Family recipe book – get children cooking

If you have been following my work, you will know that I think it is vital that children learn how to cook. They can start young and that time together in the kitchen can grow into a hobby, a job or just a survival skill. I was commissioned by World Cancer Research Fund to writeContinue reading “Family recipe book – get children cooking”

Weaning your baby – and beyond weaning

Navigating weaning can be a challenge, especially with sleep deprivation. I have been humbled by the number of likes I have had on my post pregnancy weight loss blogs and wanted to share a new service with all the new parents who follow my blog. Those of you who know me, know that I wantContinue reading “Weaning your baby – and beyond weaning”

Advertising of food to children

This week the government announced that they would go ahead with the ban on the advertising of high fat, high salt and high sugar foods (HFSS foods) before the 9pm watershed. This is great news for parents of children who watch TV but there are some things to still consider. Companies can still advertise throughContinue reading “Advertising of food to children”

How to lose the pregnancy weight (part 5 – BONUS!)

I said there were 4 things I did but actually I missed one really important thing. Sorry. It is so important. It’s good hydration. If you are breastfeeding this is even more important. Did you know that by 6 months babies are having about 900ml of milk? That’s a lot of fluid for you toContinue reading “How to lose the pregnancy weight (part 5 – BONUS!)”

How to lose the pregnancy weight (part 4)

How have you found the last 3 weeks? I imagine it has been a bit of a rollercoaster with the changing Covid restrictions and the Easter holidays but I’m glad you have come back to check what my 4th thing was. The 4th thing I did was to focus on fruit and veg. This mightContinue reading “How to lose the pregnancy weight (part 4)”

How to lose the pregnancy weight (part 3)

Welcome back to week 3. The 3rd thing I did was to try to have a good breakfast including one of my 5 a day. Evidence shows that having breakfast can help to regulate blood sugar levels which, because of hormones, can be a bit all over the place in pregnancy and just after. HavingContinue reading “How to lose the pregnancy weight (part 3)”

How to lose the pregnancy weight (part 1)

I have had 3 children and after each of my pregnancies I have managed to lose the pregnancy weight. How? Dieting of course. NO NO and NO. No dieting. And it wasn’t because it was ‘all baby’ either. At my 6 week check after my first baby I was 70kg (I’m normally about 55-57kg) –Continue reading “How to lose the pregnancy weight (part 1)”

Red Lentil Pasta with chicken and chilli

Serves 1-2 Ready in about 10 minutes 100g Red lentil pasta 100g chicken breast (cooked) 1 tsp red chilli, finely chopped 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 35g spinach, washed Black pepper to taste Prepare the ingredients and set aside. Cook the red lentil pasta in boiling water for 4-5 minutes until al-dente and drain.Continue reading “Red Lentil Pasta with chicken and chilli”