This Friday (20th May), is Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution Day. It's an annual, global day that celebrates good, fresh, real food and is an opportunity to shout about, and share, the benefits of cooking from scratch. Do you believe everyone should have the knowledge and access to fresh food? Sign up to Jamie's Food Revolution here.
And now, let's get stuck into some family friendly recipes that celebrate amazing fresh ingredients cooked at home.
Salmon is a great source of both omega 3, which helps to keep our hearts healthy, and vitamin D that helps to make our bones and teeth strong. Pan-frying salmon is an easy way to get more oily fish our diets – served with delicious, pesto-dressed potatoes and greens, it’s a great weeknight dinner.
Eating a tasty, nutritious breakfast is a great way to help kick-start your day the best way you can. Make a big batch of healthy cereal, then store it in an airtight container for up to four weeks. I’ve given you two great ways to serve it here, but feel free to come up with your own ideas.
This is a fantastic midweek meal. Once you’ve made this a few times you can add other simple ingredients, such as baby spinach, chopped rocket leaves, or fresh or frozen peas, to your basic tomato sauce to completely transform it.
A great way to make sure you’re getting the vitamins and minerals your body needs is to eat the rainbow. Eating a mixture of different coloured vegetables, like in this stir-fry, will help you do that. This dish will give you two of your 5-a-day. Of course, feel free to use whatever vegetables you have in the fridge – this is a great dish for using up leftovers too!
Making a curry from scratch doesn’t need to be complicated. When it comes to curry, the herbs and spices are the stars of the show. As long as you stock up on those and follow these simple instructions, you’ll be cooking up an incredible curry that is far tastier and healthier than a takeaway.