From sitting around the table with loved ones to quick kitchen bites, we think the art of eating well lies beyond the food on your plate. Have your cake and eat it, too, with our tips for making wholesome eating a luxury, not a chore – and see the results in a happier, healthier you.
Fact: Food is always better when shared. Swap convenience dinners in front of the TV and well-thumbed takeaway menus for simple meals, worth savouring, around the table with loved ones.
Weeknight ritual: A daily dinner together is the perfect excuse to touch base each day, keeping you up to date with all the family news. Plus, did you know, more talking and slower eating is proven to aid digestion? If you don’t have time for sit-down suppers every day, commit to prioritising one evening meal a week by blocking it out in your work (and family) diary.
Saturday brunch: Embrace the laid-back nature of Saturday mornings by waking up naturally (no alarms allowed) and whipping up a simple and satisfying egg brunch for the whole household.
Sunday roast: Who can resist the allure of the great British roast? We all know that making memories to last with loved ones is what really matters, and there’s no better place to do this than over a leisurely family lunch. So, why not make this a weekly tradition? It’s also a great chance to sneak some vegetables into little ones’ diets.
The kitchen is the heart of any home, so create a calm, uncluttered space you’ll enjoy spending time in, thanks to an early Spring clean. See the results in freshly prepared meals that nourish you from the inside out.
Store cupboard essentials: It is much easier to eat well when your cupboards are full. Nutritional therapist, and friend of The White Company, Amelia Freer says all you need are a few staple ingredients to help you prepare healthy dishes that are bursting with flavour. Add these to your shopping list: extra-virgin olive oil, pine nuts, butter beans, almonds and ground cumin.
Stylish storage: Our practical new oak lid pantry jars are designed to stylishly store everything in your cupboards, from granola, rice and grains to sugar, dried fruit, condiments and beyond. We love how they not only look good, but the glass containers make finding what you need quickly effortless.
Beautifully dressed table: There’s nothing we like more than elevating everyday moments. Taking the time to lay your table with beautiful placemats and napkins will make your mindful meals into real treats. Why not try our much-loved heart-shaped tableware for something really special?
Eat the season
Enjoying a wholesome diet is a joy when you savour the flavours of each season. From home-grown produce to supporting local farmers, garden-to-table eating has never tasted so good.
Seasonal veg: Root vegetables, such as swede and parsnips, or sprouting vegetables, like broccoli and cauliflower, are perfect for this time of year. Chillier Spring evenings still call for hearty meals; we recommend a cauliflower cheese to warm you from the inside out.
Sweet treats: There’s no better way to end a meal than with a satisfying bowl of fruit crumble. Rhubarb is the perfect choice for February and March. Why not serve it up in our individual Heart Ramekins? They’re perfect for those who like more top than bottom!
Budding gardeners: Ensure your vegetable patch and greenhouse are prepped for the seasons ahead. From mid-February onwards, it’s time to sow cucumber and tomato plants for greenhouse growing, while garlic and shallots are perfect for planting outside.