Ready Meals vs Ready Made

Rebecca Heslop | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Heslop

It's much easier and quicker to order takeaway or pop a ready-meal in the microwave than taking the time to plan, prepare and cook a meal. And this has got me thinking: can ready made products provide the answer? Can they help encourage people to cook at home?

Lentil Dhal, Wholegrain Rice and Mango Lassi Recipe

Vicki Psarias | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Psarias

Lentils are of course incredibly good for us. One of the world's healthiest food, they're packed full of cholesterol-lowering fibre and are an excellent source of protein, vitamin B with virtually no fat too!

Five Tips to Eat Healthy on the Road

Frontier | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Road trip means road trip snacks, hostel food is pasta with tomato sauce and travelling means eating at a different (or worse, the same!) fast food chain every day? Not anymore!

Butternut Squash Quinoa Risotto

Emma Hollingsworth | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Hollingsworth

I'm a total quinoa addict, so it seemed only natural to sub it in and leave the arborio on the bench (well, on the supermarket shelf to be exact). Quinoa is everything arborio isn't - it's low GI, low in starch, low carb, high protein, high fibre, you get the picture.

The Pegan Diet May Get Fast Weight Loss Results But Is It Healthy?

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The pegan diet, in the tradition of celebrity couple mash-up names, is supposedly a mixture of the paleo and vegan diet. Although this might sound...

Matters of the Mind - Speaking Out About Mental Health in Schools

Anna Hicks | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Anna Hicks

Don't turn a blind eye to problems that need addressing. Children can suffer from mental health problems too, keep that in mind.

The Real Reasons Men Find It Easier to Lose Weight

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

I know I'm not the only one who finds it frustrating that a man simply has to decide to lose weight and it drops off (or so it appears), while so many women have a constant battle with their weight - struggling to lose a few pounds, only to then end up gaining it all back!

Heirloom Tomato, Puy Lentil and Halloumi Salad

Lisa Roukin | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Roukin

I always keep halloumi in the fridge since it has a long shelf-life. This recipe rewards experimentation. Try adding cucumber, pesto, oliveor basil instead of coriander etc. - whatever you fancy.

Chin Up Vegans, You Can Now Eat The Meatballs At Ikea

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Vegans around the world (or at least those that shop in Ikea) have had a victory after the furniture retailer announced they would be serving vegan m...

24 Pictures That Explain Healthy Eating In A Nutshell

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 12.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Pop quiz: how much fruit makes up your five a day? When can you tell your supermarket avocado is actually ripe rather than the packaging lying to you?...

What Does Healthy Look Like

Tess Ward | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tess Ward

For a start you can throw the calorie counter out of the window if health is the goal. What we are talking here is food that is high in vital vitamins and minerals that allow the body to function properly.

Ten Ways to Set Healthier New Year's Resolutions

Danielle Collins | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Danielle Collins

What it means for one person to feel healthy, may be very different from another. In order to understand what 'healthy' means for you and how to achieve this, get yourself a pen and paper , go someone quiet and answer the questions below.

Is It Safe to Eat Fish During Pregnancy?

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

I highly recommend ensuring pregnant women increase their omega 3 levels, and work towards a healthier balance of omega 3 to omega 6 as this has been shown to increase our brain power, sleep and mood, and may help us fight any addictive tendencies. However, there is a concern from some readers, especially when pregnant, that eating too much fish (one of the most common sources of Omega 3) can be risky.

Six Ways to Fend Off the Winter Blues

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 21.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

With the clocks going back on the 26th and the nights drawing in, leaving for work in the dark and getting back post sunset is a sure fire way to drain our energy levels and leave our mood as grey as those rainy skies. Here are some quick tips for boost your mood this autumn...

How to Successfully Bake Courgettes in the Oven Every Time

Sian Breslin | Posted 26.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

Courgettes are quite bland and so it can be difficult to get children to eat them as a vegetable. So what I always do is bake courgettes in the oven, stuffed full of tasty and fresh ingredients and suddenly they are turned into the main event.

10 Healthy Breakfasts for a Summer Morning

Sian Breslin | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

How easy is it to put on a couple of boiled eggs before going to work? An egg contains approximately 80 calories and contains almost every nutrient in one bite. The white is made mostly of protein and the yolk holds 13 essential nutrients to keep us healthy.

Are Eggs Healthy or Not?

Sian Breslin | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

Not surprising that eggs have been called nature's multivitamin. I think we can safely say, eggs are our friends! Not only that, but eggs are the ultimate fastfood and there really is nothing else as nutritious that can be cooked as quickly.

Superfoods: Miracle Foods or a Waste of Money?

Sian Breslin | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

The Superfood! Does it wear spandex and emit powers from its fingers like any good superhero? Does it have a separate identity that only comes out when danger strikes? Will it save the day when junk food rears its ugly head? ... "There's no official definition of what makes a superfood"

Seven Foods That Chefs Cheat With

Sian Breslin | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

How many times have you eaten out and wished that you could rustle up dishes just like the restaurant chef did? While many chefs are supremely talented professionals and can creatively prepare the tastiest, healthiest meals, many of them pump up the flavour of the food to the detriment of you and your families health

Poorna Bell

Tried And Tested: I Can See Why This Diet Works For The World's Oldest Woman | Poorna Bell | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

I’ve always thought food deliveries were for the lazy or the genuinely time-strapped-yet-cash-rich. But, having tried a three-day food delivery serv...

Fitness Apps Have Risks

Danielle Lowe | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

Since New Year magazines poured into our shops and onto our mobile devices they've all seemed keen to tell us about one thing: fitness apps to help you with that 'New Years resolution'.

Eight Awesome Side Effects of Meditation

Dr Michelle K. Nielsen | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Michelle K. Nielsen

Perhaps you've heard about the benefits to your health and well-being or you're just looking for a way to chill-out. Either way, I'm excited for you, as you begin this life-changing practice.

You Are What You Eat Ate

Shannon Cooper | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Shannon Cooper

Food is our fuel, it can be our best form of medicine or our slowest form of poison. Every cell in our body can be affected by the fuel we feed them. If we feed our body crappy-quality damaged vegetable oils that is what then makes up our cells or damages them.

Is It Time to Scrap the Kid's Menu?

Amy Leech | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Leech

As a step in the right direction, we're calling for all restaurants, pubs and cafes to give the option of children's portions of adult meals as standard, offered on the menu, not just for those who feel able to ask. we want children to be treated the same, if not better, than adults. It's time for kid's meals to grow up.

An Ode To The Packed Lunch

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

This, dear readers, is an ode to the school packed lunch. That humble, often dissatisfying, meal which looks set to get the boot after government advi...