Easter is the one time of year that we allow ourselves to follow our senses with childlike abandon, no guilt-ridden strings attached. Chocolate for breakfast? Yes please. And It’s important that we allow ourselves these indulgences.
Since I was a little girl, I have always appreciated the elegance of Audrey Hepburn. This has, over the years, developed into something of a 'girl crush'. So when I recently came across a book called 'What would Audrey do?', being as obsessed about food as I am, I headed straight to the part that describes her diet. I happily discover that Audrey was an advocate of Organic Homemade Produce, a girl after my own heart.
Audrey had a simple diet rich in fruit and vegetables with the occasional plate of pasta. Her treat was a single square of dark baking chocolate in the afternoon.
Based on what I have read about Audrey, I have devised a very simple sample diet that you can follow to 'Eat Like Audrey'.
The Eat like Audrey diet
A boiled egg on wholegrain bread with spinach and asparagus Or Avocado on rye bread with a squeeze of lemon
Some carrot and celery batons with salt and pepper Or Cherry tomatoes with basil and almonds
A palm sized portion of wholegrain pasta with cherry tomatoes, red peppers, courgette and rocket Or Salmon grilled with ginger served with sesame kale, peas and mange tout
A little raw cacao truffle Or Broad beans and mint
Chicken breast and baked sweet potato with broccoli, leeks and kale Or A big hearty salad of artichoke, grated beetroot and carrot, shredded cabbage, cucumber, tomatoes and pumpkin seeds with a lemon and orange dressing
It’s easy to fall off the bandwagon while on holiday, what with airport meals, piña coladas and not a single home cooked meal. Not to mention our motivation levels seeming to peak at swanning around on inflatable swans. And this down time is COMPLETELY FINE. A few days of indulgence is not going to do any lasting damage, so long as we make sure to regain the balance post-holiday. Here’s how.
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Simply select the package that is right for you, choose your start date and duration, and look forward to your first delivery of wholesome food.
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