Healthy Category

Navigating Christmas Parties and Dinners When You Have Dietary Needs

Navigating Holiday Parties

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!!  I love Christmas – spending quality time with family and friends, buying and giving gifts, eating, drinking…and being merry! But the holiday season can be tough to navigate when you have food intolerances or dietary requirements like myself. There tends to be more temptation around food and […]

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Healthy and Happy Gift Guide 2015

HEALTHY GIFT IDEAS (1) One of my ‘best buys’ ever has to be my Vitamix.  Whether it’s whizzing up green smoothies, acai smoothie bowls, soups, dairy free ice-cream (made with frozen bananas) or coconut (or nut) butter it’s really just the tip of the iceberg as to what this machine can do.  Yes, it’s expensive but […]

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5 Tips for Eating Healthy When You Have No Time

Whether you are trying to stay away from processed food, trying to lose weight or like me, are on a specific diet for a condition (I’m currently on a mash-up of AIP, SCD and Low Fodmap for Crohn’s) sometimes making the not-so-convenient choice can be difficult.  People have very little time as it is and […]

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How Kindness Can Give You A Healthy Happy Glow

Kindness

Tomorrow, Friday 13th November (unlucky for some!) is World Kindness Day!  How cool is that?  Really every day should be world kindness day but I don’t think people give it much thought so it’s really good that there’s a day to highlight the benefits of kindness and to remind people why we should all be […]

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7 Reasons Why I’ve Started Colouring

7 reasons to color

I loved loved loved colouring when I was a kid.  It was hands down one of my favourite past times and I would happily spend hours with my favourite markers, crayons and colouring books, doodling, drawing and colouring.  Art was probably my favourite subject in school and I even thought about studying it in college […]

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You Don’t Eat Dairy? How Do You Get Your Calcium Then?

where to get calcium when dairy is off the menu

I gave up dairy a few years ago when I found out I was intolerant to it.  Whenever somebody finds out that I don’t eat or drink it anymore, I inevitably get asked ‘but where do you get your calcium from then?’  A fair question and one that I too asked as I think it […]

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My Favourite Places for Green Juices and Smoothies in Dublin

I love a good green juice and smoothie.  They are a great way of packing even more nutrients into my body and can be a great snack or addition to my breakfast or lunch. Lucky for me there are so many choices to pick up these green drinks around Dublin now.  While the following list […]

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Do You Laugh Enough??

Do you laugh enough?

We’ve all probably heard the saying ‘laughter is the best medicine’ and the Irish proverb ‘a good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything’. As we get older though we tend to laugh less as we get caught up in the serious business of life.  Just think of how often […]

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Healthy School Lunch Box Inspiration

Schools are back in business this week and with that there’s a lot of talk about healthy lunches. 1 in 4 children are overweight or obese here in Ireland with many children not meeting the government dietary recommendations for daily intake of fruit and vegetables. I don’t have too many fond memories of my primary […]

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Thinking of Ditching Gluten? Here’s My Guide

Gluten 101

So gluten has been in the Irish press a lot in the last week.  Firstly, there’s been much debate on its effects, who can be affected by it and whether going gluten free is just another ‘fad’ diet for people and secondly it’s the start of the Coeliac Roadshow this week. (Find out more http://www.coeliac-ireland.com/coeliac-roadshow/) […]

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