Make your own healthy “graze” snack boxes

So snacking, it’s one of those things I definitely do. I tend to eat my 3 meals and at least 2 snacks a day. Which means my snacks need to ...

Priya stars on BBC1’s Food Truth or Scare.

So if you weren’t watching BBC1 on Thurs 25th Feb at 9.15am then where were you?  Oh yes, probably at work or out living life 😉 Well you missed watching ...

When did healthy eating become so complicated?

Healthy Eating is meant to be straightforward and a common sense approach to eating. Right? However when you look on Pinterest, blog sites and the internet you are suddenly confronted ...

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5 tips for recovery from an eating disorder.

1. Make recovery a priority: This may mean taking a break from ...

What you CAN eat in pregnancy.

Pregnancy can feel like a time when you CAN’T do things. The ...

Should I still be eating Bacon and Sausages?

Red meat and processed meat has been in the headlines a lot ...

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Lean and Bean Burgers.

So one of the ways I get inspiration for meals and recipes is to go shopping. This week I went to Asda, not our usual supermarket but we went as someone had told me they had skipping ropes and hula hoops reduced right down. Just to interject here, shopping with a 3 month old, almost […]

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Is fresh food better than frozen?

There is a common misconception that frozen food is not as good, that it lacks nutritional quality and it is not the gold standard of food. I think this comes from the fact that when a lot of people think of eating a meal from the freezer it consists of beige foods. You know what […]

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Why you should cook with your kids

I’ve been baking with my kids since my eldest was 18 months. With one child it is messy, with more than one it is carnage. It takes 4 times as long, involves multiple conversations, explanations and shouts of “no, not yet”, there is a kitchen to clear up and children too… however I am convinced […]

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Heathy Pasta Carbonara

Carbonara is one of those meals that my husband adores, but being full of cream, (which I don’t like and it doesn’t like me), I never make it.  Then I felt inspired. Somehow in the midst of sleep deprivation these idea pop into my head. It was a pile of spirallised courgettes and carrots that […]

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Courgette and Chickpea Burgers

I’m forever loving the idea of veggie burgers but am often disappointed by the result. You know what I mean… they fall apart or just look disappointing. In the back of my brain I have this memory of the burgers I used to eat when I was vegetarian as a teenager. In my head they […]

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Easy Holidays Meals for families

Holidays. In my mind they are meant to be about relaxing, having adventures, exploring new places, lazing around, tryIng new foods, cocktails, having family funtimes, having me-times.  Life with 3 children means they are actually full of early dinners, constant requests for snacks, children struggling to sleep in different beds, packing the whole house to […]

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Blogging for health care professionals

There are so many amazing HCP’s on twitter who I interact with or see around, but not that many are blogging. From a purely selfish perspective I want them to as I know they have such a wealth of knowledge to share and I want to learn from them and read it! Why to Blog? […]

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Nominated for “The Drinks Cellar Food & Drink Blogger Awards 2016”

It is always nice to open up your emails and find you have been nominated for an award! I’m delighted to be on the shortlist for the Drinks cellar food and drink blogger awards 2016.  Over the last month, online retailer The Drinks Cellar and world-renowned winemakers Luc Belaire have been on a relentless search […]

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Childhood Obesity – due to larger portions or eating too frequently?

One of the big connundrums around obesity is whether people put on weight because they: 1. Eat more at each meal/snack (larger portions) so eat more calories or… 2. Eat more frequently, so eat more calories. With levels of childhood obesity rising at an alarming rate, young children is an area we need to focus […]

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Vegetable Beany Bake

I love vegetarian meals and we actually eat more vegetarian meals in our house than meat containing ones. However it is all too easy to get stuck in a rut. I realised that I haven’t used many beans for a while and I have a store of dried ones of all varieties. Partially this is […]

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