Calorie counting is exactly what it says, counting the number of calories in food. Some of us do this for interest. Some because we have been told how many calories we need and want to maintain, gain or lose weight. 1g of fat is 9 calories 1g of protein is 4 calories 1g of carbohydrateContinue reading “Calorie Counting”
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”
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 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)”
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 I lost my pregnancy weight.
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)”
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”
Food is always making headlines but 2020 it seemed to dominate in a way I don’t remember experiencing before. Here are some of the topics which came up (and I’ve linked a few articles in case you have time on your hands!): Food shortages – shops limiting pasta purchases, shops running out of frozen vegContinue reading “2020 the year food hit the headlines”
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