If you sometimes struggle to get a good night's sleep, changing what you eat can make all the difference .
A restful night can restore our bodies, recharge our minds and balance our moods, but sleep is easily affected by our daytime routines - including what we eat and when we eat it.
In Eat to Sleep, health and cookery writer Heather Thomas and nutritionist Alina Tierney share 80 delicious evening recipes, perfectly balanced for a healthy night's sleep, as well as simple advice and tips on foods to enjoy and those to avoid. Steering clear of caffeine and sugar is only part of the story. We need to be eating the right foods at the right time to keep our sleep hormones in check and to calm our bodies and minds.
Nourishing and full of flavour, these tempting recipes include easy light suppers using supermarket ingredients, like Warm Roasted Kale, Pear and Sweet Potato Salad and Chicken Quesadilla's with Papaya Salsa. There are also comforting filling meals including Greek Rice Pilaf with Lemony Greens and Creamy Salmon and Dill Potato Bake, as well as healthy treats and bakes such as Honey Roasted Figs and Nutty Banana Bread. Try the soothing drinks, including homemade Hot Chocolate with Honey, for a moment of calm before bedtime.
Eat to Sleep has all the essential ingredients for a peaceful night, so you can feel strong and energised every day. Sleep better so you can live better.
Heather Thomas (Author)
Heather Thomas is a health and cookery writer and editor who has worked with all the major slimming organisations in the UK, including Slimming Magazine, Slimming Clubs, Weight Watchers, Slimming World, Rosemary Conley, LighterLife, Scottish Slimmers, Unislim, Cambridge Weight Plan and Tesco Diets. She is the author of The Avocado Cookbook (Ebury, 2016) and The Chickpea Cookbook (Ebury, 2017), The Sweet Potato Cookbook (Ebury 2017), The Hot Sauce Cookbook (Ebury 2018).
Heather has worked with many top chefs, nutritionists and women's health organisations and charities, and has contributed to health and food magazines in the UK and the United States. She practises what she preaches and eats a very healthy diet and stays slim and fit.
Alina Tierney (Author)
Alina Tierney is a nutritionist and food consultant who holds an MSc in Nutrition and Food Sciences from the University of Reading.