Or so the saying goes! If you have been following my blog for awhile you will know that breakfast or brekkie is my favourite meal of the day. Most days it is porridge or a variation of overnight oats. These are the handiest of options for me as I can prepare them the night before and they can be taken to work and heated up or eaten cold.
With everyone interested in health and fitness, super foods are very on trend. Traditionally only stocked by health food shops, recently retailers like Aldi, Supervalu, Tesco and Dunnes have begun stocking them too! Not only are these super foods now more accessible they are also super cheap! This week I’m looking at the top 5 super foods from these retailers and looking at the benefits of including these in your meals.Read More »
In the last of our kid chef mini-series, I asked the boys what was their favourite food. By unanimous decision it was….chicken nuggets. Every parent know these little bites are winners with even the fussiest of eaters. Stashed in the freezer they make a super quick meal too. Unfortunately some ready made nuggets contain added salt, sugar, flavours and preservatives. Not exactly healthy fuel for the kiddies. Could we cook chicken nuggets that would keep the boys and me happy?Read More »
The vegetarian trend has gathered pace among celebrities and the general public is following suit. The health benefits of going veggie are well documented but you don’t need to ditch the meat to get the benefits. By introducing beans and lentils as part of main meals, like stews and casseroles or adding kidney beans into Chilli Con Carne. Meatless Monday is now also a thing, so this week we cooked up some mixed bean burgers with the boys for a healthy take on a classic dinner.Read More »
So following on from last week’s article about healthier pizzas this week the boys and I whipped up some healthier ice pops. We all know that traditional ice cream can be full of saturated fat and sugar, not the healthiest of options to be giving kids. But with a little bit of frozen fruit you can make an alternative that is low in sugar and almost fat free! Read More »
So on Saturday I took part in the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle. This was the biggest challenge I had undertaken this year and possibly ever! So for those of you that don’t know the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle is a 180km cycle around the county of Kerry. In its 34th year, this challenge supports a number of charities and attracts riders from all over Ireland and the world.Read More »
The summer holidays are in full swing with most primary schools finishing last week, it’s time to look at some activities to keep the kids distracted over the holidays. I’m a big believer in having a good foundation in the kitchen and am thankful for my mother and home economics teachers for giving me a passion for cooking. It is never too late to start and you will be surprised with what most smallies can achieve with a little guidance. So, I grabbed my two little brothers and a play mate to road test some healthy treats for parties or just fun days.Read More »