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Category: Children’s Nutrition

How Easy is it to Achieve the New Sugar Recommendations?

Posted on: 19th February 2016

In July 2015, a report (by ‘SACN’) was released, giving new recommendations about the maximum amount of sugar we should eat, and also increasing the amount of fibre we eat. It re-classified the sugar we want to avoid as ‘free sugars’. Free sugars include all sugars added to products by the manufacturer (e.g. shop bought ...
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No added sugar mincemeat

Posted on: 20th December 2015

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As you know from my previous post, I was diagnosed with pre-diabetes recently. I really wondered initially how I would cope with drastically cutting down my sugar intake (here I’m referring to added sugar rather than sugar naturally found in fruit and dairy products), especially with Christmas round the corner. I LOVE mince pies, especially ...
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Is juice an option for children?

Posted on: 16th July 2015

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Earlier this week on my Facebook page, I asked for suggestions of what topics people wanted covering in my blog. As this was a popular choice, I thought I’d start with this. As a mum of three children myself, I have first-hand experience of how difficult it can be to get children (especially toddlers) to ...
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Frozen Yoghurt Ice Lollies

Posted on: 19th June 2015

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My kids always want a quick snack when they get home from school, and as the weather is getting hotter, I thought what better treat than homemade ice lollies made from fresh fruit and yoghurt?  These lollies have no added sugar (only the natural sugar from the fruit and the natural yoghurt), and contain beneficial ...
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Strawberry Whip and Blackberry Ice Lollies

Posted on: 31st July 2014

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I love blackberries and the fact they grow wild in the garden. I have been searching for the best healthy recipes using blackberries, and will write a blog on this soon. For today’s blog however, I decided to make some fruity ice lollies made from no-added-sugar strawberry whip and fresh blackberries. The kids all loved them ...
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