Alesha Dixon and Honest Mum

Lunch with Alesha Dixon for the #SwisseVitaminsLunch

A couple of weeks ago saw me 'train it' from Leeds to London to meet up with a fabulous group of blogging friends for lunch and a certain multi-award winning chart-topping singer/MC and TV judge, Alesha Dixon (standard ;) )!
Optiwell

An Evening with Optiwell

Mid January (the 13th to be precise) saw me spend an evening with healthy, new yoghurt drink Optiwell, a bunch of bloggers, and my newest collaborator here on the blog (more of that soon) registered Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Laura Clark, at the Cowshed in Shoreditch House, London.

A Deliciously Ella Inspired Detox

What can I say? I'm pretty impressionable, particularly when it comes to anything health-wise. I want to feel and OK, look, my best and I've never felt this more since having kids because like all parents, we simply want to be strong and well for our kids, as much as ourselves.
broccoli and stilton soup

Broccoli and Stilton Soup Recipe

I have always been lucky that both my boys enjoy eating healthy food so much so we've nicknamed Alexander 'Gwynnie', he literally snacks on coconut flakes and cucumber sticks. My eldest loves fruit but veggies can sometimes be a tough sale for him. Soups, though, soups he'll eat! It's really about finding ways to get your kids to eat more veggies in ways that are appealing to them, and you-roasted root veg or stir fried broccoli with garlic is popular here, sweet corn naturally and sweet potato chips or carrots dipped in hummus all time favourites.
Hotel Chocolat Sports Performance Gift Box

Win Hotel Chocolat’s Sports Performance Chocolate Gift Box

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!
Eat Pretty Book

Quitting Chicken and Eating Pretty

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.