How to Make Fresh Almond Milk

Almond milk is very easy to make. Ingredients 1 large cup of nuts 3 large cups of water (ratio should be 1 to 3) 3 Madjool dates You can also add 1 tsp of turmeric and a tsp of dried ginger or 2 tsps of vanilla syrup for added flavour. Soak one large cup of [...]

Should I Follow a Low FODMAP diet?

The low FODMAP diet is frequently recommended by health professionals to those who suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) which currently effects 10 -20% of the UK population. FODMAPs are short-chain carbohydrates that, if poorly digested, ferment in the bowel which can cause IBS type symptoms in some people. A low FODMAP diet is designed [...]

What Makes a Healthy Salad?

There are endless combinations of ingredients you can use to make up a delicious salad however to make your salad really healthy here are some useful tips:  Ideally you want your plate of salad to be made up of 1/4 protein (100g portion), 1/4 carbohydrate and 1/2 vegetables. Try and stick to the complex carbohydrates [...]

Dips and Marinades Will Add Flavours To Any Dish (low FODMAP)

Here are some tips and ideas on how you can create delicious dips, coatings and marinades which will add plenty of flavour to any dish. For a smoky flavour coat your meat, fish or tofu with 1 tbsp of smoked paprika, 1 tbsp corn flour and a pinch of salt before frying. Other options you [...]

By | June 6th, 2018|Low-FODMAP / Gluten Free, Main|0 Comments

Do You Know Your Portion Sizes?

There is so much confusion when it comes to portion sizes especially with fruit and vegetables! So what should your portion look like? Proteins - Meat, Fish and Tofu The size of a pack of cards - 100 to 120g per serving Fruit One portion of fruit should add up to the size of a tennis [...]

By | March 21st, 2018|Health Hints and Tips, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Get off to a Good Start with Healthy Eating

It is at this time of year that we start thinking about making changes to our diet after the Christmas period. The pressure created by the media in January to "Lose Weight", "Detox", "Go Sugar Free", "Eat More Superfoods, etc etc is overwhelming for some people. You cannot turn a page in most lifestyle and [...]

By | December 31st, 2017|Health Hints and Tips|0 Comments

TOP TIPS FOR A HEALTHY (ISH) FESTIVE SEASON!

We all want to let our hair down over the festive season, and that is as it should be, but you can still keep a watchful eye on your health without being a party pooper- your waistline and your liver will thank you in the long run. Take a look at our festive tips on [...]

By | December 6th, 2017|Christmas, Health Hints and Tips|0 Comments

How to Follow a Low FODMAP Diet

The low Fructose, Oligo-saccharide, Di-saccharide, Mono-saccharide and Polyols (FODMAP) diet is a therapeutic diet which is often recommended to people who are diagnosed with functional bowel disorders such as IBS. FODMAPs do not cause IBS however there is substantial scientific evidence to show that limiting FODMAP foods can help symptom management for many IBS sufferers. [...]

Beat the Bloat

Dealing with Digestive Bloating What can cause bloating? Bloating can be caused by a range of different issues that may include: Insufficient production of gastric secretions due to deficiencies, stress, illness, medications, genetic disorders Not allowing your body time to digest (eating on the run) Eating very quickly. When you eat fast you are more likely [...]

By | October 26th, 2017|Gut Health, Health Hints and Tips|0 Comments

Delicious Healthy Bakes for Bakes Sales

How About Delicious Healthy Bakes for Bake Sales! Cakes do not necessarily have to be unhealthy. There are many ways to bake cakes using ingredients that will make them healthier and very tasty. Below are some tips on how you can create healthier bakes Use wholemeal flour instead of white flour. Reduce the amount of [...]

By | October 26th, 2017|Baking, Recipes, Treats|0 Comments