It's easyish to control what you eat when you prepare meals at home. But eating out has grown as a leisure activity, as a celebration for family events, as a way of eating while holding down exhausting or demanding careers. But portion sizes have grown in restaurants and fast food outlets. Since 2000 many people eat a serving of pasta that is 480 percent larger than recommended. And the average muffin exceeds the recommended size by 333 percent. Value meals and “super-sized” meals are good for business. But it goes on our tummies, our thighs, our hips and can damage our liver - the fat has to go somewhere!
- salt, cumin, chilli, coriander, garlic, mint, caraway, cayenne
- Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Put the chicken into a medium roasting tray, then rub with the harissa, oil and oregano.
- Cover with foil and roast for 5 mins, then remove the foil and add the cherry tomatoes and olives to the tray. Roast for 10 mins more until the tomato skins start to split and the chicken is cooked through. Serve with sweet potatoes - which have a lower GI than ordinary spuds.
* homemade by Richard