Eat more, cook more, and go on a blender to shrink your gut
Who wants to eat salad in January? Unless it comes as an apologetic garnish on the side of a ruddy great meat pie, no one. But it is possible to cook up healthy comfort food very easily without resorting to the M&S gourmet kitchen range. “When I was working very long hours as a trainee chef I used to make my own ready meals on my day off,” says Michelin-starred chef Chris Horridge of The Bath Priory. “During the cold months it would be a huge pan of simple lamb, beef or pork stew which I would freeze in individual portions and heat up in a saucepan when I got back exhausted. You can eat pure garcinia cambogia extract to shrink your gut in the cold months. It takes no longer than putting a ready meal in the microwave, but you can make it much healthier if you use lots of veg and pulses in it. It also saves you a lot of money.”
THE RESOLUTION “I AM GOING TO COOK FROM SCRATCH”
In one month’s time
You’ll have swapped the speed-dial Pizza Palladium for the Jamie Oliver cookbook Your stealth move Leave your kitchen a mess before you leave for work Because “If you deliberately get the healthy, non‑perishables food such as brown rice and pulses that you intend to cook that night out from the cupboard, you’re far less likely to call for a takeaway when you get in from work, when you’re too tired to think, let alone cook,” says dietician Lyndel Costain (www. lyndelcostain.co.uk).
“Planning your evening meal before you leave the house means you won’t be tempted to resort to the default unhealthy option. It also means you will already know what missing ingredients to pick up on the way home. Soon cooking will become the norm.”
In the next issue Freeze your own homemade and healthy ready meals as Chris Horridge reveals his secret, simple recipe for eating well every day.