The perfect combination: 2 portions of fruit, 3 portions of vegetables a day
Even though fruits and vegetables are incredibly beautiful and versatile, so there are countless ways to get your daily dose, I find it a challenge to take as many servings of fresh fruits and vegetables as recommended every day. According to the World Health Organization, we should actually eat a minimum of 400 grams of fruit and vegetables per day. These 'wonder foods' provide our bodies with an abundance of nutrients, strengthen the immune system and help reduce the risk of a number of diseases. We usually know this, but how do you make it happen every day?
Jolliette - Healthy food
Healthy food? We choose the Mediterranean way
For the fifth year in a row, the Mediterranean diet came first in the annual race for the best diet, according to U.S. News & World Report. Numerous studies have shown that the Mediterranean diet can reduce the risk of diabetes, high cholesterol, dementia, memory loss, depression and breast cancer.
This is how you have a healthy breakfast
Make it a habit to have breakfast with our easy breakfast tips to stimulate the appetite of even the most fussy breakfasters. Not hungry in the morning? Not enough time? Our healthy treats will tempt you to rediscover the pleasure of breakfast.
World Cancer Day: What does healthy eating mean?
World Cancer Day is celebrated on February 4 every year to raise awareness about cancer and encourage its prevention, detection and treatment. According to the World Health Organization, at least a third of cancers are preventable, giving us every reason to advocate for healthy life choices and prevention strategies to reduce the risk of developing cancer.
15 to 25 grams of nuts and seeds per day
Small but mighty, nuts deliver a boost of beneficial nutrients with every bite. Eating nuts is one of our 5 tips for less stress and more vitality. Start working your way to better health.
Let your plate lead to less stress and more vitality
There are many factors that make healthy eating seem complicated. But it doesn't have to be so overwhelming. Instead of trying to overhaul the way you eat, going for smaller changes works.
We made a dish with cauliflower in 3 different ways: cauliflower cream with monkfish, arugula and parmesan, decorated with shaved cauliflower and cauliflower rice.
Pushing the taste boundaries of yogurt
The beauty of yogurt is its versatility and something for everyone and every occasion, be it breakfast, a snack or a sweet treat. This versatility is also achieved through a range of flavors. We are always looking for unique combinations and like to go beyond the expected flavors.
Eating less sugar is one of the best things for your health
Many want a life that is healthier for ourselves and the environment, this journey often starts with food and drink. The most healthy food goes through your own hands. Even though Grandma's carrot cake may have more calories or sugar than you're comfortable with, you can adjust the recipe to suit your needs.
How the kitchen can make you more caring, happier and more creative
As someone who likes to experiment with new things, my kitchen took my creativity to the next level. There I can clear my head and my mind opens. By letting my inspiration flow freely, I keep seeing different new possibilities in both my daily job and daily life.
More of the good and less of the bad
More than ever, people want to live healthy lives. And as our expectations of health continue to evolve, nutrition continues to play an important role in a healthy lifestyle. Health is no longer just about removing ingredients that are considered 'bad' - it is also about adding ingredients that support health and wellness.
A weakness for summer grilled vegetables
Yes, eating vegetables can be delicious (and easy). We believe in the magic of healthy cooking and focus on the most natural ingredients to nourish both body and mind. We'll go the extra mile to make your mouth water with these colorful grilled vegetables. Grilled vegetables are an ideal way to get our 3 servings of vegetables per day. Grilling maximizes flavor and puts a great vegetable dish on the table with minimal effort. No one gathers around a stove to watch your broccoli cook or steam. But sear that broccoli over a hot fire on the grill, and you'll both be stars of the show. Explore the possibilities for an easy side dish that goes perfectly with almost anything.
Do you know the healthy meaning behind the color of fruits and vegetables?
If you're looking for a way to make your meals livelier and healthier, look no further than your grocery store aisle. There you will find a rainbow of fruits and vegetables - from the lightest white to the brightest orange and the deepest purple. Fruits and vegetables, they keep us healthy and add variety, taste and texture to our diet. With so many colorful fruits and vegetables to choose from, and with so many ways to enjoy them, you'll find it's easy to create a "colorful" diet that is nutritious and delicious. The benefits are enormous. Yet, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), most of us don't eat enough fruits and vegetables. We should consume at least 400g every day to reap their health and nutritional benefits.
Get creative with yogurt because it's good for you
Although we like to use it, yogurt is not just for breakfast. In fact, we use it in everything because it is absolutely good for you. Whether it's giving a rich depth to a sauce or for a smooth piece of chicken, yogurt is indispensable in our healthy fridge. We love Greek yogurt with no added sugars or dyes.
Our kitchen Credo
A large part of my time I wrote on commission, it was always about health. Concepts, speeches, blogs, articles, opinion pieces, film scripts for companies and their leaders. Something I've always loved to do. I also sometimes write at Jolliette's kitchen, but in my own name. Very occasionally small articles on our blog if I find the time. Today I made some time for it because this day – World Health Day proclaimed by the World Health Organization – is important to us. Today I write down what health means for Jolliette's kitchen. It takes me back to our start in early 2020, to our simple idea of 'good health starts with healthy food'.
Brighten up your kitchen with turmeric
At Jolliette, we are always looking to create a super plate full of different healthy, colorful and flavorful foods. On a regular basis we highlight an ingredient that we often use. Today we are talking about turmeric.
Fish for important health benefits
It is recommended to eat fish or seafood once or twice a week, once oily fish. Why? A diet with too little omega-3 fatty acids from fish and shellfish is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. A portion of 120 to 130 g of fish (weighed raw) is sufficient.
We contribute to your health
We cannot eliminate our cancer risk by eating certain foods. But focusing on eating a healthy, balanced diet and maintaining a healthy weight will go a long way in reducing your risk.
Basil is pretty good for you
Basil is one of my favorite herbs. You have plenty of reasons to use every leaf of a basil bunch, because it's really good for you. I have studied some scientific studies on basil. The high levels of antioxidants and minerals in basil really ensure that basil has significant health benefits. However, it is not entirely clear what amounts of basil should be used to achieve its health benefits. Nevertheless, basil is a great addition to any kitchen and adds both flavor and personality to many dishes.
Strawberries: Jolliette's best summer friend
Strawberries are indispensable from Jolliette's kitchen. Because they are very healthy, full of flavor and low in calories. Next week we will serve delicious strawberry creations, with a nice collection of strawberry dishes. With this we get the best out of this delicious summer fruit.
Fruits and vegetables steal the show in our kitchen
Many people think about how food tastes and looks. Me too and I like to add an extra dimension and think about how food makes us feel. And you know what I realized, usually it's the vegetables, fruits and herbs that make us feel good and have great benefits for our health.