Healthy Food

How To Stay Healthy This Christmas (Without Missing Out On All The Fun!)

Lucie Lemay | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lucie Lemay

I'm sure you've heard all of this before and a lot of this list certainly challenges me. My point is that Christmas doesn't have to end up with piles of debt. It doesn't have to be about being so busy you don't enjoy it. It doesn't have to be about giving your children everything on their Christmas list.

Tangerine Benefits: This Small Orange Works Miracles!

Victoria Vito | Posted 30.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Vito

Whether you come from a home that sticks tangerines at the bottom of Christmas stockings or you keep a vessel of this orange fruit as an everyday pop of color in the kitchen, this juicy winter citrus is at its peak now.

H2O: Just Add Water

Jessy Ball | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jessy Ball

Well, I vowed this year that I would drink more water. At least 3 litres a day. Some days it has been more of a struggle than others. But I have seen such an improvement to so many areas of my body and my life!

17 Sugar Free Treats For A Healthy Halloween

Katrin Nürnberger | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Katrin Nürnberger

Halloween is upon us again, the yearly sugar fest that is matched only by Easter and Christmas. It's a treat or treat bonanza, with a big payday for retailers and families stocking up on cheap candy weeks ahead as if their lives depend on it. Newsflash: Stores do not run out of sweets. And we all know what happens to a stash of goodies at home

Five Pricey Lunchtime Meals To Avoid - And Five To Adopt

Written by Ruth D'Alessandro | Phillip Othen | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

It’s lunchtime. Yet popping out to buy pre-packed salads, sandwiches and snacks every day instead of making your own is costing you a substantial we...

The Government's EatWell Guide IS NOT Responsible for Diabetes and Obesity

Emer Delaney | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Emer Delaney

I must admit, I get increasingly frustrated with some of the reports I read in our papers these days. Take a recent article that appeared in The Daily...

Grain Free Plantain & Pecan Loaf

Lisa Roukin | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Roukin

This plantain and pecan loaf has an incredible light texture. Although being grain free, it is packed with an overload of nutritious ingredients. It is wonderful served as it is or the flavour, taste and texture of the bread is enhanced either by popping the toaster or under the grill served with lashings of your favourite nut butter or chia seed jam.

Protein Bars, Whey and Acne

Dr Anjali Mahto | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Anjali Mahto

Female adult acne is common and consultations for this have been increasing over the past decade. I am certainly seeing more adult women with acne now in my clinics than ever before. We all know that acne makes you feel bad and the emotional and psychological effects such as low self-esteem are well-recognised.

Healthy Eating: What Teaching Kids Taught Me About Nutrition

Lisa Bradburn | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Parents
Lisa Bradburn

I wish nutrition had been more permanently on the curriculum when I was a teacher. It's a subject that's easy to grasp - more so than reading and writing - for many children. And while I'm no dietician, I was a teacher and I am a mum. This is what my experience in the classroom, kitchen and dining room has taught me about kids and food.

Mushroom and Tofu in a Red Pepper Curry Sauce

Poppy Velosa-Ayres | Posted 31.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Poppy Velosa-Ayres

When I came across a recipe which blended roasted peppers into a curry sauce, I knew I had to make a version of it. I am a sucker for sweet curries, probably having eaten a lot of restaurant and take-away curries in my youth which are notoriously full of sugar.

Energy Boost Oatmeal

Poppy Velosa-Ayres | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Poppy Velosa-Ayres

I'm really advocating eating breakfast at the moment. You've probably read before that it's something I've always struggled with and eating regularly in generally, I'm much more pre-set to eat one large meal at dinner time.

Baking with Chickpeas: Chocolate Marmalade Fudge Bars

Poppy Velosa-Ayres | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Poppy Velosa-Ayres

Part 2 of baking with chickpeas. This was initially intended to be a chocolate cake. When it emerged from the oven, I thought it was ruined, but in fact, it was something even better!

Baking with Chickpeas: Chocolate Chip and Nut Cookies

Poppy Velosa-Ayres | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Poppy Velosa-Ayres

Since beginning my new Food Optimising way of eating via Slimming World, I am always looking for ways to reduce my use of processed ingredients and for foods with lower syn values. This way of eating limits all kinds of flours, even wholegrain flours, although the whole grain itself, say quinoa, can be eaten freely in unlimited quantities.

Seitan and Wild Garlic Fajitas

Poppy Velosa-Ayres | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Poppy Velosa-Ayres

Wild garlic season may just be the highlight of the spring for me. As much as I adore asparagus and Jersey Royals, there is something so alluring about shards of garlicky green leaf growing free in the wilderness.

Which Diet Works?

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

Here's the low-down of the most popular diet plans available, and the pros and cons from a scientific point-of-view ...

New Baby - New Body - But Not the One I Wanted

Joe Sexton | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK Parents
Joe Sexton

Exercise wise, I didn't put any pressure on myself to start doing big lengthy gym sessions. I done little workouts in the house when I had a second and I made sure I eased back into it slowly.

Good Fats and Bad Fats in a Healthy Pregnancy Diet

Alexandra McCabe | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Parents
Alexandra McCabe

Fat. It's such a big issue! Whether it's 'being fat', avoiding too much fat or making sure you include the right fats for a healthy pregnancy diet - but which are the good fats and which are the bad fats for pregnant women?

Sweet Potato Wedges With Spicy Avocado Basil Dip

Steph Matthews | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Steph Matthews

This spicy avocado dip is so creamy and delicious with sweet potato wedges. Avocados are everywhere these days. You see them in smoothies, on toast with lavish toppings, and made into decadent chocolate mousse.

Svalbard Global Seed Vault: Inspiring Interview With the Global Crop Diversity Trust

Frontier | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK
Frontier

Given the colourful clamour of bright and shiny food packaging on supermarket shelves, not to mention the influx of superfoods to hit the market, we c...

'Eat a Balanced Diet' Is Meaningless!

Hilda Glickman | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Hilda Glickman

Most people would say that a balanced diet includes vegetables or meat, fruit and so on, but do we need sugar on a balanced diet? Do we need biscuits? You can see therefore that if someone tells you this, they probably don't know much about nutrition. You can assume that they know little or they would not make such a simple and obvious statement.

Five a Day Is Not Enough!

Hilda Glickman | Posted 29.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Hilda Glickman

Five is not enough. That is because vegetables are packed with all kinds of health promoting qualities much more so than any other food. This means that they really should form the bulk of our diet. I am not talking here about a vegetarian diets, I am talking about all diets.

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Gnocchi With Rosemary and Chilli

Steph Matthews | Posted 24.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Steph Matthews

These pumpkin gnocchi are so moreish and simple to make. They start off a little tedious but once you get the hang of them, they really are quick to have ready. I've been making this at least once a week since I started having it...

Turmeric Roasted Chickpeas

Agnes Troszt | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Agnes Troszt

I like chickpeas. I mean I like hummus. The peas themselves, well they have a very mild flavour. That's why they are perfect to sprinkle them with all those strong, aromatic spices like turmeric, smoked paprika and cayenne pepper. So this is exactly what we are doing here.

Cabbage Against Cancer!

Hilda Glickman | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Hilda Glickman

It is because cabbage contains the chemical indole-3-carbinol that it is particularly valuable for the prevention of breast cancer. This is because most breast cancers grow on the female hormone oestrogen of which there are many types.

Four Healthy Christmas Traditions to Include This Year

Rachael Phillips | Posted 16.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachael Phillips

The words healthy and christmas don't always go hand in hand. But just because it's the season of overindulgence and sweet treats, that doesn't mean you can't add in some healthy twists. So here are a some tips that will help you stay a bit healthier over the festive period...