Healthy Eating Archive

Coeliac Disease and the Gluten Free Diet

The term disease is an unfortunate one as there is nothing contagious about this condition, making it difficult for newly diagnosed young people.  The Coeliac UK website explains exactly what this condition is:  “Coeliac disease is an autoimmune disease. Gluten, which is found in wheat, barley and

Freshen up your food!

I have just bought a Breville hand mixer, pistachio coloured – which makes me smile every time I look at it. If an appliance makes you happy you’re definitely onto a winner! For its first outing I decided to let the children whizz up their own pizza

Is your summer salad making you fat?

New year’s resolutions a distant memory; another failure chalked up on your board of self depreciation? Side stepping bike riding or taking country walks, preferring to stay indoors snuggled in winter clothes using the unseasonally damp, cold late spring weather as an excuse? “I’ll start once the

Summer Smoothies

This summer, in the UK, we’ve been blessed with some beautiful warm and sunny weather, perfect for barbecues and al fresco dining. When we feel too hot and sticky we often don’t want to eat much yet feel the need for something other than water to rehydrate.

Sunshine on a Plate

‘The woman who puts sunshine on a plate’, is the complementary, and utterly deserved, title given to 2012 MasterChef winner Shelina Permalloo in this month’s (August) edition of Red magazine. Evoking sunshine from a dish draws us closer to pleasurable memories; of warmth, long summers, holidays and

So you want a beach body?

If you’re reading this you’re probably hoping for a body more like a Californian beach body babe than a beached whale…but in reality you know you’ve left it late – again! According to UK press, last week was the time of year when British women were most

What does food mean to you?

Everyone has a different attitude to food.  Some eat for energy, to power workouts and fuel their desire to win in physical competitions, while others eat for comfort; filling a lonely, empty space with more calories than they actually need. The vast majority in the Western world eat

How to lose the baby weight (when you’re closer to 40 than 20 and your babies are teens!)

Following on from the success of one of my previous posts, How to Lose the Baby Weight, I want to share with you some tips to lose weight and improve your health in your late 30s, 40s, 50s and beyond. Once your children have all started school,

Seven simple steps to swap ready-meals for home cooking

Horse meat and veterinary tranquilizers found in UK supermarket frozen beef burgers and beef Bolognese!   This scandal in the food production chain this week has sparked a massive investigation in the UK, Ireland and Europe.  Somehow, I feel that this may just be the tip of

How to feed your kids well: A survival guide for dads

Single dad?  Stay-at-home-dad?  Granddad?  Mum-works-long-shifts-dad?  Step-dad? Whatever kind of daddy you are, one thing is true:  You want the best for your kids.  If you’re a mummy reading this, please pass it on to a daddy you feel needs a little inspiration.It’s a sad fact that many