Healthy eating on my holiday – are you kidding?
Healthy Eating, we all know we should do more of it. The New Year is traditionally the time of year when people take up gym membership, committing to taking more exercise in a bid to work off the Christmas excess of goodies and work towards the ‘beach body’ look, all before Easter arrives where the joy of chocolate may just undo all our hard work.
The problem is that it takes more than a New Year resolution to maintain those fitness levels and not feel that you are being deprived of those treats we all enjoy.
A good start is to make meals from scratch. It takes time at first to plan meals for the week but once you get into the habit and stock up on store cupboard essentials, it will come naturally.
Some of my favourite recipes have come from Joe Wicks and his Lean in 15 shape plan books. They are easy to understand! Also, BBC Eat Well For Less have some great recipes. One of my favorites is the homemade tomato pasta sauce. I make a double batch and freeze one for another meal. The recipe is below if you would like to give it a try.
Healthy eating doesn’t have to stop just because you are not at home, but of course there is still plenty of room to enjoy holiday treats too. In our lodge you will find plenty of saucepans and utensils to create your culinary delight and if you are stuck for ideas, you will also find some healthy eating quick to make family recipes to try in the kitchen.
Using the freshest of ingredients is key. Deal has a Farmers Market in the Landmark Centre the first Saturday of each month, 9.30 – 1.00. You are able to purchase top quality Kentish produce directly from the farmers. Why not pay a visit when staying at the lodge?
Healthy Eating at Pebbles Seaside Lodge, why not give the recipe below a try?
Basic tomato sauce
- 4 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, plus more to serve
- 5 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
- 2 tbsp. tomato puree
- 4 x 400g tins chopped plum tomatoes
- 1 tbsp. caster sugar
- large bunch fresh basil finely chopped
- salt and freshly ground black pepper
- For the basic tomato sauce, heat the oil in a wide saucepan or large frying pan, then add the garlic and basil stalks and sizzle for 1 minute, without colouring them. Stir in the tomato purée.
- Tip in the chopped tomatoes, and sugar, then season with a generous amount of salt and pepper. Simmer for 5 minutes until the sauce is rich and thick. Stir in the basil leaves just before the end.