Working with different ingredients is always interesting and working with something totally new to us often presents a challenge. Freeze dried fruit is something that I only started using when I began my healthy journey around seven years ago. Before this I had never used a freeze dried fruit powder or eaten a freeze dried … Continue reading How to use freeze-dried fruit in vegan recipes
Though it really shouldn’t be, it does seem that trying to be healthy can be a challenge for most. It’s something that some people really have to think about, and work on. When you’re a busy mum, it can sometimes feel impossible. You can often find yourself grabbing convenience food, and don’t even start about … Continue reading 5 areas of your health you should always prioritise as a busy mum
Being eco-conscious is very important to me and I apply this way of living to my daily lifestyle. There are small changes I’ve made in my own personal routine and our household to lessen our impact on the environment. I know what we do is really minor in comparison to governments drilling for oil and … Continue reading 15 eco-friendly things I do on a regular basis
This week I have decided to create a vegan family meal planner for our dinner times... in the evening. I thought I’d better state it’s for the evening as I’ve always called the three meal times breakfast, dinner and tea! When I got with my husband he called them breakfast, lunch and dinner... Of course … Continue reading My vegan family meal planner and dinner menu
It’s so important to be and maintain a healthy weight, yet I feel the whole ‘weight loss’ saga is a bit out of control. Too many people are focussed on their weight and wanting to be thin or skinny, but they are not focussed on their health. They want a diet that stills enables them … Continue reading How to lose weight and maintain it naturally
If you’re looking for ways to encourage healthy eating habits for your children then you’re in the right place. I’m a mum to two young children, a girl age five and a boy age three. Luckily my daughter has always been very open to trying new foods, even if she assumes she won’t like it. … Continue reading Top tips to get kids to eat healthy foods
It’s no surprise that in this ‘always on’ culture 4 out of 5 adults feel stressed in a typical week. Plus 1 in 6 people suffer with a common mental health problem such as anxiety or depression each week. Stress, anxiety and depression take away our usual happiness and replace it with feelings of anxiousness, … Continue reading How to naturally boost your mood
Since January 2017 I have been ‘refined sugar free’. I have unknowingly made a couple of slip ups (thanks Baxters for changing your lentil and veg soup recipe), but I have tried my best to not consume anything that has sugar as an added ingredient. I had already, long before this, begun my quest to … Continue reading Why is refined sugar bad?
I’m a huge advocate for healthy eating and fuelling our bodies with the most nutrient rich superfoods we can. I believe poor diets are the number one cause of illness and disease across the world, particularly the rise in type 2 diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. Most day to day illnesses such as coughs and … Continue reading How to easily eat these 7 delicious super foods every week
One thing that’s been winding me up lately is this ‘everything in moderation’ diet nonsense. Yep, nonsense. I said it and I reckon a lot of people will disagree, but hear me out. I truly believe that this ‘moderation diet’ is just most people’s excuse to be able to eat all the bad things they … Continue reading Is the ‘everything in moderation’ diet a load of baloney?
Many people question whether it’s more beneficial to eat organic food and if it’s a healthier choice. After all, organic food is a lot more expensive, so is this extra cost worth it? In my opinion it is totally worth it. I would rather cut back on something else in order to afford the majority … Continue reading Why everyone should eat organic food
This is something that I have thought for a long while and it’s a topic that has recently been in the news with some arguing we need 10 portions a day and others claiming just 3-4 portions of fruit and veg are enough. Both articles claim scientists came to these conclusions, so it’s no wonder … Continue reading Getting your 5-a-day does not make you healthy
When I was an early teen I became a vegetarian. My mum was veggie and a couple of girls at school were and it intrigued me. Back then I just went along with the notion that eating flesh was gross and I never really knew much more about it. At around age 17 or 18 … Continue reading Why I’ll never eat meat again