Maggie’s healthy eating demo

November 3, 2013 at 8:47 pm 2 comments

26-10-13 - Maggies Nutrition course_warm cabbage salad close up 4BI love trying new recipes but rarely make time to experiment in the kitchen.
I love eating colourful, energy giving food but too often make lazy, bland choices.
I love the saying  “let food be thy medicine and let medicine be thy food” but I’m fickle about remembering it.  All these things I appreciate about eating are fundamentally about practicing good self-care – something it’s easy to forget on days when cooking from scratch with a toddler trying to climb up my leg seems like too much effort.  Which is why I’m so excited to share  how I topped up credits in my Mumma Bear’s ”good self-care” Bank last weekend.26-10-13 - Maggies Nutrition course_Caroline and Jane 4B

Mum and I spent a blissful couple of hours watching Caroline, the nutritionist at Maggies in Cheltenham, prepare 5 quick and easy, immune boosting recipes.  That would have been treat enough and then, we sampled everything!  Not just a nibble but a whole lunch worth;  lentil bolognaise with noodles, lentil and sweet potato stew and warm red cabbage with apple, walnut and dried cherries.  Collage Maggies recipes 4B

Breakfast muffins packed with nutritious seeds, oats, banana and blueberriesBreakfast muffin Collage 4B

And rounded it all off with Date and Lacuma Cocao fridge bars.
So delicious and so good for you.26-10-13 - Maggies Nutrition course_cocoa bars 4B
Such a wonderful way to spend a Saturday morning and I’m brim full of inspiration now to create the right kind of comfort food as we head into Autumn.  I left with napkin wrapped cocoa squares for G and E to sample.  It made a nice treat for a little boy who’d taken a tumble while Mummy was away and split the inside of his lip. 26-10-13 - Maggies Nutrition course_cocoa bars_E close up 4B
Too good to share with just anyone but your luck’s in if you’re 3 inches tall and made of plastic). ‘‘Euan bite, man bite.  Euan sharing, nice’26-10-13 - Maggies Nutrition course_cocoa bars_E sharing 4B.
Hunkering down indoors on the wet stormy day that followed our cooking demonstration was the perfect excuse to put Caroline’s nutrition tips into action. Vegetable casserole is a fairly regular meal for us; different every time depending  on what’s in the fridge. 
Our Maggies inspired Sunday stew included:
sweet potato rich in flavanoids and anti-oxidant beta carotene
green lentils for protein, minerals and fibre
red onions for their high levels of Quercitin, an anti-inflammatory
dried mushrooms high in beta-glucans to stimulate the immune system
Carotino oila blend of red palm and rape seed oil, high in anti-oxidants, Vitamins A & E and Omega 3 & 6.
26-10-13 - maggies inspired stew 4B

Entry filed under: Gloucestershire, in the kitchen.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Everlovin' Dad  |  November 4, 2013 at 10:19 am

    Just to re-assure your readers, while you were away that morning and young Euan was with Dad and Grandad the tumble on the path, while not an attempted kiss of the gravel, was not nice, he did soon get back to our usual lovely E.

  • 2. a little splash of sunshine | Nip it in the bud  |  March 27, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    […] attending the Maggies Nutrition course I’ve been using Carotino oil for all of our cooking. It’s a unique blend of Canola Oil […]


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