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Healthy Eating

Autumn Recipes: Slow Cooker Chilli Con Carne 04/07/2019
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Easy Autum Recipes: Chilli Con Carne

This Autumn, we are determined to provide you with plenty of dinner recipes. Ideal for when the blustery weather and the grey clouds come in, this Slow Cooker Chilli Con Carne Recipe is easy, delicious and – should you need Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free alternatives – the ingredients are very interchangeable. Great to make in a large batch, you can freeze this Chilli Con Carne and store it in Storage boxes. You can even defrost it on a later date, making your future self extremely grateful, especially on those... Read More

National Burger Day: Falafel Burger Recipe 02/07/2019
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National Burger Day: Falafel Burger Recipe

  National Burger Day is coming up, but we are also smack bang in the middle of BBQ season, so here’s a delicious Vegetarian Burger Recipe for you to try. Whether you are in dire need of Vegetarian recipes or would just like to try a meatless burger, our Falafel Burger Recipe is healthy, fresh and perfect to make for either lunch or dinner.     How to make Veggie Burgers: Falafel Flavour   Ingredients A 250g tin of chickpeas 1 medium onion 2 garlic cloves 2 tsp ground coriander... Read More

Burger and chips 27/06/2019
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National Burger Day: Why you should make your own burgers

Feel Good Friday! It’s Summertime! The time of the year where Ice Cream, refreshing drinks and Barbecues reign supreme. And, is there anything nicer than delicious burgers sizzling on the grill in the sunshine? Well, yes, there is, as a matter of fact. Delicious Homemade Burgers sizzling on the grill in the sunshine.   And, as National Burger Day is on the horizon, we thought we’d have a look at the advantages of avoiding shop-bought or restaurant patties and why everyone should eat burgers made at home…     They’re... Read More

14/06/2019
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Feel Good Friday: The health benefits of eating whipped cream

Is whipped cream healthy? This may sound a bit strange, but we’ve dug in and found that, yes. Whipped Cream can have some health benefits… just in time for whipped cream and strawberries (AKA Wimbledon) season.   Whipped cream provides Calcium, making for healthy teeth and bones.   Whipped cream is lower in Lactose and is therefore ideal for those with only a small degree of lactose sensitivity.   Whipped cream provides a healthy source of fat – but, good fat – as it supports a healthy metabolism. Ideal for... Read More

5 reasons to go vegetarian 13/06/2019
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5 Reasons to become a Vegetarian

  If you find yourself feeling constantly sluggish and worried about heart disease, it may be a sign that you should switch to a vegetarian lifestyle and diet, so here are some great reasons to go vegetarian… This Summer is also the best time to start, as we have some incredible Vegetarian recipes to try when you’re hosting a Garden Party. If you’re considering switching to a meat-free diet, we have a massive range of easy Vegetarian meals for you to make, including Vegetarian curries, Vegetarian BBQs and Vegetarian Pie... Read More

Easy Cinnamon Rolls Recipe by Ebba Christine 22/05/2019
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Cinnamon Rolls Recipe by Ebba Christine

Ebba Christine, one of our talented guest bloggers, has passed on the most incredible Cinnamon Rolls recipe that is super-duper easy to make in our air fryer and is a delicious treat to have while trying to lose weight – it contains only 2 syns on Slimming World. 🌀 Cinnamon rolls 🌀 2 TBSP cinnamon 2 TBSP granulated sweetener Butter frylight 1 TBSP water 1 sheet of lighter puff pastry (60syns if SW)   Method Roll out the pastry. Mix the cinnamon & sweetener together then added in the water... Read More

National Smile Month 13/05/2019
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Top ways to look after your teeth for National Smile Month

Generic intro bit where I elaborate on the title…blah-blah-blah…teeth tips…let’s get on with it.   Brush them – at least twice a day.   Switch to a toothpaste that contains fluoride – fluoride toughens enamel and can also lower the risk of tooth decay.   Floss – because there’s always some bits left in there after a thorough scrub.   Limit the amount of sugar you have – have seven sugars in your tea? Think of how wired you are at bedtime and seriously consider cutting down on the white... Read More

08/05/2019
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National Vegetarian Week: How to cook a Halogen Oven Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie

  It’s National Vegetarian Week and we’re treating you with something of a double: an easy recipe for a great vegetarian shepherd’s pie and a little feature on our Halogen Oven, answering a few questions you may have… Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie Ingredients 3 large potatoes 2 sweet potatoes 2 carrots 2 leeks 6 pieces of broccoli 25g of butter 35g of plain flour 250ml of milk 100g of mature cheddar 2 large tomatoes Spinach Method For the pie: 1. Chop the potatoes into chunks and throw in a large pot... Read More

Baby weaning 07/05/2019
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Baby weaning recipes for National Weaning Week

Having a baby is an exciting, emotional and euphoric experience. But, it can also be slightly daunting – particularly if it’s your first child – and some of the day-to-day questions of what you and your baby need are a little confusing.     What you’ve got to remember – whether you’re a new parent or the parent of a new baby – is that this experience is FULL of milestones, such as: The first time you hold your child. The first time they smile at you. The first time... Read More

National Weaning Week 02/05/2019
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A list of tips on how to get your baby weaning during National Weaning Week

When it’s time for your baby to move from a strict milk diet to one that includes more solids, it can be tricky to know which food to serve and how to serve it.   When can a baby start weaning? Your baby can start looking at foods other than milk and formula from around 6 months. Soft, mashed and processed fruit and veg are a good place to start, as your baby will be getting nutrients, so things like banana, apple and pear, as well as potato, carrot and... Read More