Simple swaps to reduce your salt intake

12th March 2020 / Laura Clark

Nutrition, how to eat less salt, how to reduce my salt intake, tips to reduce salt, what salt is in my food
This week is Salt Awareness Week, with a focus on hidden salt in our foods. Perhaps we’ve been looking the other way watching fat and carbs battle it out and we’ve forgotten about salt – yet another risk factor for us to be wary of, will we ever get a break? Salt is worth a

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Pumpkin and Chickpea Stew

15th October 2019 / Laura Clark

Feeding the family, Nutrition, Recipes, pumpkin ideas, pumpkin meal ideas, pumpkin recipes, what to feed the family
This delicious pumpkin dish is a massive hit with all the family… it serves 6 so you have plenty of leftovers for lunch. Admittedly the children pick the herby bits out but as I keep telling them that’s what creates the AMAZING flavours! They were surprised initially that pumpkin could actually be eaten and wasn’t

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Sweetcorn Pancakes

25th September 2019 / Laura Clark

Sweetcorn pancakes are such a hit in our household they make it onto the meal plan every week. I serve them with mozzarella or feta, salad such as tomatoes and pepper sticks and sometimes bacon (I choose the bacon without the nitrates). They are also great for packed lunches the next day. I warm in

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Do you have a problem with lactose?

22nd July 2018 / Julie Thompson

Food Intolerance, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Nutrition, WordPress, food, health, lactose free milk, milk, milk free, science
The following script is based on an article I wrote for the Allergy & Free From show magazine last year. With some updates! What is lactose? Lactose is a sugar, for this sugar to be used by us, the walls of our lower digestive system produce a digestive enzyme called lactase. This enzyme helps to

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Peppermint and IBS

21st January 2018 / Julie Thompson

Digestive Health, Food Intolerance, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Nutrition, Peppermint, Recipes, Uncategorized, WordPress, food, mint
Peppermint has a history of being used as a treatment for IBS. It is even used as a medication in a capsule that ensures it reaches the digestive tract where it is most useful. Peppermint, or more precisely menthol, relaxes smooth muscle and as our bowel is composed of layers of muscle fibres, peppermint can

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Vegan Pate – Christmas starter Low Fodmap

3rd December 2017 / Julie Thompson

Christmas, Digestive Health, FODMAP, Food Intolerance, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Nutrition, Recipes, Uncategorized, WordPress, christmas recipes, digestion, dip, dips, food, health, healthy gut, low fodmap diet, pate, vegan
This is a spiced vegan pate starter – a really nice way to begin Christmas lunch. It is based Moroccan themed flavours and has lots of seasonal flavours to remind you of the traditional Christmas. Being very easy to make it will take no time at all for you to prepare. Entertaining guests can be

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Spinach containing recipes to make popeye proud!

16th October 2017 / Laura Clark

Nutrition, Recipes
Spinach pancakes I have adapted these from the Sainsbury’s website in my quest to get more fibre in!   Ingredients 2 cups  of flour (1 plain, 1 wholemeal flour) or 175g and do a mixture of flours for added health benefits 1 tbsp granulated sugar 1 tsp baking powder ¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda Carton

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Breast Cancer Awareness MonthOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness…

13th October 2017 / Sophie Medlin

BCCBigpink, Nutrition, bigpink, breastcancer, diet
Breast Cancer Awareness MonthOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and I have been asked by The Big Pink campaign to help to raise awareness! I thought I would summarise what we know about diet and breast cancer so that you can help to spread the word and keep more boobs cancer-free!  Breast cancer is the

The 7 habits of highly nutritious parenting (and how to keep sane in the process)!

5th September 2017 / Laura Clark

September always used to represent a new pencil case. Life seemed simpler then! Now it represents new beginnings for my family and lots of ‘new’ year’s resolutions for me. If we write stuff down and share it with others we’re more likely to achieve it, so here’s me doing exactly that and if it helps

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