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Neuners Tea

27 Apr

Hi folks ✨

Well, for the last few weeks I’ve been trying some gorgeous tea sent to me from Neuners.

I must admit that I’d never heard of them before being sent this lovely package. But, considering I’d never heard of them… They’ve totally become my favourite brand of tea!!! 

Seth is now 6wks old & has been suffering a little with trapped wind & some mild reflux. He doesn’t cry with the trapped wind, but you can tell he’s just not happy sometimes. Even winding him sometimes just doesn’t work. So, I decided to give the Baby Stomach Ease tea a go. I brewed 250ml in a jug & left the tea bag in for 7mins. After leaving it to cool I poured 3 teaspoons worth into his bottle. I gave him it after his bottle of formula. At first he was a bit unsure but drank it. It eased all of his trapped wind, he had very little reflux & it cleaned his little mouth out. Formula fed babies seem to get a very milky mouth, this gave it a good rinse. Now, every day he has a small amount of his tea twice a day. He loves it. He knows he’s getting it now & slurps it straight down. It’s caffeine & sugar free. Babies can have this tea from 2wks old. You can even use the tea to mix in with the formula. I considered that, but since Seth likes the taste, I just give it to him separate. If you’re breastfeeding & don’t want to give it via a bottle, you could easily use a dropper or syringe. Once your baby is weaned you can give them a larger amount, so I think this tea may become a firm favourite with us. It’s eased his tummy no end. Actually, once weaned, you could even use the tea to mix with porridge or baby rice etc… 

I’ve also been drinking the Red Clover Tea. Red Clover tea has such a mild flavour. It’s great for cleansing, detoxing & helping with some weightloss alongside a healthy balanced diet. It’s also caffeine free. I’ve lost 2 stone 3lbs now since Seth was born, I’m trying to be super healthy to shift more weight. I just really want to lose this post baby belly. So I’m hoping that this will help. I’ve lost 2lbs in the last week… So it could be the tea helping? Even if it’s not the tea… The tea tastes lovely & its stopping me from drinking my usual milky tea. So that in itself is saving me extra calories! This tea is lovely when drank chilled too. I’ve been adding some frozen slices of lemon, lime & orange. Chill the tea & add it to a water bottle & you have a lovely refreshing drink for on the go! No need to buy an expensive flavoured detoxing water! 

Neuners can by purchased from Ocado. I LOVE Ocado. As you all know – I just love an Ocado delivery. Quite often you find an organic herbal product you love, but then it’s super hard to find. At least you can buy this tea with your grocery shopping! 

You can also find Neuners on Facebook here. On their Facebook page you’ll find a link to their online shop too.

Well, I’m off to go brew a Neuners! 

Thanks for reading ✨

Love & Huggles,

Hayley & Seth xxx

What’s Really in Our Food?

20 Jun

Hi Everyone 🙂

Something that has bugged me since changing my eating habits is the thought of what is actually in our food!?

ImageI mean do we really know? Yeah I know labeling on food is slowly getting better and that food companies are making their nutrition content available online… but nutrition aside… what hidden nasties are lurking in there?

You might laugh at what I’m about to tell you, but, when I was eating exactly what I wanted I used to suffer with panic attacks and heart palpitations quite regularly…. at least once a fortnight. It would always be when I was in bed trying to sleep. Generally a few hours after I’d eaten my evening meal. My heart would begin to beat so loud and fast I’d have the sensation of being able to hear it in my ears. I’d also start to get really hot and bothered and quite frankly it’d scare me. I’d often have a sleepless night because of it. I started making mental notes of when it would happen and I eventually narrowed it down to when I’d eaten pasta with sauce. It wasn’t any particular brand of sauce… just any pasta sauce in a jar that you can buy at any supermarket. It was definitely something in those sauces that effected me really badly. Yeah they’d taste yummy but I’d really pay for it later. Since I’ve started making all of my own sauces I’ve not had one panic attack. Nor do I get hot and bothered quite so much. Now I can’t say it was salt or an e-number or a colourant etc… But it was definitely something not ‘natural’. That to me has confirmed that a healthy, fresh and natural diet is best.

I’m not being a hypocrite because of course I still eat ‘naughty’ food now and then, but I definitely do try to avoid jars of sauces. They’re highly processed, full of sugar, full of salt  and laced with artificial colours.

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At the end of the day we’re designed to use food as fuel, but as we’ve developed as human beings we’ve begun to enjoy the social side of food as well as becoming massive foodies… this is no bad thing! But we do need to recognise when our body is telling us”enough is enough”. If you’re having trouble sleeping on a night and you’re getting hot and bothered due to your diet… then I think we can safely say that something isn’t right.

Food doesn’t need to be drenched in highly processed sauces and marinades. I fell into this trap when I was my former fatty self. I used to drown everything in a sauce. These days I use fresh ingredients and actually enjoy the flavours. Before, I never appreciated the taste of broccoli and cauliflower as it was generally swimming in a cheesey sauce! Now I can actually taste the fresh flavours on my plate.

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The above picture is a simple grilled pork loin steak… no added oil. The wedges are from potatoes I cut myself then baked in frylight (3 sprays). Such a healthy quick meal!

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Above is a picture of some stuffed chicken breasts I prepared (this was taken before I baked them for 45mins). I stuffed them with fat free onion and chive cottage cheese then wrapped them in unsmoked back bacon. I topped with tomato puree (no additives… all natural) Reduced fat Monterey Jack cheese, sliced tomato & courgette. It was so delicious. I served with salad, sweetcorn and baked sweet potato. Although my husband had regular potatoes and garlic mayo instead of a fat free dressing lol.

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The sauce that you can see on the chicken is what naturally occurred in the baking dish… so yummy! As long as you don’t over cook your meat, then your meals should never taste dry.

If you’re looking for a quick and easy meal then look no further than eggs! You can poach, boil, dry fry, scramble… eggs are incredibly low in fat! You can make a really low fat healthy meal if you serve with brown or wholemeal toast and a low fat spread (not butter!)

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So as you can tell I’m on a bit of a mission to make sure I understand what is in my food and how it’s going to affect me. I’d like to think that 90% of the time now, I am eating the healthy option. But I do still indulge from time to time… I mean you can’t be good all of the time… can you?

One of the things that I eat a lot of is yogurt. Yogurt is so good for your digestive system and a great source of calcium. But again I was starting to have my doubts where artificial colourants were concerned. So I decided to start making my own… and I love it!

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Its so quick and easy, cost effective and better for you! I’d strongly recommend Easiyo yogurt making to anyone and everyone!

Thanks again for reading and your continued support! 🙂

Hayley xxx