It might be Winter but it doesn’t mean salads have to be off the menu completely! Including cooked veggies into your salads is a good idea in the cooler months but another great tip is to add some warming spices like cinnamon, turmeric and cumin.
Food safety is a funny one because I find some people are anal with sticking to use by and best before dates and some people prefer to take more of a risk and let things go until they pour milk into their smoothie and realise lumps probably aren’t a good thing!
Following on from my previous article about which items are best stored in the fridge or freezer, today I want to open your eyes up to the world of freezing, because no doubt there is so much more you could be freezing and making your life so much easier!
So you’ve gone to the effort to fill your kitchen with healthy foods and products but if you don’t store it properly then foods can quickly lose their nutritional value and you won’t be getting as many health benefits as you had hoped!
If you haven't tried pulse pasta yet it's a great option to mix into your pasta routine - high in fibre (ie. fuel for our gut microbes) and also protein so it's a perfect way to include more plant based meals in your week.
There are foods and supplements that are now in the ‘gut health’ category and you will see these listed as probiotic, cultured or fermented foods/products. So what is the difference and which should we be using?
This recipe came about because I was having a craving for my original banana bread but when I went into the kitchen to make it, I thought maybe I felt like making my homemade chocolate instead - so I combined the two and my Choc Banana Bread came to life!
In the Winter I get asked a lot what the best foods are for boosting immunity and most of the time the people asking are already unwell. The trick is to start eating immune supporting foods right now so that you’re better able to prevent illness instead of being stuck just treating it.