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
Staying healthy when you work from home can at first seem really tricky. After all, you don’t need to leave the house and can work in your pyjamas all day long if you choose. Luckily for those of us with kids to ferry off to school and nursery, we do have to get dressed and … Continue reading Tips to stay healthy when you work from home
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
We had a kid free Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning the weekend just gone, so I finally got a chance to take Ben to Vinnie’s Eatery in Cheltenham. I’d been once before last summer with a friend when attending the very first Cheltenham Vegan Fair and had been desperate to return! I follow a mainly … Continue reading Vinnie’s Eatery review: Plant based restaurant in Cheltenham
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?