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Family & Life, Food, General

Want to Look & Feel Better? Try Nutritional Therapy (I did)…

January 8, 2016

It’s January – the month where our blank balance and figures swap places; leaving us with a fat waistline and slim bank statement.  Due to this and all the recent over indulgence, the entire world usually partakes in a fitness and healthy eating regime.  Though it was (a lot) of fun, the festive period has left me craving a healthier lifestyle but not just as a new year resolution, as a …

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Family & Life, Food

Food Hacks, Food Preparation Tips, Toddler Snack Ideas & More!

January 6, 2016

It’s no secret that Monica from Friends is somewhat my idol.  I too sat at the front of the class answering all the teachers questions, I get excited about lists and organisation makes me jump up and down with excitement.  Yes.  I really am that sad and particular. via GIPHY This video takes advantage of those traits and is full of tips for food shopping, for preparation, healthy living and …

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Review: Little Dish My First Pizza Range

December 8, 2015

Frankie (and I!) recently tried the Little Dish My First Pizza range, the first healthy pizza for toddlers, and they’re clever little things.  Blended carrot puree goes into the base, providing one of your little ones five a day plus this makes them soft and easy to eat too. The Nutritional Facts Little Dish My First Pizzas are made of 100% natural ingredients and contain 35% less salt than the average children’s chilled pizza (compared …

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Easy & Healthy Halloween Food (that even a novice like me can do)

October 30, 2015

Halloween strikes tomorrow, it’s not normally a holiday I tend to celebrate but this year I’m looking forward to it.  I’ve not gone to the levels of decorating my house and carving pumpkins, i’m not there yet!..but I have made some fun and healthy dishes for my son to enjoy.  Alright then, and for me too. They each make a healthy change to the copious candy consumption and are so …

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My Food Budget Challenge

August 12, 2015

My husband and I are frantically saving for a house deposit right now and are therefore looking at ways to save money and penny pinch.  Without doubt, our biggest outgoing is food and drink.  We love it and we also have a ‘sod it, why not’ view to buying it; affording ourselves little luxuries and having whatever we want without balancing the books.  ‘Fillet steak – why not?’  ‘Oysters and …

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Breakfast Cookies: on-the-go healthy yumminess

July 9, 2015

These breakfast cookies are so easy to make. Yep, I just said cookies…for breakfast! They’re healthy and packed full of fruit and oats, making them a great snack for kids lunchboxes or you on-the-go too. All you do is throw the ingredients together in a mixing bowl, mould into shapes and bake for less than 20 minutes. A recipe all the family will love – even fussy eaters! Watch the …

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Mini Quinoa Pizzas: For all the Family

June 19, 2015

Quinoa is such a healthy and delicious food that is so versatile – you can put it with most things. On this occasion, I have used it to make these yummy mini pizzas and adapted the recipe for both vegetarians and non. The main mini pizzas use pepperoni (or without for vegetarians), tomatoes, mozerella and onion and lots of lovely spices and herbs. I’ve also tried versions with salmon and …

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Review: Little Dish Turkey Meatballs with Herby Tomato Pasta

June 17, 2015

You’ll know by now that I love to create with food and, apart from the occasional treat, I ensure our family meals are healthy.  I discovered Little Dish initially at Waitrose and for those times when you’re in a hurry or need a nutritious meal for someone else to cook (such as a childminder or family member), their ready prepared meals are ideal.  Usually though, I hear ‘ready prepared’ or ‘microwave meal’ and think, …

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