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Eating Well

One of my aims this summer was to ensure my family began to eat better.

I realised that over the past year I had gotten so busy I was making little effort with he presentation of their food and that I was relying too much on pre-made food without really giving enough thought to nutritional value.

I have introduced some new meals to our family this summer and I have more care of how I have presented them so they are more appealing.

Would you like to see what I have been making?


First of all it was out with the old scuffed bowls and plates and in with this lovely Nicola Spring set that I have been reviewing from Home and garden specialists Rinkit

My food looked betters straight away on this pretty, patterned and colourful crockery. I love its mismatch /coordination, it looks casual but so pretty too.

Even a simple veggie burger can look good on these plates and I have been making sure to add lots of colour with fruit and veg to even a simple dish like this. It is so easy and makes such a difference to the nutritional content of the meal.

We are all veggie in my little family and I have always missed the traditional ‘Sunday dinners’ of my youth. So reinstating this tradition with a ‘quern’ roast has been fun and now we always gather for a special Sunday meal.



We ave been making an effort to have a cooked breakfast together on a Saturday to mark the day out as special. My husband has dreamed up this gorgeous fried potato and egg recipes packed with nutritious veggies. I cannot tell you how tasty it is and such a treat late morning on a Saturday.


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I rise very early in the week and was not giving myself a moment to eat breakfast and start the day well. As part of my campaign to eat well I have changed this. I now have little bowl of granola and fruit each morning and just give myself a little chance to pause before hurtling headlong into the day. I feel so much better for it.



So just a little effort and some simple changes have made meals so much healthier and mealtimes much more social and interesting.

I think my campaign to have us all eating well is coming along nicely.

You can find most of my recipes over on my Eat Simply blog


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  1. December 10, 2017 / 3:58 pm

    The menu will probably have to be a little bit different as its winter now, but I will try to stick this new year resolution of eating well.

    Hopefully I will manage.

  2. August 27, 2017 / 7:33 am

    Husband and I – both retired – try and eat fairly healthily and I’ve never relied on ready-made meals because they weren’t around (apart from the awful Vesta curries!) when we were newly married in the early 1960s. I make my own pastry (how buys read-made shortcrust pastry? It’s so easy to make in seconds rather than minutes! I can understand puff pastry being bought, but not crumble topping or short crust pastry) and all meals from scratch. It takes a bit of time and effort, but it’s worth it. Also, presentation has always mattered to me, I’ve never been one for just slapping food onto a plate, even when I first gave up work (before husband retired and our sons were at school), I would lay the table properly, it’s as much about self-respect as anything else, and also enjoying seeing things nicely presented. I would add that we’ve stopped having bacon for breakfast, even occasionally. Now it’s very, very occasionally (grilled with grilled tomatoes on toast) and we have porridge, even in summer. It’s a lovely, healthy way to start the day.
    Margaret P

    • becky
      August 29, 2017 / 9:09 am

      Lovely to hear form you and thank you for your lovely comments

  3. August 25, 2017 / 2:18 am

    I am also adopting a vegetarian diet, clean food for my small family.

  4. Helen
    August 24, 2017 / 4:11 pm

    I know what you mean about prepping for the day by eating breakfast – I’d never been a breakfast person until recently, and now I swear by my morning oats!

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