Top recipes for babies and beyond!

Coming up with interesting and healthy meals for babies/ toddlers/ young children every day can be a real challenge. My approach to feeding my son (currently 16 months), is to predominantly feed him the same thing my husband and I have. This saves the hassle of...

The deal on fats

Fats; they’re bad, they’re good, they’re saturated, mono-unsaturated, poly-unsaturated, trans, cis, hydrogenated… the so called “advice” and media around this macronutrient is endless. Confused?! Don’t be, here I give you the low down on what all those labels mean,...

Your Essential Guide to Minerals

Following on from my Essential Guide to Vitamins, here is my guide to minerals; substances equally as important to the body. Like vitamins, minerals must be consumed in the diet. There are many different minerals, a number, known as trace elements, are only found in...

Your Essential Guide to Vitamins

We all know vitamins are extremely important for maintaining good health, so I’ve put together a short guide; good food sources, why you need them and some top tips on when and how to take supplements. I hope you find it interesting and useful. Vitamins cannot be...

Healthy vegetarian food on a budget

This post is for my cousin who has just started university. She wants to eat a healthy, predominantly vegetarian diet, but is concerned about the costs of buying lots of fresh produce to cook with, as well as the practicalities of buying loads of different...

Tips for getting more fruit and veg into your diet

You probably know that the government recommendation is to consume at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day, but for optimal nutrition, you really want to aim for more like 10! Yes, this does sound rather a lot, but actually, if you get into some healthy...

Sustainable Eating Part 3, Should I eat organic?

My last two blog posts focused on the little things you can do at home to avoid wasting food, an important part of “sustainable eating”. But another side of this enormous and varied topic is sustainability for the environment. A question that regularly comes up is...

Sustainable eating Part 2, Avoiding food waste

Continuing the sustainable eating theme from last month, this post I’m focusing on some other ways to avoid food waste (aside from using the freezer, which I do think is the best tip!) Plan: yes it sounds incredibly dull and overly organised, but planning what you are...