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Do Natural Sleep Aids Work?

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If you’ve ever been on sleep tablets you’ll know they can come with some unpleasant side effects including drowsiness the next day and addiction, but do alternatives like natural sleep aids actually work and are they safer?   Your doctor should have informed you that sleeping pills and mood medications like antidepressants and anti-anxiety medicines […]

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We Enter The World of Beatrix Potter

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This Summer I achieved a childhood ambition of visiting the magical world of Beatrix Potter by booking a holiday to where she lived near Lake Windermere in the Lake District.   Not only that but a quick google led me to a special ‘Beatrix Potter Experience’ holiday run by the Lindeth Howe hotel, the only […]

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Healthy Lemon Tart Recipe

healthy lemon tart recipe

I grew up in the Channel Islands and would frequently holiday in France, where Tarte au Citron is a restaurant staple and the taste of Summer itself. This Healthy Lemon Tart recipe has all of the flavour but with no refined flour or sugar, just a whole lotta nutritious goodness.   The crust is also […]

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How to Get More Protein for Women who are Too Busy

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Protein powders have been popular in the fitness industry for years, but only recently have they become more mainstream, and too often I find people, especially those new to getting fit and healthy, suspicious about a big tub of powder with labels they don’t understand.   But dismissing protein powders is missing a trick, and […]

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FitBakes – the High Protein, Low Calorie Cake (Review)

fitbakes low calorie cake review

Ella from FitBakes has created low calorie, high protein cake pots for health and calorie conscious cake and fitness lovers alike. But do they taste as good as real cake? I tried them and will give you my verdict here.   I love cake (don’t we all?) but I’m also a 5’2 petite woman who, […]

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Dessert Hummus 4 Ways

dessert hummus recipes

Although you probably associate hummus with carrot sticks, pitta bread, and if you have a weaning baby, breadsticks and a lot of mess, dessert hummus is taking the culinary, and health food worlds by storm.   Ever curious to try anything vaguely funky I wasn’t going to skip the chance to get experimental, and I […]

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Mummy Bloggers You Should be Following

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Motherhood is wonderful but very tough. So when it all gets too much and you feel like you can’t cope, here’s a list of the top Mummy Bloggers to help you realise you’re not alone.   Whether it’s teething tips, healthy after school snacks, you’re feeling guilty because you forgot the tooth fairy (again) or […]

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Crunchy Chilled Lettuce Soup

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I woke one April morning to glorious sunshine and warmth coming through my kitchen French windows and instantly knew I would be making chilled lettuce soup today.   Random? Not quite.   My husband is not great at assessing what we actually need when he food shops, so tends to buy too much of some […]

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300 Calorie Meals for Mums who like to Snack

300 calorie meals

Fitting in snacks between meals can easily tip you over your daily calorie needs to lose weight. These tasty 300 calorie meals (plus a list of 200 calorie snacks) will mean that even if you eat several times a day you won’t be eating more calories than you need.   Believe it or not I’m […]

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Are Potatoes Fattening?

potatoes fattening

Never have I seen so many arguments arise around a single food. Since Dr Xand referred to them as ‘fattening potatoes’ and a bowl of strawberries was placed next to a comparable handful of sugarlumps, everyone is scared to bite an apple for fear it leads to diabetes, and God forbid, FAT gain. So, are […]

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