Unhealthy 'health' foods

Published: 11th May 2016

Shopping for healthy foods can be a minefield. When we are in a rush we often don't have time to check the nutritional information and rely on the packaging to determine whether a product is healthy or not. have put together this blog which shows which foods are marketed as healthy, but can actually be high in sugar or fat.

How to avoid these foods - cook from scratch so you know exactly what has gone into your food, but if you are on the go make sure you read the packaging carefully!

Do you think healthy food is boring?

Published: 26th April 2016

Healthy food doesn't need to be boring!

Check out the blog written by our team member Julia - click here to have a read

Here are just a few pictures of dishes we have cooked recently in our sessions - healthy yes! tasty yes!

Eatwell Guide

Published: 17th March 2016

Public Health England have launched a new Eatwell Guide.

Use the Eatwell Guide to help you get a balance of healthier and more sustainable food.
It shows how much of what you eat overall should come from each food group.

One You

Published: 9th March 2016

Public Health England have launched another brilliant campaign - One You.

This campaign looks at healthy eating, physical activity, stopping smoking and much more.

Take the short quiz to find out more about you here!

Sugar Shocker!

Published: 18th February 2016

You may have read in the news this week about the amount of sugar in hot drinks from high street outlets.

We were really surprised (along with everyone else) that one hot fruit drink could contain up to 99g of sugar!! That's over three times the recommended maximum intake of added sugar!

For products with barcodes remember you can use your Change4Life Sugar Smart app to discover the sugar content. If you are buying a hot drink and would like to know just ask the person behind the counter, they should have this information.

New Videos

Published: 26th January 2016

We've put together some links from the world of YouTube about preparing fruit and vegetables safely.

These recap the bridge and claw chopping technique we use on our course, peeling and grating safely.

Also find out how to chop a pineapple or prepare garlic in the safest way.

Have a look here

Have you become Sugar Smart?

Published: 20th January 2016

Change 4 Life have launched a great free app this month - Sugar Smart!

This app lets you scan barcodes of food and drink and shows the amount of sugar in sugar cubes.

This is great for when shopping to choose which foods have lowest sugar in, and lots of fun to scan your favourite foods and see if there are any hidden sugars in them!

Find out more here

New Year New You

Published: 4th January 2016

Happy New Year to everyone!

If one of your resolutions is to eat healthier check out our new courses starting over the next couple of weeks here!

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions!

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Published: 17th December 2015

Wishing all of our Cook and Eat Well family and friends a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

We are looking forward to delivering more great courses in 2016!

Getting Ready for the Festive Season

Published: 30th November 2015

It's not long until Christmas now...... if you are looking for some ideas on how to have a healthier Christmas check out our new recipes under Occasions!

If you have any great recipes you use over the holiday period please get in touch and we could feature your recipe!