Healthy vegetarian food on a budget

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

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?

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

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...
Sustainable eating part 1, Top freezer tips

Sustainable eating part 1, Top freezer tips

Whilst I almost never buy frozen food (other than icecream!), I do use the freezer quite a lot. I eat fresh food most of the time, but the freezer is an excellent way to preserve food and save produce that would otherwise go to waste. It’s also a great way to make...