Food to Help you Love Yourself!

Working during a pandemic has been an interesting experience, bringing a whole new set of challenges.  Linving with lockdown has kept us confined indoors, zooming, designing, looking at screens far longer than we should. Along came a chance to try out some healthy, lovingly-prepared top chef food made using the freshest seasonal ingredients and have it delivered to our door, so we jumped at the chance to review.  

Love Yourself deliver a variety of calorie-controlled weekly diet packages which include five meals per day, for five days a week. You can even track your diet with each meal by syncing into the MyFitnessPal app to keep in track of nutritional goals and progress.  

Menus are changed on a weekly basis and there are numerous choices including gluten-free, vegetarian, ketogenic or muscle gain, with daily calorie intake options ranging from 1200-2500.  The freshly cooked meal sets are scientifically balanced throughout, guaranteeing your dietary requirements are met so you can achieve your goals.


The idea behind Love Yourself began after Head Chef Michal finished cookery school and started working with some of the most dedicated and passionate chefs. Michal began to experiment with new flavours and recipes and used his years of experience in the restaurant industry to reach out to those with busy personal and work lives, who don’t always have the time to spend in the kitchen, but want to eat healthy, quality food.



You can heat up your meals in the microwave (instructions are on the packaging) or simply enjoy cold.  


This Quinoa Baharat (below) with flavoursome broad beans had nice textures with a crunch of sunflower seeds, with original flavours, a delicious dressing and a spice mix.  It was refreshingly good as a summer's day meal. We added a squeeze of lemon to elevate the taste a bit more.


We heated up the Italian-style soup in the microwave for two minutes.  It was a warming and delicious blend of chunky vegetables with beans. 


Ingredients are locally sourced and seasonal.  To use with the My Fitness Pal app you simply scan the barcode on each meal label to add the nutritional value to your account. 



Love Yourself help you to maintain a balanced diet with the perfect amount of fresh meat, fish and vegetables, or without meat of course, if you select the veggie option. Meat substitutes such as tofu, seitan and Quorn ensure full flavour and nourishment and eliminate all animal produce from your diet, if that is what you wish for. 

Colourful food, packed with all the nutrients you require.
 

 

 

Simple Summer Pleasures

The best summer days are those where you can enjoy simple pleasures, be mindful and breathe in life. Eating outdoors has an earthy, uplifting feel which rejuvenates us. I would love to eat a Greek salad from this gorgeous Ariel bowl from the Swedish brand By On.  It bears a beautiful form with the shape of a seashell and its wavy surface exudes elegance to create a sea-inspired table setting.  


A curved end to the scallop shape makes it easy to hold.

The Ariel bowl is sculpturally beautiful too and can stand alone in a display.

Available from Nordic Nest.