Tefal UK has come up with the brilliant plan of making everyone sit up and take notice and perhaps try and pledge to just 1 week of ditching the processed food and starting meals from scratch. To some, this may be alarming but I have already tried it (a few times) in the past few weeks and it has not been so hard to find alternatives.
I have made my pledge with Tefal UK and it would be lovely for many more families to join in and take up the challenge of making meals from scratch. By signing up, you may also get lucky and win yourself a Tefal Fresh Express (believe me- it’s worth winning) and a Riverford veg box and fruit.
To kick start our week, Tefal UK sent us a lovely Riverford Organic Vegetable and Fruit Box that contained a wide range of vegetables and fruits.
My typical week is made up of busy mornings with everyone getting ready and going off to school and work. I make a packed lunch for my husband and daughter and since I have to get all three children ready to go and drop her off, I have very little time to cook breakfast. I try sometimes but most of the time it is cereal or porridge which while being healthy may not compare to a breakfast cooked The packed lunch usually includes processed meat and I add some salad to ease my guilty conscience! Dinners in the evening are homecooked mainly but there are occasions when I do fry up some frozen food for the children. They love it – obviously, and so do I, for the ease of preparation.
I enjoy cooking but every time I begin cooking there is always someone wanting something and I do not like being interrupted as I kind of lose track and then I don’t do justice to my cooking.
For Fresh Week, I decided I would come up with some easy recipes for breakfast and packed lunch and some slightly more challenging ones for dinner overlooking the interruptions and the calls for juice, water, biscuits, fruit, ‘where’s my homework?’ not to mention fighting over TV channels, what games to play and it goes on and on.
Well, it is a challenge after all!!
Here are some of the recipes that I shall be trying so be sure to come by and visit everyday to view my creations as I chop, slice, grate and cook my way to a healthier way of life…
Cereal with chopped fruit and walnut
Fruit and yogurt
Spicy scrambled egg
Mushroom and cheese omelette
Spring onion pancakes
Black gram curry with steamed rice flour
Egg and rocket sandwiches
Mozzarella and basil wraps
Cucumber and tomato sandwiches
Tuna and tomato served with couscous
Asparagus soup with croutons
Tarka Dal and home-made potato parathas
Chicken curry and Pulao rice with aubergine
Beef Bhuni (an Anglo-Indian dish) and Dal
Chilli con Carne with Chinese rice wine
Chicken and Vegetable Stew
Chicken drumsticks and Fries served with a Salad
Hot and sour soup and Chicken and vegetable noodles
Grilled fish with beetroot salad
Lassi ( a yogurt drink)
Mini Victoria sponges
Writing out this meal plan has made me really hungry and I am looking forward to making these dishes throughout Fresh Week.
Don’t forget to go and make your pledge and get lucky by winning a Fresh Express.
Click on this link to enter http://www.tefalfreshexpress.co.uk/freshweek/pledge/
Do also visit the other members of the Tefal Innovation Panel for more recipe ideas