The average Brit spends around £2000 on coffee in cafes and high street shops every year showing how the drink has become a much-loved addition to our diets. Tired mums often need a little boost to start the day and a morning coffee can really become part of your routine. Here are some ways to enjoy your treat in a healthy way and without breaking your diet.
February is whizzing by. Last week the slow cooked honey garlic chicken was unbelievably good. I had to close my eyes at how much honey went in but oh my it was worth it. The kids loved it to so it will definitely be featuring on our menu again and I'll blog the recipe.
This week is a mad one and the lead up to my week of birthday madness starting on 18th where both my kids, my husband, Mum and Dad all celebrate their birthdays within 5 days. Yes, really! Plus we have lots of events so I'm trying to keep to the plan where I can!
Being fashionable while raising little ones takes effort. Not only do you have less time for yourself but babies tend to grab, tub and pull on all our favourite jewellery. But you can still be stylish with baby friendly jewellery which is made from super safe silicone safe for baby literally chew on it to help teething troubles. They are also super strong to ensure they won't break when baby is twiddling during feeding. Sounds like a winner all round! I am giving away this beautiful teething necklace from Nibbling to one lucky winner to keep for themselves or to give as the perfect Baby Shower gift.
Last week we stuck to our weekly meal plan really well. We only changed one meal due to Husband's cold. I didn't fancy cooking just for me so had a quick risotto instead.
This weekend the kids and I are down at my Mum's so not much cooking for me this week - Hurrah!
Last week’s meal plan went down a treat with my Chicken and Prawn Paella the highlight of the week.
This week Husband is away a lot but I’m going to try and keep the meal planning going with the kids.
January resolutions often start with a promise to lose our Christmas weight but we all know shedding the extra pounds it is so much harder than we expect and a bit of a shock to the system after the Christmas excesses. So I'm giving away two boxes of Lepicol Lighter which could give you a helping hand to meet your diet goals!
Kick off your new year in good health by winning this magnesium bundle from BetterYou.
Playing more than 300 enzymatic reactions in the body each day, magnesium is a natural muscle relaxant, relieving muscle tension and creating a calming effect across the entire body. Symptoms of magnesium deficiency can include; Restless legs, fatigue, mood swings, migraines, cravings and achy joints and muscles. Seven in ten of us suffer from low levels of magnesium. It’s a fact that we don’t get enough from our daily diet, and so a supplement that gets straight to where it’s needed is the way to recharge our systems
Babies are pretty delicate at first and up to the age of 12months their immune systems are weaker meaning they are more vulnerable to catching infection. Milk is a notorious for harboring bacteria making it super important to make sure all baby feeding equipment from bottles and teats to breast-pump parts and even soothers are sterilised before every use. Milton is a household name you can trust when it comes to keeping your family safe and I have one of their fantastic Combi Sterilisers to giveaway to one reader.
A healthy diet can give your kids a great start in life. The food a child eats can impact on their development and their overall state of health. The British Nutrition Foundation recommends that children should eat a healthy, varied diet which includes starchy carbohydrates, fruit, vegetables, protein and some dairy food.
Of course, it’s much easier to talk about eating the healthy diet recommended by the NHS, than to actually do it. Especially if you’re faced with a brood of fussy eaters. How can you get a little girl who demands a ham sandwich with the crusts cut off at every meal to fall in love with a variety of foods such as bulgur wheat kedgeree with spinach? Here are a few suggestions on how to encourage those fussy eaters to expand the range of food they eat and try new and delicious healthy dishes.
The best way to end the day is with a lovely bath. My 2 have sensitive skin so I have to be really careful what I pop in their bath but luckily InfaCare have created two lovely Baby Baths which are ultra mild and perfect for making bubbles. I have a bottle of each to give away to one lucky winner.
Artist, Baker and Blogger. Mum to my two beautiful, cheeky girls. Muddling my way through parenthood with equally cheeky Husband.