Lock Down – great time to get kids cooking!

Before I say anything more – I know lots of parents are currently buried. Trying to keep full time jobs going, home school, cook, clean etc. One more suggestion of what to do with this wonderful extra family time could get me a bit of a virtual slap in the face! But really, getting the…

Food and the immune system

I wrote this post about a year ago. In light of the virus that is wreaking havoc on the world at the moment, it seems pertinent to share again. People are keen to know what to eat to ‘boost’ their immune system. We often get told about this food or that food’s effect on our…

A great sweet snack – fun to make with kids!

Ready in 15-20 minutes Makes about 15-20, easy to scale up These are amazing – sweet but not overly so, adaptable with different tastes, rich in protein and complex carbohydrates and fibre.  And they pass the child/teenager test. Make them neatly, coat them in cocoa powder or dessicated coconut, put them in a pretty box…

Total Lock Down – Eat Well, Stay Well

Macron announced last night that no-one is to leave their homes except to do essential things for at least 2 weeks. The borders closed at noon today and after that time you need to have a form explaining the reason why you are out and about! Luckily, we have the internet and lots of digital…

The Wonders of Store Cupboards

Europe is in lock down! If it hasn’t started for you yet then it will be coming your way soon. Let’s not get into the scary stockpiling of food which leaves some without anything because the supermarkets look like they have been raided. Instead let us look at the wonders of the store cupboard! It…

Gut health and fermented foods

Fermented foods are quite a thing at the moment. They have become very trendy and certainly on the shopping lists of those who are following the latest health trends. Fermented foods have been with us for thousands of years. Fermentation was a way of increasing the life of a food before the days of fridges,…

Salad – a great way to add fibre?

Well, not really if it is just lettuce. An average portion of lettuce as a side salad is just 1g of fibre. An extra gram is not to be sniffed at but adding few other things can make the side salad a more colourful addition to the meal as well as helping to sneak a…

Fibre February – eat more!

This month, @AfNutr will be talking all things fibre. We are not the only ones focusing on fibre this month. The Flour Advisory Bureau are running #fibrefebruary to encourage people to eat more fibre and provide information on fibre containing foods. Fibre has a reputation, it stops constipation and can give you wind. Lots of…

What about really, really, really fussy eaters?

This infographic is a summary of advice for handling fussy eating. But what if you have tried all these things, and more, but you still feel that your child is eating very little and making no progress to eating new things. What if you feel that they are getting worse? What should you do? When…

Mac & Cheese – with more fibre

We should all be eating more fibre. The aim should be around 30g per day but in reality the average person is eating approximately 18g per day. So how to get more fibre into your meals, easily, that taste good? Take a family favourite. Like macaroni cheese. This is a comfort food for many, gaining…