Healthy Vegan Wrap

Over the last few weeks we have been having wraps for lunch. I can’t believe I haven’t discovered them before now! They are delicious, really healthy with little to no un-natural ingredients (I say little because I did not make the wraps). You need: WrapHumousEdamame beansSpinachWatercressAvocadoTomatoesCucumberPeppers - red, yellow, greenAny other salad greens or herbs…

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Spinach and Strawberry Salad {Healthy Living}

For lunch on Thursday we had some spinach and strawberry salad. I don’t know about you, but I always find using up a whole bag of spinach really hard. I like it in juices and in green leaf salads, but partnered with sliced strawberries and drizzled with a strawberry dressing is by far my favourite.…

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Healthy Homeschool Living: How to Make the Perfect Salad

Perfect Salads are hard to come by.  Even those found in a lovely restaurant are often not up to par and certainly not as tasty as the ones I make 🙂  We eat salads every day, if not twice a day, and rarely grow tired of them.  Even my traditionally meat eater husband is enjoying…

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Healthy Homeschool Living: why I weigh myself every morning

Hello.  I'm Claire.  And I weigh myself every morning.  But why? Are we not always told to only weigh ourselves once a week? - Or better still once a month?  I mean, weight goes up and down like a yoyo depending on the amount of glycogen in your body (it takes 3-4 grams of water…

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Healthy Homeschool Living: Nutritional Files – Ginger

Ginger is a flowering plant with fat nodular roots. It is these roots that we traditionally know as ginger. Whilst ginger can be bought crystalised, dried or as an essential oil, we always use the fresh root. I keep it in the fridge and snap off a piece to use as and when I need…

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Healthy Homeschool Living – Healthy Attitudes

Healthy Attitudes are SO important when making changes that last.  As you know, I have tried every diet under the sun.  And let me tell you: they all work.  For as long as I stick to them.  I mean, let's face it, weight loss isn't rocket science.  And, likewise, weight gain doesn't require a doctorate…

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Healthy Homeschool Living: Recipe File – Kefir Smoothies

I allow my kefir to sit for 24 hours with the grains and then strain and pop liquid in fridge for another twelve. The resulting liquid, though not delicious by any stretch of the imagination, is at least drinkable.  Especially if you hide the taste somewhat in a Kefir Smoothies. I make two different types…

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Healthy Homeschool Living: Nutritional Files – Home-Made Kefir

Kefir is a cultured fermented milk drink, traditionally made from fermenting cow's milk with kefir grains.  Although, one of the advantages of making Home-Made Kefir is that you can use a non-dairy milk, such as coconut milk.  Kefir grains (found on the slopes of the Caucasus Mountains situated between Russia and Georgia) are not actually…

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Healthy Homeschool Living: A Healthy Home

When I first became a mummy I was determined that everything should be perfect for my little boy, that he would live in a truly Healthy Home.  And, when the twins arrived nine short months later, my desire grew.  These precious children were going to have the happiest, safest childhood Gary and I could find. …

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Healthy Homeschool Living: Nutritional File – Oat Groats

The majority of oat groats are made up of carbohydrates (66%). Of that 66%, 1% are sucrose, 11% are fibre and 85% are starch. Starch is made up of long chains of glucose modules, and as such have a higher fat content than other grains as well as a high propensity for taking up water. …

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