My favourite salad of all time.
You have to try this!
A nourishing soup for you!
You guys will love this.
A perfect weekend meal.
My favourite salad.
Health on a plate!
An honest post on needing balance.
Christmas was a complete and utter sugar-fest here (when is it not) and whilst I'm all for moderation (life without cake isn't worth living right?), nothing was moderate about the feasting over the Christmas holidays and frankly, I ended up feeling rubbish.
Coming to the end of nursing if you've breastfed can be an emotional time. I know it was for me.
Urgh, right now it feels like greater pressure- on top of weight pressures- to not be able to actually admit I'm feeling down about my weight going up!
A couple of weekends ago I attended the incredible Britmums Live, the biggest parenting conference in the UK. You can read about the conference in full here, but needless to say, it was a stimulating, inspiring weekend full of fun, debate, laughter and a chance to catch up with old friends and make new ones too!
The last few weeks have seen my usually pretty healthy way of eating go to pot, with lots more sugar finding its way into my diet from celebratory cakes to afternoon teas and far too much champagne (with my recent 10th wedding anniversary, my brother's engagement and baby cousin's birth)- making me feel sluggish, tired and really not my best, physically and mentally. I've less energy than usual, haven't been sleeping well and my PMT is worse than ever.
Juliet is a GP, mum to three children and a health writer. She also has her own running club, runs marathons and fundraises for charity. With a regular column in Women’s Running, a growing online following and plans for a book, Juliet is one inspiring, wonderful woman.
I try and live as healthy a lifestyle as possible and that includes high quality cocoa and dark chocolate in my balanced diet. For those who don't know (where've you been?) cocoa is a superfood bursting with endorphin-releasing ingredients, antioxidants, calcium, magnesium and iron, great quality chocolate is oh-so good for you. One of my all time favourite chocolatiers Hotel Chocolat also believe that everyone should be able to include top-quality chocolate at the heart of their healthy lifestyle, and what's more, cocoa-rich chocolate is perfect for optimising sports performance too. Good news at this time of year in particular with new starts and motivation to get fit after the indulgence of Christmas! Here at Honest Mum, one lucky reader will be getting their hands on this gorgeous Sports Performance gift box which includes Supermilk Puddles, a Dark Fruit & Nut Slab, a Supermilk Hazelnut Slab, Classic Drinking Chocolate,Cocoa & Peppermint Infusions, and three 35g Rabot 1745 bars: Dominican Republic 100% Dark, Ecuador 70% Milk, and Saint Lucia 100% Dark. Wow!
So thanks to Hannah of Mums Days who recently spoilt me with several gifts for my birthday, one being the book Eat Pretty, I have quit chicken and am eating, well, everything to make me feel (and hopefully) look my best.
For those who follow my blog, you'll know just how passionate I am about healthy food and snacks for my kids and myself. I love that this video by Ella's Kitchen has been dubbed a 'Good Snacking Revolution' and is basically a mini picketing demonstration from a bunch of socially conscious tots who are standing up for their right to healthy snacks!