Author: Ann White

  • Ann White
  • 21 Dec 2012

On the ninth day of Christmas…..it was time to go dancing!

Christmas parties are a celebration and never forget how good a workout an hour or so on the dancefloor can provide! And if you’ve been presented with platters of canapés and snacks at the start of the party you might need throw some dance moves to work off those extra calories. So how do you choose the healthy snacks when presented with an array of festive party food?

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  • Ann White
  • 20 Dec 2012

On the eighth day of Christmas…..it was time to think about stuffing the turkey

The food advertising on our TV and computer screens in December is full of pictures of delicious golden roast turkey filled with stuffing. Usually not gluten free, and not really a healthy snack. The combinations of sage and onion and pork or apricots and chestnuts are without doubt delicious but how do you make sure you don’t end up with a stuffing that’s stuffed full of salt and cereal rather than wholesome veggies, herbs and spices, and good quality meat?

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  • Ann White
  • 19 Dec 2012

On the seventh day of Christmas…..we made special Christmas flapjacks

Dried fruit and nuts are Christmas staples that add a festive flavour. Flapjacks are straightforward to make, and present an excellent opportunity for you to get creative in the kitchen and invent a recipe that combines your festive favourites. Find out how to make your own version of this healthy snack

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  • Ann White
  • 18 Dec 2012

On the sixth day of Christmas…..ready for another glass of mulled wine?

The smell of warm mulled wine can be quintessentially festive – evoking images of roaring fires and comfy armchairs. But not only does mulled wine obviously have a significant alcohol content, it can also contain a lot of sugar. Find out how to make your own mulled wine with more flavour and less sugar here. It’s not quite a healthy snack but it is a healthier alternative!

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  • Ann White
  • 17 Dec 2012

On the fifth day of Christmas…..one glass too many of mulled wine?

Christmas and New Year offer a great excuse for a party, and spending time socializing with family and friends. Have you over-indulged though? Here are some tips to help you help your liver…

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  • Ann White
  • 16 Dec 2012

On the fourth day of Christmas….it was time to buy presents!

Food gifts are a firm favourite for Christmas and there is a huge selection available – everything from olive oil to chocolates to dried insects (honestly, yes). So how do you ensure that your food gifts don’t just taste great, they can make a positive contribution to health and wellbeing too?

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  • Ann White
  • 15 Dec 2012

On the third day of Christmas….my true love bought me (raw) chocolate

We love raw chocolate here at The Nutribox.  Long gone are the days of hard crumbly bars that bore no resemblance to the creamy milk chocolate they were trying to emulate.  A whole new generation of raw chocolate manufacturers are proving just how smooth, creamy and delicious it can be without piling in sugar and […]

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  • Ann White
  • 14 Dec 2012

On the second day of Christmas…..bring us some figgy pudding!

On the second day of Christmas…..bring us some figgy pudding!
Christmas cake and pudding can be wonderfully rich, packed with dried fruits and nuts. But the cake mix that goes in there too can contain a lot of butter and sugar find out how to make a more nutritious but still delicious version here…raw and gluten free!

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  • Ann White
  • 13 Dec 2012

On the first day of Christmas…..it’s time to break out the mince pies!

On the first day of Christmas…..it’s time to break out the mince pies!
Mince pies are a definitive taste of Christmas but all the buttery pastry and sweet mincemeat can be bad news for our waistline and our energy levels. We would never suggest you cut out these tasty treats (we want to eat them too!) but there are a few ways you can make them healthier…

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  • Ann White
  • 06 Dec 2012

Blood Sugar Balance

Our energy levels can fluctuate during the day – but do you sometimes feel this happens in extremes? Full of beans one minute, ready to fall asleep on your keyboard the next? What we eat and how we eat during the day affects our energy levels. Keeping blood sugar balanced can be a way to help balance energy levels. This article explains how different foods can impact our energy levels and suggests three little changes you can make to keep you firing on all cylinders all day.

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