Jamie Oliver's Everyday Super Food diet: 3 taster recipes

Last year, as his 40th birthday loomed, Jamie Oliver went on a personal journey "through the world of health and nutrition" which saw him shed two stone after introducing more superfoods such as chia seeds, avocado, nuts and quinoa into his diet, and the popular celebrity chef is currently sharing his secrets to healthy eating with Jamie's Super Food on Channel 4.


Click photo for the recipe for tasty fish tacos

The six-part series sees him travel to the healthiest places on the planet – Costa Rica, Okinawa in Japan and the Greek island of Ikaria, which has the "most centenarians in the world" – to discover their secrets to long life.

The Essex-raised chef has also penned a beautiful tie-in cookbook that's packed full of nutritional recipes, that, he says, "will inspire and empower you to live the healthiest, happiest, most productive life you can".

This grilled corn and quinoa salad contains mango, feta, herbs and tomatoes

Containing healthy recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Jamie's latest kitchen tome called Everyday Super Food is a guide to a healthier lifestyle, à la Jamie. It's a culmination of his foodie findings together with advice from nutrition experts including doctors, scientists and professors; he even studied for a nutrition diploma on his quest to find food to "feed, fuel, fix and nourish" the body.

Expect to find the likes of Asian crispy beef with brown rice noodles, and "loadsa salad", muffins made with sweet potato, "happiness pasta" with wholewheat fusilli, omelettes with spinach and rye bread, and pancakes with wholemeal flour and vitamin-packed berries.

Jamie's skinny carbonara is made with crushed peas, bacon, fat-free yoghurt and wholewheat spaghetti

Healthy chicken caesar salad is made with raw cauliflower, which provides twice as much vitamin B6 and three times as much potassium as when it's cooked and "skinny carbonara" promises to be as tasty as the classic recipe with wholewheat spaghetti, blitzed peas, flaked almonds, basil, Parmesan, fat-free natural yoghurt, one rasher of streaky bacon, an egg and a lemon.

As well as bursting with delicious, healthy recipes, Everyday Super Food provides helpful information on cleaner living, including Jamie's balanced plate philosophy – a plate ought to be made up of one-third vegetables and fruit, one-third starchy carbs, one-sixth protein, one-sixth dairy and a small amount of fat/sugar-high foods.

Everyday Super Food by Jamie Oliver shares recipes for healthy living

Worried about healthy eating breaking the bank? Don't be. According to Jamie’s team, meal portions cost £2.50 at 2015 prices from the supermarket, local butchers and fishmongers.

Everyday Super Food by Jamie Oliver is published by Penguin Random House
ⓒ Jamie Oliver Enterprises Limited (2015 Everyday Super Food) Photographer: Jamie Oliver

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