Are you partial to a Rosy Lee AKA cup of tea? I ditched coffee in favour of tea at the age of 17 and haven’t looked back. I love so many different teas, although my favourite is still good old black tea with a generous splash of semi skimmed milk and no sugar (FYI should you ever be called upon to make me a brew). Here are six signs that you could well be a tea addict too.
If you are a parent you probably know too well the battles that can ensue at mealtimes as you try to get your little darlings to eat something other than their favourite foods, and if you are anything like me you’ve probably tried all the tricks – hiding vegetables in sauces, convincing them that that their favourite cartoon character loves broccoli – to no avail!
Luckily Gotrovo have developed a lovely dinner set that is both functional and fun, doubling up as a game that helps make mealtimes interesting and rewarding.
EasiYo was an idea dreamed up over 20 years by a New Zealand farmer who wanted to provide healthy yogurt to his growing family, one which was fresher and cheaper than store-bought yogurt. Thanks to its simplicity and ease of use, not to mention the tasty yogurt it produces, EasiYo has become an international success story and today I’m featuring their new and improved Yogurt Maker.
The redesigned EasiYo Yogurt Maker (RRP £17.99)* incorporates a host of technical, ergonomic and thermal improvements over the previous model. It makes 1kg of Yogurt and all parts are manufactured from US and UK FDA approved polypropylene, which are completely free from polycarbonate, BPA and any form of anti-environmental hormones. Available in a variety of colours I love this bright red one!
We all know the importance of a healthy diet and getting our five a day, but sometimes it’s so damn hard. Life often conspires against us – like that 9 hour meeting at work – or you find you’ve had the apple, the carrots, the beans, the OJ and still you’re expected to squeeze in a fifth portion! Not to mention the fact that fruit can be, well, boring.
That’s where Urban Fruit* comes in. Their packs of gently baked fruit pieces taste so good and are included as part of your five a day. Just pure fruit pieces with no added sugars or preservatives, these are unadulterated, healthy and amazingly tasty snacks, that rather handily can be eaten just about anywhere. They really are genius!
I love hitting the gym as much as I can, I find it the best way to boost my mood, energy levels and self confidence, but what I hate is having a gym bag weighed down with things I don’t need. So out went the numerous lip glosses, the perfume, and the vampy lipstick that’s only really suitable for a night out, and in went just the bare essentials plus a few healthy snacks to curb those post-workout hunger pangs. Read on to find out what my gym bag essentials are and why I love them!
When teapigs invited me to take their Matcha Challenge I jumped on board. I’d already decided 2015 was going to be the year when I got fit, then illness over the festive season compounded the necessity. As soon as I was feeling better I hit the gym for the first time in three years and also embarked on my daily Matcha* shot.
My December Pink Parcel landed this week; the most practical of my subscription boxes this one offers everything you require for your periods, with a few added beauty treats, for the rather bargainous price of £9.95! Each month I’ve been extremely impressed by the items they include and the overall value of the boxes, but dare I say it, December’s box is the best yet!
To shake up my food shopping habits (and really because I like a surprise) I recently signed up to a foodie subscription box called Degustabox. If you haven’t heard of Degustabox before, they are a monthly subscription service which sends between 10 and 15 new products each month to discover.
As well as food products from well known names you will also receive items from less familar brands, which is nice if you tend to usually drift towards the same things when food shopping and you would like a change. Expect to receive savoury food items, sweet treats and delicious drinks all for the not-to-shabby price of £12.99! I was really excited to receive my first box – lets take a peek at its contents.
In a break from beauty products I thought I’d talk about something close to my heart. That is supporting local groups and initiatives.
Now as you may have gathered I love beauty boxes and the ease of having things delivered to your door. Well along a similar vain, whilst trying to eat healthier, I decided that getting a weekly vegetable delivery would be a good way of getting more fresh vegetables into my diet and perhaps eating things I wouldn’t normally think of putting into my shopping trolley (kohlrabi?!).
I don’t normally blog about my Graze box, as those who subscribe will know what it’s about, but every so often I like to give them a mention for those who perhaps aren’t familiar. This week’s box was such a good example of the variety on offer at Graze however that I felt it was worthy of it’s own post.