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”
One of the positives to self isolation is that my family and I are all at home together. Without the usual weekly commitments there is more time to cook and eat as a family. It’s a great opportunity to get children involved in food… Continue Reading “homemade pizza”
I have recently returned from a short break in New York which was all booked for me as a surprise trip. One of my first questions when I found out we were going was ‘what about breakfast?’ In our experience of travelling to the… Continue Reading “Breakfast – 5 reasons why it’s good!”
It’s a clinic day for me today which means I’m away from home for lunch. On the days when I am away from home I usually take my lunch with me. That way I look forward to what I have, it’s ready to eat… Continue Reading “Healthy Packed Lunches – check it’s balanced!”
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?”
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”