Holidays will soon be over so let’s start thinking lunches

There are so many reasons to make a packed lunch but there are also lots of reasons why we don’t quite manage to do it. Does the plan to make lunch end with the kitchen work top looking a bit like the photo – everything dragged out the fridge and cupboard but with no real…

Easter is over….how did the Lent challenge go?

I know – Easter was a while ago but I still think I should just revisit the Lent challenge for completeness.  How did I do overall?  On the reduce waste front, I thought more carefully about using up the contents of my fridge. I had some good leftover lunches but then as I am based…

Cooking with processed foods – recipe number 1

In my last post I defended processed food.  I highlighted lots of processed foods that are not really much different from fresh with regard to their nutritional value and that there are lots of quick meals to cook using them.  I know, I know – part of the reason we want to use convenience foods…

The Middle East via Scotland

Our Scottish beauty, Elisa has decided against feeding us haggis, neeps and tatties, opting instead for Jordanian inspired food. It was delicious so we shall let her off disowning the culinary delights of her homeland. On the menu was Filo Tart filled with Feta and Olives, Galjet Bandura (no photos) served with warm pitta breads…

Kids – What makes a good sandwich?

It should taste yummy, it should fill us up to keep us going until our next meal and give us good stuff to keep us healthy. 1 First you need some bread.  Do you always have boring white bread?  Try something different.  Wraps, pitta, rolls, bagels, brown, seeded, wholemeal, ‘best of both’ or added fibre…

Eating more fruit and veg

I was asked on the back of the last post – that we should be eating 10 portions of fruit and veg – and as a little person how could she eat more – 5 portions of approx 80g was enough in terms of amount – any more and she felt that she wouldn’t be…

Veggie recipes that pass the 8 year old kid test

Eating Well Part II was all about eating more vegetables.  An easy way of really adding to your vegetable intake is to eat a couple of main meals in the week that are vegetarian recipes.  Basing the whole meal around vegetables and pulses whilst skipping meat does seem strange to many of us – there…

EatingWell 1 – Eat Breakfast

Where to start with these eat well posts???  It seems logical to start at the beginning of the day.  Do you make time to eat breakfast?  What do you have if you do eat breakfast?  So the first challenge is aim to eat breakfast everyday.  Make breakfast include a high fibre food, some fruit or…

Eating well – the basic nutrition rules

Eating better or losing weight is often on people’s New Year’s Resolution list.  Often that health kick doesn’t last long and there is a sense that good nutrition is complicated – you have read about it in loads of magazines, newspaper articles and internet pages.  There are loads of adverts for expensive ‘nutritionally good’ foods…