Will an apple a day keep the doctor away? Is saturated fat really bad for you? How about those new breakfast cereal bars? They look pretty OK?
We are constantly bombarded with images and views of what we should be eating, overloading our already busy lives with more and more decisions to be made, until we're a quivering mess, unable to decide between an orange and a banana.
When did it all get so complicated?
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|Posted by food hugs on November 28, 2018 at 3:00 PM||comments (0)|
Here's a recipe I hadn't made in a long time.
Amidst all the shiny recipe books and scraps of paper, I find myself rediscovering old recipes that are now novel again. Hurray. There's a nice sense of renewal, rather than always looking for something new.
This is a great one for a little treat. Plus as a way of incorporating some healthy fats from nuts and coconut oil and minerals from raw cacao into the diet.
This does have a ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by food hugs on November 15, 2018 at 10:50 AM||comments (0)|
This recipe was written by Michelle Hunt of the Peachy Palate, devised for the Happy Pear, a whopping 5 years ago! Doesn't time fly.
I'm always returning to old favourites, because I'm a total creature of habit. This recipe in particular has such a nice combination of nuts and sweetness to deliver that feeling of a treat, without worrying about the hangover from a massive sugar high. Perfect as a post run snack, or a little bite on a dreary afternoon with a cup of herbal tea....Read Full Post »
|Posted by food hugs on June 10, 2014 at 8:15 AM||comments (2)|
An American friend of mine can't believe how many rainbows she gets to see living in Ireland.
The advantage, I guess, of all that soft rain and bright sunshine.....at the same time!
This recipe is in honour of this priviledge but is also a snazzy way of encouraging kids, as well as adults, to 'Eat a Rainbow', incorporating a lovely array of colours; red, orange, yellow, green and purple.
I made this for the junior cycle at my s...Read Full Post »
|Posted by food hugs on February 12, 2014 at 5:35 AM||comments (0)|
It's the meal that starts your child off on it's daily adventures, so the most important thing is that provides a solid platform for their day.
Not a big sugar high that will lead to a mid morning slump (let's not mention those cereals), but something that will deliver a nice constant stream of energy, plenty of fuel for young brains and one of their five a day, just for an overall health boost!
The formula I use is:
Wholegrain carbohydrate + good ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by food hugs on November 4, 2013 at 7:45 PM||comments (0)|
With its sprinkling of jewel like goji berries and tang of chocolate orange, these raw chocolate brownies always remind of Christmas.......though they are a great, healthy pick me up at any time of year, with a lovely cup of Pukka Vanilla Chai (in front of an open fire whilst having a foot massage *sighs*).
The recipe below is based on ‘Seed Soliders’ by Susan Jane MurrayRead Full Post »