Last January I embraced ‘Meat Free Mondays’ (although not always on a Monday!) in response to the environmental concerns as well as wanting to improve my repertoire of vegetarian and vegan recipes for the family. We have experimented with new and exciting flavours and… Continue Reading “Is Your Plant based diet healthy?”
As we approach the shortest day, in the middle of a pandemic, it can be hard to focus on the positives! Warming soups and stews and the puddings with custard serve to make us feel warm and provide the ultimate comfort. But remember to get the balance right so you’re not left with unwanted weight gain and low mood. Here, I discuss some thoughts to help you eat well and stay well this winter.
A recent study showed that 40% of UK adults report that they were eating more than usual during lockdown, compared with before lockdown, which may have led to some experiencing unwanted weight gain. If this sounds like you, you’re not alone, and here in… Continue Reading “Lessons from Lockdown – Part 2”
The school holidays are nearly at an end and many children have been off school nearly six months. With the beginning of term looming I decided it would be a good time to reflect on my own experiences as a working, mummy Dietitian and how I have managed to feed the family during lockdown.
Don’t have time for breakfast? Surviving on coffee until mid afternoon? Spending all day craving for something to eat? We all have good and bad days but if you always feel grumpy, sluggish or lack concentration then maybe you should consider whether there’s a connection between the foods you eat and how you’re feeling. As a Dietitian and as mum of two small children, planning my meals and snacks reduces the dreaded ‘hungry meltdown’ or ‘thirsty tantrum’.