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Can smoothies count towards more than 2 of your 5 A DAY? A response from Public Health England
Digestive Health / Nutrition and Health

Can smoothies count towards more than 2 of your 5 A DAY? A response from Public Health England

Smoothies are a fantastic way to get some extra fruit and veg into your diet. I’ve particularly found this to be the case since owning a ‘NutriBullet’ (a blender which handily makes your smoothie straight into your cup, creating a quick, nutritious breakfast with minimal washing up). I’ve had so much fun being creative, adding an array … Continue reading

Gluten-free pistachio and hazelnut salted chocolate tarts
Pudding / Recipes

Gluten-free pistachio and hazelnut salted chocolate tarts

These little tarts are incredibly easy to make and perfect for festive parties. No pastry needed. Imagine a nutty base with a rich salty chocolate filling, finished off with some sweet dried cranberries and crumbled roasted pistachios for decoration. These tarts are a Christmas treat – although they’re nutritious, containing an array of whole foods such … Continue reading

Healthy Autumn packed lunch salad : 5-A-DAY on a plate
Main meals / Nutrition and Health / Packed Lunches

Healthy Autumn packed lunch salad : 5-A-DAY on a plate

Fruit and vegetables play a pretty important part in being healthy. Why? Because they’re an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, fibre and can help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and some cancers. We are therefore encouraged to eat them every day. But many of us don’t realise that the 5-A-DAY message is the minimum … Continue reading

Sit less, move more. Movement for Modern Life.
Nutrition and Health

Sit less, move more. Movement for Modern Life.

We are a nation of sitters. We go to work, sit and then come back home exhausted, and sit a little more. There is an increasing body of evidence linking time spent being sedentary (not moving), with increased risk of developing chronic diseases. A 2012 meta-analysis for example, involving 18 studies and over 8000,000 people, found that time spent being … Continue reading

Healthy Autumn Brunch Bowl
Breakfast / Brunch Bowls / Main meals / Recipes

Healthy Autumn Brunch Bowl

Here is another healthy brunch bowl for you to try this Sunday instead of your traditional greasy fry up. I’m in university today working on my dissertation, but I wanted to make sure I had something healthy, and high in energy to keep my brain ticking (otherwise I’d be running to the vending machine). This brunch bowl has an autumnal twist … Continue reading

The Best Sardine Sandwich
Main meals / Nutrition and Health / Recipes

The Best Sardine Sandwich

For my birthday this year, I was given six tins of sardines by my sister. I can understand this sounds odd. Was I disappointed? Not at all. This is partly because these sardines tins were quite special (I don’t often spend £4 on a tin). But also because I simply love eating them! My sister had bought the sardines in Paris where … Continue reading