FOOD SHOPPING

Simple Diet Swaps at Christmas

It’s CHRISTMAS! And that means one thing...  it’s time for the festivities to commence!   Christmas is a time of the year where you can let your hair down, spend time with friends and family, eat delicious foods and have a drink or two!   However, with the many delicious...

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The Cost of Convenience

It is no secret that we are busier than ever before. Managing families, friends, careers and a social life can all feel like full time jobs and unfortunately it is often our wellbeing that is sacrificed. We are quick to jump to the aid of people who need us but it is not selfish to take some time to be organised...

Simple Swaps: Sugar

We are spoilt for choice. There has never been so much variety in our supermarkets. However, if you are planning on making a change to your diet, knowing what products to buy can be overwhelming. This article will focus on sugar; I will highlight how much sugar is in everyday products and offer lower sugar alternatives.  Added sugar has received...

Simple Swaps: Salt

Sodium chloride (NaCl) is the chemical formula for salt. In regards to the diet it is the sodium component of salt that can cause high blood pressure.  In the UK it is advised that adults do not consume more than 6g of salt or 2.4g of sodium a day. This equates to approximately 1 teaspoon of salt. Food labels may...

Planning Your Food Shop

Supermarket visits for some are a chore and can sometimes be stressful, especially if you are accompanied by children or fussy eaters. These top tips can help you plan your shopping and make the most of your time in the supermarket.  1. Plan  Set aside some time the night before you shop. Start by planning your meals. Knowing what you...

Food Labelling and Nutrition

Food packaging and labelling is an entire legal entity and in the UK and Europe there are strict regulations manufacturers and businesses must comply with. For in depth information about food labelling and legislations visit the Food Standards Agency website.   This blog will aim to help you understand specifically the ingredient and nutrition information provided on food labels.  There...

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Food Shopping on a Budget

As the price of living increases, there are few of us who can afford a limitless food shopping bill. Food can be expensive but yet all too often we hear reports of the thousands of tonnes of food in the domestic waste. Equally there has been an increase in demand for local councils and charities to offer food banks or...