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Merry Christmas!

Well the festive season is nearly upon us … where did that year go! Well I’ve got the pressies sorted and now time to turn my attention to food (not much change there then ha ha)! Thought you might like some healthy festive recipes to try.

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WHAT’S IN YOUR CHILD’S PACK-UP?

Schools are now clamping down on packed lunches and in general I think this is definitely a good thing. Parents I have talked to tell me that despite lots of schools laying down guidelines as what not to include, they don’t give ideas of what you can include (that’s certainly less than helpful!).
Here are a few ideas which might help you:-

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SMALL STEPS

We all get times when we feel over faced with things we have to do and don’t know where to start and there is nothing I hate than someone telling me to ‘start at the beginning’ – you know who you are! Personally I’ve got a friend to thank for reminding me recently of something I tell my clients all the time (if only we took our own advice). DON’T TRY AND DO EVERYTHING AT ONCE!

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Follow Nature’s Lead

My favourite season is her again. Autumn – with its crisp frosty mornings which give way to afternoon sunshine streaming through trees decked with copper and reds and gold. This colourful season is nature’s way of preparing itself for the winter and it’s an excellent time for us to do the same.

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YOUR SKIN – A REFLECTION OF YOUR INNER HEALTH

Does your skin have that ‘healthy glow’ or are you plagued with dull, blemished skin or troubled with acne, eczema or psoriasis? Did you know your skin reflects the health of the rest of your body?

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OVERINDULGENCE!

As Christmas is often a time when many of us overindulge, leading to bloating, indigestion and feeling bunged up, I have listed a few foods below which can help give your digestion some TLC. Ginger – can help stimulate digestive juices and it has warming properties too.  It is often used to calm down intestinal […]

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One for the ladies!

Anyone who has ever suffered from ‘thrush’, and I’m guessing that’s most of you ladies at some time or other, will know how uncomfortable and downright annoying this can be. Find out what it is, how to avoid and how to get rid of it if you’ve got it!

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Calorie free food?

Fibre helps fill us up but it isn’t broken down by our digestive systems and so passes straight through the body, therefore it acts as free calories – clever eh! Not only that but it has a whole lot of other stuff going for it too!

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What a gorgeous pear!

I was chilling out this morning flicking through an unusual recipe book that a friend had lent me. When I came to the last page, I was surprised to find some beauty hints, particularly some face masks made from natural ‘food’ ingredients.

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Healthy Ageing

We often just accept our aches and pains and niggly little health problems as a natural part of aging but should we?

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Why so SAD? :(

If the dark days and constant rain are getting you down …. you’re not on your own! A large percentage of the population suffer from the ‘Winter Blues’ a milder form of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) which is caused by lack of exposure to daylight.

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Colds and Flu

Keeping our immune system in good shape during these cold winter months is especially important so eat a well-balanced diet, get your 5 a day, plenty of sleep and regular exercise and last but not least drink plenty of ‘pure’ water.  Unfortunately, being shut-up in-doors in close proximity to others is a perfect breeding environment […]

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This Christmas don’t forget the humble sprout!

When you think of sprouts do you think of flatulence? Try this old fashioned tip – enjoy your greens AND some company !

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The ‘DIRTY DOZEN’

Can you name the DIRTY DOZEN? We can’t all afford to eat solely organic produce or even want to but the sad fact is that more and more pesticides are being used in our food production. OK time to name and shame!

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November is World Vegan Month

Catering for vegans or vegetarians this Christmas? – NOVEMBER IS WORLD VEGAN MONTH ….. a perfect time to try out something new!! Why not practice a few dishes now so you can impress your vegetarian or vegan friends and family this festive season – its much nicer socially for everyone to share the same food […]

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Avez-vous un Cuppa?

I was feeling chilly the other day whilst working from home so I made myself a hot drink, I refuse to have the heating on all day at this point.  It got me thinking how easy it is drink water when the weather is nice and warm but as it gets colder, most of us […]

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Eat colourful!

HI! Welcome to my first blog!  Those that know me already know food is always on my mind in one way of another.  If I’m not cooking it or eating it, I’m talking about it so I guess writing about it was the next logical step!! I guess it’s time to say goodbye to the […]

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