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FOOD

LIVING

HEALTH

HOMES

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FREE

January 2020

Switch it up! Simple swaps, lighter pasta

TASTY VEGAN BAKES

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Easy to make and perfect to share

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FLAVOUR Dial up the taste with new ideas you’ll love


WELCOME

JANUARY 2020

Welcome Happy New Year! I don’t know about you, but I love new year for the feeling of Hana Keirnan Asda Editor opportunity it brings. I don’t make resolutions (I can never keep them past a couple of months), but this new decade gives the chance for reflection and fresh intentions. I’m an all-or-nothing kind of person, so this year I’m seeking

more balance. I’ll definitely be trying out our new Plant Based food range (p12), and I’m delighted to introduce our new, regular Thrive wellbeing section (p71), which is perfect for helping you take time for yourself if you’re always on the go. Whether you enjoy reading the magazine at home or on your travels, I hope you find your perfect version of balance with our new-look magazine. We’d love to hear your thoughts!

Hana

GET IN TOUCH

Cooked up any of our recipes? Enjoyed some of our fantastic products? Let us know and share your pictures – we’d really love to hear from you. editor@asdagoodliving.co.uk Like Asda #AsdaRecipes

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Mix it up, p38

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january FOOD 9 Welcome to January All the latest foodie news 17 Good stuff Kick-start a healthier new year 27 Savvy swaps Pasta dishes made lighter 32 Say ‘cheese’! Hearty vegan cheese toasties 35 4 ways with sweet potatoes Vibrant veg 38 Mix it up Savoury yogurt 41 Make. Eat. Repeat. Vegan cakes and makes 47 One basket, five meals Great family dinners 53 Waste not, want it… Use up your veg peelings 55 Make it… Easy recipes

59 Miguel’s One Pound Meals Nasi goreng 61 Asda Kids’ Kitchen Euan’s chilli con carne 66 A fresh start with Tom Kerridge Tasty recipes from the star chef

LIVING 6 Lust list Self-care treats 93 Glass act Chic homeware 98 Life talk Actor Gemma Atkinson talks health

THRIVE 71 Space to grow Eight pages of health and wellbeing inspo to help you live your best life

ON THE COVER Sweet potato ‘toast’ with crème fraîche & blueberries, p35 Photograph: Dan Jones Styling: Julie Patmore Food styling: Matthew Ford

STYLE 81 Fresh kicks Top trainers 82 Dream team Love Island stars Kaz and Theo test George activewear 85 3 ways to wear a slogan T-shirt Statement style 87 How to wear athleisure Amy Lane of Women’s Health offers her tips 88 Sports stars! Cool, comfy clothes for active kids 91 Vit power Skincare loaded with vitamin C

PROMISES

TO PROVIDE FAMILY FRIENDLY MEALS THAT: Save you time and money Reduce your food waste by making the most of the pack sizes you’ll find in store Are nutritionally balanced, using everyday ingredients.

community 96 ‘Learning to love your body could save your life’ One woman’s story We test each recipe at least three times in an ordinary kitchen, to make sure it works for you first time and every time.

PRICE PER SERVING

When we say ‘price per serving’ on our recipes, we mean the cost of the ingredients you will need to use to create the dish, divided by the number of people the recipe serves (for example ‘serves 4’). When you see the recipes at asdagoodliving.co.uk, you will be able to put the ingredients needed straight into your shopping basket – this will show the total cost of purchasing everything you need to make the recipe, not the ‘price per serving’; see above for this definition.

Thai-style king prawn & veg broth, p21

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Vegan

Gluten-free Dairy-free Live Better. All Live Better recipes are low in saturated fat. Reducing consumption of saturated fat contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels.

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january’s

Lust list Start the year with some serious self-care and fabulous treat-yourself goodies

WHERE TO BUY?

George.com

ASDA.com/groceries

In store

HONEY, I’M HOME

LIGHT FANTASTIC

TIME FOR TEA

Create a buzz in your living space with this cute cushion. Bee cushion*†, £6

Cast a cosy glow when all is dark outside… Glass scented candle** †, £4

Give your brew a boost with this happy hound mug. Bow wow! Be happy! mug, £1.50

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CHOCS AWAY

IN THE BAG

Work through life’s stresses and find the positives with Fearne. Quiet by Fearne Cotton, £4.50 (paperback)

Dark nights call for a decadent treat. Extra Special Coconut & Rum Dark Chocolate, £1.50 (100g)

Tidy away magazines and books (or toys) in this stylish basket. Woven basket**†, £10

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LIVING

GO GREEN

SOUND SENSATION

BLITZ IT!

Houseplants are having a moment! Cheat a little bit of nature in your living room. Artificial umbrella plant**, £15

All you need for happy ears. Mixx JX1 rose gold headphones, was £20, now £18††

Make 2020 the year you nail your 5-a-day. George Home Juicer, was £28, now £22†‡

PRETTY IN PINK Look good while you put your best foot forward. Fitbit Inspire, was £69, now £49‡‡

DO-IT DIET

ON SAFARI

Laughs and lean recipes from the bloggers. Go wild and dish up dinner Two Chubby Cubs: The Cookbook on this delightful crockery set. Giraffe 12-piece dinner set*§§, £15 by James and Paul Anderson §, £10

MOREISH MALLOWS

FRESH FACED

SCRUB-A-DUB

Light, fluffy and flavoured with gin! Extra Special Pink Gin Gourmet Marshmallows, £2 (100g)

Squeaky clean never felt so good. Asda Activated Charcoal Gel Face Wash, £1.50 (150ml; £1/100ml)

Blitz your home with the help of social media cleaning guru Mrs Hinch. Mrs Hinch: The Activity Journal, £7

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FOOD

Embrace the new year with lighter pasta dishes, Veganuary-friendly treats, plus a host of inspiring ideas to make meals a joy every day

Welcome to

January

Prawn, lemon & chilli courgetti, p28

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This month…

Food editor Gregor McMaster introduces our delicious new plant-based range and shares his choice of booze-free tipple – plus all the latest news and views

Here’s to kiwis

‘R

eady to slice or simply scoop from the skin, delicious kiwi fruit contain more vitamin C weight for weight than oranges. Try juicy slices as a vibrant topping for cereal or cheesecakes, or simply enjoy as a fresh, tangy snack.’ Grower’s Selection Ready to Eat Kiwi Fruit, £1.20 (4-pack; 30p each)

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FOOD

Mealtime magic

‘Simply pop these 100%-chicken-breast safari shapes in the oven for a dinner that’s a little on the wild side!’ Asda 9 Wholegrain Safari Animals**, £1.50 (342g; 44p/100g)

So good…

‘Don’t miss out on this limited-edition veggie wonder from the deli pizza counter, featuring an irresistible star veg lineup.’ Asda Vegan Rainbow Veg 10in Pizza*, £2.70

Big on botanics

‘For when you want to sup an aromatic blend of botanicals without the booze. Cheers!’ Extra Special Non Alcoholic Premium Botanical Drink, £16 (70cl; £22.86/L)

‘We want it to be easier for you to make healthier choices when you’re shopping for food, so we’ve introduced the Asda Live Better icon. It highlights products in our own-brand ranges that have an approved nutritional benefit and no red traffic lights. So if you’re looking to make positive changes, watch out for the icon on product packaging and recipes.’

Photographs show serving suggestions. Alcohol can only be purchased in store or delivered between 10am and 10pm in Scotland. If you look under 25 and want to buy age-restricted products, you will need to prove your age. Challenge 25. No I.D. no sale. *Available 6-26 January 2020. **Available from 6 January 2020

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Veg

c i t s t- a

Hot stuff

‘Just the job for when the burger craving strikes… Pick up a pack in the freezer aisle.’ Plant Based Spicy Veg Bean Burgers*, £1.50 (454g; 33p/100g)

Tuck in!

‘H

aving more choice over what you eat couldn’t be easier with our growing selection of tasty plant-based food and drink products. To help you identify these instantly, we are introducing Plant Based packaging across our ranges. Look out for the easily identifiable nutrition labels on packs, too, which highlight key info such as protein, fat and 5-a-day content.’

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‘Who can resist a slice of this veg-packed pizza? It’s loaded with grilled peppers, houmous and semi-dried tomatoes, ready to cook from the freezer.’ Plant Based Roasted Veg and Houmous Pizza*, £1.50 (375g; 40p/100g)

Selected stores only, subject to availability. Delivery, collection and carrier bag charges may apply. Minimum spend or minimum basket charge may apply; see ASDA.com/minimumbasketcharge for details. Delivery and collection slots subject to availability. Photographs show serving suggestions. *Available from 6 January 2020. **Available from 5 January 2020.


FOOD

No-dairy delights

Quick & easy

‘These dairy-free fridge faves are a great way to add variety to breakfast bowls, smoothies and more. Try them as a tasty milk alternative for cereals and creamy cappuccinos, or as a cool drink poured straight from the carton.’ Free From Hazelnut Drink, 95p (1L); Free From Long LIfe Oat Drink, £1 (1L); Free From Almond Milk with Caramel Coffee Flavour, £1.25 (1L)

‘Looking for tasty food that you can serve up in minutes? Simple! The new range of ready meals from the Plant Based range has arrived, and includes delicious dishes such as this veg-packed risotto (below).’ Plant Based Butternut Squash & Tomato Risotto**, £2.50 (380g; 66p/100g); Plant Based Sweet Potato Katsu Curry**, £2.50 (370g; 68p/100g)

On the go…

‘For a veggie bite when you’re out and about, check out our Food to Go aisle in store. You’ll find sarnies and wraps filled with faves such as onion bhajis and falafel, all ready to grab and go.’ Plant Based Onion Bhaji Wrap, £2.50 (210g; £1.19/100g); Plant Based Falafel Sandwich, £2.50 (265g; 94p/100g)

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‘Make fresh fish your dish of the day – it’s so tasty and good for you as a lean source of protein. Boneless fillets are easy to turn into a tip-top dinner, too, whether baked with herbs and lemon, cooked in a classic fish pie or pan-fried to serve with chips. What a catch!’ Asda Line Caught 2 Cod Fillets, was £3.19, now £2.80* (260g; £10.77/kg); Asda 2 Sea Bass Fillets, was £2.97, now £2.80* (180g; £15.56/kg); Asda 2 Salmon Fillets, was £2.97, now £2.80* (240g; £11.67/kg)

It all counts

‘Make it easy to keep tabs on your diet with our Calorie Counted range. You’ll find lower-cal versions of favourites including fresh and frozen ready meals and classic cooking sauces, all less than 3% fat, too.’ Calorie Counted Chicken & Bacon Carbonara, was £2.50, now £2** (360g; 56p/100g); Calorie Counted Thai Green Chicken Curry, was £2.50, now £2** (380g; 53p/100g) 14 | ASDA.COM/GROCERIES

Selected stores only, subject to availability. Delivery, collection and carrier bag charges may apply. Minimum spend or minimum basket charge may apply; see ASDA.com/minimumbasketcharge for details. Delivery and collection slots subject to availability. Photographs show serving suggestions. *Offer price available until 3 February 2020. **Offer price available from 2 January 2020. †Reducing the consumption of saturated fat contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels

Additional reporting: Nick Wyke. Photographs: Andrew Burton, Getty Images. Styling: Luis Peral. Food styling: Lorna Brash

Fancy fish?


FOOD

Slimzone Chicken Tikka Masala

In the zone

‘Watching your weight after Christmas? Our Slimzone frozen ready meals bring you all the flavour with fewer calories, so you can enjoy everyday dishes knowing they’re calorie-controlled and low in saturated fat†. Stock up the freezer!’ Slimzone Chicken Tikka Masala, £2.40 (500g; 48p/100g); Slimzone Chilli Con Carne, £2.50 (500g; 50p/100g)

‘Enjoy easy, satisfying meals and sweet treats while keeping an eye on your waistline with this second helping from the Pinch of Nom bloggers. All recipes are under 400 calories, and full of slimline tastiness.’ Pinch of Nom: Everyday Light by Kate Allinson and Kay Featherstone, £10

F

y ! t i ru ‘Supercharge winter mornings with our packs of colourful frozen fruits and berry-licious smoothie mixes. Just blitz with zingy fruit juice for an effortless nutrition boost.’ Asda Smoothie Mix Summer Fruits & Banana, £1.65 (500g; 33p/100g) or 2 for £3; Frozen for Freshness Raspberries, £1.65 (350g; 47p/100g) or 2 for £3

Sweetest thing

‘Have your cake and eat it with our indulgent vegan sweet treats. You won’t be able to resist these chocolate cupcakes topped with rich frosting and a mini marshmallow.’ Asda Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes, £1.50 (2-pack; 75p each)

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FOOD

Cous cous, roasted peppers & kale, p18

go od stuff Ready to ring the changes this new year? Help keep your diet balanced in 2020 with these delicious and inspiring ideas

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Chicken & tomato courgetti bowl

Rainbow salad rolls

3 VEG-PACKED PORTABLE LUNCH IDEAS

1

Cous cous, roasted peppers & kale

An easy vegetarian option that’s crammed with tangy flavours SERVES 4 READY IN 30 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 70p

1 Preheat the oven to 200C/ 180C Fan/Gas 6. 2 Put 3 mixed peppers, deseeded and sliced, and 1 red onion, chopped, in a roasting tin. Toss with 1tbsp rapeseed oil and 1tsp ground cumin. Roast for 25 mins, stirring in 100g sliced curly kale, woody stems removed, for the last 5 mins. Set aside to cool. 3 Crumble 1 reduced-salt veg stock cube over 150g cous cous in a bowl. Cover with boiling water. Cover the bowl; set aside for 10 mins. 4 Fluff the cous cous; stir through a 400g tin chickpeas, drained. Top with the veg and 20g toasted pine nuts. Divide between 4 lidded containers; store in the fridge for up to 3 days. Energy

2 of your 5-a-day

Each 310g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

0.6g

9.0g 0.37g

Salt

Low

Low

Low

1,271kJ 8.1g 304kcal Low

15%

12%

3%

10%

6%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 410kJ/98kcal

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& tomato 2 Chicken courgetti bowl

Enjoy a taste of the Med with this low-fat lunch bowl that’s a source of protein SERVES 2 READY IN 15 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.29

1 Divide 2 medium courgettes, spiralised, 100g Grower’s Selection Vine Ripened Cherry Tomatoes, halved, 20g black olives, halved, and 2 sprigs basil, leaves torn, between 2 lidded containers. 2 Mix 2tbsp Asda Reduced Fat Green Pesto with 1tbsp water. Add 250g Asda frozen Ready Cooked Chicken Breast Strips, thawed, and toss until the chicken is well coated. Divide between the containers, seal and store in the fridge for up to 2 days. 3 To heat, transfer the contents of a container to a microwave-safe bowl. Zap on high for 4-5 mins or until the chicken strips are piping hot all the way through. Stir well before eating. 2 of your 5-a-day

Energy 944kJ 226kcal

11%

Each 358g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

7.2g

1.4g

4.3g 0.57g

Salt

Low

Low

Low

Low

10%

7%

5%

10%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 264kJ/63kcal

3 Rainbow salad rolls

These colourful, crispy bites are ideal if you’re cutting down on carbs SERVES 2 READY IN 15 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.77

1 Remove the woody stems from 500g spring greens. For each roll, overlap 2 leaves to give a rectangle shape. Spread with 200g Asda 30% Less Fat Houmous. Thinly slice 1 avocado and cut 1 carrot, 1 red pepper and ½ cucumber into matchsticks. Divide between the leaves, sprinkle with torn mint and coriander and roll up tightly. 2 Wrap in baking paper and store in the fridge for up to 2 days. Energy

Each 601g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

1,811kJ 24.6g 3.6g 433kcal High Low

22%

35%

18%

Salt

14.4g 0.84g Low

16%

Low

14%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 301kJ/72kcal

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FOOD

COURGETTE & CARROT SALAD Find this tasty recipe at ASDA.GL/basicsalad

3 QUICK & EASY DRESSINGS One beautiful salad, three delicious dressings

1 Avocado & yogurt

2 Vegan lemon & herb

3 Vegan Caesar

Blend 1 medium avocado, peeled and destoned, juice 1 lime, 10g fresh coriander, torn, 10g basil, torn, and 170g fat-free Greek-style yogurt until smooth. Transfer to a serving jug or bottle and serve immediately, or store in the fridge for up to 1 day.

Whisk 1tbsp white wine vinegar with 1tbsp Dijon mustard, juice and zest 1 lemon, 3tbsp extra virgin olive oil, ½tsp dried oregano, 1tsp dried thyme, 1tbsp chopped chives and a pinch crushed chilli flakes. Store in the fridge, covered, for up to 7 days.

Whisk together 1tsp extra virgin olive oil, 3tbsp vegan mayonnaise, juice ½ lemon, 1 clove garlic, crushed, 1tbsp capers (from a jar), drained and chopped, and season with plenty of freshly ground black pepper. Store in the fridge, covered, for up to 3 days.

SERVES 8 READY IN 5 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 28p

Energy 164kJ 39kcal

2.6g

Each 49g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

0.5g

1.0g 0.02g

Salt

2%

Med

4%

Low

Low

Low

3%

1%

<1%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 335kJ/80kcal

SERVES 8 READY IN 5 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 9p

Energy 172kJ 41kcal

4.3g

Each 14g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

0.6g

0.3g 0.14g

Salt

2%

High

6%

Med

Low

Med

3%

<1%

2%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 1,226kJ/293kcal

SERVES 6 READY IN 5 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 13p

Energy 169kJ 40kcal

4.0g

Each 13g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

0.3g

0.1g 0.08g

Salt

2%

High

6%

Med

Low

Med

2%

<1%

1%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 1,301kJ/311kcal

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Lighter sausage & egg muffin

Clever ingredient swaps mean this fast-food fave gets a tasty twist SERVES 4 READY IN 20 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.15 ● 400g pack Extra Special

6 Light & Lean Low Fat Pork Sausages ● Asda Sunflower Oil Spray ● 4 Asda Wholemeal Muffins, split in half ● 1tbsp light sunflower spread ● 4 Asda Light Cheese Singles ● 1 beef tomato, sliced ● 4 medium eggs ● Handful baby spinach ● 4tsp Asda Rich & Sweet Tomato Chutney 1 Remove the sausage meat from the casings and shape into 4 patties. Heat 1 spray of oil in a frying pan on a medium setting. Fry the patties for 3-5 mins each side until cooked. 2 Toast the muffins; spread with the sunflower spread. Top each base with a slice each of cheese and tomato. 3 Return the pan to the heat and spray with oil. Fry the eggs for 1-2 mins until the whites set but the yolks are runny. 4 Top the muffin bases with the patties, eggs, spinach and chutney. Sandwich with the muffin tops to serve. Energy

Each 299g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

4.5g

8.4g 2.45g

Salt

Low

Low

High

1,689kJ 13.5g 404kcal Med

20%

19%

23%

9%

41%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 565kJ/135kcal

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FOOD

BRILLIANT BROTHS Warming, light-tasting and brimming with flavour and fresh veggies, broth is perfect for a January lunch or dinner. It’s super-easy to make, too – prepare a batch of basic chicken or veggie stock, then add your favourite combinations of meat or seafood and veg, along with herbs and spices. Try this Thai-style King Prawn & Veg Broth – find the recipe at ASDA.GL/thaibroth

Cherry & coconut overnight oats

This make-ahead dish oozes fruity flavours and is easy to prep, too SERVES 2 READY IN 5 MINS, PLUS OVERNIGHT CHILLING PRICE PER SERVING 59p ● 300ml Asda Free From

Coconut drink, chilled

● ½tsp ground cinnamon ● 100g porridge oats ● 2tbsp chia seeds ● 100g Frozen for

Freshness Cherries

● 1tbsp desiccated

coconut, toasted

1 Mix together the coconut drink, cinnamon, oats and chia seeds. Divide between 2 tumblers, layering with the cherries. 2 Finish with cherries and a sprinkle of coconut. Cover and chill overnight in the fridge before serving. Energy

Each 272g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

6.5g

8.4g 0.30g

Salt

High

Low

Low

1,650kJ 15.0g 394kcal Med

20%

21%

33%

9%

Thai-style king prawn & veg broth

5%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 607kJ/145kcal

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FRUITY NON-ALCOHOLIC DRINKS Pink grapefruit & coconut soda SERVES 1 READY IN 5 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 68p

Pour 75ml pink grapefruit juice and 75ml coconut water into a glass or jar with ice. Top up with soda water and garnish with a slice of red grapefruit. Energy 191kJ 46kcal

2%

Each 190ml serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

0.0g

0.0g

9.5g 0.02g

Low

Low

Med

0%

0%

11%

Low

<1%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100ml: 100kJ/24kcal

Pear, kale & ginger smoothie

SERVES 1 READY IN 10 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 68p

Cut a thin lengthways slice from 1 pear and reserve; core and trim the rest. Blend until smooth with 150ml coconut water, 1tbsp clear honey, a handful kale, 1 stick celery, chopped, 10g fresh ginger and a pinch ground cinnamon. Serve in a glass or jar, garnished with the pear slice. Energy

Each 385ml serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

Low

Low

741kJ 0.8g 177kcal Low

9%

1%

0.0g 35.8g 0.08g 0%

High

40%

Mango & apple fizz

SERVES 1 READY IN 5 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 15p

Pour 100ml Asda Mango Juice Drink into a glass or jar with ice. Top up with 100ml Asda No Added Sugar Sparkling Apple & Mango Flavour Water. Garnish with slices of apple and fresh ginger. Energy 263kJ 63kcal

3%

Each 370ml serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

0.0g

0.0g 15.2g 0.04g

Low

Low

0%

0%

High

17%

Low

1%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100ml: 71kJ/17kcal

1%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100ml: 192kJ/46kcal

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WEEKEND BRUNCH Vegetarian full English traybake

Tuck in to a mouth-watering dish that’s low in fat and crammed with veg to boost your 5-a-day SERVES 4 READY IN 55 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.03

Photographs: Martin Poole. Styling: Jenny Iggleden. Food styling: Matthew Ford

● 300g Frozen for Freshness

Butternut Squash Chunks ● 1tbsp rapeseed oil ● 4 frozen Quorn Sausages ● 1 red onion, cut in wedges ● 100g Extra Special Baby Portobello Mushrooms ● 220g cherry tomatoes on the vine ● 4 medium eggs ● 400g tin baked beans ● 1tsp chopped parsley 1 Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. 2 Put the frozen butternut squash chunks in a large roasting tin. Drizzle over ½ the oil and toss to coat. Roast for 15 mins, then remove from the oven. 3 Heat the rest of the oil in a nonstick frying pan on a high setting. Fry the sausages and onion for 3-4 mins to brown.

4 Add the sausages, onion, mushrooms and tomatoes to the tin. Bake for 20 mins. 5 Stir the veg and sausages. Make 4 wells in the mixture. Crack in the eggs, season with pepper and return to the oven for 6-8 mins until the whites have just set. 6 Heat the baked beans and put in a serving dish. 7 Take the tray out of the oven, sprinkle with parsley and serve with the beans. Energy

1 of your 5-a-day

Salt

Low

Med

1,461kJ 13.0g 349kcal Med

17%

19%

2.0g 12.2g 1.62g 10%

Low

14%

27%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 360kJ/86kcal

Vegetarian full English traybake

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Each 406g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

BLUEBERRY MUFFIN AMERICAN PANCAKES WITH GRANOLA CRUNCH Find this recipe at ASDA.GL/berrypancakes


FOOD

Butternut squash & spinach gnocchi, p30

Savv swaps A handful of alternative ingredients can make your favourite pasta dishes lighter, without compromising on comfort or tasteâ&#x20AC;Ś

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Prawn, lemon & chilli courgetti

Replace some of the pasta with courgette noodles for a low-fat dish with fewer carbs and fresher flavours SERVES 2 READY IN 20 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.61 ● 100g spaghetti ● 150g Asda Cooked &

Peeled King Prawns

●2tsp rapeseed oil ● 1 medium courgette ● Zest and juice 1 lemon, 28 | ASDA.COM/GROCERIES

plus wedges to serve

● 1 red chilli, thinly sliced ● 1tbsp chopped parsley

1 Cook the pasta according to the pack instructions.

Drain and return to the pan. 2 Heat a griddle pan to hot; toss the prawns in the oil and cook for 5 mins or until piping hot with char marks. 3 Meanwhile, use a spiraliser to cut the courgette into noodles, or use a veg peeler to shave into ribbons. 4 Gently toss the pasta with the courgetti and the lemon juice. The heat from the pan

will soften the courgetti. 5 Add the griddled prawns, lemon zest and chilli. Divide between 2 plates, twirling the pasta and courgetti into ‘nests’. Sprinkle with the parsley and serve with the lemon wedges, to squeeze. Energy

1 of your 5-a-day

Each 284g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

0.6g

2.8g 0.74g

Salt

Low

Low

Low

1,212kJ 4.5g 290kcal Low

15%

6%

3%

3%

12%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 427kJ/102kcal

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Fajita-spiced chicken & tomato farfalle

No need for the cheese that tops many Italian or Mexican-inspired dishes – the warming spices in this fusion give it plenty of flavour SERVES 4 READY IN 35 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.59 ● 1tsp rapeseed oil ●4 small chicken breasts ● 1 red onion, sliced ● 300g frozen sliced

mixed peppers

● 35g pack Asda Sizzlin’

Fajita Seasoning

●400g tin chopped

tomatoes

●300g Asda Farfalle pasta ● 1 red chilli, sliced, to serve ● 2tbsp chopped

coriander, to serve

1 Heat the oil in a pan and fry the chicken for 4 mins each side or until cooked through. Remove from the pan and keep warm. 2 Add the onion to the pan and fry on high for 4-5 mins until starting to colour. 3 Add the peppers and fajita seasoning and stir. Add the tomatoes, bring to a simmer, reduce the heat and cook for 10 mins or until thickened. 4 Meanwhile, cook the farfalle pasta according to the pack instructions. 5 Drain the pasta, then stir into the sauce. Divide between 4 plates. Slice the chicken and use to top the pasta. Scatter with the red chilli and coriander to serve. Energy

Each 524g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

Low

Low

2,061kJ 4.2g 493kcal Low

25%

6%

0.5g 3%

12.1g 0.89g Low

13%

15%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 393kJ/94kcal

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Butternut squash & spinach gnocchi A simple squash sauce adds lovely creaminess to this hearty, low-fat, low-salt veggie supper SERVES 4 READY IN 25 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 76p ● 400g frozen butternut

squash chunks

● 1 clove garlic, chopped ● 1 reduced-salt veg stock

cube, made up to 300ml

Vegan mac ’n’ cheese

This plant-based bake is a source of protein with puréed cauliflower replacing the usual white sauce SERVES 4 READY IN 50 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 67p ● 300g Asda Macaroni ● 300g frozen cauliflower ● 1 clove garlic, chopped ● 2 spring onions, sliced ● 1 reduced-salt

vegetable stock cube, made up to 300ml (check the pack to ensure it’s vegan) ● ½tsp mustard powder ● Pinch ground nutmeg (optional) ● 100g Free From Grated Cheddar Alternative ● 75g Asda Plain

Breadcrumbs

● 1tbsp chopped parsley ● 100g cherry tomatoes,

halved

1 Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. 2 Bring a pan of water to the boil and cook the macaroni according to the pack instructions. Drain and tip into a 20cm x 30cm baking dish. 3 Put the cauliflower, garlic and spring onions into a pan

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and add the stock. Bring to a simmer and cook until soft. Blitz with a handheld blender until smooth, season with black pepper and stir in the mustard, nutmeg (if using) and ½ the cheese alternative. Pour over the pasta. 4 Stir together the breadcrumbs, parsley and remaining cheese alternative. Sprinkle over the pasta and top with the tomatoes. Bake for 20-25 mins until golden. Serve immediately. Energy

1 of your 5-a-day

Each 403g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

4.8g

5.6g 0.64g

Salt

Low

Low

Low

1,872kJ 7.7g 447kcal Low

22%

11%

24%

6%

11%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 464kJ/111kcal

1 Put the squash, garlic, stock and sage in a pan; season with black pepper. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10-12 mins until soft. Blitz with a handheld blender until smooth. 2 Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large nonstick frying pan. Fry the gnocchi for 6-8 mins on a low-medium heat until golden and crisp. 3 Add the squash sauce to the gnocchi, stir through the spinach and cook until it has wilted. Divide evenly between 4 bowls, then scatter over the chopped hazelnuts before serving. Energy

1 of your 5-a-day

Each 327g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

1.6g

5.2g 0.46g

Salt

Low

Low

Low

1,136kJ 6.9g 271kcal Low

14%

10%

8%

6%

8%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 347kJ/83kcal

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● ½tsp dried sage ● 2tsp rapeseed oil ● 500g pack Asda Gnocchi ● 60g baby spinach ● 2tbsp hazelnuts, chopped


Blue cheese alternative, pear & asparagus

Spread slices of Extra Special White Bloomer bread with Extra Special Caramelised Onion Chutney and top with layers of baby spinach, sliced pear and roasted asparagus. Add slices of Asda Free From Blue Cheese Alternative and sandwich with more bread. Toast on both sides in a hot pan with a little rapeseed oil until crisp and golden. Asda Free From Blue Cheese Alternative, £2.20 (200g; £11/kg) 32 | ASDA.COM/GROCERIES

Mature Cheddar alternative & butternut squash

Layer Extra Special White Bloomer bread with sliced roast butternut squash and courgette, and grated Asda Free From Mature Cheddar Alternative. Sprinkle over a few fresh thyme leaves and add a handful of raw shredded red cabbage for crunch. Top with more bread, then toast on both sides in a hot pan with a little rapeseed oil until crisp and golden. Asda Free From Mature Cheddar Alternative, £2 (200g; £10/kg) Selected stores only, subject to availability. Delivery, collection and carrier bag charges may apply. Minimum spend or minimum basket charge may apply; see ASDA.com/minimumbasketcharge for details. Delivery and collection slots subject to availability

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FOOD

Build gooey toasties full of vibrant veggies, lip-smacking dressings and our flavoursome vegan-friendly cheese alternatives. Tuck in…

Mozzarella alternative, tomato & pesto

Spread Asda Free From Green Pesto onto slices of Extra Special White Bloomer bread, then stack with sliced vine-ripened tomatoes and a handful of Asda Free From Grated Mozzarella Alternative. Top with a handful of strong wild rocket and sandwich together. Toast on both sides in a hot pan with a little rapeseed oil until crisp and golden. Asda Free From Grated Mozzarella Alternative, £2 (200g; £10/kg)

Vegan smoky cheese alternative, pepper & avocado Spread a slice of Extra Special White Bloomer bread with avocado mashed with a squeeze of lime juice. Top with roasted mixed peppers and sliced Applewood Vegan Smoky Cheese Alternative. Sandwich with another slice of the bread, then toast on both sides in a hot pan with a little rapeseed oil until crisp and golden. Applewood Vegan Smoky Cheese Alternative, £2.30 (200g; £11.50/kg)

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recipe Sweet potato & coconut soup

4 WAYS WITH…

Vegan griddled sweet potato wedges with coriander chutney

Sweet potatoes

Sweet potato ‘toast’ with crème fraîche & blueberries

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Sweet potato & coconut soup

Golden-brown slices of grilled sweet potato with a creamy, fruity topping – just the job for brunch SERVES 4 READY IN 25 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 70p ●  2 large sweet potatoes,

washed and dried

● 4tbsp Asda 50% Less

Fat Crème Fraîche ● 2tbsp blackcurrant jam ●  100g Grower’s Selection Blueberries ●  1tbsp chia seeds ●  Mint leaves, to garnish 1 Preheat the grill to high. 2 Using a large, sharp knife, very carefully cut the sweet potatoes into slices lengthways, each about 1cm thick. 3 Working in batches if necessary, cook the

slices under the grill for 8-10 mins each side until tender and golden with browned and crisp edges. Set aside to cool for 2 mins. 4 Transfer the slices of toast to a serving plate. 5 Top with dollops of the crème fraîche and jam, add the blueberries, then sprinkle with the chia seeds. Garnish with the mint leaves, to serve. Energy 957kJ 229kcal

7.6g

Each 176g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

4.2g 14.1g 0.14g

Salt

11%

Med

11%

Med

Low

21%

Med

16%

2%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 544kJ/130kcal

With a hint of sweetness and a kick of chilli, these little ‘boats’ are piled with a tasty, tangy salsa SERVES 4 READY IN 45 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 86p washed, dried and halved ●2tbsp rapeseed oil ● 2tbsp Cajun seasoning ●  2tbsp clear honey ●  250g cherry tomatoes, quartered ● Juice 1 lime, plus wedges to serve ●  25g pack coriander, finely chopped ● ½ small red onion, finely chopped ●  1 red chilli, sliced 1 Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6.

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2 Toss the potatoes with the oil and Cajun seasoning. Roast in the oven for 35-40 mins until soft and caramelised, drizzling with the honey for the final 10 mins. 3 Meanwhile, mix together the tomatoes, lime juice coriander and onion. 4 Spoon the salsa over the sweet potatoes. Top with the chilli and serve with the lime wedges. Energy

2 of your 5-a-day

Each 346g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

Low

Low

1,433kJ 7.3g 343kcal Low

17%

10%

0.7g 26.0g 0.76g 4%

Med

29%

● 1 large onion, chopped ● 1 clove garlic, chopped ● 3cm thumb-sized piece

ginger, chopped

● 1tbsp rapeseed oil ● 4 medium sweet

potatoes, peeled and chopped ● 1 reduced-salt vegetable stock cube ● 400ml reduced-fat coconut milk ● 2 spring onions, shredded, to serve ● Chilli flakes, to serve 1 In a lidded pan, fry the onion, garlic and ginger in the oil on medium for

Mexican-style sweet potatoes with cherry tomato salsa

●  6 small sweet potatoes,

Thick and smooth with warming ginger, this hearty veggie soup is comfort in a bowl SERVES 6 READY IN 45 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 39p

13%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 414kJ/99kcal

10 mins to soften, not brown. 2 Add the sweet potatoes, stock cube and 1L boiling water. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 30 mins or until softened. 3 Stir in the coconut milk (reserving a little to serve) and blitz with a handheld blender until smooth. Divide between 6 bowls. 4 Drizzle with the reserved coconut milk; sprinkle with the spring onions, chilli flakes and some pepper. 2 of your 5-a-day

Energy 854kJ 204kcal

10%

Each 408g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

6.5g

3.7g

9.4g 0.29g

Salt

Low

Low

Low

Low

9%

19%

10%

5%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 209kJ/50kcal

Vegan griddled sweet potato wedges with coriander chutney Chunky chips served with a zingy green dip SERVES 4 READY IN 40 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 59p ●4 medium sweet

potatoes, washed, dried and cut into wedges ● 1tbsp rapeseed oil ● 1tbsp smoked paprika ● 1 green chilli, deseeded and sliced, plus extra to garnish ● 2 x 25g packs coriander, roughly chopped ● 2cm thumb-sized piece of ginger, chopped ● 1 large clove garlic ● 1tsp ground cumin ● ½tsp ground coriander 1 Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. 2 On a baking tray, toss

the wedges with the oil and paprika. Roast for 18-22 mins until starting to soften but still holding their shape. 3 For the chutney, whizz the remaining ingredients with 2-4tbsp water in a blender until smooth. 4 Heat a griddle pan on high; fry the wedges for 1-2 mins each side to char. 5 Serve sprinkled with the extra green chilli and the chutney on the side, to dip. Energy

1 of your 5-a-day

Each 221g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

Low

Low

952kJ 4.0g 228kcal Low

11%

6%

0.4g 11.3g 0.22g 2%

Med

13%

4%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 431kJ/103kcal

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Sweet potato ‘toast’ with crème fraîche & blueberries


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THREE INGREDIENTS Peanut butter cookies

These rich and chewy cookies are super-quick and easy to whip up SERVES 8 READY IN 30 MINS, PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING 20p ● 200g crunchy peanut

butter ● 100g maple syrup, plus extra to drizzle ● 175g porridge oats

1 Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper. 2 In a large bowl, stir

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together the peanut butter and maple syrup until smooth. Mix in the oats until well coated. 3 Divide the mixture into 8 pieces and, with wet hands, roll into balls. Arrange on the baking trays, then use a fork to flatten the cookies and create a pattern on top.

4 Bake the cookies for 15-18 mins, until turning brown at the edges. Leave on the baking trays to cool fully, then drizzle with a little extra maple syrup before serving. Energy

Each 59g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

3.5g

8.9g 0.22g

Salt

High

Med

Med

1,160kJ 14.8g 277kcal High

14%

21%

18%

10%

4%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 1,966kJ/470kcal

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ONE BOWL Cheat’s choc chip banana bread

This banana bread is bursting with flavour and uses only five ingredients, including a packet sponge mix SERVES 10 READY IN 1 HR 20 MINS, PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING 51p ● 200ml vegetable oil,

plus extra for greasing

● 3 medium bananas,

peeled and halved lengthways ● 2 x 250g packs Asda Free From Vanilla Flavour Sponge Mix ● 3 x 25g packs Asda Free From Choc Buttons ● 20g demerara sugar 1 Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Grease and line a 20cm/1L loaf tin. 2 In a large bowl, mash 2 of the bananas and mix in the oil. Stir in the sponge mix and choc buttons, then pour into the loaf tin. 3 Push the remaining banana halves into the top, cut side up. Sprinkle over the sugar. 4 Bake for 1 hr 10 mins to 1 hr 20 mins, until the top springs back when lightly pressed. Cool in the tin for 10 mins, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Cut into slices to serve. Energy

Each 79g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

Med

Low

1,190kJ 19.8g 284kcal High

14%

28%

3.6g 17.4g 0.13g 18%

Med

19%

2%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 1,506kJ/360kcal

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Soya yogurt alternative used in place of eggs makes this zesty cake irresistibly moist SERVES 12 READY IN 1 HR 20 MINS, PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING 20p ● 120g Asda Free From

Dairy Free Sunflower Spread, plus extra for greasing ● 300g caster sugar ● 250g self-raising flour ● 1tsp baking powder ● 250g Asda Free From Plain Soya Yogurt Alternative ● ½tsp vanilla extract ● 3 lemons: zest and juice of 2, plus 1 thinly sliced 1 Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4.

Grease and line a 20cm/1L loaf tin. 2 Beat together the spread, 175g of the sugar, the flour, baking powder, soya yogurt, vanilla and lemon zest until smooth. 3 Spoon into the tin and level the top. Bake for 50-60 mins or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. 4 Meanwhile, simmer the lemon slices in 50ml water and 75g of the sugar for 10 mins. Drain

then cool on baking paper. 5 For the glaze, stir the remaining sugar into the lemon juice (about 100ml). While the cake is warm, poke a few holes in the top and drizzle over the glaze. Cool in the tin, turn out, then top with the lemon slices to serve. ● If freezing, make the cake but not the lemon slices and drizzle. Wrap in clingfilm and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw, unwrapped, on a wire rack for 2-3 hrs. Make the lemon slices and drizzle, and finish as per the recipe. Energy

Each 84g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

Low

Med

935kJ 5.3g 223kcal Med

11%

8%

1.2g 24.4g 0.41g 6%

High

27%

7%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 1,113kJ/266kcal

10 MINS PREP Gluten-free plant-based brownies

Surprise-ingredient black beans give these an irresistibly gooey centre SERVES 16 READY IN 50 MINS, PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING 47p ● 4tbsp coconut oil, melted,

plus extra to grease

● 200g NOMO Deliciously

Dark Vegan & Free From Chocolate, chopped ● 2 x 400g tins Asda Black Beans in Water, drained, liquid from 1 tin reserved ● 2tsp vanilla extract ● 200g soft light brown sugar ● 80g cocoa powder ● ½tsp bicarbonate of soda ● 1tsp gluten-free baking powder ● Icing sugar, to dust (optional) 1 Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Grease and line a 20cm square brownie tin. 2 Heat the coconut oil and chocolate in a small pan on low, stirring, until melted. Set aside to cool for 5 mins. 3 Meanwhile, put the beans and reserved liquid in a food processor with the vanilla, brown sugar, cocoa, bicarb and baking powder. Pulse until smooth; pour in the choc mixture and combine. 4 Pour into the tin; bake for 40-45 mins until a crust forms and the middle is set. 5 Cool in the tin then slice into 16. Dust with icing sugar, if using, to serve. Energy 752kJ 180kcal

8.6g

Each 64g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

5.8g 17.9g 0.19g

Salt

9%

Med

12%

High

Low

29%

High

20%

3%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 1,176kJ/281kcal

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Juicy berries and a crumble topping make these vegan treats something special Vegan blueberry muffins

SERVES 12 READY IN 30 MINS, PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING 22p

Be sure to add the white wine vinegar! It’ll make your muffins light and fluffy

● 175g self-raising flour ● 100g demerara sugar ● 30g vegan sunflower spread ● 20g porridge oats ● 1tbsp poppy seeds ● 1 banana, mashed ● 75ml vegetable oil ● 1tsp vanilla extract ● ½tsp white wine vinegar ● 100ml almond or other

dairy alternative milk

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● Zest 1 orange ● 1tsp baking powder ● 125g blueberries

1 Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper cases. 2 For the crumble topping, put 25g of the flour, 25g of the demerara sugar, the sunflower spread, oats and poppy seeds into a bowl. Rub in with your fingers until it resembles breadcrumbs. 3 For the muffins, beat together the banana, oil, vanilla, vinegar, milk alternative and the rest of the sugar. Stir in the rest of the flour, the orange zest, baking powder and blueberries. 4 Divide between the cases and sprinkle over the topping. Bake for 22-25 mins until the tops spring back to the touch. Cool for 10 mins in the tin, then finish cooling on a wire rack. Energy 683kJ 163kcal

6.6g

Each 60g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

0.7g 10.8g 0.26g

Salt

8%

Med

9%

Low

Med

4%

Med

12%

Grower’s Selection Blueberries, £1 (125g; £8/kg)

4%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 1,138kJ/272kcal

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Tuesd ay Ginger baked cod with veggie rice, p50

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Use micro rice and fish cooked straight from the freezer for a quick and easy dinner

Cauliflower soup with bacon, p51

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Lentil & beetroot cakes with fried egg & greens, p51

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Loaded chicken Cobb salad

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● 60ml Asda Honey

30-35 mins until cooked through. Add the bacon to the tray for the final 15 mins. Cool for 10 mins then slice the chicken on an angle. 3 Meanwhile, cook the eggs in a pan of boiling water for 7 mins, then drain and chill in cold water until cool enough to handle. Peel and halve the eggs. 4 Blanch the frozen sweetcorn in boiling water for 3-4 mins until tender and heated through. 5 Toss the lettuce with the rest of the dressing and arrange on a serving platter. Arrange the chicken, eggs, sweetcorn and the rest of the ingredients on top before serving. Energy

1 of your 5-a-day

Each 307g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

3.4g

5.5g 1.72g

Salt

Low

Low

Med

1,374kJ 16.9g 328kcal Med

16%

24%

17%

6%

29%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 448kJ/107kcal

& Mustard Dressing

● 4 sprigs thyme,

leaves only

● 155g lean diced bacon ● 2 medium eggs ● 100g frozen sweetcorn ● 2 Little Gem lettuces,

chopped

● 100g cooked beetroot,

diced

● 1 medium avocado,

peeled, destoned and sliced ● 1 yellow or orange pepper, finely diced ● 1 spring onion, sliced 1 Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. 2 Put the chicken in a small roasting tin and drizzle over ½ the dressing. Sprinkle over the thyme and season with black pepper. Bake for

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Ginger baked cod with veggie rice

Tangy Asian flavours of soy, garlic and ginger add a tasty boost to this fabulous fish dish SERVES 4 READY IN 35 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.70 ● 400g frozen cod fillets ● 3tbsp Asda Easy Ginger

● 2 cloves garlic, crushed ● 1tbsp reduced-salt

soy sauce

● 1tbsp rapeseed oil ● 1 red onion, sliced ● 1 red and 1 green

pepper, chopped

● 150g frozen sweetcorn ● 250g pack Asda

Basmati Micro Rice

● 200g pak choi, quartered ● 2 spring onions, sliced ● 1 lime, cut into wedges,

to serve

1 Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Line a baking tray with nonstick baking paper. 2 Put the frozen cod fillets onto the tray. Mix together the ginger, garlic and soy sauce and spoon over the fish. Bake for 25-30 mins until cooked through. 3 Heat the oil in a large frying pan or wok. Fry the red onion and peppers for 5-7 mins until starting to colour. Add the frozen sweetcorn and cook for another 2-3 mins. 4 Heat the rice according to the pack instructions. Add to the veg in the pan and stir-fry for 2-3 mins until well combined. 5 Meanwhile, steam the pak choi according to the pack instructions. 6 Divide the cod, fried rice and pak choi between 4 plates. Sprinkle with the spring onions and serve with the lime wedges, to squeeze over. Energy

2 of your 5-a-day

Each 390g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

1,240kJ 6.6g 296kcal Low

15%

9%

Salt

0.8g

7.4g

1.13g

Low

Low

Low

4%

8%

19%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 318kJ/76kcal

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WEDNESDAY

Cauliflower soup with bacon

This creamy cauli and potato soup comes with croutons and bacon for a tasty crunch SERVES 4 READY IN 45 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 88p

12-15 mins, stirring regularly, until crisp and browned. 5 Take the soup off the heat, remove the thyme and whizz with a handheld blender until smooth. Divide between 4 bowls. Top with the bacon, croutons, reserved spring onion and extra thyme to serve. Energy

1 of your 5-a-day

Each 474g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

1.4g

8.5g 1.47g

Salt

Low

Low

Med

1,150kJ 7.6g 275kcal Low

14%

11%

7%

9%

25%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 243kJ/58kcal

● 1tbsp rapeseed oil ● 3 spring onions, sliced ● 1 large cauliflower,

trimmed and chopped

● 3 sprigs thyme, plus

extra to serve ● 1 white potato, chopped ● 1 reduced-salt veg stock cube, made up to 1L ● 92g pack ciabatta rolls, cut into cubes ● 155g lean diced bacon 1 Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. 2 Heat 2tsp of the oil in a large pan. Set aside ¼ of the spring onion and cook the rest for 2-3 mins until starting to brown. Add the cauliflower and thyme and cook for 6-8 mins until starting to colour. 3 Add the potato and stock, bring to a simmer then cover and cook for 18-20 mins until the potatoes are breaking down. 4 Meanwhile, put the rest of the oil, the ciabatta and bacon in a roasting tin and toss together. Season with black pepper and bake for

THURSDAY

Lentil & beetroot cakes with fried egg & greens

Crisp cakes of earthy green lentils and sweet grated beetroot make a delicious combo with fresh spring greens SERVES 4 READY IN 35 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 60p

the onion and thyme for 6-8 mins until the onion has started to soften. Add the garlic and cook for 2 mins. 2 Take off the heat, remove the thyme and stir in the lentils. Pulse to a rough paste in a processor. Season with black pepper. Stir in the beetroot and flour until the mixture comes together. Divide into 4 and form into cakes. 3 Heat 1tsp of the oil in the pan and cook the cakes in batches for 4-6 mins on each side until browned and crisp. Set aside on a plate lined with kitchen paper. 4 Cook the spring greens according to the pack instructions. Heat the rest of the oil in the frying pan and fry 2 eggs at a time, until the whites have set. 5 Divide the cakes and greens between 4 plates, and top each with an egg and black pepper to serve. Energy

2 of your 5-a-day

Each 268g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

2.1g

7.8g 0.40g

Salt

Low

Low

Low

1,133kJ 12.1g 271kcal Med

14%

17%

11%

9%

7%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 423kJ/101kcal

● 2tbsp rapeseed oil ● 1 red onion, finely

chopped ● 2 sprigs thyme ● 1 clove garlic, chopped ● 390g tin green lentils, drained and rinsed ● 200g cooked beetroot, grated and excess liquid squeezed out ● 2tbsp plain flour ● 160g sliced spring greens ● 4 medium eggs 1 Heat 1tsp of the oil in a nonstick frying pan. Cook

● 1tsp rapeseed oil ● 2 cloves garlic,

thinly sliced

● 1tbsp Asda Easy Ginger ● 115g pack Extra Special

British Shiitake Mushrooms, sliced ● 200g frozen sweetcorn ● 160g pack mangetout ● 2 spring onions, white parts sliced and green parts shredded ● 1tbsp reduced-salt soy sauce ● 1 reduced-salt veg stock cube, made up to 800ml ● 225g Asda Rice Noodles 1 Heat the oil in a large pan and fry the garlic for 1-2 mins until starting to brown. Stir in the ginger and mushrooms and cook, stirring, for 2 mins. 2 Add the frozen sweetcorn, the mangetout and the white part of the spring onions, then pour over the soy sauce and stock. Bring to a simmer and cook for 3 mins or until the mangetout has turned bright green. Add the rice noodles, stir together, and cook for 2 mins to heat through. 3 Divide the soup between 4 bowls and top with the shredded green spring onion to serve. Energy

1 of your 5-a-day

FRIDAY

Mushroom & spring onion noodle soup

A fragrant dish with zingy fresh ginger and crunchy vegetables SERVES 4 READY IN 20 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 94p

Each 342g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

0.3g

4.1g 0.89g

Salt

Low

Low

Low

773kJ 3.4g 185kcal Low

9%

5%

2%

5%

15%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 226kJ/54kcal

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Photograph: Clare Winfield. Styling: Davina Perkins. Food styling: Matthew Ford

Give your unused veg and peelings tasty new appeal with these three super-easy hacksâ&#x20AC;Ś

1 Make a stock

Well-scrubbed root veg peelings are perfect for an easy-to-make freezable stock. Throw in any spare veggies that are past their best.

2 Fry up fritters

Potato and carrot peelings can be quickly fried into tasty fritters. Perfect with your favourite sauce, to dip.

3 Create a bag of crisps

For delicious and crunchy homemade crisps, slice leftover root veg thinly, drizzle with oil, then bake. Make them from peelings, too!

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FOOD FROM QUICK DISHES TO MIDWEEK DINNERS, OUR EASY RECIPES ARE HERE FOR ALL YOUR NEEDS

Make it…

WITH 5 INGREDIENTS Pea & sundried tomato risotto

Arborio rice gives this savoury, Italian-inspired tomato dish a creamy texture SERVES 4 READY IN 35 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 74p ● 280g jar Asda Sun-dried

Tomatoes ● 2 small onions, thinly sliced ● 200g Asda Risotto Arborio Rice ● 200g frozen peas ● 70g Parmesan, grated

1 Drain the sun-dried tomatoes, reserving 2tbsp of the oil from the jar. Roughly chop half and finely chop the rest.

2 Heat the reserved oil in a large, deep-sided frying pan over a low setting. Add the onions and cook for 10 mins, stirring regularly. 3 Add the finely chopped tomatoes and the rice. Cook for 2 mins, stirring continuously. Add 1L boiling water, a splash at a time, stirring, until it has all been absorbed. Add the peas. Simmer until the peas are cooked and the rice is soft.

4 Stir through most of the Parmesan, and season with ground black pepper. 5 Divide between bowls and top with the roughly chopped tomatoes and Parmesan to serve.

Energy

1 of your 5-a-day

Each 473g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

Low

Med

2,315kJ 19.4g 553kcal Med

28%

28%

5.2g 21.8g 1.80g 26%

Low

24%

30%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 490kJ/117kcal

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Make it…

IN ONE PAN

Sausage & apple casserole

Juicy Braeburns are the perfect partner for meaty bangers SERVES 4 READY IN 40 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 96p ● 1tbsp rapeseed oil ● 6 shallots, peeled

and thickly sliced

● 400g pack Extra Special

6 Light & Lean Low Fat Pork Sausages ● 4 sprigs thyme ● 3 Maris Piper potatoes, peeled and cut into 3cm chunks ● 1 reduced-salt chicken stock cube, made up to 500ml ● 2tsp cornflour ● 2 Braeburn apples, cored and cut into wedges

1 Heat the oil in a hob-safe casserole. Fry the shallots and sausages on a medium heat for 5-6 mins to brown. 2 Add the thyme and potatoes. Pour over the stock and bring to a boil. 3 Mix the cornflour to a smooth paste with a little cold water. Add to the pan. 4 Stir the casserole, cover with the lid and cook for 10 mins, stirring occasionally. 5 Add the apples, return to a simmer and cook for 20 mins until the apples are tender and the sausages are cooked through. Energy

1 of your 5-a-day

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Each 494g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

Low

Low

1,426kJ 6.4g 341kcal Low

17%

9%

1.5g 8%

12.4g 1.43g Low

14%

24%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 289kJ/69kcal


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Make it…

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UNDER 250 CALS*

Pear & blackberry crumble

Sweet fruit and a hint of cinnamon make this dessert a wonderful winter warmer SERVES 8 READY IN 40 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 63p ● 50g unsalted butter,

diced ● 70g plain flour ● 1tsp ground cinnamon ● 50g ground almonds ● 2 x 410g tins Asda Pear Halves in Fruit Juice ● 350g Frozen for Freshness Blackberries

● 1tsp cornflour ● 1tsp vanilla extract ● 150ml single cream

1 Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. 2 Rub the butter into the flour. Stir in the cinnamon and almonds; set aside.

3 Drain the pears, reserving 2tbsp of the juice; slice each half into 4 chunks. 4 In a large bowl, toss the pears and blackberries with the cornflour. Stir in the vanilla and reserved juice. 5 Tip the fruit mixture into a 20cm x 25cm baking dish.

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Sprinkle over the crumble topping. Bake for 25-35 mins, until the crumble begins to brown. Serve with the cream, to drizzle over. 1 of your 5-a-day

Energy 925kJ 221kcal

11%

Each 159g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

Med

Low

12.6g 5.9g 18%

Med

30%

11.6g 0.21g Med

13%

4%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 582kJ/139kcal

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FOOD INSTA-CHEF AND AUTHOR MIGUEL BARCLAY BRINGS * US TASTY RECIPES – FOR £1 OR LESS PER SERVING

Miguel ’ s One Pound Meals

Nasi goreng

An Indonesian-inspired comfort-food dish combining fried rice and shredded veg, with egg and a hit of chilli sauce SERVES 1 READY IN 30 MINS, PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING 41p ● 80g brown rice, rinsed ● 100g savoy cabbage,

finely shredded

● ½ carrot, cut into

matchsticks

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● 1tbsp sesame oil ● 1 clove garlic, crushed ● 1tsp soy sauce ● 1 medium egg ● 1tsp sriracha

1 Put the rice and 150ml water in a pan, bring to a simmer, cover and cook over a medium heat for 15-20 mins or until all the water has been absorbed and the rice is cooked. Remove the lid and set the rice aside to cool slightly. 2 In a nonstick pan, fry the cabbage and carrots in a splash of the oil over a medium-high heat for a few mins until softened. 3 Add the rice, garlic, soy and the rest of the oil; fry for 3 mins. Transfer to a plate. 4 Fry the egg in the pan; place on top of the rice. Finish with a drizzle of sriracha to serve. Energy

2 of your 5-a-day

Each 452g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

2,250kJ 19.4g 538kcal Med

27%

28%

Salt

3.6g

9.9g

1.18g

Low

Low

Low

18%

11%

For more One Pound Meals from Miguel, go to ASDA.GL/ miguelmeals

20%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 498kJ/119kcal

*Price per serving shown does not include the cost of store-cupboard staples, listed as such in the ingredients

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Recipes for KIDS, by KIDS

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chilli con carne

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I’d throw arnhaumgeent football tou Euan says: ‘I’ve always liked helping out in the kitchen and have really got into cooking over the past few years. When I’m not at school, you’ll find me watching Miguel Barclay’s One Pound Meals or Bake Off with my mum. I also like Mary Berry – she’s like a lovely nan! Recipes that play around with different consistencies and textures are my favourites, and I love to experiment with flavours, putting different tastes together – such as sweet and salty – that might not usually go. I like one-pan dishes, too, as there’s less fuss and less washing-up. That’s another reason why this chilli is good for kids to make!’

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INGREDIENTS 1TSP RAPESEED OIL 65G SIMPLY COOK DICED

FOR THE GUAC

1 RIPE MEDIUM AVOCADO,

HALVED AND DESTONED JUICE 1 LEMON 1 RED CHILLI, SLICED (OPTIONAL)

TO SERVE

6 BAKED POTATOES 100ML REDUCED-FAT SOURED

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‘ ‘ CREAM (OPTIONAL) A FEW FRESH CHIVES, CHOPPED (OPTIONAL)

EUAN SAYS…

Any dish you can cook in one pan gets my vote!

I was a bit nervous on my way to cook, but as soon as I got there, I felt more confident. Everyone was so friendly. What I especially like about this recipe is that you can play with the spice levels depending on your taste, so it was good to do that with food editor Gregor. I can’t wait to experiment with more flavours in different recipes at home.

LET ’ S COOK! Heat the oil in a large pan. Cook the

1

chorizo and red onion for 3-5 mins over a medium heat until the oil from the chorizo has been released and the onion is softened. Add the peppers and the mince and cook for a further 3 mins until the mince browns, stirring all the time to break up any clumps of meat. Add the smoked paprika and the chilli powder, then cook for 2 mins or until the spices release their aroma. Add the kidney beans, chopped tomatoes and tomato purée. Crumble in the stock cube, then add 300ml water. Season with black pepper. Stir well, bring to a simmer and cook for 30 mins. For the guac, scoop the avocado flesh into a bowl and mash with a fork. Stir through the lemon juice, some black pepper and the red chilli, if using. Serve the chilli con carne on freshly baked potatoes with a dollop each of guac and soured cream on the side. Finish with a sprinkling of chives.

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Energy

2 of your 5-a-day

Each 466g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

5.1g

8.9g 0.98g

Salt

Low

Low

Low

1,950kJ 13.5g 466kcal Low

23%

19%

26%

10%

16%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 418kJ/100kcal

Watch…

Euan and his brother Jack make the chilli at @ASDA on IGTV and Pinterest

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SPANISH CHORIZO 1 LARGE RED ONION’ CHOPPED 1 GREEN AND 1 YELLOW PEPPER , DESEEDED AND CHOPPED 500G PACK EXTRA SPECIAL BRITISH ABERDEEN ANGUS LEAN BEEF MINCE 1/4TSP SMOKED PAPRIKA 1TSP MILD CHILLI POWDER 400G TIN ASDA RED KIDNEY BEANS IN WATER’ DRAINED AND RINSED 400G TIN ASDA CHOPPED TOMATOES WITH HERBS IN TOMATO JUICE 1TBSP TOMATO PURÉE 1 REDUCED-SALT BEEF STOCK CUBE


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CALLING ALL STAR COOKS! Your little foodie could be our next Asda Kids’ Kitchen hero

If your child loves to cook, we want to hear from you!

Terms & Conditions: Only UK resident children aged 5-14 at time of entry with applications including a video detailing their name, age, favourite dish and why they love cooking it will be considered. Applications must be emailed to editor@asdagoodliving.co.uk with ‘Asda Kids’ Kitchen’ as the subject and must include ‘I have read and understood the Terms & Conditions’. Entry closes at 11.59pm on 31 May 2020. Successful applicants will receive: a day’s photo and video shoot in London with a professional photographer and videographer; their recipe and photoshoot pictures printed in an issue of Asda Magazine and on Asdagoodliving.co.uk; and their recipe filmed for Asda’s social channels including Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. A night in a twin room at a 3-star London hotel and all required transport will be provided. Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to the photoshoot, which will run from approx 10am until 4pm. No purchase required. See ASDA.GL/terms for full Ts & Cs. Privacy: Entries must be made by the parent/guardian of the child. By entering you give permission for Asda to use the personal information (video etc) in the ways set out in the Ts & Cs. Only Asda and our partner Hearst will have access to entries, in order to run this experience. Unsuccessful entries will be deleted within one month of the closing date. To find out how Asda looks after personal information and your privacy rights, please visit our Privacy Centre at ASDA.com/privacy

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A FRESH START WITH

TOM KERRIDGE Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wowed us with his cooking and his weight-loss. Now the Michelin-starred restaurateur shares his tips for healthier eating

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elebrity chef Tom Kerridge, 46, understands only too well what it’s like to be overweight. Over the past six years he has lost 12st through healthier eating and better lifestyle habits. Now Tom, of Michelin-starred gastropub The Hand and Flowers, has released his latest book, Lose Weight & Get Fit, to help others looking for a better balance. What sparked a positive change in your lifestyle? I was approaching my 40th birthday, and after years of eating the wrong foods, drinking and partying, combined with the stress of running a business, I knew I needed to make a change. As a kid, I played rugby at school, but I didn’t carry it on. Being a chef, I was in the kitchen at weekends, not playing sport. That’s changing, now; chefs go to the gym at lunchtime! At your heaviest (30st), did you ever fear for your health? I did – I knew I wasn’t healthy. But I don’t dwell on negatives, so it wasn’t, ‘I can’t eat this or that’, but, ‘I’m losing weight and I can do this.’ Any tips for those who want to get healthier? It takes about three months to form a new habit; you just have to stick with it, whether it’s going to the gym or cutting out sugar. That’s the key. With the right mentality, you can achieve anything. Are your family fans of healthier eating, too? My wife [sculptor Beth Cullen-Kerridge, 49] eats healthily anyway. Our son [Acey, four] likes carrots and sweetcorn, adores fresh fish and eats berries by the bowlful.

A section of your book is about meat-free dishes… As chefs, vegetables are key to so much that we do. Cauliflower is cheaper than sea bass, but we treat it with the same level of respect. Does what we eat affect how we feel emotionally? Food can change our mood: that’s how comfort eating earned its stripes! Lighter, vibrant food can make you feel good, too. These days, I often crave vegetables and fruit – something clean. How do you make healthier meals taste good? I’ll use a small amount of a high-calorie ingredient in a clever way – a splash of full-fat coconut milk for extra creaminess, or cheese or chorizo to boost flavour. Does losing weight make you feel happier? It helps! But happiness is measurable on many levels. Taking care of yourself is just one way to be happier. What’s next for you? Just saying ‘yes’ to things, getting on and having fun. As long as it works, that’s what I’ll keep doing.

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Black pepper beef stir-fry

For healthier fast food in a flash, this crunchy stir-fry is made with lean steak and plenty of veg SERVES 2 READY IN 15 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £2.59 FOR THE MARINADE ● 1tsp cornflour ● 1tsp soy sauce ● 1tsp sesame oil ● ½tsp black pepper FOR THE STIR-FRY ● 300g rump steak, fat trimmed, thinly sliced ● 1tsp vegetable oil ● 1 red onion, sliced ● 2 cloves garlic, sliced ● 5cm fresh ginger, cut into matchsticks ● 1 red and 1 green pepper, deseeded and sliced ● 1tsp cornflour ● 2tbsp oyster sauce ● 1tbsp soy sauce ● 2tbsp Shaoxing wine, or dry sherry TO SERVE ● 250g cooked brown rice ● 2 spring onions, green part only, shredded 1 Combine the ingredients for the marinade in a bowl.

Add the steak, toss to mix; leave to marinate for 5 mins. 2 Heat a wok on high. When it starts to smoke, add ½ the oil, then ½ the steak. Fry, stirring quickly, for 1-2 mins to brown, then transfer to a plate. Repeat with the remaining oil and steak. 3 After the second batch is done, cook the onion in the wok, on high, for 2 mins. Add the garlic and ginger and stir-fry for 1 min, with a little water to prevent sticking. Add the peppers and stir-fry for 2-3 mins. 4 Mix the cornflour to a paste with 2tbsp water. 5 Add the oyster and soy sauces, Shaoxing wine (or sherry) and ½tsp black pepper; stir to combine. Return the beef to the wok, along with any juices. Add the cornflour paste and stir-fry for 1 min or until the sauce thickens and the beef is warmed through. 6 Divide the rice between warmed bowls, top with the stir-fry and scatter with the spring onions to serve. Energy

2 of your 5-a-day

Each 566g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

Salt

Low

High

2,155kJ 11.3g 515kcal Low

26%

16%

3.4g 12.5g 3.17g 17%

Low

14%

53%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 381kJ/91kcal

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Chicken, tomato & mozzarella salad

Crisp Parma ham takes tender chicken to the next level, topping a salad bursting with fresh flavours SERVES 2 READY IN 25 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £3.06 ● 2 x 180g chicken breast

● 1tbsp extra virgin

olive oil

● 1tbsp balsamic glaze ● 125g ball light

mozzarella, torn into pieces ● Large handful basil leaves, to garnish

1 Place each of the chicken breasts between 2 sheets of clingfilm. Using a rolling pin, lightly pound the

4 In the meantime, put the rocket and mixed salad leaves into a large bowl. Add the Little Gem and the tomatoes. Sprinkle with black pepper, add the olive oil and balsamic glaze, then toss gently. 5 Divide the salad between 2 serving plates and scatter with the torn mozzarella. Top with the chicken breasts, season with black pepper and finish with a sprinkling of basil leaves. Energy

Each 436g serving contains Fat Saturates Sugars

1,769kJ 16.1g 423kcal Med

21%

23%

Salt

6.5g

7.4g

1.13g

High

Low

Low

33%

8%

19%

of your reference intake Typical energy values per 100g: 406kJ/97kcal

Photographs: © Cristian Barnett

fillets ● 1tbsp chopped oregano (or 1tsp dried oregano) ● 2 slices Parma ham ● Olive oil spray ● 40g rocket leaves ● 40g mixed salad leaves ● 2 Little Gem lettuces, leaves separated and torn ● 2 ripe tomatoes at room temperature, sliced

thicker areas so the fillets are even, at about 2cm thick throughout. 2 Sprinkle both sides of each chicken breast with the oregano and some black pepper, then wrap in a slice of Parma ham. 3 Heat a large nonstick griddle pan or heavy frying pan on a medium-high setting. Spray the chicken a few times with the olive oil. When the griddle is hot, cook the chicken breasts for 3-4 mins each side, pressing down as they cook to ensure good contact with the pan.

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Blackberry & yogurt fool

Slightly sharp Granny Smith apples work well with the juicy blackberries and fiery ginger, all swirled into and spooned over two types of Greek yogurt SERVES 4 READY IN 20 MINS, PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SERVING £2.17 ● 300g blackberries

(fresh or frozen) ● 2 or 3 Granny Smith apples, peeled and diced ● 2 balls preserved stem ginger in syrup, drained and finely chopped ● ½tsp ground cardamom or 3 whole pods, crushed ● 4tbsp granulated sweetener ● 400g fat-free Greek yogurt ● 300g full-fat Greek yogurt ● 1 vanilla pod, split and seeds scraped ● 15g pistachios, chopped 1 For the compote, put the blackberries, apples, ginger, cardamom and ½ the Selected stores only, subject to availability. Delivery, collection and carrier bag charges may apply. Minimum spend or minimum basket charge may apply; see ASDA.com/minimumbasketcharge for details. Delivery and collection slots subject to availability

sweetener into a small pan with 100ml water. Simmer over a medium-high heat for 8-10 mins or until the apples are tender and the compote is syrupy. Leave to cool completely. 2 Put both yogurts into a large bowl; add the vanilla and remaining sweetener. Whisk well to combine. 3 Fold ½ the compote into the yogurt mixture until rippled through. Divide between 4 bowls, spoon over the remaining compote and sprinkle over the pistachios to serve. Energy

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Thrive

Packed with inspiration, advice and heartwarming stories, our new wellbeing section will help you get the best out of 2020

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anuary is the month to push the reset button – to take a breath and redress the balance. After the indulgence of Christmas, it’s good to focus on physical and mental health, and to rethink goals. That’s why it’s a great time to launch our new Thrive section, packed with expert info and practical tips to help you make the best of the year ahead. Ready, set, glow…

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THE LOWDOWN ON…

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ur gut, also known as the gastrointestinal system, is a wondrous thing. It takes care of digestion, which involves a series of hormonal signals that trigger the breakdown of food and then absorption of nutrients. This can be a lengthy process, which is why it takes up to 20 minutes for our brain to recognise when we feel full. Good bacteria Research into gut health is still in its infancy, but we do already know that gut bacteria can influence our overall wellbeing, too. The gut contains trillions of these bacteria, many of which are the beneficial type. These are important for digestion and the absorption of nutrients. Scientists are also studying the possibility of a connection between our gut and nervous system. This suggests that poor gut health may be linked to such issues as depression, anxiety, a lowered immune system, slower metabolism, and weight gain. So, how can we boost our levels of what we refer to as the good bacteria? Eating plenty of plant-based foods is a great place to start, as is cutting down on processed foods and refined carbohydrates. Fibre is important, too: this edible 72 | ASDA MAGAZINE

We’re just beginning to understand the importance of good gut health to our overall wellbeing, says our new columnist, registered nutritionist Rhiannon Lambert

part of the plant is resistant to digestion. This means it’s able to journey through the gut and reach the areas where the good bacteria live, and nourish them. Give your gut some support Eating foods that contain beneficial live bacteria cultures may help increase the number in your gut. Try probiotic yogurt and drinks that contain bifidobacteria and lactobacillus, such as kefir, a milk drink that originated centuries ago. However, a good diet isn’t the only way to help ensure a happy gut. Research suggests that people who get enough sleep and lead an active lifestyle may be less likely to suffer from digestive problems. On the other hand, stress may potentially increase the risk of issues with your digestion. My advice? Eat more plants, fibre, yogurt and other probiotic foods; keep active, find ways to manage stress and get plenty of sleep. Your body will thank you for it! Follow Rhiannon at Rhitrition.com and on Instagram @Rhitrition Next month Rhiannon explains how to keep your heart healthy.


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THE SOBER DIARIES Our resident soberista Kirstin Chaplin shares her top tips on staying strong for Dry January I’d guess that, after a month of festive frivolity, you’d be happy if you never set eyes on a glass of Sauv Blanc again, right? But what happens once the initial thrill of keeping to Dry January wears off and those ‘wine o’clock’ yearnings start to creep back in? In January 2017, I decided to try going a year without booze. I’m not anti-alcohol and my drinking wasn’t excessive, but my list of reasons to give up included the way it made me feel tired, anxious and zapped of energy. I felt so much more positive after the first 12 months that I decided to keep it up. Here’s what my three-year, non-drinking experience has taught me. I hope it helps you, too...

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sleep, glowing skin, more patience with the children (yes, honestly). They may only be small changes, but they soon add up.

Don’t be too virtuous Trying to kick alcohol/ get superfit/eat less sugar all at the same time is too much. If changing your relationship with alcohol is important, focus on that. Let the other things fall into place later.

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Create new habits Think of situations that usually involve alcohol, and find alternatives to the drinking. Sip herbal tea while you cook dinner, munch carrot sticks as you watch a box set… and relax with a face mask. Seriously, it’s really hard to drink wine when you’re wearing one!

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Focus on what you’re gaining Off the top of my (headache-free) head: clear-eyed school runs, reduced anxiety, increased focus, better

Find fun distractions I printed some of the many photos on my phone to create albums, and my children’s faces when they saw them were a picture, too. Better than a year’s worth of G&Ts.

Do the maths Two bottles of wine a week at £7 each adds up to an incredible £728 a year. And that’s without the money you spend on nights out. Put the cash aside and watch it mount up – then have some fun deciding what you’re going to spend it on instead… Follow Kirstin on Instagram @kirstinchaplin Next month Just say no: how to handle friends who insist it’s OK to ‘have just the one’. ASDA MAGAZINE | 73


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WIN THE WAR ON WASTE If Christmas has left your recycling bin full, make 2020 the year you cut down. Our new columnist, waste educator Lindsay Miles, has plenty of savvy tips January is a great time to begin new habits. If you feel like you can’t see your living room floor for all the new ‘essentials’ you acquired during the festive season, a lower-waste lifestyle might be exactly what you need. I began reducing my waste in 2012, after taking a challenge to give up single-use plastic for a month. Until then, I thought a full (OK, overflowing) recycling bin was a good thing – it hadn’t occurred to me that I should be recycling less, not more. For all its benefits, recycling means more trucks

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on the road and increased emissions. I thought giving up plastic would be easy but, when I took steps to cut down, I was shocked at how much of it I used each day. However, I also saw opportunities to make simple swaps. I realised that while recycling is better than not recycling, there was so much more I could do before I got to that stage. Like what, you ask? Well, refusing stuff I didn’t need, reusing items if possible, rethinking regular purchases to swap with lower-waste alternatives, and

recycling what was left. In other words, the Four Rs. Big changes are just lots of small changes added together – here are a few ideas to help you start making a difference. Hacks and tricks for plastic-free living ● Look in your kitchen or bathroom for one product you could swap for less packaging. Think unwrapped fruit, or bar soap instead of shower gel. ● Take a packed lunch to work. Make extra dinner the night before and pack your leftovers. It means fewer sandwich packets in the bin (and it may save you money, too). ● Rather than grabbing takeaway coffee, invest in a reusable cup, or choose to drink-in. Coffee really does taste better without the plastic. ● Invest in strong woven or jute bags for your big shop, and always carry a cloth tote or other bag for impromptu shopping trips.


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GOOD DEED FEED THIS MONTH

How social media helped to reunite one little girl with her favourite toy…

WHO: S KY L A P OW E L L , 5 WHAT: LO ST D O L LY A L E R T ! WHERE: A S DA , M E R T H Y R T Y D F I L When colleagues at Asda Merthyr opticians and frozen aisle (of Tydfil discovered five-year-old Skyla’s course!), then posted them on the favourite doll, Anna from Disney’s store’s Facebook page. ‘I hated to Frozen, had been left in their store, think of a child being without their they set out on a mission to return toy and I thought the pics would the toy to her rightful owner. raise awareness,’ says Sarah. Community champion Within five hours, Skyla’s Sarah Williams and What have mum Jessica saw Anna her team took fun online and hotfooted it you done photos of Anna to the store. ‘Skyla’s today that’s having a ‘tour of over the moon to get made you feel good? the store’, wearing her doll back as she a name badge, takes it everywhere,’ We’d love to hear about checking out the says Jessica. ‘I can’t it! See p3 for how to toys, fish counter, thank Sarah enough.’ get in touch

Project Velma reconnects with friendly connect faces on a birthday trip to Asda When Velma Rollason’s care home told colleagues in our Bearsden store how much she would love to ‘see her friends at Asda’, June Kennedy, the store’s community champion, helped organise a visit for Velma’s 88th birthday. ‘Velma

used to be a regular,’ says June. ‘She’d come in at 10am and still be here at 3pm! We all love her.’ Velma got the VIP treatment, with tea and cake in the café. ‘We made a real fuss of her and were so happy to see she was doing so well,’ says June.

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THINGS YOU ONLY KNOW IF… You have depression Writer Fiona Thomas, 33, was first diagnosed with depression in 2012. She lives in Birmingham with husband Joe resolutions aren’t alwayS A good idea My moods can be unpredictable over the festive season, and with that comes low self-esteem. This is amplified by the social pressure to make big lifestyle changes in January. For me, that’s not a healthy approach. Instead of focusing on cutting things out, I try to be kind to myself and prioritise activities that make me smile, such as reading, walking and listening to podcasts. Sometimes there’s no reason for it I spent years trying to pinpoint the exact reason I had a mental breakdown in my mid-twenties. I had a great job, loving partner and a home. It didn’t make sense, but that’s the nature of mental illness. I’m aware of some of my triggers (e.g. alcohol, stress), but sometimes I just wake up depressed for no reason. In those moments I simply focus on managing the symptoms.

It feels like an inconvenience My depression seems to wait in the wings and rear its ugly head at times when I should be feeling on top of the world. For example, I had a relapse after my debut book was released and I tend to get more depressed around Christmas time. That’s particularly hard because there are lots of social occasions to attend and people think you’re a total grinch if you’re feeling too depressed to join in with the festivities. The small wins really matter It’s the little things that most people take in their stride that those of us with depression can’t seem to face. Some days all I can manage is a shower and fresh pyjamas before crawling back to bed, but I always acknowledge these tiny triumphs, because they feel like climbing a mountain when I’m at my worst.

Savour moments of happiness ‘Think of a time you felt happy and write down what you were wearing, what the weather was like and any smells or sounds that made the moment joyous. Research shows that savouring positive experiences can boost positive emotions, build resilience and improve general well-being. Also, make your own self-care box packed with things to help you ride out the bad days. You could fill it with photographs, a bath bomb, knitting, craft supplies, soothing music or clean pyjamas. Old birthday cards or letters from friends and family will remind you that you are loved.’

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REASONS TO…

Feel the fear & do it anyway

We make new resolutions in good faith, but often fear of change can hold us back. Embrace the jitters, says Jo Usmar, wellness expert and author, because...

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Fear opens doors We often get caught on the same path – one that is familiar and safe but that also means we don’t experience new things or grow. ‘Fear can trick you into thinking you’re stuck,’ says Jo. ‘Stepping outside your normal routine snaps you out of autopilot. Creating change, such as going somewhere new for lunch, or thinking bigger, such as applying for a job, is invigorating; it makes you realise that you do have control over your life.’

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Fear can make you kinder to yourself Thoughts such as, ‘I can’t cope’, or ‘This will be a disaster’ can have a ricochet effect, dictating what you then choose to do. ‘These are thoughts, not facts, and often have no basis in reality,’ says Jo. Facing your fears lets you challenge these and question whether they are really true. Have you handled anything like it before? This approach will make you see how often you beat yourself up, and force you to be fairer to yourself.

creating change is invigorating; it makes you realise that you do have control over your life

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Working through fear builds confidence We often find that doing something that scared us wasn’t as bad as we had anticipated. ‘Fear is a part of being human, but we often overestimate the danger and underestimate our ability to cope,’ says Jo. ‘Ask yourself, what’s realistically the worst that could happen, and how you’d react if it did. Pushing through the fear once gives you the confidence to know that even if it doesn’t work out, you have the ability to handle it.’

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Fear can push you to succeed Doing something new can be daunting, but you can come to enjoy your response to the fear. ‘If you trust you aren’t in actual danger, the rush of adrenaline can be thrilling,’ says Jo. ‘It’s what people mean when they say they’re “buzzing” and why they go on rollercoasters or play extreme sports. If you’re about to go on stage, for instance, the rush can give you a sense of power and accomplishment when what you’ve faced is over.’

Doing anything new can be daunting, so try… FOCUSing ON A FINGERNAIL When we’re anxious, our minds can spiral out of control. If it all becomes too much, try staring at your fingernail for five minutes. Concentrate on every little ridge or white fleck on the nail, even the semicircle of your cuticle. Focusing on something else gives your mind a break and can help to leave you refreshed to concentrate on the task at hand. LIGHTing A CANDLE Essential oils or scented candles can help to reduce feelings of stress and anxiety, which helps us lead happier, more balanced lives. So if you’re feeling overwhelmed, schedule time out for a little aromatherapy. Try lavender, jasmine or vetiver scents, which are thought to help relieve fear and emotional stress.

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Illustration: Linzie Hunter. Thanks to: jousmar.com

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Challenge accepted… This month Hip hop yoga at FlY ldn Asda content manager Sarah Thom tried a Candlelit Hip Hop Yoga class in London. But how did this former boxer and keen runner handle the slower pace?

I needn’t have worried. This was Candlelit Hip Hop Yoga, a fast-paced, more dynamic form, but without any of the complex positions. It felt totally right that it was Biggie booming from the sound system as I took my place in the state-of-the-art studio. I love hip hop, so already I felt at home. We warmed up with basic poses, such as Warrior 2 and high lunges, while moving to the beat of the music. Then came the ‘free movement’ part, with Emily, the instructor, encouraging 78 | ASDA MAGAZINE

us to combine dynamic yoga poses with free, rolling, intuitive dance movements. I felt really liberated – plus it got the blood flowing! It was also useful to time my breathing to the beat of the music. Emily was so attentive; she made sure I practised safely and that I didn’t try to push myself too far, too soon.

in the moment The playlist only got better, with tracks by Busta Rhymes, Sisqo, Lil Kim, and Beyoncé ft JAY Z. I managed to keep up with the flow and started to feel a real sense of achievement. It was good to push past my comfort zone and try something new. I didn’t sweat like I used to in boxing classes, but it was still harder work than I expected. It was great for mental wellbeing,

Sarah, right, with instructor Emily

too. I was totally in the moment, with no thought for anything other than moving my body to achieve the right degree of bendiness. satisfaction I left the class glowing, with a real sense of satisfaction. I’ll be looking for something similar closer to my home in York, so I can mix up my fitness routine. I have arthritis in my feet which will require surgery soon, so it’s great to know there’s a less demanding fitness option I can undertake as I recover. I’m sure, too, that I’ll rely on yoga to restore my emotional wellbeing. I’m hooked!’

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Sarah says: ‘As a yoga newbie, I felt a little nervous as I stepped into the studio. It seemed warm and welcoming, with low lights and a huge screen showing flickering candles for a truly immersive feel. But was I about to be twisted like a pretzel, never to be untangled?

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style

Put your best foot forward with stylish athleisure, fashion tips from Love Island’s Kaz and Theo, plus cool kids’ activewear from George

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Lo ve I s l a n d s t a r s K a z C r o s s l e y a n d T h e o C a m p b e l l t a l k t r a i n i n g , their goals for 2020 and the new George activewear range Make-up artist Kaz, 25, came third in Love Island 2018, while British sprinter Theo, 28, appeared in the 2017 series. The duo began dating in spring 2019 and bonded over their love of exercise. We asked them to put the new George activewear range through its paces…

Words: Rebecca Shepherd

What do you look for when it comes to sportswear? Kaz: First off, a supportive sports bra and some good trainers. For me, exercise kit should be comfortable and made from good-quality material, because if you feel good, you train harder. Theo: I’m a big fan of loose-fitting trousers and shorts, lightweight tops and cotton T-shirts, as I get really hot when I train. What are your favourite pieces from the latest George collection? Kaz: I love my gym leggings. They hug in all the right places and fit really well, with a thick, high waistband that stays up. I love the funky prints, too – there’s a range of colours to complement any skin tone. Plus, they’re 82 | GEORGE.COM

versatile enough to wear to any kind of fitness class. Theo: The tracksuit bottoms and the long black top are my favourites. I prefer dark colours, but I like the white T-shirt and shorts to train in. It’s great that the sizing is so diverse, and the fit is brilliant. I’m 6ft 5ins tall, yet the stretch is spot-on, with no sagging. The material is strong and durable, too. What’s your advice for someone starting a fitness challenge? Kaz: Think about your goal. When training feels hard, as it often does, remember what you want to achieve. Theo: The first step is the hardest – after that, it gets easier. Get that first session done to realise it’s not that scary and you’ll only get better from there. And make the reason you’re doing it bigger than your excuse! What’s your favourite form of exercise? Theo: Deadlifts. You don’t enjoy them at the time but they’re a full-body workout! Kaz: I like high-intensity classes and pushing myself with super-tough workouts that make me sweat.

What are your goals for this year? Kaz: To become better at Thai boxing. I’m confident in pad work but I’ve not mastered sparring yet. Theo: Exercise-wise, getting back to peak fitness – we’re talking Olympic standard. And your motto for 2020? Theo: Don’t let your dreams be dreams – make them a reality! I follow Eric James, a fantastic motivational speaker. He puts all the emotions and feelings you have into words so you can start to make sense of them. Kaz: Theo could talk about motivational speakers for hours! He’s always watching them on YouTube. Share a tip on how to nail your workout… Theo: When you get home from work, get straight into your sports gear – dressing ready for the gym makes it more likely that you’ll go. Then, when you train, treat every rep like it’s your last. Make every set count and don’t hold back! Kaz: If you look good and feel comfortable when you exercise, you’ll feel more confident.

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STYLE SPORTS MATCH Kaz says: ‘I love the funky leggings and matching crop tops. I go for colour and matchy stuff because they’re fashionable and you look well put together.’

Crop top, XS-XL, £8

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Long-sleeved top, S-XXXXL, £12.50; shorts, S-XXXXL, £10

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3 ways to weaR G o t s o m e t h i n g t o s a y? S h o u t i t l o u d a n d p r o u d w i t h t h i s cool tee teamed with style solutions from George Ace athleisure We’re calling it – a slogan tee will be the hardest-working item in your wardrobe this season. Not only does it go with everything, it’s also an effortless way to nail the sportswear-meets-streetwear trend that is athleisure. Team with leggings or cargo pants, a sporty holdall, and a sweatshirt draped around your shoulders.

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Get up and go!

Planning yoga for your downtime? Or just heading out for a coffee? Whatever’s on your to-do list, combine fashion with function by pairing your tee with high-waisted shorts. Keep chilly winter weather at bay with a quilted coat, then dial up the luxe loungewear edge with a pair of cool and comfy metallic kicks. Easy…

All hail the tracksuit! Remember, trackie tops and bottoms aren’t only for lazy days lounging at home. Try knotting your tee at the waist, then pair with pink joggers. Add white trainers and a cap (just the job for a bad-hair day!), plus a matching zipped top for an out-and-about look that’s anything but ordinary. Mixx JX1 Headphones, was £20, now £18**

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STYLE

How to wear Athleisure Influencer Amy Lane, digital editor at Women’s Health, explains how she rocks this hybrid trend ‘Athleisure’ has become a really useful term in our everyday fashion lexicon. I use it to describe outfits you can wear for either burpees or brunch. It’s the no-brainer way to dress when running late is your cardio workout! Athleisure streamlines my day. I need to dress for fast changing room turnarounds and reporting health news on the fly, so I sport comfy leisurewear in and out of the office. The key is layers. An oversized jacket is great for covering up crop tops – the kind of fitness attire that colleagues really don’t need to see… I choose styles that can be worn a number of ways. Leisurewear is just so versatile – leggings are my new ‘great pair of jeans’.

Easy-style colours such as camel and black are real stars, too – you’re less likely to spot me in loud prints! My clothes need to reflect my lifestyle. Styled right, athleisure puts a spring in my step. I like that it’s both comfy and chic, and allows me to move the way I want. The basis of any athleisure wardrobe is well-fitting bottoms that pass the squat test. No one wants to bare their behind when bending down! Go for dark shades that are easy to style and trainers with catwalk looks – colour-blocking will make you feel more dressed up. My final essential is a lightweight statement jacket that will protect you from the elements, let you move freely and have the fashion appeal of streetwear.

‘It’s the no-brainer way to dress when running late is your workout’

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MATCH POINT Words: Rebecca Shepherd

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SLOGAN MANIA Let them make a statement this season, with upbeat slogans emblazoned on jumpers, long-sleeve tees and sweatshirts. This is the wardrobe boost every new year should start with!

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Vit power

Cheer up winter skin with our radiance-boosting vitamin C serum

Words: Samantha Wood. Photograph: Getty Images

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inter weather plus stuffy central heating equals dry, lacklustre skin. But now you can get a hydration hit with this dermatologically tested serum. Infused with vitamin C plus açai berry and papaya extracts, it moisturises to help leave your skin looking radiant. Just the thing until spring! Asda Brightening Vitamin C Radiance Boosting Serum, £2.50 (50ml; £5/100ml); Asda Brightening Vitamin C Glow Boosting Gel Mask, £2.50 (100ml); Asda Brightening Vitamin C Microdermabrasion Scrub, £2.50 (100ml); Asda Vitamin C Facial Gel Cleanser, £2.50 (150ml; £1.67/100ml)

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GLASS ACT Fusing modern design with vintage inspo, this retro-look glasswear from George Home is just the thing to get Ginuary off to a flying start!

Glasses*, ÂŁ6 each (2-pack)

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‘Learning to love your body could save your life’ It took a breast cancer diagnosis for Jane Allen, 53, to feel comfortable in her skin. Here, she shares her story

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hen I was diagnosed with breast cancer at 41 I was told my best chance of making a full recovery was to have my entire left boob removed. I was prepared for it to have a devastating effect on my self-esteem, as I’ve never been overly confident about my body. In particular, I worried that it might affect my love life. Ironically, I’d been single for ages but had recently met James, then 34, the frontman in a band. He saw me in the crowd at the pub he was playing in, and later that evening we got chatting. We just clicked and, after a few dates, decided we wanted to take our relationship to the next level, just as I got the diagnosis. I’d found a lump, shaped like a Twiglet, in my breast, having noticed it when I was

fastening my bra. I thought it might be hormonal, but a trip to the doctor and then hospital showed otherwise. It was triple-negative breast cancer, a rare type that doesn’t have any of the cell receptors commonly found in breast cancer. This means that it’s less responsive to hormone therapy and therefore harder to treat.

Taking action My first thought was that I would do whatever it took to get rid of the cancer. I was still young, and had so much to live for. But the idea of having my breast removed was devastating. What if James didn’t fancy me any more? I told him we should call off the relationship. I didn’t know what the outcome of my treatment would be, or how he’d feel about me afterwards, and wanted to

‘James shaved my head for me – we were bald together!’

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save us both from awkward conversations. But he took my hands in his and said he wasn’t going anywhere. Accepting your body and all its perceived flaws can be difficult at the best of times, but doing so when losing both your hair and a breast is beyond tough. However, James stuck to his word and was by my side throughout. When my hair fell out due to chemo, he even shaved my head for me. We were bald together! After the operation to remove my breast, I couldn’t bring myself to look in the mirror for weeks. But James was patient and kept reassuring me. He’d take me to the local pool when it was quiet, so I could get used to my swimming prosthetic and the way it looked in a costume. I huddled behind him so no one could see me, but he told me time and again I had nothing to hide. Then, one day, I thought, “It’s time to face this.” James told me I looked

Looking good! Jane on holiday

With her number one supporter, hubby James

Jane during chemo


COMMUNITY PROJECT BODY LOVE: JANE’S TOP TIPS TALK ABOUT IT ‘Being honest about your body can be hard, but sharing these thoughts can help you and others. I confided in a hairdresser about how I was feeling when my hair started growing back differently. Not only did she look after me with treatments that made me feel better, she’s now confident to help others in similar situations.’

STRIKE A POSE ‘After my operation, a friend did a photoshoot for me. They were just pictures of me in jeans and a T-shirt but they really helped me feel normal, which boosted my confidence. Now, I’d feel confident enough to have a semi-naked shot, showing off my scar. It’s empowering.’

SHIFT YOUR FOCUS ‘Rather than seeing my body in terms of the way it looked, I tried to consider what it could do – my talents, strengths and the tough time it had got me through. This simple shift in perspective helped me to be proud of my body and appreciate it.’

As told to: Samantha Wood

Wearing her dream dress on her wedding day

completely normal and that nobody could tell I had a false breast – and I knew he would never lie to me. I stood in front of the mirror, naked, and took it all in. I didn’t want there to be any shame or awkwardness around my body. I had two grandchildren by now and didn’t want to transfer any negative thoughts about my body to them, or to have them feel frightened if they saw my scar. I took a deep breath and started to really embrace it – and to the

ring, and it was everything I could have wished for. Finding a wedding For info dress was tricky; many about our Tickled were strapless, and I Pink campaign, plus just assumed I’d never guidance on checking be able to make the your breasts, go to ASDA.com/ look work with one tickled-pink real boob and one fake. Breast reconstruction had children, it has never been a priority for always been a completely me, as I hadn’t wanted to normal part of me. When undergo any surgery other we pack a bag to go to the than what was needed to pool, my grandson will even remove the cancer. ask me, “Nana, have you got However, my wedding your swimming boobie?” dress dream came true when I found a lady who Positivity adapted a strapless bridal After five years, I no bra for me by making a longer needed an annual pocket and stuffing it with check-up. And the good teddy bear fluff! It worked news didn’t stop there. perfectly, and everyone was After just over six years so surprised when I walked together, James asked me down the aisle without thick to marry him. He proposed straps, especially James. with a beautiful vintage It was a special moment.

It’s been a long journey learning to accept and love my body as it is now, but I’ve tried to face it all with positivity, honesty and humour. Sometimes, in my Zumba class I’ll end up with my fake boob under my chin, but I just tuck it back in and carry on. James jokes that he’s known me for longer with one boob than two, so it’s just “me” to him. I wish women could be kinder to themselves and accept what they have right now – you never know when it could all change. I’m an ambassador for Breast Cancer UK and what we tell women is this: don’t fear your body, get familiar with it, so you know what’s normal for you. And get comfortable enough to check your breasts regularly. It could save your life.’ ASDA GOOD MAGAZINE LIVING | 97


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‘I’ve always wanted to take care of myself’ Radio presenter, fitness author and actor Gemma Atkinson, 34, lives in Manchester with Strictly pro dancer Gorka Marquez and their six-month-old daughter, Mia What’s the best thing about being a mum? You look at everything through a new pair of eyes. In the mornings, we stand at the window and look at the birds together and I feel like a child again.

Interview: Samantha Wood. Photograph: Getty Images

And the most challenging? The constant worry about whether you’re doing things ‘right’. One parent’s way of doing things will be different to another, but the mum guilt is constant. How did you prepare for pregnancy? I did a lot of yoga and meditation and people say that might be why Mia is so chilled out! I have been to yoga retreats in the past and our house is full of Buddhas and candles, so I definitely like the ‘Zen’ vibe. What is your weekly fitness regime like? On Tuesdays and Fridays my mum sits with Mia and I train with my PT for 45 minutes. On the other days, I’ll use my bike or do a HIIT (high-intensity interval training) session at home. 98 | ASDA MAGAZINE

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Make time for exercise For me, exercise is like medicine or therapy: stick your headphones on and do your thing. Get outdoors There’s nothing better than walking. I love getting outdoors with the pram and my dogs. Get off social media On the days I don’t check my phone I’ll think, that’s why I’m in a good mood! Avoiding things on social media makes a big difference. See good people Surrounding myself with the people who have my best interests at heart is key for me. Have 10 minutes alone A salt scrub in the bath on my own for just a few minutes is heaven.

Right, Gemma with her baby daughter Mia and, below right, cosying up to her Strictly dancer boyfriend, Gorka Marquez How has your attitude to health and fitness changed over the years? I’ve always been really interested in what the human body is capable of. It’s never been about wanting to be a certain size or fit into a pair of jeans. I lost my dad when I was 17. He was so healthy, yet still had a heart attack, so I’ve always wanted to take care of myself. Even more so now I’m a mum. What does Gorka like to cook? He makes an amazing paella. I don’t eat meat or fish, so he does one for my mum with prawns and octopus and one with vegetables just for me.

Your food weakness? Well, I’m from up North so I love a chippy tea – chips and gravy with a big piece of white bread and Lurpak. Perfection. If I could have that every night, I would. Hear Gemma on Hits Radio, weekdays at 4pm


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