What's a serve of vegetables

What's a serve of vegetables?

For optimal health, nutritionists recommend that adults should eat five serves a day of vegetables or salad, either raw or cooked, and more if you can. But few of us eat this amount. The amount of vegies children should eat depends on their age, appetite and physical activity levels. After about nine years old, children should eat the same serves of vegetables as adults – meaning that kids can also aim for five a day.

17 August 2022 by Foodwatch_VA

Can frozen vegetables take the place of fresh?

Can frozen vegetables take the place of fresh?

The motto for healthy eating used to be ‘Eat fresh’. However, many of us have little time, so frozen ingredients are a handy...

10 August 2022 by Catherine Saxelby

Squash-ed Spag Bol

Squash-ed spaghetti bolognaise

This is an excellent make-and-freeze recipe, so weeknight meals become more manageable. I know of no better way of ‘hiding’...

3 August 2022 by Guest post

Hangry

Hangry? Tame that beast with food ideas ... and more

In a recent study, researchers linked hunger to emotions such as anger, irritability and less pleasure, even after accounting for...

27 July 2022 by Catherine Saxelby

6 tips to preserve the goodness in your vegetables

6 tips to preserve the goodness in your vegetables

We all know vegetables are important in a healthy diet. From cabbage to fennel, I love vegetables and try to eat big portions of them...

20 July 2022 by Catherine Saxelby

Back-up meals

Back-up meals when time is tight

Arriving home late and hungry? No time to shop or cook?  Here are four tricks to whip out quick-and-easy meal solutions that...

13 July 2022 by Catherine Saxelby