5 Healthy Foods Every Kitchen Should Always Have In Stock

*This is a guest post from Petra Kravos a healthy lifestyle blogger over at Be Healthy Now on what healthy foods every kitchen needs.

I’m sure there are a lot of families out there who want to start eating healthier but have no idea where to begin. It’s a lot easier said than done especially because family life can be really busy and hectic. But it is possible, you just need to start buying the right kind of foods which you can use for creating quick and healthy meals from scratch.

Are you wondering what those foods are? Here is what you should consider stocking up on:

  1. Porridge Oats

Oats are a nutritious and fantastic way to start the day – a gluten-free whole grain with a lot of vitamins, fibre, and minerals that fills you up.

Porridge oats are easy to make and are not only known to lower cholesterol levels but they can even improve your blood sugar control. Kids will also benefit from this breakfast staple, as it’s filling and will give them a ton of energy.

So for a healthy start of the day always have porridge oats in stock. I recommend that you add fruits and seeds to them to make them extra flavourful and nutritious.

Healthy Foods - Porridge oats

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How To Host The Perfect Summer Barbecue

Now that the summertime is finally here, it’s time to get out into the garden and have that much needed barbecue with the family. Having a barbecue on a sunny day is a great way to spend your summer and have fun with your family and friends. If you want to up your barbecue game this year and impress your guests, here’s how to host the perfect summer barbecue.

How to host the perfect Summer Barbecue

A great setup

The first thing you’ll need to consider when you are hosting a barbecue this summer is where you will sit. Make sure you have enough Garden Furniture for everyone who is visiting you, and also make sure that you leave enough room for the grill to fire up away from everyone. You can even ask your family to bring a chair with them if you don’t have enough!

How to host the perfect Summer Barbecue

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Fairfields Farm Heat & Eat™ Crisps Review

As a family we love our crisps. Any crisps will do. From proper potato ones to the maize snacks. To be honest there isn’t really a flavour I’m not keen on. When we got asked to try out the new Fairfields Farm Heat & Eat™ crisps I was a little intrigued. Can you really heat up potato crisps? I know you can with the likes of Doritos tortilla style snacks but proper potato crisps?

Fairfield Farm Heat & Eat™ crisps - handcooked potato crisps

This was a new one on me and one I was gladly to try out. Before we get onto what we thought of the Fairfield Farm crisps I want to share with you a little about them.

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Easy Fruit Cake Recipe with Crazy Jacks

I love to try out new snacks and foods. So when we were sent a selection of Crazy Jacks organic foods to try out I knew exactly what I was going to do with them.

It’s Mr B’s birthday this week and his favourite type of cake is fruit cake, so that’s what I’m going to bake for his birthday.

Crazy Jacks is a dedicated organic and natural producer of many different products including grains, fruits, nuts & seeds, herbs & spices as well as pulses. It’s one of the brands under Community Foods who have been around for over 40 years. Community Foods also have the Jumble Bee brand. These are mainly healthy snack foods such as trail mixes, banana chips and dried tropical fruits.

I’m loving the terrific trail mix form Jumble bee. It’s handy to keep in my handbag for munching on when I have my pregnancy cravings!

Jumble Bee selection of healthy snacks

They are all available to buy from most supermarkets and all good independent health food stores.

Easy Fruit Cake Recipe with Crazy Jacks

 

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Our Experience with Gousto

My husband and I are huge foodies. We love to try new recipes, so when we were asked if we wanted to try out a Gousto Box I got a tiny bit excited!

I adore any subscription service. The thought of a surprise delivered to me is like Christmas all over again. I had heard of Gousto through various social media channels but never really read into what it was all about.

Gousto pride themselves in delivering fresh food with step by step recipe cards straight to your door.

Here is how we got on…

Our Experience with Gousto

It took me ages to scroll through and choose a couple of recipes to try on their website. When I was looking there was a choice of 22! Now I’m not keen on fish ( unless it’s from the chip shop!) so that ruled those ones out.

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Our Midweek #ThankGoodness Challenge with Dolmio

As a busy working mum I’m always looking for balanced, healthy tasty midweek meals to add to our meal plan each week. One of those meals is one of my favourite dishes – Spaghetti Bolognese. Dolmio gave us the challenge to cook up a crowd pleasing Bolognese as part of their #ThankGoodness campaign. Dolmio Bolognese sauce contains no artificial colours, flavours, preservatives or sweeteners.

They sent us a fantastic Tesco home delivery with lots of goodies as shown below 

Here is how we got on.

Our Midweek #ThanksGoodness Challenge with Dolmio

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