Having to go into hospital is never a good thing, even if it’s the best place for you to be. And while you might be in the best hands possible, no one ever looks forward to staying overnight or longer, not even at Hull Royal Infirmary. But one thing you can be guaranteed is to be well fed – and the varied options are nothing like what you might think ‘hospital food’ is like. Here, we have a sneak peek at what patients staying on the ward this week will be eating according to Hull and East Yorkshire Hospital NHS Trust’s week 1 menu. Monday Dinner Starter Cream of Tomato Soup Fruit Juice Main Chicken Breast & Stuffing in Gravy Steak & kidney Pie Vegetable Sausage Hot Pot Salad/sandwich Turkey Sandwich (white) Turkey Sandwich (brown) Egg Mayo & Sliced Egg S/W (white) Egg Mayo & Sliced Egg S/W (brown) Smoked Mackerel Salad Cottage Cheese & Pineapple Salad Vegetables/potatoes Creamed Potatoes Skin on Boiled Potatoes Green Beans (Seasonal) … [Read more...] about Menu for Hull’s hospital patients
Spinach tomato soup
Brunching out... If the words “pizza brunch” don’t excite you, then I’m afraid we can never be friends. Forget “cellar door”; I don’t think there are two more beautiful words in the English language. Aside from its euphonic charm, it’s also the main draw at Radici, Francesco Mazzei’s laid-back and slightly cavernous Islington restaurant. The premise is simple: pizza, if you go down that route, along with eggs, pancakes and the option to add on bottomless prosecco for £15 per person. Read more By Chloe brunch review: Vegans need junk food too Funnily enough, it’s the other brunch dishes we enjoy even more than the pizza. “Tuscany meets Puglia” is Eggs in Purgatory’s burlier cousin, boasting a beautifully thick and rich pappa al pomodoro, on top of which sits two white ovoids. Cut into one of them: a poached egg. And the other? Burrata, wonderfully creamy and immediately … [Read more...] about Brunch on Saturday: Radici review: Is there anything more beautiful than a ‘pizza brunch’?
THINK about what your child might eat this week. Maybe some cereal before school, a fruit smoothie to get some of their five a day, perhaps a tin of soup as a quick tea – and no doubt a dollop of ketchup on the side, whatever their dinner. It all sounds reasonable enough – that is, until you realise that a tin of Campbell’s cream of tomato soup contains more sugar than a doughnut (that’s three cubes, by the way), while a 100ml Innocent Strawberries & Bananas smoothie contains almost a half of a 10 year old’s daily sugar allowance.With these sorts of figures, it’s no wonder our invisible sugar habit has turned into a ticking time bomb, fuelling the nation’s obesity and diabetes epidemic.In fact, one in 10 of our children are already obese by the time they start primary school (and one in five by the time they leave)*, while earlier this month health experts warned that a rising number of kids are developing type 2 diabetes** – a … [Read more...] about Mum-of-three gobsmacked after nutritionist reveals her family’s ‘healthy’ diet actually contains 353 sugar cubes a WEEK
THERE are times when substituting the food you love for the healthy option feels like a massive sacrifice (courgetti, you’re not fooling anyone). But there are plenty of sneaky tweaks you can make that together add up to big calorie savings. “Sustainable weight loss isn’t about banning takeaways and only eating salads,” explains nutritionist Amanda Ursell. “It’s about small, simple changes to your daily routine that you can actually stick to.” For instance, by cutting just 350 calories per day, you could lose at least a pound a week. And the best part? You won’t feel like you’re depriving yourself or missing out on the good stuff either. Here's our tiny-tweak plan... Monday Breakfast Swap: Granola and banana for porridge and strawberries 50g of porridge oats contains 178 cals, compared to many sugary granolas that clock in at over 200 cals. And a cup of strawberries is 53 cals, but a banana is … [Read more...] about Switch tomato soup for minestrone and 20 other meal swaps you won’t even notice to shed the pounds
DOES your favourite going-out dress feel a bit snug compared to last party season? Don’t worry, us too.But before you reach for those stomach-sucking power pants that will leave you feeling more vacuum-packed than va-va-voom, try our Ultimate Pre-Party Diet.Over two weeks you can expect to drop around 7lb, or roughly a dress size.As nobody has time to slave in the kitchen at this time of year – or the cash for expensive extra ingredients in the food shop either – our plan by nutritionist and author of The 5:2 Cookbook Angela Dowden involves minimal cooking and uses many ingredients you’ll already have in your cupboard.Choose one breakfast, lunch and dinner each day from our pick ’n’ mix selection.If you’re still peckish, you can select a snack from the list to keep the munchies at bay.On the plan you’ll eat around 1,300 calories a day.It’s packed with filling high-fibre foods and lean protein so you won’t go hungry.Plus, the … [Read more...] about Drop a dress size in a fortnight with our Ultimate Pre-Party Diet — and it’s the easiest eating plan with calorie-slashing food swaps