“When it comes to cooking within a budget and with time constraints, we can’t be food snobs,” says Dr Hazel Wallace, aka The Food Medic – the London-based junior doctor, personal trainer and health and fitness blogger who disses diets and adores chocolate. “I started [my blog] The Food Medic while at university, during my second degree, so I was working in a tiny kitchen, with a very tight budget and just a small Tesco nearby for grocery shopping.” Food does more than feed your body: it feeds your mind, and satisfies your soul Wallace’s practical nutritional advice and exercise routines became the basis for her bestselling debut cook book last year. In her second, The Food Medic for Life, out this month, she shares more recipes and guidance on everything from getting our five-a-day (“anything more is a bonus”, she says) to avoiding unnecessary supplements. Hers is a sensible, pragmatic approach to good living – even for those with a hectic schedule. Half of the book is dedicated to recipes and tips for “fuelling up” during the working week, with breakfasts on the go, pre-prepared lunches and weekday dinners (think bish-bash-bosh traybakes and stir-fries). But there’s also space for… Read full this story
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