April is IBS Awareness Month, so I thought this was the perfect time to put my IBS story into one place, and also to share with you some of the things I have learned about IBS since starting to explore and really tackle my IBS symptoms head on.
The lovely folks at Buy Whole Foods Online recently sent me some cashews to test out a few new recipes. I got so excited searching for inspiration and trying out new ideas that I’ve turned my explorations into a couple of blog posts for you including this round up of amazing cashew based recipe inspiration.
In this blog post I’m explaining what eating seasonally means and discuss four reasons I think are pretty compelling for giving it a go. Leaving aside the nutritional benefits, eating seasonally is going to make you more creative, more supportive of local businesses and maybe even… more mindful? Read on to find out more.
Recently I’ve become completely obsessed with getting more protein in to my diet. It’s a nutrient that gets a lot of attention, often in a really unhealthy way. But there are loads of natural ways to add protein into your diet. With simple swaps and a bit of consideration you can increase your intake very easily.
The biggest reason I hear people say they ‘can’t’ eat healthily is time. But guess what? We’ve all got 24hrs in the day. We all have obligations, we all have busy jobs and some of us even have families on top of that too. Why do some people manage to find the time to eat well and nourish themselves, while you’re left struggling?
I'm very aware at the moment that my blogging is becoming increasingly further and further away from where this all started: food. I wanted to share my journey and the evolution of my approach to ‘health.’ I wonder whether you too can imagine yourself taking this journey, or maybe it’s that you’re already on it.
I've been working away on the content for my mini-course The Capsule Collective for the last few weeks which has had me in the kitchen a lot. Having a well-stocked kitchen with tasty ingredients aint gonna do you much good if you don't have the right utensils. So here are my top three items in the kitchen that I believe will take you to the next level when it comes to making healthy food.
At the start of the year I interview Samantha Blamires from new blog Nutrition Unwrapped. Sam is a qualified dietitian and her blog aims to give her readers trustworthy information about nutrition written in bitesize, accessible chunks which are easy to digest (no pun intended!). In this follow-up mini blog post I give registered dietitian Sam some quick fire questions for more nutrition nuggets of wisdom:
Back in the dark old days when I started out on my healthy eating journey I seemed to read everywhere that a hot lemon water in the morning was super healthy. But is it really? I wanted to put this blog post together to try and bust some myths. I've sourced quotes from nutritionists to make sure I've got my facts right and hope that if you're like me and might have been sucked into believing that drinking hot lemon water has miracle powers this puts you straight.
My next guest interview for the blog is registered dietitian Samantha Blamires from blog Nutrition Unwrapped. It's important for me to 'stick to what I know' and only share advice on nutrition where I have an expert to back me up. Cue Sam! In this interview we talk about rejecting fad diets and kicking it to 'detoxes': the perfect way to start off 2018 in the Pantry.
I've seen a lot of 2017 round up posts from bloggers. I've seen a lot of intentions and goal setting for 2018. Which got me thinking... What DOES work? What things did I learn in 2017 that actually stuck? If you're worried about setting goals that are going to stay with you throughout 2018, here are my best ones from 2017 that have become part of my being this year.
This week I've got another guest on the blog for you: the lovely Rachael O'Hegarty from Yoga Sound System. I'm teaming up with Rachael in January for the second of my Health Bloggers Community events in Dublin to host a supper club, with yoga, live DJ and a delicious three course meal. I ask Rachael a few questions ahead of the event to find out more about her, what got her into yoga and her relationship with food.
I think we're all in agreement that there's a lot of nutribabble out there. Knowing who to trust is something I've talked about a lot on the blog and is one of the reasons I keep writing and sharing. So infographics are my total saviour, because they turn sometimes quite complicated principles, into something I can actually visualise! Here are my top 5 which really help explain complex or confusing topics in the world of nutrition.