Happiness is what we’re all about this summer, and there’s little that can beat a delicious meal shared with loved ones to make the soul feel all filled up. Yes, it’s summer so we’re doing the whole ‘being healthy’ thing, but for us, healthy eating is all about enjoying food. For some happiness
Since food is definitely the way to our heart here at Heart of the Lakes, we thought we’d share some of the best places to enjoy some gourmet delights here in the Lake District, from healthy snacks to indulgent treats. Pull up a chair and let’s enjoy some soul food together.
One approach to healthy eating is to ‘eat the rainbow’, which
This is a slow approach to food, leaving you more satisfied than a rushed and distracted endeavour with no thought given to what or how you are eating. And yes, this takes time and is hard to fit around a busy schedule. So your holiday is the ideal time to get rid of bad eating habits,
Eating healthily is as much about your dining habits as it is what you
You are more likely to be mindful of your food if you have cooked it yourself - something else that we have more time for on holiday. And mindful eating begins with the whole process of cooking, starting with shopping - another favourite holiday activity!
Heading to a local farmer’s market and chatting to the producer about provenance and what makes their food so special is a great way to reconnect with food.
You’ll also find a vibrant hub of foodie events, from weekly markets to the likes of Holker Hall Chilli Festival, The World’s Original Marmalade Festival and Taste Cumbria. When buying from local producers you’ll pick up tips and recipe ideas as we love a good natter here in the Lakes.
Back home, put on a relaxing playlist and dish out jobs for everyone in the kitchen so the meal becomes a joint venture. This is a
The practice of mindful eating isn’t exclusive for home cooking. The Lake District is a hotbed of culinary excellence. Sharing a meal from a top restaurant is a great way to broaden your taste buds and pick up cooking technique ideas.
The tasting menu from
Gilpin Spice, Windermere, brings the Lake District’s spice trade heritage to life in a blaze of mouth-watering delights, dished up in lots of bright colours where you really eat with all of your senses.
Eat in or dine out when staying in one of our holiday cottages in Bowness and Windermere.
We started healthily and now onto some indulgence. For diet-fans, you’ve likely heard of the 5:2 plan, made famous by George Osborne and Benedict Cumberbatch, where a few calories
There’s no guilt attached to enjoying a delicious cream scone enjoyed after a 5-mile hike, and we’d highly recommend Chesters by the River, at Skelwith Bridge just outside of Ambleside where a brisk walk along the River Brathay and back will clock up around 6,000 steps on your Fitbit. In the North Lakes, the beautiful 3.6 mile walk above Derwentwater from Surprise View to the hamlet of Watendlath provides a similar step count and an ice cream or cake at the Watendlath cafe,