Maija Soljanlahti, Marttaliitto's development manager, evaluates the food tips told by the party leaders in the IS exam.
Soljanlahti, a specialist in nutrition science, has a master's degree in food science.
Presidents Sanna Marin (sd), Jussi Halla-aho (ps), Petteri Orpo (kok), Annika Saarikko (center) and Maria Ohisalo (green) were allowed to answer the question of Mintu from Kouvola in the IS municipal election exam.
- You have 20 euros per week to use for food.
What are you cooking?
What price do you think the raw materials you have chosen, Minttu Kouvola asked the chairmen.
There was enough praise for all party leaders from Marttaliitto Soljanlahti, but also a small suggestion for improvement.
“Great to listen to family wishes”
Minister of Culture Saarikko would make his food from pasta and minced meat.
Annika Saarikko's family would go along the traditional line: pasta and minced meat. Photo: Vesa Moilanen / Lehtikuva & Jukka Lehtinen
- I think we would have pasta and minced meat.
No matter how great food I try to put, my kids say the best food is - nothing but ketchup, pasta and minced meat, Saarikko replied in the exam.
- Great to listen to the whole family and everyone's wishes.
For the island, I recommend grating or chopping the carrots and offering, for example, lingonberry puree next to the pasta box.
A box of pasta can also be enriched with grated root or canned tomatoes while making it, Soljalahti says.
Finnish fish a great choice
Soljanlahti also appreciates the election of Coalition leader Orpo.
In addition to morning porridge, the orphan would once also include herring recommended by Harri Holker (Kok) during his time as prime minister.
Petteri Orpo would prefer herring.Photo: Jussi Nukari / Lehtikuva & Jukka Gröndahl
- A great choice brings Finnish fish and herring!
Herring is inexpensive and can be used to make varied meals with potatoes.
Beetroot gets color on a plate, even as a canned vinegar quickly.
According to Soljanlahti, you should enjoy berries picked from the forest or garden or from the store's freezer in the summer - lingonberry is the cheapest option.
“You should choose whole grain pasta”
Prime Minister Marin ended up with pasta and roots.
- Yes, two of us in the family would also eat pasta products, they are the girl's favorite food anyway, so they would definitely taste like in Annika's family.
In addition, roots would also be bought, Marin said.
In addition to pasta, Sanna Marini's family would eat roots. Photo: Emmi Korhonen / Lehtikuva & Jukka Lehtinen
- The pasta tastes good for children - sometimes you should choose whole grain pasta, even though the price is a little higher.
It makes more fiber, which can also be obtained from roots, Soljanlahti says about Marin's choice.
- Roots are now a good choice in winter, and for some children they taste better raw or for others ripe.
The sauce served with the pasta is the more nutritious portion, as ketchup alone is not enough for growth or for the brain worker.
Soups are a good option
Halla-aho from basic Finns would make vegetable puree soup.
Halla-aho would buy potatoes, carrots and onions for all the money.
Jussi Halla-aho would make vegetable soup with all the money. Photo: Vesa Moilanen / Lehtikuva & Jukka Lehtinen
- They make a very delicious vegetable soup in quite a large amount with this money.
I prefer to eat this myself at home, Halla-aho said.
According to Soljanlahti, soups are a good option.
- It is worth spooning them with dry indoor air, because at the same time you get liquid.
Potatoes, onions and carrots are cheap but you should use some source of protein in the soup, such as lentils, nuts or dairy products like cottage cheese.
Drink selection also affects protein intake.
Milk or buttermilk has the most but also plant drinks get protein, he says.
You should add a little protein
Minister of the Interior Ohisalo was still washing the respondent Halla-aho, but would add soybean meal to the soup.
Maria Ohisalo would make vegetable soup, which would also include soybean meal. Photo: Vesa Moilanen / Lehtikuva & Jukka Lehtinen
- In itself, a good recipe, to which you should add a little protein, so you can do better.
Although soybean meal provides a fairly, fairly inexpensive source of protein, Ohisalo recommended.
According to Soljanlahti, soybean meal is also a good addition to soup.
- Or you can make a varied sandwich from oat or rye bread, eggs and even peppers on the side of the soup.
Baking itself gets cheaper.
By varying the different vegetables in the soup, there is a variation in both taste and color, which is also important - we eat with both eyes and mouth.