After an indulgent and expensive festive season, there’s no better time to knock up a warming bowl of tasty, nutritious soup that’s easy on the pocket, too.
Most of us are now aware of which foods we should and shouldn’t be consuming on a regular basis, but it’s how much we eat, as well as what we eat, that can have just as big an impact on our long-term health.
The Western world wastes three times the amount of food needed to feed the planet’s hungriest people. From our farms to our supermarkets, tonnes of perfectly edible food ends up in landfill, while statistics suggest that the average family in the UK throws away £700 worth of food a year – that’s £12 billion nationwide.
There’s always a lot to do in December, but not much time in which to do it before the Christmas holidays begin. Short days and grotty weather don’t help matters. Ideally, I’ll have finished weeding the vegetable beds by then, so that in January I can concentrate on mulching them.
October is a month of unstoppable transition. There’ll even be a few summer crops still doggedly carrying on but ripening ever more slowly.
To live a healthy life, veg and fruit need to be at the heart of your diet. The wide bounty of incredible vitamins and minerals out there is astounding.
A lot of mistakes in unhealthy diets happen in the shopping basket. Here’s how to make your shopping can help you to maintain a healthy diet.
Organic food is natural food, where nature has been allowed to do its thing. Putting natural ingredients into our bodies is only going to be a good thing.
Unlike potatoes, healthy sweet potatoes count towards our five-a-day, and are a source of four essential micronutrients.
The word “superfood” gets thrown around a lot, but there are so many truly super foods out there – and balance is key.