We all have meals we love, the ones we look forward to, crave even, but so often these favourite dinners are not the healthiest. They might be packed full of cream, fat, cheese, carbs and stodge, which is not good for you or your waistline. Here's how two passionate foodies Kathryn Elliott and Lucinda Dodds re-work their recipes to make them healthier and better for you.
This is the text to my slide show which shows you how everyday foods have gradually been upsized over the past ten years and why this is such a problem. I firmly believe that big portion sizes are a real contributor to passive weight gain and the obesity crisis. Here you can read the text and make up your own mind (I think you'll agree).
We all know that fresh fruit is the healthiest way to end a meal but sometimes it just doesn’t cut it. Your body sends out signals for something small, decadent and sweet to finish off your dinner. Just enough to satisfy without blowing the whole day’s intake. Just enough to rein in a craving. When a sweet craving strikes, try ONE of these 20 treats that range from healthy to semi-healthy and then indulgent – depending on your mood and what’s on offer.
When I think of 'probiotics' and 'friendly bacteria', I immediately think of yoghurt. Maybe dairy or those acidophilus capsules in health food stores. But not juice. So it was with great interest that I tasted and researched my first Golden Circle Healthy Life juice™ with probiotic cultures. Here's how we rated it.
For all of you who were asking, these are the things I really enjoyed - the best fun and my fondest memories - from my trip to wonderful New York City. It all took place in July and August 2012 when I journeyed there for a blogger's conference. Well life is never all work. Gotta have some play! Enjoy!
Craving some chocolate? It's sweet, smooth and divinely decadent. We know there are emotional triggers to cravings such as boredom, anger and depression as well as environmental cues such as walking past a chocolate display counter. But what can you do to prevent devouring a whole block that would destroy your day's diet?
When it comes to serve sizes on food labels, you'll find not all serves equal! Read on to see how you can avoid being fooled when it comes to how big that portion that you're eating really is. If you're trying to eat a healthy, balanced diet or stick to a healthy weight loss regime this is "must have" information.