Saturday, August 7, 2010

Eat Yourself Clever- Carol Vorderman- Book Review


Eat Yourself Clever

Eating yourself clever is a vibrant, informative guide to eating healthy and living and a more productive brain. Not only does it offer easy to digest information, but it provides statistics, Tid-bits of bite sized facts and handy suggestions for food for thought.

The only downside in such a jam packed, picture filled book was that her while her recipes promote healthy eating and brain changing meal suggestions and I'd rather have seen more budget friendly meals. Fresh produce is easy to select, but additional luxury fruit, nuts and other hard to find produce make it hard for a student, large family or couples with less income to be able to afford the recopies.

I'd recommend reading the first 100 pages and the small boxes of text accompanying the recipes. By all means try them out, but as for cost affective healthy eating I could offer simple, budget friendly recipes to feed a family, save money and keep you healthy.

** Stars.

My own Healthy Recipe

Green Pepper and Garlic Stir-Fry


Vegetable or Olive Oil [pantry]

1 Whole Green Pepper or [Red if you prefer stronger flavour] Sliced. [$99c-$3]

2 Handfuls of Sliced Mushrooms [$3-$5 for a large punnet]

1 Tablespoon of Garlic or 1 Clove of Garlic [ $99c- $2 for a jar]

Stir-Fry Meat [Depending on where you get it]

2 Handfuls of lentils [$3-$5 packet that will last months and make many diverse meals]

Drizzle of Soy Sauce [$2-$3 for a bottle]

Instant Noodles. [$1-$2 for a packet of five]


. Heat pan with oil, add mushrooms, sliced pepper, lentils and garlic [cook for 5 minutes until brown- High]

. Put aside in a bowl when brown.

. Add more oil in the pan if needed then cook the beef until brown.

. When beef is cooked add other ingredients and Soy-Sauce and stir for 5-10 minutes on a low heat.

. Serve with Instant noodles or if you prefer Stir-Fry Noddles.

1 comment:

  1. Great review and the fab recipe! I am definately going to try out the recipe.... I love peppers!