Eat Well to Age Well

Beverley Jarvis

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Experienced cookery teacher and writer Beverley Jarvis has put together this book of 75+ delicious recipes to inspire her super-ager peers to eat well, with all the nutrients that are increasingly needed as we get older, and to cook whole-foods from scratch quickly and easily so that meals are enjoyable but never a chore. Her guiding principles, developed through her ongoing work with the organisation u3a (University of the Third Age), are: (mostly) no more than 35 minutes to prepare and cook; use short-cuts provided these don’t compromise nutritional quality; physical activity is good but use tips to make cooking less physically demanding; use fresh, health-enhancing ingredients. With most recipes being for two people this is the perfect book for empty-nesters and those who have recently retired. The book is completed with some dinner party recipes which take longer to prepare and cook, but are well worth the time when you have friends coming round.

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Part I: Intro and facts on healthy foods and lifestyle; Hints and tips for super-agers; Super-foods for super-agers – health-giving benefits of foods featured in recipes; Common health problems associated with aging; Part II: Starters and snacks; Main meals; 10 Easy Microwave Meals for Ones and Twos; Easy desserts and treats; 4 deliciously easy dinner party menus to feed 6 people.

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About the Author

Beverley Jarvis is a member of the Guild of Food Writers and has written more than 23 cookery books published by most of the large British publishers, including Microwave Cooking, the first colour microwave cookbook available on the general market. She has presented a series on microwave cookery for the BBC and appeared on Food and Drink plus morning TV shows. Having qualified as a home economist and cookery teacher in the 1960s, Beverley followed a career in many aspects of home economics, including writing, food styling for photography and demonstrating to large audiences. She now teaches and writes for U3A and its magazine TAM (Third Age Matters), as well as contributing to other magazines including the recently launched Platinum.

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