Well, do I have a treat in store for you guys today or what?! I have been blessed to make friends with a fantastic lady called Rose who just happens to be no other than a vegan nutritionist! I am so super excited to share this blog post today as Rose has agreed to answers all mine and your questions on how to successfully transition your children to a plant-based diet. She is an absolute legend for agreeing to take the time to answer all of these questions so thoroughly for you. However, before we head into the Q and A I wanted to tell you a bit about our experience of turning the kids vegan and then I will properly introduce you to the star of this piece. I am so often asked about how we successfully transitioned our children to a plant-based diet. There is no denying that when trying to encourage your children to eat in a completely new way that you will need a lot of patience and understanding. It takes times to break old habits and it is that much harder for children to appreciate the health benefits that these new foods bring. Always be […]
Sunny Baobab juice We first heard about the baobab tree when we went to visit the Eden Project in Cornwall. We were enjoying the tropical temperatures of the rainforest zone and had the chance to cool down with a vanilla and baobab ice cream. Baobab has a citrusy taste which was so gentle and refreshing. That was the last I thought about baobab for a while until I saw it in a health food shop and thought I’d do a little research to find out what it was all about. I was quite astonished when I realised it was a superfood. Baobab powder comes from the deciduous baobab tree. You can find it in Madagascar, mainland Africa, Arabia, and Australia. In Africa they call it ‘The Tree of life.’ And for good reason too as it has a whole host of nutritious benefits. Dried baobab fruit powder is loaded with antioxidants, especially vitamin C. It is one of the highest plant food sources of calcium gram for gram and is rich in potassium, magnesium, protein and finer too. It is also classed as a prebiotic too! It is perfect added to smoothies, cereals or just added to water for a zesty […]
Hello lovely people! I have a quick post for you today. We have decided to do the occasional video on our new YouTube channel to help you get an idea of who we are. Today we are talking about why we turned vegan. Are you a vegan? If so then we would love to hear about your journey. If you’re not vegan and just having a little think about making some healthy changes then why not give it a try for a few weeks and see how you go? We are happy to help you get started. I promise you won’t regret it! Help us out! If you have any questions or comments, leave them down below, or shoot us an e-mail! And, as always, if you’re thinking about buying some of the items mentioned in our blog, use our Amazon links throughout this article or down below; it helps us create content that you like to read or that helps you out, and it costs you nothing — win/win! We appreciate the support.
Ever have those mornings when you feel you have to make a decision between shower or breakfast? I am all for trying to save time in the mornings but never at the expense of breaking my fast, hell no! I hold breakfast on such a high pedestal that I will happily have breakfast for dinner any night of the week. I really do believe the saying that it’s the most important meal of the day. I feel the kids are more experimental with their meals first thing as they are so hungry and with a good filling breakfast to start the day you have all the energy you need to get through the morning to lunch. Let’s face it though, some days you just don’t have time to watch the kids play catapult the blueberries or eat their toast in nibbles. You need them fed and out of their pyjamas (preferably) and on your merry way to this appointment or that. This is the moment that a smoothie comes in handy. They are so quick to make and if you’re really pressed for time, you can even take it with you! A drink for breakfast I hear you cry? Well, […]
Well, this mango smoothie recipe is so simple it practically doesn’t need a whole blog post about it but the flavour is just so beautiful that I would feel selfish if I didn’t share it. This recipe came about as I am forever trying to get my little girl to have more calcium-rich foods in her diet. She is also not a fan of bananas unless I can sneak them into a smoothie so I decided to create a milk-based drink for her to have at breakfast time that was rich in vitamins and minerals. This smoothie is so delicate and creamy. The mixture of coconut and mango give it a really summery feel and it is very filling, making it the perfect choice for breakfast. So, a little bit about the nutrition. Aside from using fortified coconut milk which contains calcium, B12 and vitamin D the mango is a real powerhouse of nutrients. Just one cup of mango contains 76% of your daily vitamin C. On top of this it’s a rich source of B vitamins, vitamin A, copper, potassium and fibre. The humble banana adds to this concoction of goodness by offering a healthy source of potassium, vitamin […]
This recipe has become something of a personal triumph for me. The kids were huge tinned tomato soup fans before we went vegan (they all contain milk) and Pops, in particular, has turned her nose up at every single soup I have made since. Whether it’s been tomato or otherwise I have seen bowl after bowl left full on the RFJ dining table. Until now. Now, this soup does contain tomato but it’s by no means a replica of her beloved tinned variety. This one tastes fresh, tangy, sweet, rich and herby. It really is a delicious soup but I am still in shock that last week she asked for seconds!! Pops ate two whole bowls of homemade soup! Fin always asks for seconds of everything but I kid you not he asked for a third bowl!! (Apologies for all of the exclamation marks but they asked for more!!! Still in shock!) We made this soup for family coming over for a birthday get together and everyone raved about it. I have been asked by various members of the party to knock up a batch for them next time I’m making some. It really is a souper soup. So simple […]