Monday 16 February 2015


Five: 150 effortless ways to eat 5+ fruit and veg a day by Rachel De Thample
Published by Ebury Press
5th February 2015
Paperback Edition

We all want tasty food that’s good for us. Key to that is ensuring we eat our daily intake of fruit and vegetables.

Most of us aren’t even getting half the fruit and veg we need in a day. In Five Rachel de Thample makes delicious food effortless, offering over 150 easy, flavoursome recipes that will boost your daily intake.

Rachel’s inspirational treasure trove includes such dishes as Fig, Almond and Orange Blossom Water Muffins, Moroccan Beetroot Soup, Wild Spring Spaghetti and Carrot Cake Scones, as well as themed and seasonal menu suggestions. Whatever you choose to eat, each dish is clearly flagged with the number of portions of fruit and veg each serving contains – some even offer a full 5 portions. So you always know you’re eating both well and happily.

This is a wonderfully inspiring book encouraging us to get as many of our 5 a day into our system as possible, but in newer ways then we probably do at present - or at least for me that is true.  Divided into Breakfast, Lunch, Fast and Feast, Rachel covers every possible meal, including a section dedicated to feeding children too. 

There is also a list of what makes up one portion of fruit and/or veg so you can actually see what you need to be having, because, to be honest, I had no idea how many strawberries or carrots made up my 1 a day (and if you are wondering too, it's 5 strawberries and 1 medium, or 2 small carrots)! 

I'm such a picky eater, with very few vegetables in my diet, but I am determined to eat more of them and I think that Five is probably one of the books that is going to help me on my way!

G x


  1. mmmmmmmm Moroccan beetroot soup my other half would love that one!
    D xx

  2. Sounds like a good idea for a book, especially to know how many portions of veggies each thing contains, as that is sometimes tricky to work out isn't it. xx

    1. I know Amy, I was surprised by some of the amounts!


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