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If you fail to plan, you plan to fail

Meal-planning is the simple act of taking some time to plan for your weekly meals- and yes, this can include going out for dinner or ordering a take-away!  Delicious and Real is a, Harpenden based, meal-planning service that aims to simplify this process and take the stresses out of meal-times. For just £5 a month (99p for your first), you will have access to an online weekly planner which contains 7 delicious dinner recipes: you can swap them for one of the others in the extensive library, you can print them out or you can simply keep them as they are.  …

Getting your children to eat more fruit and vegetables

A study, by Imperial College London, calculated that changing our eating habits in such a way could prevent 7.8 million premature deaths each year. But, we all know how hard it is to get children to eat fruit and vegetables; changing children’s eating habits requires consistency and persistence from parents.  As part of the BBC’s Terrific Scientific Campaign, around 80 pupils (aged nine to eleven) were asked to eat kale every day for 15 days; afterwards almost all the children had changed their tastes and willingly ate the vegetable.  There are lots of ways of ‘hiding’ vegetables in your children’s …

Growing your own!

I have really grown to love my garden during lockdown and have taken to growing some fruits and vegetables: there really is something rather special about eating fruits and vegetables that you have grown. It’s amazing what you can grow in containers or in those little spaces of underused garden!