Author: Jessica Bott

Mindfulness for Beginners

You may have heard of mindfulness, a concept that has starting to become far more popular in recent years, but do you know what it actual is. And, how it can help you and your health? Here’s our mindfulness for beginner’s guides, which answers the most common questions about mindfulness and how you can get started this year. What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is paying attention to the present moment, your thoughts and emotions, and the world around you. It’s thought that it can help you enjoy your life more, understand yourself and even help your mental wellbeing. Being mindful...

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Your Guide to Safe Sex

We all know we should be having safe sex, but what exactly does that mean – and what should you do if things don’t go according to plan. We’ve put together our guide to safe sex, covering everything from contraception, STIs and what you should do if you have unprotected sex. Contraception Options When looking at contraception, there are many options available. From condoms and the pill, to the contraceptive implant or an IUD, it’s best to consider which option is right for you and what you need from contraception. Remember, the only way to protect yourself against sexually...

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Mexican Breakfast Wrap

We all like a full English breakfast, particularly on a Sunday morning. But why not try something a little different? This Mexican breakfast wrap, with guacamole, tomato and a fried egg is a great healthy breakfast to start your day with.     Print This!     Serves 1 Ingredients: ½ ripe avocado, chopped ¼ tsp chilli flakes 1 tbsp lemon juice 1 garlic clove, finely chopped Salt and black pepper 1 tbsp coconut oil 1 free-range egg 1 corn tortilla 4 cherry tomatoes, halved ½ spring onion, finely chopped Method: Place the avocado, chilli flakes, lemon juice and garlic in a small...

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Veggie-loaded Beef Bolognese with Courgetti Recipe

You can’t go wrong with a spaghetti Bolognese, perfect for kids and adults. But why not try something a little healthier, but just as tasty. Swap your usual spaghetti for courgette you can make with a spiralizer or potato peeler, it’s lighter as well as full of fibre and nutrients. Rather than using a shop bought sauce, which can be full of sugar, try making one at home with fresh ingredients and lots of vegetables.     Print This!     Serves 4: Ingredients: 1 onion, diced 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 tbsp coconut oil 400g lean steak mince meat 1 tsp...

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Healthier Fish and Chips Recipe

We all love fish and chips, particularly on a Friday night. But getting a take-away might not be the best choice. Rather than a traditional batter, cover the fish of your choosing with an almond crust. Make your own chips and try them coated in parmesan and serve them with some minted mushy peas, a lower sugar alternative than ketchup. Follow the recipe below:     Print This!     Serves 2 Ingredients: For the parsnip fries: 2 large parsnips, peeled and sliced into chips 1 tbsp coconut oil 2 rosemary sprigs, chopped Salt and black pepper For the cod: 1 free-range egg...

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