New cookbook aimed at over 55s out this month

Author of twenty-three cookery books and member of the Guild of Food Writers Beverley Jarvis will release ‘Eat Well to Age Well: Recipes for health and happiness’ this month.

It contains over 75 delicious recipes to inspire former BBC presenter Beverley’s super-ager peers to create meals that include all the nutrients that are increasingly needed as we get older and to cook whole foods from scratch quickly and easily ensuring meals are enjoyable but never a chore.

Beverley’s guiding principles, developed through her ongoing work with the organisation U3A (University of The Third Age) ensure the dishes take no more than 35 minutes to prepare and cook, using the short-cuts provided these don’t compromise nutritional quality.

Beverly has included tips to make cooking less physically demanding. The recipes use fresh, health-enhancing ingredients.

With most recipes being for two people, this is the perfect book for empty-nesters and those who have recently retired. The book is completed with some dinner party recipes which take longer to prepare and cook but are well worth the wait. She has written a beautifully illustrated cookbook for all the young-at-heart over 55s.

Always enthusiastic about healthy eating, she loves chatting with people about food, and helping them, where possible, to unravel facts on both nutrition and cookery.

She started to teach cookery at evening classes, almost as soon as leaving cookery college-aged 21, and having pursued a varied working life in home economics, she continues regularly to write and to teach cookery to small groups in her own home, though this has of course been interrupted during the pandemic.

Beverley starts the book with some key facts about age-enhancing foods and how they can counteract the health problems associated with getting older. The major component of the book is then the recipes, which include light meals, main meals, microwave meals and delicious desserts. Many of the recipes can be bulk cooked and turned into frozen ready-meals. This will save money, reduce packaging, help the environment, and be nutritionally superior. When life is busy, simply open your freezer and select a homemade ready meal of your choice.