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Category: Healthy Eating

New Year, New You?

Posted on: 3rd January 2015

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Now that the Christmas indulgence is over, and you’ve seen in the New Year, you may be thinking of shaping up – losing weight and getting fitter. May I encourage you to think of the ‘New You’ as a longer term work in progress? New Years Resolutions rarely last, and can end up leaving you frustrated ...
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Top 10 Blackberry Recipes

Posted on: 11th August 2014

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I love blackberries, and let the brambles grow wild at the end of my garden every year. Blackberries are now in season and are such a brilliant, versatile fruit. If you don’t want brambles in your garden, why not try ‘PYO’ (pick your own) at your local farm, or forage your local footpaths and forests. Blackberries are high in ...
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Sweet potato and chickpea risotto

Posted on: 8th May 2014

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Today’s blog is a delicious vegetarian twist on a risotto. It uses chickpeas as the main protein source. As well as protein, chickpeas (along with other beans and pulses) are a good source of iron and calcium. I like to go veggie once a week to reduce our meat intake and also help do my ...
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Lamb and butternut squash lasagne

Posted on: 11th April 2014

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I made this lamb and butternut squash lasagne for dinner tonight. My husband and kids loved it, and I was asked for the recipe by one of my Twitter followers. I don’t tend to use recipes, particularly for main meals – where I just tend to throw in lots of veg and use whatever needs ...
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How many portions of fruit and veg should I really be eating? 5-a-day or 7-a-day?

Posted on: 1st April 2014

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In the wake of today’s headlines saying we should all be eating a 7 a day to ‘keep death at bay’, how many portions should you really be having? We all know that eating fruit and vegetables is good for us – there’s no question about that. They contain a whole host of important nutrients, ...
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