Schwartz BBQ Stuffed Chicken *

AD, GIFTED| How many times have you spent time on a dish only to over (or under) season it? Leaving you with a unfufilling or bland dish? Me too. Which is why I often reach for ready mixed spices, like Schwartz BBQ seasoning*. I just love how a little seasoning can turn a bland dish into something delicious, and packed full of flavour. Even if you’re not a natural in the kitchen, or struggle to make a meal from scratch (like I do sometimes). They’re a great way to add a little something extra to your meals. And, with minimal […]

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The Benefits of Eating Fewer Carbs *

AD, GIFTED | Throughout my weight loss journey I’ve been learning how to eat healthier. Whether that’s looking at my portion sizes or choosing foods that keep me fuller for longer, such as wholegrains. One thing I’ve always struggled with however is carbs – especially when it comes to foods such as pasta and rice, which make up a lot of my home cooked meals. So I’m always interested to try lower carb alternatives or ‘good carbs’ instead, which leads me to today’s post. The Benefits of Eating Fewer Carbs Guest post by: Judy Heminsley For many of us, carbohydrates […]

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Favourite dairy free alternatives

I’ve always had issues digesting dairy products even when I was an infant. It has always been one of the main food groups to cause my IBS flair ups, but it wasn’t until adult life that I had a formal diagnosis; a dairy allergy. Once I had that diagnosis I cut dairy products from my diet and instantly felt a lot better. No more bloating to the point of looking pregnant, no more painful cramps or other less pleasant symptons! But I was missing two of my favourite snacks, Nestle Rolo chocolates and Tesco cheese snacks. I soon found there […]

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Vegan & Beauty treats Ft Glow Steady

Back in September I entered Glow Steady’s first year favourites giveaway, and I won! 😊 This is the first giveaway I’ve won so I was pretty excited when Sophie contacted me for my address. My prize arrived at the end of November full of vegan and beauty treats that I wanted to share with you. I love how Sophie packed the individual items in white starry paper. It was like Christmas came early. 😊 Here’s what I received in my giveaway bundle. Mini Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm I’ve used this at the end of the day to […]

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Flapjack & Brownie treats ft Emerald City Cupcakes *

Emerald City Cupcakes are a bespoke cake company run by the “2 Broke Girls”, at least that’s what we knew them as when we first met them. They were dressed up as the characters from the show and selling cupcakes after all. 😉 Their real names are Sue and Char. We met these two lovely ladies at MCM Birmingham comic con and love their flapjacks, cupcakes and brownies. Love is probably an understatement as dad usually eats them out of flapjack at conventions! So much so that they now bring along extra when they know we’ll be coming… We’re also […]

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Healthy snacking with Weight Watchers chocolate selection box 

I’ve been following the Weight Watchers plan since January 2012 and got to gold (my goal weight) the following September. I managed to maintain my goal weight until March 2015 where I put nearly all the weight I’d lost back on! 🙁 I’m on back on track and volunteer at meetings, helping the coach set up the room, handling cash and card sales etc. As such, I get to see new products when they’re put out for sale and one of the newest products is the chocolate selection box.  Each selection box includes 4 of the Weight Watchers treat bars […]

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