Jools Oliver, is not just a pretty face, the former model more commonly know as Jamie Olivers other half. Is a published author and children’s fashion designer, Jools is a down to earth, friendly, hands on mum to her brood of four adorable children Poppy, Daisy, Petal and Buddy.
Kirsten - Hi Jools thank you so much for taking the time out to talk with me today.
With so much going on in your life how important is it to you that your children eat healthy foods?
Jools - It’s very important that our children eat healthy. I was very strict in the beginning. When I first had poppy I am not sure she even knew what a chocolate digestive was till she was about 8! I have now managed to strike what I believe is a good balance they always have to have at least 2 sorts of veg a day and always must have fruit before they have a pudding . I think they all eat brilliantly my next step is to get them eating a little bit more exotically!
Kirsten – very sensible! what’s your favourite meal, what would be your last supper?
Jools - My favourite meal is a dish with plenty of veg especially green brown rice and roasted butternut squash it’s normally my Monday night meal I am obsessed with cloves and they taste amazing cooked in the rice with plenty of natural yogurt.
Kirsten – Yum that sounds really delicious! Do you take any supplements?
Jools - I do take supplements always an omega and I have just started taking a probiotic formula as I think it’s really important to keep the digestive system in good order!!
Kirsten – You are absolutely correct 80% of your immunity is located in your gut too!! I see a lovely vegetable patch in your garden What’s your favourite vegetable?
My favourite veg is a real dark green one like cavalo nero or spinach
Yum good choices, Cavolo nero is a great source of lutein, vitamins K, A and C as well as significant amounts of manganese, copper, fibre, calcium, iron, the B vitamins and spinach Spinach is an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A (in the form of carotenoids), manganese, folate, magnesium, iron, copper, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin E, calcium, potassium, and vitamin C.
Do you eat organic food?
I do try to or the next best thing of locally produced. But our ultimate is picking it from our very own veg garden nothing on earth tastes better
I always have preferred healthy clean food as opposed to the opposite I just don’t like the taste of junk food. I do work out a lot so I am very conscious that I eat enough to sustain my energy levels to get through the day but I would love to eat less chocolate and puds but frankly that’s my only vice so why not!!!!