Families convert to the easy freezy way of cooking

TASTY Healthy Pompey's Andrea Wright introduces Nicola Hankin and her daughter Jenny to tasty food prepared as part of the Easy Freezy campaign.    Picture: Ian Hargreaves (110742-1)

TASTY Healthy Pompey's Andrea Wright introduces Nicola Hankin and her daughter Jenny to tasty food prepared as part of the Easy Freezy campaign. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (110742-1)

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MUM Nicola Hankin is keen to adopt the ‘easy freezy’ way of life.

Along with her daughter Jenny, 15, she attended a community event to find out more about the campaign to get people cooking their own healthy meals to freeze and have another day.

And she picked up lots of tips and recipes to help make meal times healthier and easier.

Mrs Hankin, from Cosham, said of the Easy Freezy campaign: ‘This really appeals to us. It shows how easy it is to make your own meals and freeze them.

‘We make our own dinners anyway and do occasionally freeze meals but we’d like to do it more because we’ve got a big family and it makes sense to make big batches and then have enough to have for another meal.

‘There’s some good recipes to try too. Jenny’s vegetarian but we can adapt them and just use Quorn instead.’

Healthy Pompey arranged the Easy Freezy event at Paulsgrove Community Centre to show parents how easy it is to make their own healthy ready meals.

Dozens of families enjoyed tasters, and many came away saying they would be ditching unhealthy supermarket frozen meals and making their own from now on.

Marie Honess, 38, of Brixworth Close, Paulsgrove, went to the event with her seven-year-old daughter Kelly Leeson. She said: ‘I’ve learnt lots by coming here.

‘I cook home-cooked meals anyway but don’t freeze them. I’d never thought about it before but it makes lots of sense to cook batches of food and then be able to have some another day.

‘I’ve taken a copy of all the recipes. I’m really looking forward to trying them.’

The Healthy Pompey team will be holding another event at Paulsgrove Community Centre on Tuesday, March 8, Pancake Day, from 3pm to 4.30pm.

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