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Gluten free health? 

Hey there!! 

Have just been on Facebook live talking about my thoughts about gluten free produce!! 

Watch and join the conversation here

In other news… 

We made our own crisps!! 

No transfats no MSG and free of hidden gluten…  And YUM!! 

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 Christine xx

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How to get better value from a chicken!

We are trying to eat a lot more meat free dinners in our house. 

One way to eat less meat, is to buy less and make it stretch longer in the food we prepare.

In my shopping I get a free range chicken, and have learned how to use it to full capacity.

Much better value on the purse, and ethically,  we get the most out of one chicken, instead of having to drop standards and buy less quality fillets to bulk up dinners!

  
So with one free range chicken here’s what we typically can get out of our meals.

Roast chicken
We start with a roast chicken dinner. We generally use the legs and one breast of chicken to accompany roast potato and veg.


Soup

The next day, I generally tear the rest of the meat from the bones and put it in the fridge.

Then I place the carcass in a saucepan, with an onion, mixed herbs, and water, boil and simmer for 20 mins, to make a fresh chicken stock.

You can freeze this if you wish to use later. I have a very small freezer so I usually go ahead and add sea salt, and mixed veg, maybe a tin of tomatoes and we have soup for lunch!

Stir fry

The refridgerated chicken, I use then, to mix into a stir fry veg dish with noodles, or add to my kids korma recipe. Other ideas …. chicken wraps sandwiches for lunch, or fajitas!

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So summary …. dinners and lunch from a 6 euro free range chicken …

 A family of 5 …. That’s a cost of 1.20 euro per person for three meals …. Not bad!!!

Consider this when doing up a menu plan for the week …..how can I get the most out of a fresh free range chicken. 

…. A bit of planning ensures that instead of wasting left overs after your roast chicken, and buying extra fillets for more dinners, we can avoid bulking up on extra meat unessessarily.

 It’s easy to get into the habit of using your chicken wisely, helping your health, your budget and respecting the source of the nutrition, the chicken, reared to feed you!

I am looking consciously at health in my family, and share my health story and tips via this blog and Facebook. 

You can support this by contacting me via family wholefood health. You can also hire me to give a free health talk in your area!

  
I have also teamed up recently with oneyummymmy to spread the good food message by following guidelines of Jamie’s food ambasador program.

Please share with friends and help with my healthy living revolution!! 
XX Christine

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Are you fed up of being fed up? 

EVENT

I have spoken to many people who are just fed up of being fed up!! Low energy, sickness, feeling low… can make it hard to see the bright side of things!!

On the 11th June in my home town Thurles, I’m hosting a special event.

Designed to initiate a spark for change…

…..we have speakers we hope will ignite your spirit and help you find a path to your own change in health!

Caroline Seale …. nutritional therapist

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First up is our main speaker. Caroline Seale.  Caroline helps people strive for health as a nutritional therapist.

Road to recovery

On the 11th, she will be recalling her own journey into health. Caroline was diagnosed with M.E a chronic health condition whilst in the midst of a marketing career. Her path to wellness incorporates how she treated her body with food, and how this change became the catalyst for her change of career. Her journey is one that may be somewhat relatable to many that are now aware that 75% of disease is preventable through lifestyle choices. For those who register on the night Caroline is offering a complimentary e- book !!

Bridging the Gap with One Simple Change

Also speaking on the night is Padraig O’ Dwyer, personal trainer, mentor and marketing director  of his business NewBodyShapeNow  demonstrates how to possibly bridge the nutritional gap between what we all know we should eat in fruit a veg, and what we realistically can manage  in a busy day in the modern world.

There will be personal testimonies including my own  journey with using a wholefood supplement to boost in my nutrition and I will share my own experience, with bridging my own gap in nutrition.

If you are in the locality, or would like to travel get in contact and book a seat!

I’m Proud to announce that this is a free event!.. Nothing to loose but your time! If you think you would benefit from this night get on the list!! Seats booking fast!!

Time for change! 

No more being fed up!

Make the decision for YOU!!

* Sponsored by the juice plus + company….inspiring healthy living throughout the world!

 

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one simple change

One Simple Change

Have you considered upgrading your eating habits? Picture how you would feel on a de-clutter style of eating habits!! ….

More energy, uplifted, clear skin, lighter,vibrant??
…..
How about …

Getting up before the alarm clock, watching hair and nails grow with ease, seeing the glow through the skin and having a skip in your step!!

It’s so possible to achieve this 🙂

however ….

Old habits can die hard!! This can be tough to take on board in one shot!!!!

As a family we enjoyed working this challenge in increments that set us up to benefit successfully from the programme … AND YOU CAN TOO!!

It starts with  One Simple Change!!!

….for 30 days address one simple change that is realistic, achievable, and beneficial to your health eg. drink more water, get outside more, less caffeinated drinks etc.

After the 30 days add one more!!!!

……and in another 30 days keep those two changes and add another!!!!

1 simple change is worthwhile!! Any step in the direction towards clean eating, and getting nutrition into the body, less stress, drinking water and getting enough sleep, has value and are the best stepping stones towards health and wellbeing. This is the ethos of the healthyliving programme moving forward!

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So many times we embark on ‘all or nothing’ fitness regimes, or diets that yield us short term results and leave us with a sense of failure in the long term, when the will power muscle relaxes, or fatigue overwhelms motivation!

One simple change is the motto here, and simple steps towards the longer term gain.

Thanks to all the interest, support and encouragment, we have a group for customers and interested families that helps us stay inspired !! Good news is you are welcome to join … find our facebook community One Simple Change for families here

heres a short video by the wellness channel on ‘the science of healthy eating’

Hope it may help to add to your journey into wellness ….

Get thinking on YOUR first simple change to embark on for the next 30 days!!

This months suggestion was to drink less coffee and more water!! 

What simple change will you make?

PS: visit Family Wholefood Health to stay connected with our latest information on bridging the health gap!!

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Price wars in family nutrition! !

I was chatting with a friend of mine today … she had just spent ten euro in the supermarket.
She got….

A bag of salad leaves
2 punnets of berries
A bag of parsnips

Expensive?

Berries are pricey enough in Ireland … and buying whats locally in season can help the price tag a bit ….

Fresh v frozen

Fresh local is best but frozen berries can sometimes make sense… better value for money, and are often nutritionally dense, being allowed to ripen before harvest… as opposed to the fruit termed fresh that may have had a long trip on a ship before reaching our shelves…..
This means …. on the journey, the unripe fruit may change colour similar to the ripened match, but is not indeed ripe in nutritional terms as it has been removed from the source of nutrients! (Soil)

However …..
the bigger shocker was what else you can buy at the supermarket for 10 euro????!!!!

…… only a 3 pack of processed frozen pizza plus a six pack of coca cola cans!!!!!!

.So we could bring home 3 pizzas and coke and feed about 6 kids??… of course instead of a salad starter and berry desert, more common when starting with pizza is to follow with ice cream!

….of course the payoff may be undernourished bodies that later in life need much intervention in battling against chronic illnesses diabetes obesity and heart disease!

So the question is

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Please visit family wholefood health to find more info and links to a convenient and effective way to bridge the nutritional gap in your family

Christine x

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