One pot for all: a warming and healthy recipe from our nutrition king Marko!
Marko Humphrey is Magna Vitae’s experienced Nutrition Consultant, running regular workshops on how what you eat affects everything you do! And, as it is so cold outside, we asked him just how you can cook up a quick, easy and healthy meal. Here is what he had to say…
Take 200-grammes of 50/50 (the healthy option) pasta and pop into a large pan with three of your favourite vegetables. I like cauliflower, diced carrot or squash, and a leek.
Add a litre of whole milk (if you are older the full milk gives you the vital calories you need to stay healthy). Crumble up a stock cube into the same pan and add a bay leaf for flavour if you have one, along with a heaped teaspoon of ground nutmeg and a bit of pepper.
Put all of that onto a heat and bring to the boil. Then simmer until all the milk has been absorbed by the pasta (this will usually take between 15 and 20 minutes).
Grate some cheese (100-grammes) and stir it through with a pinch of garlic for flavour if you wish. If you want to add meat you can stir some diced ham or diced cooked chicken through it, before serving.
And there it is a simple but nutritious dish bursting with flavour. The best thing is, you can freeze it too!
Remember, the way you are feeling affects what you eat, and what you eat affects your mood. It’s ‘food and mood’ so eat well and stay well.