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Monday, 5 September 2016

GUEST BLOG - Chef Dave - Week 1:Day 1 - Balance



Menu - Week 1 – Balanced Range


For this week we are looking at the Balanced Range of Foods, through all my menu’s and Recipe of the Week(s) I aim to be inclusive of the following dietary requirements.

·         Low Salt

·         1 (or more) of 5 a day

·         Low Fat

·         Vegetarian

·         Low Sugar

·         Reduced Fat

·         High Protein

·         Gluten Fee

·         Low Saturated Fat

·         Low Carb

*though please remember, you will be the best person to know if something is suitable for you.


Saturated fat or animal fat can raise your cholesterol level, which can in turn increase the risk of heart disease. Saturated fat is found in butter, hard margarine, lard, cream, cream based sauces, fat on meat, skin on chicken, and processed meats like sausages, burgers, black and white pudding, meat pies and pate. It is also found in biscuits, cakes, chocolate, toffees, takeaway foods, foods covered in batter and breadcrumbs as well as milk, cheese and yoghurt.

I’ve tried to keep the menu’s simple to allow for a variety of tastes and dietary requirements, all are high in nutrition and packed full of flavour.

SUNDAY

Breakfast
Porridge
And Banana
Lunch
Roasted Red Pepper Soup with a crusty Roll
Pudding
Strawberries and Cream
Dinner
Roast Pork with an Apple & Cider Gravy
Two succulent slices of roast pork in rich cider and apple gravy. Served with rosemary boiled potatoes, broccoli and carrots.
Pudding
Stewed Apple and Rice Pudding
 

Calcium and Vitamin D: Older adults need extra calcium and vitamin D to help maintain bone health. Being a healthy weight can help keep bones strong. Take three servings of vitamin D-fortified milk, cheese, or yoghurt each day. Other calcium-rich foods include fortified cereals, dark green leafy vegetables and canned fish with soft bones (like sardines).
Iron and Vitamin B12:Iron is responsible for carrying oxygen around the body, while vitamin B12 keeps your brain and nervous system healthy. Many older adults do not get enough of these important nutrients in their diet. The best sources of iron include red meats such as beef, liver, kidney, lamb, pork, ham, corned beef & black & white pudding, while fortified cereals, lean meat and some fish and seafood are sources of both iron and vitamin B12. Taking a vitamin C-rich food like orange juice at meal time can help your body to absorb iron. Ask your doctor or dietitian whether you would benefit from an iron or a vitamin B12 supplement.

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