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EIGHT FUN RECIPES FOR CHILDREN!

If you’re running out of things to do with the kids during the summer holidays, keep your little monsters busy in the kitchen with our super-fun recipes! We think it is the perfect opportunity to teach children the importance (and fun) of healthy cooking!

Here are eight of our favourite child-friendly recipes! You can include your little ones in the making of these delicious treats. Some recipes require more supervision than others.

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SEVEN DAY BREAKFAST PLANNER

Get a good breakfast down you! Making small changes to your diet and exercise routine can have big positive impacts on your overall health and well-being. Here we have seven day’s worth of breakfast recipes for you to try.

Here is a selection of smoothies, porridge and pancakes that will help you kick start your day. Remember, little changes can make a big difference!

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SEVEN CURRY RECIPES TO INSPIRE YOU!

There are all kinds of curries to suit various taste buds, whether you are vegetarian, vegan or carnivorous; if you like them hot or not, we have found some great recipes to inspire you to cook up curry! Don’t forget to check out our range of curry pastes and powders.

Ready-made pastes contain concentrated herbs and spices, which can be often been used as the basis for a marinade and are a quick way to achieve an authentically flavoured meal.

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10 MEAT-FREE ALTERNATIVES

Going meat-free has never been so easy! Check out our favourite meat-free alternatives that will tempt even the hardiest of carnivores!

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EIGHT WAYS TO USE CASHEWS

Cashew nuts are such a versatile cooking ingredient. Their naturally creamy texture is perfect for making dairy-free cream, ice cream, milk and cheese. They also make a great addition to stir fries and curries.

Cashew nuts are a good source of magnesium and copper, and have around 18% protein. They have a low fat content of 43%, mostly from unsaturated fatty acids. In particular, cashew nuts are high in oleic acid, which is also one of the defining constituents of olive oil. Cashew nuts are also a great source of potassium, iron and zinc.

Here are some of the ingenious ways cashew nuts can be used…

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Gut health – why is it so important?

In recent years, scientific research on gut health has uncovered information suggesting that a healthy digestive system is essential for maintaining our immune system, mental health, good skin and a host of other bodily processes.

Every human has a whole ecosystem of microorganisms living in their intestines. They are known collectively as our gut microbiome, and are made up of several hundred types of ‘good’ bacteria, working together to keep our biological processes functioning effectively.

We should strive to make our digestive system a home for the widest variety possible of these beneficial bacteria, and be aware that if our diets are bad and their number is reduced, this can lead to a diminished immune system and susceptibility to disease.

So how can we improve gut health?

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What is the Keto Diet?

The Ketogenic (or ‘Keto’) Diet is very popular for people wanting to lose weight and increase their body’s overall health. The idea is that by changing the way you eat in order to trigger certain processes in the body, you can shed pounds while protecting yourself against several serious health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

While low carb diets diets such as the Atkins Diet come and go, the ketogenic diet has gained significant traction in recent years, and looks set to stick around, with a large group of dieters claiming it has hugely improved their health and wellbeing.

So is the Keto Diet any good? How can you get on board and harness its health benefits? Let’s take a closer look…

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When it’s cold and wet outside, what better way to relax than snuggling up on the sofa with one of our gorgeous winter warming drinks? We’ve come up with some fantastic ideas for healthy versions of seasonal favourites, with some delightful twists and variations, and here are ten of our favourites.
So dive in, give them a go and warm yourself up!

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Gift ideas for foodies
Homemade Christmas gifts