Food

Diet – and my journey to improve what we eat

How to take the headache out of feeding your Family at Hectic Times

How to take the headache out of feeding your Family at Hectic Times

The run up to Christmas is such a busy time for most people and I have previously written about how to make the build up to Christmas easy. One of the main problems I face is fitting in meals in between the end of school/work and the next activity we need to get to –(…)

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Why Ready Brek is the Only Breakfast you Really Need!

Why Ready Brek is the Only Breakfast you Really Need!

There is nothing like a good breakfast to start the day and I have previously written about healthy breakfast options you can eat as an alternative to high-sugary cereals. Ready Brek is a really versatile breakfast to have in the house and gives a great nutritional start to the day with long lasting energy. Available(…)

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Salt Awareness Week: Children getting a third of their salt before school

Salt Awareness Week: Children getting a third of their salt before school

Today marks the start of Salt Awareness Week (20th – 26th March). Salt raises blood pressure which leads to strokes and heart attacks. This year’s theme is The Hidden Killer as many foods still have salt added to them, even the ones that do not necessarily taste salty! Lowering the amount of salt in our(…)

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How to make Pesto Sauce in a Nutribullet

How to make Pesto Sauce in a Nutribullet

My family and I have been making small, realistic steps to help change our lifestyles. The children have done really well to cut out not only fizzy drinks but cordials too and now only have milk or water as a general rule (and fizzy/smoothies/milkshakes, whatever when out as a treat). Time is always the problem(…)

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Redgrove Harvester Cheltenham New Kids Menu

Redgrove Harvester Cheltenham New Kids Menu

Harvester has a new kids menu, so we went along to the Redgrove in Cheltenham to review just how good it is. The Kids Menu at Harvester The new Kids menu at Harvester offers a great range of meal options for children of all tastes and sizes: Kids Meal Deal £5.99: A Smaller bite or(…)

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Ricola’s Sugar Free Sweets

Ricola’s Sugar Free Sweets

Regular readers will know that I am concerned about sugar intake – not only of myself but of my family. One of the biggest battles I face is with sweets, which obviously contain sugar. But Swiss Sweet brand Ricola has an amazing sugar free range of herbal sweets. They held a Sugar Swap event in(…)

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Brewers Fayre this Half Term

Brewers Fayre this Half Term

We love our local Brewers Fayre Elmbury Lodge and have previous reviewed them for Christmas, Mother’s Day, Easter and the weekday lunch time carvery. So we were pleased to be able to share what the family favourite pub restaurant is doing to help with February Half Term. With the newly refurbished play area, and unlimited(…)

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Table Table at The Oakwood Gloucester – Breakfast where Kids eat Free!

Table Table at The Oakwood Gloucester – Breakfast where Kids eat Free!

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. We made a decision that on Saturdays we would make it the time for a really special family breakfast – ensuring a good start to the day both in terms of being well fed and for time together. We often find things can be busy, rushing(…)

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