutlery down between mouthfuls.
• Pay attention to the smell, taste and texture of the food and stop when you feel comfortably full.
• Remove distractions such as TV or other screens while eating.