Yesterday, I spent Mother's Day with my daughter—always a pleasure. One thing we have in common is a real joy in preparing and eating healthy food.
She gave me a small food processor and a cookbook we have both been waiting for, by a local blogger who makes up the best, healthiest recipes. The cookbook author's blog is called Oh She Glows, as is her book and it's wonderful. I can't wait to read it and try the recipes.
Our dinner was a selection of recipes my daughter had chosen from the book. Delicious.
My interest in healthy eating started very early. I remember in my late teens and early twenties horrifying my family with the new things I wanted to try, like gasp, brown rice. Keep in mind this was a looooong time ago.
One of the recipes I enjoyed, starting way back then and continuing on to this day is also one of the most simple, but it delivers an amazing shot of nutrition. I have it for either breakfast or lunch.
I chop up a small unpeeled apple into a bowl and cover it with plain, unsweetened yogurt. Then I top it off with a variety of seeds, any combination of the following—pumpkin seeds (pepitas), sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, flax seeds. In the last few years, I've added chia and hemp seeds to boost nutritional value and to increase staying power, so the dish will fill my tummy for longer throughout the morning. If you like nuts, they can also be added.
Do you have any healthy favourites you turn to regularly?
I'd like to give away a copy of ALWAYS EMILY to anyone who comments on this blog. I will announce the winner on the weekend!