We need to stop modelling the idea that time-saving is more valuable than money or the environment, and that convenience is more important than nutrition or spending time together. We need to teach the younger generations about real food, but the issue remains: on many occasions we do not have time to cook.
We’re encouraged to have dazzling careers, enjoy fulfilling relationships, be present for our families and friends, run marathons, take Spanish classes at night and cook beautiful, healthy meals throughout. Some people appear to manage it all, while others of us fall onto the couch at the end of each day and guiltily eat ‘cheat meals’ off our laps while we let the daily stress dissipate.
"As I picked up the phone to order takeaway I was filled with an overwhelming sense of guilt. I felt guilty for not being as organised as I should be, for resorting to unhealthy takeaway dinners on a weekly basis; I felt guilty for working and for wanting a career and for not spending enough time with my kids."
Portion Sizing Information
As a guide:
Protein per serve = 150 - 200g
Total Weight per serve = 300 - 400g
Anything less than these weights are tagged as "LIGHT MEALS"
To help you decide on portion sizing:
| 1 Adult
|2 Adults & 2 Children under 10
|2 Adults, 1 Child under 10 and 1 Older Child