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Laura

Being a Fussy Foodie

Omega 3 Eggs

Omega 3 eggs such as Columbus and Goldenlay are becoming increasingly popular, as we learn more and more about the wonders of omega 3 for health. But does this mean that you can ditch the oily fish and eat omega 3 eggs instead? Read on to help you decide whether omega 3 eggs are healthy or hype. Continue Reading…

Dairy Free/ Egg Free/ Gluten Free/ Low GI/ No added sugar/ Recipe challenge/ Snack/ Soya Free/ Wheat Free/ Yeast Free

Sugar Free Chocolate Spread

You won’t believe that this nutty sugar free chocolate spread ticks so many Fussy Foodie boxes, uses only four simple ingredients, yet takes literally seconds to make. I am enjoying mine with 0% greek yogurt and blueberries – in fact I was half way through before I remembered to take a photo of my delicious Continue Reading…

Being a Fussy Foodie

Vitamin D

What is it about vitamin D lately? I can’t seem to open a nutrition related magazine without seeing a headline boasting about the wonderous health benefits of vitamin D. So what are these miraculous claims that are hitting the headlines and could a ‘free from’ diet put you at risk of a deficiency of the Continue Reading…

Being a Fussy Foodie/ Low GI

Healthy Snacks

I am not ashamed to admit that I am a serial snacker! I rarely go for more than a couple of hours without a nibble, so I try to put some effort into selecting healthy snacks. Snacks can certainly be included as part of a balanced diet, but in case you are struggling for ideas I will share with you a few of my Continue Reading…

Product review

Covent Garden Recipes

The Covent Garden Recipes in their book ‘Soup and Beyond’ are nutritious, original and delicious. For the winter there are warming soups like parsnip, rhubarb and ginger or celeriac with green herbs and lime. Then as barbeque season approaches switch to the wonderful beany side dishes and salads. Continue Reading…

Product review

Rapeseed Oil

Rapeseed oil (or Canola Oil) is a healthy and much cheaper alternative to olive oil, and has a pleasant light taste. We all know that Olive Oil is good for us – it’s a staple part of the ‘healthy’ mediterranean diet and a rich source of cholesterol-lowering Continue Reading…

Low GI

Low GI diet

The GI (glycaemic index) of a food gives an indication of the effect of that food on blood glucose (sugar) levels. When we eat foods that contain carbohydrates (starches and sugars) the carboydrate is converted into glucose in the blood to give us energy. Continue Reading…

Dairy Free

Soya and Health

Soya foods are a staple part of the diet for many people on a dairy free, milk free or vegan / vegetarian diet and the good news is that there are lots of potential health benefits of consuming soya products. The nutrients in soya include omega 3 and omega 6 polyunsaturated fats Continue Reading…