Neven Maguire is on a mission. To make healthy eating easy for everyone. Every week, Neven meets with people from all over the country, but he found that over and over again he encountered the people with the same problem. While everyone is looking to make a few small changes to their diets to look and feel better, navigating this new world of healthy eating is a challenge for most. Everyday we are bombarded with conflicting news reports, one day fat is vilified, the next day it’s dairy, wheat, or sugar. We are left puzzled as to what healthy eating actually is. So, who better than Ireland’s most trusted chef to cut through the noise, and demystify what it means to eat healthily.
Hot off the success of his 2014 Number 1 bestseller, The Nation’s Favourite Food Fast!, the ever-hardworking, Neven brings us his second book of 2015, The Nation’s Favourite Healthy Food . This collection of 100 new recipes builds on his reputation for no-nonsense, family and time-friendly good, tasty meals, but adds healthy twist. On the 21st of September, Neven launched the book in Eathos, he bright and elegant health-haven on Upper Baggot Street. Attendees, and guest of honour, Irish athletics idol, Sonia O’Sulivan, were treated to a sample of recipes from the book, executed to devastatingly beautiful effect by the Eathos team, including Orange and Ginger Juices, Crunchy Thai Turkey Lettuce Cups, and Creme Pots with Seasonal Berries, that were, almost, to pretty to eat.
In this fantastic new healthy eating bible, Neven delivers a fresh approach to food and cooking. In addition to the familiar sections on beef, chicken, fish, desserts and snacks, you will also find chapters on low-carb lunches, omega 3 rich suppers and nutrient-packed vegetable juices. Whats more, he ensures even those on restrictive diets can get involved, including recipes for refined-sugar-free, dairy-free and wheat-free dining, that don’t compromise on flavour. There are even healthy alternatives to takeaway classics, such as Pad Thai Stir Fried Noodles with Pork, that can be whipped up before any delivery person could get to your house.
In his signature down-to-earth approach, Neven puts himself in the shoes of his readers, and ensures each recipe is accompanied by an image, that not only induce hunger pangs, but are an essential feature for those of us who don’t trust ourselves completely in the kitchen. You will not be able to resist replicating dishes such as Pork Goulash with Cauliflower Rice, Chicken Kiev with Sweet Potato Chips, or Smoked Haddock Hash with Poached Eggs. But, most importantly all the recipes are approachable, tasty, and sure to be popular with the whole family, fussy small ones included. Indeed there is a whole section devoted to Kids’ Favourites, and the Crispy Chicken Strips with Peanut Satay Sauce are sure to become a stalwart in the weekly menu.
Neven has earned a reputation as a chef you can trust. His recipes are made day in, day out by people up and down the country for one simple reason, they work. So take the challenge out of healthy eating, and let Neven show you a delicious approach to eating well.
Neven Maguire’s The Nation’s Favourite Healthy Food is available in stores nationwide and online from Friday September 4th, priced at €22.99.