Food Glorious Food

Clean eating, mindful eating, vegan, vegetarian, probiotics, prebiotics, fermented food, dairy free, gluten intolerance, protein-rich, plant-based proteins, mycoprotein….. Aaaahhhhhhhhh what to eat? It’s enough to put you off your food!

We’ve seen a great deal of change to nutrition over recent years with more trends and research hitting the headlines almost daily. We seem to have an endless appetite for food blogs, books, TV programs and pop-up restaurants which have never been so popular. And why not? After all, we know that one key way to help achieve a healthy body and mind is through what we put in our mouths.

Despite the range of healthy and accessible foods available, at the other end of the spectrum is fast food and junk food. We’re bombarded with cheap fast food ‘Drive thrus’ and ‘food on the run’ takeaway meal deals. You’d never see a French adult getting a takeaway lunch pack!  Instead, they take their time to sit down to eat together in nearby cafes and restaurants. 41% of Brits eat at their desks….myself included….and I’m sure the French would frown at the thought!

In the UK, we spend on average £30 million a year on fast food takeaways and spend less time than we used to eating together as a family. In the USA, Americans eat one in every five meals in their car, one in four Americans eat at least one fast food meal every single day.

With summer just around the corner, perhaps now is a good time to asses all our eating habits and start to include a greater number of fruit and veg. A well-balanced diet provides the right vitamins, minerals and nutrients to keep the body and mind strong and healthy which is why our team of chefs at China Fleet work hard to ensure our menu provides lots of opportunities to eat a wide range of foods.

As well as tasty treats, our new menu features vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and low-calorie choices. Personally, I’m tempted by the new poached eggs and Avocado for breakfast….or the new Katsu Chicken Curry for lunch….or the Mediterranean Vegetable Gnocchi for dinner ….decisions, decisions!

See you next week & see you at the Club soon,


On the Devon and Cornwall border on the banks of the River Tamar, China Fleet Country Club is one of the South West’s leading country clubs and hotel. With award winning golf, spa, beauty, gym, exercise classes, 4 star accommodation, bistro & brasserie and events, the Club is set in 180 acres near Plymouth. Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, Trip Advisor Green Leaders Gold Level & South West Green Tourism Silver Awards & SW Wedding Venue of the Year Award 2019