Since joining Slimming World two and a half years ago, I have very rarely bought a ready meal. If I have, then it’s been from a supermarket’s own healthier range, or SW’s own. I do love being in the kitchen and getting my cook on, but sometimes I just don’t have the time or basically, just cannot be bothered… So when I was asked if I would like to sample the my healthy kitchen (myhk) range of ready meals, I accepted the mission.
Our meals are full of goodness because of what we put in, rather than what we take out.
Every one of our ready meals is under 500 calories and made with nutritious ingredients, with no artificial flavours, colours, or preservatives. Better yet, we make sure every meal offers at least one nutritional benefit, whether it’s low in fat, saturated fat, or salt, is a source of protein or fibre, or contains 1 (or more!) of your 5 a day.
Decorating the inside of your home is nice and easy. Most people have a good idea of what they’d like from the rooms inside their home before they start, making this job simple compared to a lot of design. As you complete the inside of your home, it’s likely that you’ll start to feel very good about it. Yet, there is still one area which you haven’t worked on; the garden. To help you out with this area of your home, this post will be going through some of the ornamentation you can use to make it unique to you while avoiding tacky items. Read more
It’s been a while since I wrote my first musings post; almost six months, in fact! I thought now was about the right time to get my thoughts down again. Since that last post, I haven’t found staying at target much easier. I still haven’t managed to get back to “bang on” target, so I obviously haven’t managed to get back to where I was before Christmas either. I would have felt like a fraud writing this before, as I’ve been out of target for the past month; but I finally got back into it this week.
If I’m being honest – and I always am on here – my head just hasn’t been 100% in the game. It’s not that I’ve completely lost my love of Slimming World; I think if I was following any other plan then I would be the same. We’ve been having problems with Jacob and it’s really been taking a toll on how I’ve been eating. Read more
I’ve been receiving the Degustabox for over a year now and every month I look forward to the surprise on delivery day. The July Degustabox was themed as the summer box, and pretty much every product inside did fit the brief! There were a couple of products I really wasn’t keen on this month, but no complaints about the rest.
- Enjoy 10 to 15 surprise products, many are completely new to the market!
- Receive your Degustabox every month filled with goodies.
- All for much less than you would pay in the shops!
So what was inside the July Degustabox?
Taking care of your child is one of the toughest, but most rewarding jobs in the world. Part of raising children means teaching them right from wrong. Being a parent can also mean countless sleepless nights and a lot of nappies. But most of all, parenting involves raising a happy and healthy child.
Children begin getting their first teeth around 7 to 11 months of age. It is a painful process where your little one might cry uncontrollably at night and may even stop eating. While some parents turn to metaphysical elements, such as the healing properties of amber gemstones, others may opt for over-the-counter medications for assistance with pain management.
Whatever way you choose to handle the situation, it is important for you to know the right foods to feed your kids during this ordeal, as to avoid causing them further distress while maintaining their health and well-being. Listed below are some food items that have been reported to be both nutritious and comforting for your baby during the teething process. Read more
Well, July meant the beginning of the summer holidays for the boys, so we’ve been trying to have lots of fun! We’ve had a few days out, dog walks; but one thing we haven’t been doing is playing outside a lot. What is the weather all about this summer?! It’s bloody miserable, I think we’ve had rain on more days than not; we’ve not even had the paddling pool out yet, or the bouncy castle. Hopefully sometime before we go on holiday we’ll be able to, as we get back three days before the boys go back to school.
I’ve decided from now on, not to just limit our monthly favourites to five things in the round up post. I’ll just include as little or as many favourites as we’ve enjoyed. July is more of a foodie edition, as we had quite a few products for review last month, and had a great foodie (adult!) evening out.
Summer; the time for lots of family trips with the kids, and making sure your bag is well stocked to keep everyone going throughout the day. Of course, the boys always want to take their own bags for their drinks and any toys that may just fancy a trip too…
Also, the time for getting ready to go back to school. Uniforms, shoes, and of course a backpack for their bits & bobs. Come September, Noah will be going to preschool for fifteen hours; including a full day on a Friday so he’ll need to be well stocked then with a change of clothes or two (got to love toilet training!), and a packed lunch.
Fortunately we are already sorted for both of the above with Noah, as the lovely people at Trunki sent him one of their brand new Toddlepak Backpacks to try out!
When it comes to the summer season, there are so many festivals happening. Music festivals, food festivals, art festivals; or festivals that have everything going on! Often these are really family or children focused and can last for a whole weekend.
As a family we’ve only actually attended one festival, which was a local food festival at a country park. A food festival is my idea of heaven, especially when there are dozens of samples waiting to be tasted! As you may have seen, I love discovering new brands and trying new foods. I could manage to spend a whole load of money on produce too, to feast on at home. Read more
I never really used to be a wine drinker; always more of a cider or lager girl. That was, until the boys came along and I started to enjoy a glass of wine or two, to wind down in the evening. My go to choice would be a sweet rosé or a white, but I’ve become more accustomed to a glass of red nowadays. I do find it lasts longer, which is a good thing with me, as I’m a bit of a lightweight when it comes to wine. Ahem. Anyway, the lovely people at Premier Estates Wine sent me a few bottles of their bubbles to try earlier in the year.
Our range includes award winning Italian varietals and a selection of premium, multi-award-winning New World wines from Australia, California, Chile and South Africa. For those who like a little fizz in their life, we also have a range of multi-award-winning sparkling wines including our treble-award-winning Prosecco, Cava and Grand Rosé.
We research and find wines of quality, so that you don’t have to.
Right from the outset of the company, Premier Estates Wine has aimed to deliver award-winning-wines at everyday prices, and that’s exactly what we will continue to do.
You may have read my recent review of premium MOR sausages and how much we loved them. I used two of the flavours on the barbecue, but I couldn’t decide what to do with the pork, super green veg and lentil ones. I wanted to do something that wouldn’t overpower them, but would also bring out the flavour just a little more. Instead of frying or grilling them, I decided to bake them; I think sausages are always much juicier and tender when baked.
Add some classic sweet shallots and balsamic vinegar to the fold, serve with spicy spaghetti, and you’re faced with a truly scrumptious dish.