There’s always a new kitchen gadget being advertised, from apple cutters to bread makers, they range in their functionality, adaptability and longevity and are all marketed as time savers, easy to use and absolutely worth the expense! But how many of them actually are all of those things? Well, the multi-functioning vegetable chopper would save… Continue reading NutriBullet- Just Another Expensive Gadget?
Flapjacks are so easy to make with relatively few ingredients. They are a great healthy, energy boosting snack, ideal for a quick pick-me-up, sugar craving or even breakfast when you are in a hurry! Though they do contain sugar, if you make them yourself, you control how much goes in and any other ingredients added.… Continue reading Healthy in a Hurry- The Humble Flapjack
My work as a fitness professional and sports coach, has meant that I have always had a keen interest in nutrition. However, when it comes to kids (especially my own!), all the knowledge in the world won’t help unless they understand how different foods effect their well-being, give them energy, help them grow etc. I have always… Continue reading How to Encourage Kids to make HEALTHY Food Choices
Last Monday, J had a small knee operation (an arthroscopy) and has been sat with his leg up for a week now. Being really active parents, this has put a strain on our normal family life and really put into context the importance of keeping fit, healthy and active while being a parent! Though this… Continue reading Mummies! Have you got the Energy to Keep up with your Kids?
Our term-time schedule is hectic and boy, do I feel ‘dumped in it’ after the school hols or even just a bank holiday long weekend! If it’s not an after-school club, there are swimming lessons, tutors, judo and dancing to name but a few! So, snacks at pick-up are essential to give them that energy… Continue reading Healthy in a Hurry!- Snacks
I generally refer to mornings in our house as a military operation! Time is precious and to get everyone clothed, cleaned, fed and out of the house on time, it requires a Sargent Major- me! Cereal is therefore the obvious breakfast choice for speed and ease but, it doesn’t help that lately, I’ve become a… Continue reading Healthy in a Hurry- Breakfast
I plan to write a series of ‘Healthy in a Hurry’ posts, sharing quick, easy, nutritionally balanced meals and ideas that we have found, adapted, tried and tested. I’ve really only got into cooking since having the kids as J loves cooking, and he did it all, until they came along. Now, he’s away on… Continue reading Healthy in a Hurry- Main Meals