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What Should My Toddler Be Eating? Meal Ideas And 25 Foods To Try

Read time: 4 Minutes Just like you, your toddler needs a balanced diet to ensure they’re getting the nutrients they need to fuel their bodies as best they can. But if you have a toddler, you probably just rolled your eyes when you read that last sentence. Feeding a toddler is a battle and trying to feed them nothing but healthy food can be an all-out war. They might be small, but they know the difference between carrots and a biscuit. And they know which one they’d rather have. Most of the time getting any food into them is a cause for celebration, so how do you ensure not only that they’re getting enough food but that they’re getting the right food too? In this article, we’re going to give you an idea of which foods are best to feed your growing little one, so when it comes to bribing them with snacks or hiding ingredients in their dinner, you can rest a bit easier knowing that they’re getting the good stuff. Protein Protein is …

10 Unexpected Foods That Are Great For Your Skin

Read time: 3 Minutes If you were to add up the price of every item of skincare you’ve ever bought, the figure would probably terrify you. Even though we know deep down that they rarely make a difference, many of us can be a little guilty of splurging on the latest must-have beauty item just to see if it really lives up to the hype. More often than not, the answer is disappointing and the €90 face cream does as much as the €5 one. The truth is, there are only three real secrets to getting great skin – expensive plastic surgery, genes and a good diet. And, as a good diet is probably the most realistic way to make an impact, we’re taking a look at some of the top unexpected skin foods you can add to your weekly grocery shop to get that coveted glowing complexion. Chocolate Is there anything chocolate can’t fix? It’s the ultimate comfort food, it tastes great and it has benefits for your skin too. If you chow down …

Facts about food disposal in Ireland with tips to help you reduce your waste

Read time: 2 Minutes Even though we know we shouldn’t do it, we’re all guilty of throwing a bit of extra food in the bin. But whether it’s those leftovers from the dinner plate or the bag of lettuce that’s turned a bit brown, all of those small items add up. In fact – in Ireland there are over one million tonnes of food waste disposed of each year. Some stats about food waste in Ireland Around one third of this comes from households. Over 300,000 tonnes of food going to waste each year in our homes. This means that each person is throwing out about 80kg of food waste each year, which costs Irish householders €700 each year. In general, there are 3 types of food waste thrown out: • 60% is avoidable food waste, e.g. plate scrapings, leftovers, gone off fruit and veg. • 20% is potentially avoidable food waste, things like bread crusts, potato skins, etc. Habit causing waste • 20% is unavoidable food waste and includes things like chicken bones, banana …