Food, Nutrition and Healthy Eating from Oakhouse Foods

  • National Curry Week

    874_4Curry, curry, curry - it's one of those pick me up dinners when you fancy something satisfying and full of flavour. Although curries may not have originated from the UK, they have certainly become a huge part of our culture. Perhaps we wouldn't have had the 'flavour experience' of different cultural food including curry we do now if it wasn't for the Great British Empire spanning from the Caribbean to the Indian Ocean. Maybe we wouldn't of had the vast range of consumable diversity that we take for granted today!

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  • Malnutrition Awareness in the UK

    fm101-cottpie-webThis is a large, mainly unspoken about topic; it is estimated that it affects 1 in 10 people over the age of 65 in the UK.

    Malnutrition defines both under and over eating, however the majority of cases in older generations is the former. This is commonly due to being too tired, not being able to go and get shopping, or having no interested in food in general. Continue reading

  • Oakhouse Foods - Supporting Age UKWe are delighted to announce that Oakhouse Foods is supporting Age UK to help older people

    Age UK is an amazing charity who are there for older people when they need someone one to turn to.

    driverHere at Oakhouse Foods, we’re not only committed to providing high quality meals, but also a fantastic service. Our drivers often play an important role in their customers' lives, whether it’s just seeing a friendly face once a week or stopping for a cuppa and a chat, they can really make a difference. Continue reading

  • Microwave myths and frozen food falsehoods: Ready meals explained

    Sometimes it’s difficult to keep track of the latest healthy eating trends. Microwave meals and frozen food are two topics that get raised time and time again, often with a lot of incorrect information. We’ve pulled together the six most common statements we hear about microwave and frozen food and the truth behind them.

    1. Frozen Food is Less Healthy Than Fresh or Tinned Food. True or False?

    False: Freezing is a modern and safe way of preserving, keeping the flavour and the freshness of vegetables whilst retaining nutrients. Freezing is a natural preservation process that doesn’t need chemicals. Some scientific studies have shown that frozen food can contain more nutrients than the food you buy fresh. This is because fresh vegetables might have been harvested days before arriving in the supermarket and then stood for a few more days on the shelf before being purchased and then sat in a fridge at home before being cooked. Continue reading

  • Mini meals with maximum flavour

    mini-chicken-and-mushroom-hotpotWhether we’ve been feeling under the weather or simply felt the effects of the summer’s heatwave, it’s not unusual to find our appetites shrinking. But that doesn’t mean we don’t still crave our favourite, hearty dishes. That’s where our Mini Meals come in. 

    Why we lose our appetite

    Feeling hunger pangs lessen with each passing birthday? You’re not the only one. Many of us find medical or dental treatments can dull our sense of taste and smell. Less physical exercise, especially in warmer weather, often leaves us feeling less peckish than usual. Continue reading