Most of us were first introduced to Jamie Oliver in the late 90’s when he took us all by surprise starring as The Naked Chef. Jamie continued to stir the pot with his brazen attack on the US school canteen system, and more recently his proposal for a sugar tax on soft drinks in the UK, all the while creating a culinary empire of his own.
Fast forward 17-odd years (yes, it’s been that
long) and Jamie has written numerous books, achieved many awards and started a global health initiative: Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.
The Food Revolution is in its fifth year and encourages cooking skills and improved access to fresh, nutritious food – especially among children. The idea aims to address the problem around children obesity and equally those who are too undernourished to achieve optimal growth and development.
We’re eating too much of the wrong food and our children are following in our footsteps. It’s time to make a change!
Indian-Spiced Lamb & Chickpea Curry - Click here to play our recipe video
Preparing main meals at home, instead of buying takeaways, is a great way to control the foods your children are introduced to. It’s so easy to add some frozen veggies, extra legumes or your own flavours to a meal cooked at home – not so with food bought at the local takeaways.
Our Indian-Spiced Lamb & Chickpea Curry
recipe is an excellent source of iron, zinc and B vitamins which makes it a household staple for those with growing children.
The best thing about slow cooker recipes is the guarantee of tender meat no matter what cut you use, making them an economical choice through the colder seasons.
Blade, skirt or chuck steak are perfect cuts for slow cooking and after trimming any excess fat, provide essential nutrients needed to boost immunity and for energy production.
Chickpeas are a source of slowly digestible starch which means they release energy slowly and have less of an impact on blood sugar levels. As an added bonus, the fibre in chickpeas helps to keep you regular.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand are proud to stand behind Jamie’s Food Revolution as we believe in nutritious ingredients and simple family meal ideas.
To find out more about Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, visit http://www.jamiesfoodrevolution.org/about/
For nutritious meal ideas using lean beef and lamb head to recipes.co.nz