Eat­ing a bal­anced diet

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bit of pars­ley. Heat oil in a pan and add the egg, stir­ring con­stantly un­til cooked. Re­move from pan and add cheese over top.

Morn­ing tea

Treat your­self to some dried or fresh fruit, crack­ers, or even a cou­ple of bis­cuits with a cup of tea. Other op­tions in­clude muesli bars - either home-made or store bought or a yo­ghurt.

Lunch

You can’t go wrong with a sim­ple salad and meat sand­wich. With grains, veg­eta­bles and meat, you have a bal­anced meal and one that will sus­tain you un­til af­ter­noon tea time. Mac­a­roni is a dish that is very adapt­able. Boil your pasta, cre­ate your ba­sic cheese sauce, mix the two to­gether with some cooked ba­con and tomato and you have a de­li­cious mid­day meal. Chop your fill­ing into small pieces, in­clud­ing chives, cheese, ham, ba­con, tomato and even chut­ney. Bake your potato either in the mi­crowave for 5-6 min­utes or in the oven. Spoon the potato out of the skin, mix the fill­ing with the potato and re­fill the potato’s skin, sprin­kling cheese on top. Place in the oven un­til cheese browns. If you have a toasted sand­wich maker, sim­ply but­ter your bread and place it face down. Fill with your favourite sand­wich fill­ings that can be heated, add the top piece of bread and press down un­til ready. Crack­ers with your favourite top­pings are al­ways a great snack, as are nuts, muesli bars, yo­ghurt and fruit.

Din­ner:

Whether you make rice risotto from scratch or get the base in­gre­di­ents (rice and stock) from a box, you can’t go wrong with this de­li­cious op­tion. Sim­ply sim­mer in a pan and add your favourite veg­eta­bles. Make your own ba­sic soup with stock and veg­eta­bles of your choos­ing.

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