Newry’s Food Revolution – recipes

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Wednesday, March 27th, 2013
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“Improving diet and physical activity are more effective than medication in reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes, and reducing the risk for chronic diseases in previously overweight and obese people” – Food Revolution statistic 2012. Welcome to our city’s first ever Food Revolution, inspired by Jamie Oliver’s non-profit organisation and his quest to inspire and change the eating habits of children, adults, families, schools and workplaces across the UK and Northern Ireland. Many of you may have heard of the Food Revolution, an event aimed at raising awareness and educating people on healthy eating practices to encourage great health. Newry and Mourne have their own team of volunteers working away behind the scenes. Lisa, of Choice by Lisa Nutrition and a Food Revolution volunteer, spoke to the Newry Times, “As part of the Food Revolution, we’re encouraging everyone to get back to basics and begin cooking at home again. “We’re hoping these articles inspire people and show them how quick and easy it can be to cook, rather than order-take away food or opt for expensive, salt laden ready meals.” This week’s food is A for Avocado.. Avocado is a fruit with a creamy texture, great when used in place of butter on sandwiches, or try it with feta cheese, tomato and black pepper for a quick and handy breakfast. Remember to buy your avocado a few days in advance and allow it to ripen in the fruit bowl. Simple Avocado and Chicken Salad 4 chicken breasts 1 bag mixed leaves 1 avocado 1 packet cherry tomatoes 1 green apple 1 cucumber Dressing – lemon juice, natural yogurt, olive oil and black pepper Poach in chicken stock or grill the chicken, feel free to add spices and herbs for extra flavour. While these are cooking, mix up your leaves with chopped green apple, tomatoes, cucumber and avocado. Drizzle with the mixed dressing and serve with some warm wholegrain crusty bread. Result – quick, easy and healthy, this salad is a winner, give it a go!!
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