The Facts About Added Sugar

When talking about sugar, the bad stuff is added sugar. That is sugar that is added, often unnecessarily, to foods and drinks. You may be surprised to hear that sugar can be added to all sorts of foods like bread, pasta sauces, and peanut butter. The added sugar increases their calorie content and can contribute to obesity and other metabolic diseases including type 2 diabetes. What is added sugar? Added sugar is...

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Leftover Easter Egg Recipes

Easter is a time for overindulgence in chocolate. Often, we have more chocolate eggs than we know what to do with, so we’ve put together some ideas of what you can do with the treats left behind by the Easter Bunny. Easter Egg Brownie Ingredients 600g left over easter eggs or mini Kinder or Ferrero Rocher eggs (ones without sugar shells) 4 eggs 150g self-raising flour Method Preheat the oven to 160oC or gas mark 3....

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Easy Steps to Growing Your Own Food

Growing your own fruit and veg isn’t a new concept. You’ll probably remember learning about Digging for Victory during the Second World War at school or perhaps your grandparents told you about it. Growing your own veg is a sustainable way of living but it also relieves some of the pressure on your pocket. It’s a really great way to get healthier, too. If you begin growing some of your own...

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How to Eat Well on A Budget

The rising cost of food is a consistent feature in the news particularly since Brexit and with the coronavirus pandemic, many of us are feeling the pinch in our pockets. It’s estimated that since 2007, food costs have risen by 20% and it is a trend that’s set to continue. The reason being that it’s not just the production of food that costs but also storage, transportation, and cooking, all of...

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5 Delicious Pancake Ideas for Pancake Day

Pancake Day, also known as Shrove Tuesday, is a traditional feast day marking the start of Lent, the 40 days leading up to Easter. Who needs an excuse to eat pancakes, though? So, we’ve put together 5 tasty recipes for you to try this pancake day. Ham and cheese pancakes Pancakes don’t always need to be sweet. Why not jazz up your lunchtime sandwich and tuck in to a warm, hearty ham...

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