We need to acknowledge that coeliac disease is a serious illness; not an intolerance or something that brings you out in a rash. We spend billions of pounds each year funding research, treating and finding ways to support patients for the many illnesses that affect the UK population. Why should coeliacs be any different?
I tend to skip the ice in smoothies in cold weather. If I'm using frozen fruit then I often skip the ice anyway, but the idea at this time of year is to make it more appealing and easier to swallow whilst layered up and shivering by the fire.
Right in time to keep you on track in your New Year cleanse, this vibrant pink smoothie recipe makes healthy living and dieting delicious. It contains kale, a super vegetable which is full of goodness, yet you can barely detect it's presence in this smoothie rich in fruity flavours.
What's in a name? Well, if the name is 'chicken nuggets', it could be up to 14 different ingredients, according to research published yesterday by the University of Nottingham.
Remaining alcohol free for a month is an achievement, which deserves to be rewarded, but compensatory drinking is not what Dry January is trying to advocate. A healthy attitude towards consumption (not necessarily total abstinence) is something which should be practiced during every month of the year to reap lasting health benefits.
Despite my decision to remain laidback over other people's choices, I've been surprised to see I was experiencing the reverse: Healthy Shaming. In other words, being shamed for my healthy choices, asking to see allergen menus and for well... being 'a bit boring.' So here's the worst 'healthy shaming' phrases I've heard recently...
So this recipe is in spite of everything I've been seeing on my Instagram feed recently of spicing up kale crisps as a treat! This is a treat. A real, pure, unadulterated treat which should be treated with care in the administering and devouring of this delicious baklava (or baklava) recipe.
Many people feel that it is tough to eat clean and healthy while on a tight budget. They feel deprived of nutritious meals that actively contributes to their well-being, as good food has a reputation for being much more expensive than unhealthy food.
Just delicious, accessible food that all generations can get stuck into preparing and eating together. That happens to be sugar free. Oh, and ideally involves only a single mixing bowl or oven dish so very little washing up (you've got to dream, haven't you?)
Understanding more about our metabolism can make a huge difference to how easily weight drops off and stays off for the long term. I like to think of it as a furnace. It needs to be fed at the right times to burn the calories we are eating, instead of storing them as fat.
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...
At this time of year, it's easy to become tired of eating roasted root vegetables. In our- post Christmas search of something fresher, greener and lighter, purple sprouting broccoli is a welcome taster of what Spring is to deliver.
How liberating it is to not have to push your glasses up your nose every 2 seconds! Now I've overcome my fear of poking my eyes out, I've begun to enjoy the little details that have, for years, remained out of focus.
Here we go again. Amidst the gloom of a drop in temperature, dark mornings and evenings, we are being pedalled false promises on the back of yet more 'wonder diets' that will magically transform us all from sofa-bound blubbers to lean muscular nymphs. Why are we still falling for this nonsense?
During January I turned up the dial on healthy - I didn't so much focus on not drinking but rather on making my life so jam packed full of healthy and nutritious things that there simply wouldn't be room for the rest.
Choosing to eat organic food where we can and making sure that most days we are eating the right fuel for our bodies. Protein, fats and carbohydrates need to feature in every meal without fail to ensure our blood sugars and hormones are really stable. Removing glutens and sugars are really important for optimum health