Happy new year good people, eh deh ku subsidy, “chibusubsidim….God is our subsidy”.
Its your home girl again “Ofoodi a.k.a candees kitchen” bringing varieties to your table………..Peace!!# two fingers in the air #very close to the head.
|The different classes|
There are four major classes of food and somehow water is categorized as a fifth. Trust me, i went to a posh school so i know, water is included..LOL….. for those that went to “Aunty Joke Schools of learning….not to worry, life is about learning..ok?lol …you heard it here first, water wa ni nu classes of food *winks*.
|Ogi and akara|
For instance, you could take your Pap (ogi) with akara (bean cake), moinmoin (bean pudding), bean porridge, stir fry pepper sauce with vegetable leaves (Efo riro), fried fish chili stew and still get bits of all these classes of food. Rather than eating bread in the morning, rice in the afternoon, and pasta at night. Draw up an eating time table or a menu for the week,maintain the daily % of the classes of food, spread out the classes of food for each day, make sure you have at least carbohydrates, fats,proteins and water as major meals, then vitamins/minerals and fibre as supplements or eat between meals.
A good food class mixture to consider for breakfast is porridge oats with milk, honey or golden syrup (to replace sugar) and bits of dried mixed fruits ( like raisins/sultans,apricots) or fresh cut fruits (like grapes, apples and strawberries). A cup of tea wont be a bad idea to keep you revived and revitalized. You could also try a full English breakfast, (which is the basic egg, bacon, mushroom,black pudding, sausage, ash brown, toast etc).
This meal is quite naughty because of its calories, in order not to exceed your daily requirements which is 30%, you could make an effort to be good. You could leave the egg, bacon and sausage out, and simply have baked beans on toast, with mushrooms on the side and a couple of ash browns… then a regular cappuccino. Ca c’est bon, a bit of everything and nothing too much, its still well balanced.
|Fruits you could eat in between or after meals|
|Fruits and Vegetables|
Its very easy to go on and on about the different food mixtures, just ensure you eat varieties and you leave out some days in the week, where you wont repeat a particular meal thrice.
Try not to be one way traffic, eat different things and not bread or rice from morning till night. Don’t be afraid to try new recipes. Some peeps say they don’t like some meals, yet they haven’t tasted it, so how do you know? if you don’t like the chef then make it yourself, you never know how totally different your taste buds would respond and how healthy you would be eating.If there’s no time, buy varieties, just ensure you eat at least 3 combined classes of food in a meal and you are as sure as ever eating healthy. Cooperate with your body.
Please stick around, there’s more to come…..