Tag: healthy food
Replacing Meat With Pulses And Beans – Replacing some meat or meat products, or extending meat dishes with pulses, nuts or seeds, are good ideas. Vegetarians, in particular, should eat at least 30g (1oz) pulses per day. Pulses are fantastically versatile, low in fat, high in protein and ﬁber. Yet most people don’t eat enough of them. Combined with cereal products (like bread or pasta) and grains (rice, couscous, etc), beans provide amino acids (the building blocks of protein) in the right proportions to make them an excellent vegetarian protein alternative to meat.
Jamie Oliver’s campaign to improve school dinners has galvanized politicians and parents alike. Even the Prime Minister has got involved saying that If changes are made it will only be a matter of months before British health, education and farming could be affected for the better. It could be one of the biggest food revolutions that England has ever seen. What is now needed is real commitment to this change and the funds from central government to back it up.
In a response to the plea from Jamie Oliver for a school dinner revolution, the Prime Minister has also said that school kitchens will be rebuilt and equipped so that food dishes can be cooked from scratch, while dinner ladies are given culinary skills to help them create appetizing menus.