Tasty coleslaw

Summer is here and one of my favourite things to eat when the weather gets warm (and especially at a barbeque) is this simple yet bloomin’ marvelous coleslaw which my hubby (Steve) often makes.

It takes just a few minutes to make, keeps for a couple of days in the fridge (if you don’t eat it all, that is) and is better than any coleslaw you could get from the shops.

It’s just one of the recipes featured in my seasonal Five Day Reboot – so if you fancy trying a few more recipes to get you eating a bit more healthy again (and want some support from me and a lovely gang of people!) then click here to sign up and really kick start your eating this year!

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Salad days!

Standing in the supermarket, in a hurry, looking a line of greenery in the chiller section.

You know you want to eat more salad. But seriously. The choices when it comes to chocolate or fizzy drinks is pretty much unlimited, but you never realised that the simple act of choosing a salad would be so darned confusing.

You’ve got whole icebergs, little gems, packets of rocket, packets of wild rocket, packets of wild rocket, spinach and watercress and then you’ve got bags of pre-chopped salad with slivers of carrot, or in a bistro-stylie with a dressing in a little sachet.

It’s enough to make you want to step away from the salad aisle, and head straight for the pretend takeaway section at the other end of the fridge section.

Rather than leave you getting the cold shoulder from the salad section, I thought I’d write a handy guide to choosing a salad.

(and before you laugh, and say that surely it all depends on what you like: I totally agree with you. The first way to choose is to go for something you actually like enough to eat. No salad is nutritious enough that you’ll get healthy just by looking at it.)

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Too. Much. Chocolate.

I’m Claire, a nutritional therapist who likes eating chocolate.

Why am I confessing this right at the start?

Well, I don’t want you to think that:

a) I’m a food dictator;

b) That I only eat pure, clean and 100% perfectly all the time.

No matter how much we know about food, or nutrition, or healthy living, we all slip into cheeky habits. The odd nibble of chocolate becomes a flood of Easter Eggs at this time of year. And the occasional social glass of wine easily becomes a whole bottle after a hard day.

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