This is a small magazine that packs in a big burst of information!
The blurb about this lovely little magazine says, ‘Healthy Food Guide brings together a mix of delicious and nutritious recipes, tried and tested in our kitchen, informative health features and fitness plans in one glossy compact magazine. Our mission is to help you make positive yet realistic changes that will reap long-term benefits – we’re not about fad diets or false promises. Each issue is like having your own personal dietitian in your bag.’
The message from the Editor say, ”Healthy Food Guide is your passport to enjoying great-tasting food every day. All our recipes come with full nutritional information and at-a-glance symbols, taking all the guesswork out of making good meal choices. Our experts will keep you up to date on the latest topics, so you can stay in the best of health.’
Weight Loss Bitch says, ‘Healthy Food Guide is fab!’
Quite simply this is a great read – it doesn’t contain pictures of air-brushed models, or gourmet-looking food that you would never even attempt to cook in a million years! With all of the usuals you would expect in a magazine – such as ‘your say’, ‘meet our experts’, and editors letter’ – it also has great cooking features, fitness tips and advice, and a great little guide each month as to what foods are in season and what to do with them…other than ‘eat them’ of course!
For example in February’s issue there was a great ‘healthy food swap’ item about how to enjoy a full English brekkie…easy for us Slimming World fans to do, but not so easy for people who don’t already follow a healthy eating plan. I also loved, ‘seven is the new five’, which detailed studies by the University of Warwick, highlighting that people who consume seven portions of fruit or veg each day had higher levels of happiness and mental wellbeing. There was also a great ‘A to Z of health’ article and a really interesting piece surrounding the facts about fats.
I loved the recipes too – a lovely Chicken and Prawn fried rice, a Moussaka, a Vietnamese stir fry, a Lamb Meatball bake and a lovely looking recipe for Carrot and Feta fritters. There was a whole section dedicated to stir fries…and learning how to become a master of the wok, and even some recipes from Gino D’Acampo with a lighter twist on Italian food.
With a weekly menu planner, and some great tips to enable you to live a healthy lifestyle, I think this magazine is a brilliant choice!
Ten issues currently cost £29.50, but they do occasionally have special offers! If you want to subscribe you can google ‘healthy living guide’ or visit the website – www.healthyfood.co.uk/subscribe
Weight Loss Bitch xxx