It's always great to try different variations on favourite dishes. This is what fills the pages of most cookbooks, publications and foodie blogs, as people look for new and updated ideas. However, a classic dish done well is hard to beat. These are often dishes that have been passed through families for generations and the reason for this is that they taste great!
Winter Squash is such a lovely winter vegetable. Not only does it have a sweet comforting taste. But it is rich in antioxidants, and also has anti-inflammatory and insulin regulating properties. It also has several nutrients in it that are beneficial for eye health.
One of the most important things you can do for your health is to enjoy an abundance of fruits and vegetables. Studies are now suggesting we should be aiming as high as 10 portions* a day, and while this isn't always easy for some people, we can all work out our own personal targets to increase the amounts of fruits and vegetable we consume on a daily basis.
This Mexican inspired one-pot dish is great for a mid-week family meal. It takes less than 20 minutes and uses mostly store cupboard ingredients.
This meal is vegan with plenty of protein coming from the quinoa and black beans. And even if you aren't vegetarian or vegan, try it a meat-free Monday meal.
Do you think you could have some kind of food intolerance? Something that doesn’t quite agree with you?
It’s really important to fix this, especially if you’ve had niggly symptoms for years.
These nut-free energy balls are great for kids packed lunch boxes as they taste like a sweet treat, but without the refined sugar, and contain lots of nutritious goodness. They are also perfect to take to work as a snack, or just to keep in the fridge when you are at home.
After a long summer its time to go back to school, and for many parents this means preparing a daily packed lunch. If you often get stuck on what to put into your child’s packed lunch that is nutritious and that they will actually eat, then read on.
Calcium is vital in all stages of life, from young growing children, all the way through to old age. Calcium makes up 1-2% of an adults body weight, making it the most abundant mineral in the body. Most of us remember being told to drink our milk at school as it contains Calcium to make our bones healthy. And while this fact is true, you will see that Calcium can be found in many food sources other than dairy.
Christmas is such a magical time of year, when family and friends gather together to spread some festive cheer. However, with all the parties, meals, and celebrations, it can be difficult to keep the balance. I'm sharing my 7 tips to help keep you healthy and happy this Christmas and New Year.
There is an absolute wealth of information that can be found on nutrition and diet today, some of it is very valid, helpful and credible. However, now the internet has given everyone a voice, there are also some questionable opinions and advice out there.
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Francesca Grace Lancaster
Nutrition in Northwood, Rickmansworth and surrounding areas.