Top Tips To Help You Cope With A Fussy Eater

Having a fussy eater can be one of the most frustrating things for parents, especially when you have spent time preparing a meal and a toddler simply refuses to eat it. Approximately 90% of children go through at least one lengthy phase of fussy eating, so Laya Healthcare has developed this handy guide to help you navigate this phase and get your child to try new things.  Eating habits and tastes are formed at an early stage therefore it is important to offer a variety of foods from the start. Learning to eat is like any other learning process, it… [Read More]

4 Kitchen & Food Essentials for the Busy Parent

4We all know how busy life as a parent can be. From preparing meals to watching our children and keeping them entertained, the rewards are huge, but so are the demands. That’s why anything that saves us time and makes life easier and better is always welcome. With that in mind, here are four kitchen and food essentials that every parent should have in their home; they can save you money and time, allowing you to spend your hours with your children doing the things you really love. 1. Wooden Cutting Boards Most children are fussy eaters at some point… [Read More]

How to Create Family Memories This Fall

The leaves are changing colors and you can smell the aroma of pumpkin spice in the air…what does that mean? Fall is here! Fall is, hands down, my most favorite time of the year.  I love everything about fall. The food, fashion and weather are things that just make my heart smile. Fall is especially fun if you have a family. Big or small, the fun you can have during this time of the year is totally different than the fun you have in the summer or winter.  Were going to look at how you can turn these fun fall… [Read More]

Make This Your Healthiest Summer Yet: Goals That Are Actually Achievable

Many of us take our health for granted. The trouble is that we never really know what’s around the corner, and often, it takes an unexpected scare to make us evaluate our lifestyles and introduce changes. If you’re guilty of underestimating the importance of good health, why not make it your mission to enjoy the healthiest summer ever? Here are some goals that are achievable for anyone. Improving your diet Are you overweight or do you tend to eat more fast food or ready meals than nutritious meals? If you don’t have the best diet, it’s never too late to… [Read More]

Muscle Food Review: Do The Unthinkable Programme

As someone who likes to stay fit and healthy, it’s important to me that I’m eating good, healthy food. I’ve recently teamed up with MuscleFood to review their new Do The Unthinkable Programme, and I think you’re going to love it just as much as I do! Who are MuscleFood? Before I talk to you about the programme itself, I want to tell you a little bit about MuscleFood. They’re a company passionate about sport and nutrition, not only in terms of fitness, but also in helping athletes and the health-conscious reach and maintain their goals and ambitions. What is… [Read More]

Making Fruity Milkshake Lollies with Shaken Udder Milkshakes

I love a good milkshake, so when I was sent some delicious milkshakes from Shaken Udder, I couldn’t wait to get tucked in and try them out! If you’ve not heard of Shaken Udder before, then let me tell you a bit more about them. Shaken Udder is a delicious dairy brand which makes super tasty milkshakes for adults and kids alike that are perfect as a quick snack or refresher. There are lots of tasty flavours available such as strawberry, chocolate, vanillalicious, salted caramel, top banana and strawberries and clotted cream. I really like the small kids cartons. They’re perfect… [Read More]

Why I keep a food diary and weigh myself every day

Feeling comfortable in my own skin has always been something of a mission of mine. Last year I managed to lose two stone, and I started running. I even completed my first half marathon and am signed up to do it all again this year. Like many other men and women who have tried to lose weight, I’ve had some pretty unsuccessful experiences. Take 2016 for example. I started the year at a weight I was happy with, but the end of 2016, I’d put all that weight back on again. It’s something of a viscous cycle that felt like… [Read More]

Encouraging Children to be Healthy and Active

As many people know, I enjoy keeping fit and I try my best to eat healthily too. This is something my five year old twins have started to take notice of in recent months. They’ve always know that mummy likes to run and they quite often join me in stretching after my runs. They know the names of the stretches and the muscles that each particular stretch is for! They also know that it’s important to keep fit and eat a varied diet. Now, I have to be honest and admit that when I was a kid, the last thing… [Read More]

Your 30s & 40s: The Most Important Years For Health?

When you are young, your body can handle pretty much anything nature – or you – can throw at it. But once you turn 30 and move into your 40s, it’s a vital time for your long-term health. No more all-night parties for you! But seriously, a lot of conditions can start showing up when you reach this age, and as your body starts to change, slow down, and start revealing more of your genetic history, it’s vital that you sit up and take notice. With this in mind, here are a few ideas for you to keep in shape… [Read More]

There’s more to microwaves than you think #SoMuchMore

How often do you use a microwave? I think I probably use mine pretty much every day. Whether that’s to heat up some beans or frozen peas, or to heat up a quick and healthy ready meal. Yes, quick and healthy microwave ready meals really do exist! Just yesterday I had salmon with brown rice and vegetables that was all cooked in the microwave. I think that when most people think about using microwaves, they assume you’re using it to cook an unhealthy ready meal, but that’s simply not the case. Microwaves have come a long way since they were… [Read More]