Daily Archives: 14 November 2011

Homemade Muesli

Start the day a super-healthy way with this delicious breakfast. 

Dairy Diary Homemade MuesliServes 2
Time 20 mins
249 calories per portion
4G fat of which 1.5G is saturated
Suitable for vegetarians

Porridge oats 40–50g (1½–2oz)
Toasted flaked almonds 40g (1½oz), plus extra for decorating
Semi-skimmed milk 225ml (8fl oz)
Red dessert apple 1 small, cored
Clementine, satsuma or small orange 1, peeled and segmented
Raspberries 8–10
Natural yogurt 4 tsp
Honey 1–2 tsp

1 Dividing equally, put oats and toasted flaked almonds into two serving bowls. Add milk, stir well and leave to stand for 5–10 minutes.

2 Meanwhile, cut the apple into thick slices, and then widthways into small wedges. Remove any thick fibres from the orange and cut segments widthways into small pieces.

3 Sprinkle apple, orange pieces and raspberries over the oats and almonds. Top each with 2 teaspoonfuls of yogurt and then sprinkle on a few more almonds. Drizzle honey over the top and enjoy.

A Dairy Diary recipe.

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Food Hospital

Television is positively saturated with food programs nowadays, it seems that we can’t get enough of watching people chop, stir, braise and bake their favoured dishes.

One quite different program has just begun though – Food Hospital.

This program attempts to alleviate medical problems, simply by making dietary changes. This is a subject quite close to my heart – after months of daily headaches, I discovered that I had an intolerance to onion and had to eradicate it from my diet. This small step made a huge difference to my daily health and, despite my GPs reservations, proves to me that diet has a radical impact on the way we feel.

There is a fun quiz on the Food Hospital website to see how much you really know about nutrition http://foodhospital.channel4.com/the-truth-about

Of course, what we eat impacts on our future health as well as how we feel now. Indeed, in the news only this week it is reported that scientists have discovered that eating a diet high in fibre, such as oats and brown rice, can significantly improve your chances of avoiding bowel cancer.

It is also reported that diet-related illnesses cost the NHS £9 billion every year. My wonderful Grandad never smoked or drank, ate loads of fruit and vegetables, cooked all his meals from scratch and hardly ever indulged in junk food. He lived a full and happy life well into his nineties.

So, I am not going to follow any faddy diets (as the Food Hospital website shows, these are often detrimental to our health), but eat as well as I can as often as I can (though the odd chocolate or glass of wine may pass my lips!) and hopefully I will be as healthy as he was.

Start the day a super-healthy way with this delicious Homemade Muesli breakfast.

Dairy Diary Homemade MuesliHomemade Muesli
A Dairy Diary recipe.




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