Dinner delights

Dinner doesn’t have to be massive. Your body does not need a mountain of food before you go to bed. This is because you won’t need much energy while you sleep.

The majority of food should be eaten during the day, this fuel keeps you going throughout the day.

Steps to a decent dinner

  1. Start with carbohydrates like pasta, noodles, rice, potatoes, yam, plantain.
  2. Throw in lots of vegetables or salads. Aim to eat different vegetables with every dinner. Try steaming and stir frying to keep all the goodness in.
  3. Then add protein such as lean meats, poultry, eggs, fish, reduced fat cheese, beans, nuts or pulses.
  4. Use healthy cooking methods like grilling, baking, steaming or boiling.
  5. Finish off with a nice and healthy pudding!

Prize-winning puddings

  • Fresh fruit salad or fruit sorbet.
  • Rice pudding with semi-skimmed milk and dates to top.
  • Frozen mixed berries yoghurt or fromage frais.
  • Tinned peaches and low fat ice cream.
  • ‘Light’ mousses and other dessert pots.
  • Frozen low fat yoghurt.