In the Friday Dish this week: Shake Up your Wake Up for Breakfast Week; win a limited edition Sport Relief 2016 apron designed by Orla Kiely; and, you say tomato… but do you know how to choose, store and cook all the various different varieties? We’ve found an infographic to help…
SHAKE UP YOUR WAKE-UP FOR BREAKFAST WEEK
If there’s ever a time to rethink your breakfast, it’s next week. Breakfast Week (24th – 30th Jan) will be gripping the nation for a full seven days of events, activities and promotions to help raise awareness of the benefits of eating a healthy breakfast.
Organisers, the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board, have teamed up with TV presenter and winner of Bear Gryll’s Mission Survive programme, Vogue Williams, along with registered dietician Nichola Whitehead and TV chef Rachel Allen to deliver healthy and quick breakfast recipes, ideas and free resources for families and schools.
According to the AHDB:
- 30% of people say they lack energy and 14% feel grumpy if they miss breakfast;
- people who don’t eat breakfast consume on average an extra 252 kcals a day;
- we’re twice as likely to reach for junk food mid-morning if we leave the house without a proper meal first thing.
National figures also point to an increase in childhood obesity being linked to not eating a regular breakfast.
Check out the fantastic Shake Up Your Wake Up website for breakfast inspiration and recipes, as well as links to loads of events in your area.
Win a limited edition Sport Relief 2016 apron designed by Orla Kiely
One thing guaranteed to lift our mood this grey, wet January is a spot of Great British Bake Off. Luckily we don’t have to wait till the summer to get our fix. Next week Bake Off is back for Sport Relief 2016.
With celebrity names including Sam Cam, Ade Edmonson, Will Young, Geri Horner (we know her best as Ginger Spice), Louise Redknapp, David Jason and Ed Balls, the Great Sport Relief Bake Off 2016 promises even more kitchen drama, not to mention a few soggy bottoms, no doubt.
And this year, the contestants stand to look even more stylish with each night’s winner earning themselves an exclusive Sport Relief 2016 apron, designed by so-called “Queen of Print” Orla Kiely.
You can nab a limited edition apron for yourself for £12.99 from homeware retailer HomeSense, TK Maxx stores, tkmaxx.com or on the Sport Relief website. There are also two specially-designed tea towels available for £4.99 each. And of course it’s all for a good cause: £5.25 from the sale of each apron, and £2.50 from the sale of every tea towel will go to Sport Relief 2016 to help those living terribly difficult lives.
You Say Tomato
Think you know all there is to know about the humble tomato? Well think again. While we certainly use a lot of them in the Meals Our Kids Love kitchen, we didn’t realise there are around 7,500 different varieties including some 3,000 heritage or heirloom tomato varieties currently available. Also, we’re not 100% sure what the peak time to buy them is, what varieties are best for different recipes and how we store them so they preserve their goodness and flavour. Well, all our questions have been answered with this fantastic infographic from digital health magazine, Health Perch. You can check out the infographic along with links to some delicious tomato-based recipes here.
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