ChewyMoon healthy snacks for children – review and giveaway

My children have always been quite good eaters. With a few exceptions, they tend to eat whatever I put in front of them at dinner time. In fact the only time they really struggle is when they’ve been eating sweets and junk food between meals. So there’s no problem then. Don’t feed them between meals and everything will be fine. Wrong! The snack dilemma The issue I have is that by mid afternoon when Lia gets up from a nap and Libby finishes school, they’re hungry. They’re also tired, we usually have somewhere else to go before home and it’s a…

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How to make healthy Easter egg nests: Recipe

Earlier in the week, Lia and I decided to put her fabulous apron from Arty apple through its paces. There’s nothing better than chocolate to test out an apron and with Easter coming up we thought we’d make Easter egg nests. When I was browsing Pinterest, I found this healthy chocolate recipe from Eats Amazing. We decided we’d give this a go and make healthy Easter egg nests. And I have to say, it was a resounding success! Here’s the video of how we did it and the written recipe is below. Healthy Easter egg nests – Ingredients Coconut oil (100g) Cocoa…

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Hellohealthy on Shopmium review and competition news

This is a collaborative post. I was asked to try out the brand new “hellohealthy” initiative on the Shopmium app. I’ve used the app to buy some healthy food and drinks from my local supermarket based on their recommendations. Then all I had to do was scan the product and the receipt to get quite a lot of money back – some of the products were totally free. About Shopmium Shopmium is an app available on the App Store and Google. When you download the app, you can immediately open up a list of things currently on offer. You click…

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Sugar Detox to get healthy in the New Year

I don’t know about you, but I’m done with the excesses of Christmas. But I’m not done with it in a ‘ready to stop’ sort of way. I’m just looking to my annual January health kick, and this year it will involve a sugar detox. Christmas is the one time when I manage to totally stop working for a few days and relax. And like most people, this results in self-reflection and a few life-changes for the New Year. Health-wise, I feel like I’m on a slippery slope at the moment. I’m consistently attempting to eat better, exercise more and…

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Cucina Rustica Birmingham Review

Today I headed into Birmingham for lunch at Cucina Rustica Italian restaurant. Cucina Rustica is based in the Jewellery Quarter, which is about a 10 minute walk from New Street train station and Grand Central shopping centre. They serve authentic Italian food in a relaxed, bar-like atmosphere. Their cocktails are pretty good too! Cucina Rustica Starters When we arrived, we were given a copy of the large Cucina Rustica menu and their smaller specials menu. We were also treated to a basket of bread and olives whilst we browsed the menus. I went for the Funghi con Panna starter, which…

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Beer 52 Craft Beer Club Review and Discount Code

My husband is a nightmare to buy for at Christmas. I mentioned recently that he had his own unique ‘style’ when it comes to clothes. Not a style I’d care to emulate when I’m buying gifts. So I buy him books that he doesn’t read, experiences that he never uses or general stuff that he doesn’t need. So when I discovered Beer 52 craft beer club I realised this was the perfect gift. To hear more about Beer 52, read on! If you’re just here for the discount code (you can’t beat cheap beer after all) use the code PLUTONIUM10 for £10 off.…

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The Moments That Make Christmas

This is a collaborative post. As a blogger, Christmas starts early. I published my Christmas Days Out recommendations back in September. Last week my meaningful Christmas gift guide went live. And now I have to admit I’ve got to a point where I’m starting to feel a bit festive. Which got me thinking, what are the moments that make Christmas? Christmas Moments For us, Christmas starts with a visit to Santa. We wrap up warm and head to a garden centre, theme park or even just a local pub or shopping centre. We order from the Christmas menu and take part…

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