Cutting back on salt and sugar with Tesco

This is a collaborative post. I’m painfully aware of the amount of salt and sugar in processed food. Where possible, I cook from scratch. But some days, I just need something quick and easy. Tesco challenged me to cook a family favourite dish using their reduced salt and reduced sugar products. I wasn’t allowed to tell the family that anything was different until they had eaten it. One dish that the girls always love is vegetarian meatballs with spaghetti. I know, vegetarian meatballs is such a contradiction. But nevertheless, I thought I’d try it with reduced salt and sugar. The starter…

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5 tips for stress free baking with children

Some people seem to genuinely love baking with children. Unfortunately, I’m not one of them. But with two small people who love to be in the kitchen, I’ve had to find ways of coping. So here are my five top tips for stress free baking with children. 1. Say yes For me, it’s all about saying yes. They want to bake? Just doing it is much easier than arguing about it for the next month. Because they’ll never change their mind. They want to crack the eggs themselves? That’s fine. What can possibly go wrong? If they crack an egg into…

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Easy baking with Craft and Crumb review and giveaway

I have written many times about the struggle I have with productivity. Working from home is so intensive that I struggle to find the time to take on additional tasks. Sadly one such task is organising birthdays. Don’t get me wrong, I want my girls to have the best birthdays possible. But they are SO demanding! When it’s my husband’s birthday, he’s happy with a chocolate cake. And I love making chocolate cake. We put some sweets on it so the girls are happy, everyone’s a winner. But when it is one of the girls’ birthdays, they want some incredible creation…

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A flavourful evening at Natural Healthy Foods Birmingham

Last night, my sister and I headed into Birmingham for the media launch of a new vegan eatery in Birmingham. Natural healthy foods already had a shop in Digbeth stocking organic, gluten free, refined sugar free, vegan food. Their new flagship store near the mailbox has a small shop. But the main attraction is the incredible eatery. The Natural healthy foods buffet I have to admit, I love a buffet style restaurant. I like the fact you can try as many or as few things as you like and eat as much as you want. The only problem I find as a…

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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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