How much fibre do we need?
The latest guidelines for the general population, recommend that adults should be eating around 30g of fibre each day, currently, we are only eating on average 18g per day.
For children the recommended average amounts per day are:
- 2-5 years 15g
- 5-11 years 20g
- 11-16 years 25g
Seasonal food of the week
This week my seasonal food of focus is celeriac. An often overlooked vegetable, whether for the way it looks of a lack of ideas of what to do with it.
Celeriac is actually the edible root of a type of celery, so it has a similar smell and taste. Its a source of vitamins K, C and B6 and is a very versatile vegetable, used in much the same way as turnip or potato.
The simplest way is to peel it then cut into chunks to be steamed or roasted and made into wedges or a mash.
It can also be paired with other root veg, such as potatoes or carrots as part of a gratin recipe such as the one in our recipe section below.
Carrot and celeriac recipe