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THE BMI MEASUREMENT – a bit old hat?

THE BMI MEASUREMENT – a bit old hat?

It's made its way into the papers recently and I've never been a fan of this measurement. Here’s why.  The BMI (body mass index) is a simple equation used in the medical profession to determine if someone’s weight is healthy.  What they’re really trying to do is use...

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How we can do our bit to help reduce carbon emissions.

How we can do our bit to help reduce carbon emissions.

Look, I know it's easy to stop thinking about whether you've turned a light off and instead blame the global corporations but it seems that all of us can take a few small steps at home, shout about them on social media, lure your friends into doing them and then make...

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CAFFEINE – Are we overthinking it?

CAFFEINE – Are we overthinking it?

Caffeine is in coffee, tea, chocolate, energy drinks, painkillers and now even some cosmetics.  Given most of us are partial to a daily hot tipple, let’s look at its effects. It will depend on our personal tolerance level, but first thing in the morning a dose of...

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Parsnip Tabbouleh with Walnut Hummus

Parsnip Tabbouleh with Walnut Hummus

Tabbouleh is normally made with couscous or bulghur wheat, but this recipe uses creamy mineral-rich parsnips, which add a real nuttiness to the tabbouleh.  Including walnuts to your hummus adds more fibre and extra omega-3 essential fats, plus great flavour! Serves 4...

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Yogurt Shakshuka

Yogurt Shakshuka

Shakshuka This makes a great breakfast or brunch, served with crusty bread to mop up all of the great flavours.  Normally made with tomatoes, this Shakshuka uses yoghurt instead for added protein and a rich creamy texture. Serves 1 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil ¼ tsp...

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STRAWBERRY CHIA JAM (sooo quick!)

STRAWBERRY CHIA JAM (sooo quick!)

A delicious low sugar jam made with chia seeds, which provide important Omega 3 fats .  A recipe brought to us by Joy Skipper. Serves 4-6 25g soft dried dates, pitted and chopped 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar 250g ripe strawberries, hulled and chopped 1 tbsp chia seeds High...

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PARMESAN CRUSTED COD WITH STEAMED GREENS

PARMESAN CRUSTED COD WITH STEAMED GREENS

Parmesan-crusted Cod with Steamed Greens Another recipe given to us by the lovely Joy Skipper.  And this one is soooo easy. A delicious gluten-free crusted fish recipe that is served with crunchy greens for great texture with the soft, delicate fish. Serves 4 75g...

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NUTTY BITES : Perfect for long hikes !

NUTTY BITES : Perfect for long hikes !

Thank you to the lovely Joy Skipper for sharing this gorgeous recipe.:) These delicious little bites are full of great fibre, lots of minerals, essential fats (depending on the nuts you use) and most importantly, great flavour!  The addition of cinnamon helps with...

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VEGAN BUTTERNUT and BLACK BEAN CHILLI

VEGAN BUTTERNUT and BLACK BEAN CHILLI

This recipe was mastered exclusively for us by nutritionist Joy Skipper and is the perfect fodder for a chilli January night.  This chilli is rich in flavour, and full of great fibre that your gut will love!  Roasting the butternut with the skin still on not only...

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“FIVE G-O-OLD RINGS….!!”

“FIVE G-O-OLD RINGS….!!”

"...four mince pies, three double gins, two kilos on and a tight skirt that won't do up at all".... I'm sitting here like a lemon chanting that to make sure the syllables fit.  But it’s a song we’re all in danger of singing. Here, my lovely friends, are the 5 golden...

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HELPING YOUR CHILDREN HOLD IT TOGETHER OVER LOCKDOWN 2…

HELPING YOUR CHILDREN HOLD IT TOGETHER OVER LOCKDOWN 2…

November 2020 Anyone under the age of 8 is going to be thoroughly delighted at having both parents all to themselves for this, our new Autumn lockdown. Anyone still living at home between the ages of 16 and 25 is going to be thoroughly pissed off. As a solo parent of...

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Making the next few months feel brighter…

Making the next few months feel brighter…

I walked into the kitchen on Monday and asked both daughters what came to mind for creating positivity and happiness in their lives over the next (and potentially dark) few months. I should point out they're in their twenties .... Buy a puppy Plan a holiday Drink red...

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PROTEIN POWDER : A quick summary

PROTEIN POWDER : A quick summary

If you want to get fitter and stronger, you will be using your muscles.  If you want to lose fat, you will also be using your muscles and trying to eat in a way which encourages your body to burn fat and keep full for longer.  So, you need to FEED that muscle with...

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How to watch Annie live on YouTube

How to watch Annie live on YouTube

YouTube is a streaming platform.  In normal speak, it is a medium for broadcasting live and pre-recorded videos.  Everyone there has a channel.  I have a channel and it's where I store my pre-recorded workouts, which you may already be familiar with. However, it is...

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