Category: Meal Planning

Lessons from Lockdown – Part 2

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”

Lessons From Lockdown – Part 1

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.

Does What I Eat Affect My Mood? 5 Things to Consider

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’.

Meal planning – what’s in it for me?

As a meal planning and family mealtimes expert, I must have heard every excuse under the sun as to why people don’t do it – no time, it’s restrictive, don’t know how, sounds like something my gran would do. And yet, the benefits far… Continue Reading “Meal planning – what’s in it for me?”

My first ever Fruit & Veg box!

I have always liked the idea of receiving a weekly fruit and vegetable box and the element of surprise of what arrives in a weekly box, then being creative with your seasonal ingredients would be good fun. But for various reasons, despite researching various companies, I’ve never quite got around to actually ordering one! I think that I might change now!

Is your Plant Based Diet healthy?

Throughout January I have been substituting some of the family meals for more vegetarian options.  This was in response to the recent environmental concerns as well as wanting to improve my repertoire of vegetarian and vegan recipes and experiment with new and exciting flavours… Continue Reading “Is your Plant Based Diet healthy?”

Eat and Stay well this Autumn

The clocks are about to change, the days become shorter and the dark evenings longer! The warming soups and stews are cooking and the puddings with custard serve to make us feel warm and provide the ultimate comfort.  Here we discuss some top tips… Continue Reading “Eat and Stay well this Autumn”

Food and Mood

World Mental Health Day 10th October 2019 Do you lead a busy life and have erratic eating patterns?  Do you feel grumpy, sluggish or lack concentration during the day?  Do you suffer with cravings or turn to food for comfort? Have you asked yourself… Continue Reading “Food and Mood”