Nutrition and Hydration Week is all about eating and drinking in a healthy way to keep our minds and bodies in good order so that we can enjoy our lives.
Here is a link to the web site for all the free downloads and resources.
When it comes to hydration water is king and top of the list of things to drink, here is a good list;
WATER best drink as much as possible
MILK good at least once per day
FRUYIT JUICE only once a day and not a lot
SUGAR FREE DRINKS not often
TEA AND COFFEE not often
SUGARY DRINKS never
ENERGY DRINKS never, never
To get people interested in this important week they are celebrating with a big event on 14th March
WORLDWIDE AFTERNOON TEA
Afternoon tea is a very British tradition where we eat small sandwiches, scones, pastries and little cakes.
Why not hold an Afternoon Tea to raise awareness this year.
Here is a simple recipe for Scones to get you going.
- 225g self raising flour
- 1 tbsp caster sugar
- pinch of salt
- 90g chilled butter diced
- 1 egg
- 50ml milk
Preheat oven to 200C/400F/Gas6 and line a baking tray
Sift the flour, sugar and salt into a large bowl and then use your fingertips to rub in the butter till you have something that looks like breadcrumbs
Make a little well in the middle of the bowl
In a small bowl mix the egg with the milk and then pour this into the well you have made in the big bowl
stir everything together
Tip out on to a floured surface and knead just once or twice then roll out to 2-3cm thick
Cut out rounds to make the scones and put these on the baking tray
Brush with a little extra milk to glaze the tops
Bake for approximately 12 minutes till golden
Cool on a wire rack
This recipe makes 10 scones.
Serve with cream and jam.
Check out our Pinterest Board for lots of fabulous afternoon tea recipes ideas.