Tag: healthy

Sweetcorn Bites the Healthy Snack

| February 18, 2012

If you’re looking for a healthy snack that’s nutritious for all the family, you’ll find Sweetcorn Bites fit the bill.

We’ve really enjoyed snacking on Sweetcorn Bites, thanks to Barfoots Farm. Versatile and easy to cook, we also ate the sweetcorn bites as a side dish with grilled fish and tomato salsa.

Healthy and naturally sweet, sweetcorn is high in carbohydrates and provides a range of nutrients and fibre.

Each packet contains eight cob bites which can be cooked in the microwave, steamed or boiled. My favourite way to enjoy Sweetcorn Bites is to steam them until tender. No butter is required as they are sweet enough just to pick up and bite into.

Sweetcorn Bites are the initiative of Barfoots Farm in West Sussex. Their philosophy is to grow the tastiest, juiciest and freshest veg. Barfoots place an emphasis on sustainability, aiming to reduce waste, reuse and recycle whenever possible. This focus is taken across their farms in the UK and their global farming network, with ethical trading initiatives in place.

Barfoots Farm have have earned the recognition of the LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) logo on all their veg. They have also started to produce biogas from their veg waste products, for use as renewable heat and power, as well as irrigable water and natural fertiliser.

Sweetcorn Bites are available from Ocado and selected stores at Tesco, Waitrose and Co-op. To find out more about Sweetcorn Bites and Barfoots Farm visit Sweetcorn Bites.

Healthy Eating for Families

| February 7, 2012

As a Nutritional Advisor I’m passionate about healthy eating, nutrition, organic produce and getting back to nature.

Food should be fun, natural and fresh. Healthy eating ensures you get all the right nutrients from your food to provide you with the best possible health and wellbeing.

Riverford is my favourite choice for fresh, organic produce. There’s a fantastic selection of organic produce including veg, fruit, meat, cheese, bread, dairy and more. There’s free delivery on all of Riverford’s fruit, veg and meat box orders. Riverford grow their own and deliver only the best fresh organic produce across the UK.

My baby is in the process of weaning and we’re having great fun experimenting with fruit and veg. It’s hugely entertaining watching the expressions she makes as she tries something new, or if my latest recipe doesn’t taste quite as she expected! One of the great joys of being a parent is helping my baby learn about good nutrition, healthy eating and living well.

Riverford Organics have just launched their brand new iPhone app, with over 770 searchable recipes – inspired by their Field Kitchen restaurant and the recipes they write for their organic vegboxes. Check it out Riverford iPhone App.

Riverford are currently giving away a free copy of their bestselling book Riverford Farm Cook Book RRP £16.99 when you order one of their brilliant veg boxes.

The Riverfood Farm Cook Book is full of original recipes and is a wonderful companion to your veg box, providing delicious recipes to bring out the best in your veg box.