We’ve teamed up with Nutritional Therapist, Charlotte Watts, to make it easy for new parents and parents-to-be to shop for nutritious food and drink.
Did you know that almost 80% of parents recently admitted they didn’t take care of themselves properly after the birth?
We commissioned a survey to see how well new parents and parents-to-be eat, and were shocked by the results. For example, nearly two thirds of new parents said they were turning to ready meals and takeaways as they had no time to get to the supermarket, and 57% of mums said they didn’t eat three meals a day.
Nutritional Therapist Charlotte Watts said, ‘lots of new parents are struck with a numbing ‘shock of the new’ so it’s not surprising that their own nutrition is one of the first things to be forgotten when working out how to deal with their new arrival. This can have long lasting consequences; coping becomes more difficult and energy, mood and immune issues may arise.’
To help make things easy, we’ve created a Nutrition for New Parents and Parents To Be aisle. Charlotte Watts has provided advice for every stage – Getting Pregnant, During Pregnancy, Postnatal Women, Breastfeeding, New Parents – and personally selected the food and drink you choose from.
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Summer is a very exciting time of year, and peaches are one of those fruits that make this season even more enjoyable and rewarding. A proper peach is something truly special – it has that impeccable natural sweetness, is refreshing and utterly delicious.
We went to great lengths to source the best varieties of peaches and nectarines.
After a two-year quest, all our white peaches now come from a grower based in Campania, southern Italy. The several varieties that he grows are selected for their wonderful flavour, and ripen at different points through the summer to ensure that the white peach season extends over a couple of months. They are allowed to ripen on the tree and picked only a couple of days before their peak to ensure they get to you fully ripened. Each variety is different, yet they all share an incredible perfume, unique berry accents, and flesh either lightly tinged with red or deep purple running throughout, depending on the variety. Continue reading
Is this the ultimate prize for our foodie fans? You could have Jason Atherton cook a full tasting menu in your very own home, for you and 11 friends.
You might already know him from the Great British Menu, but on 10th October you’ll know him as your personal chef.
For your chance to win this tasty prize, simply answer this question… Continue reading
When the sun is out and the mercury is up, it’s even more important that I feel good in my skin. It’s not about guilt-tripping myself, it’s about food that does me good but tastes great too. Food I actually want to eat. So here’s what I reach for.
Coco Face Fresh Coconuts – these are raw and unpasteurised. Just crack one open, stick in a straw and drink the water, then scoop out the flesh. The flavour is naturally sweet with floral and woody notes. i.e. yum.
(Coconuts are a great source of salts and minerals, plus electrolytes that help muscle and brain function, and are good for rehydrating after exercise.)
Here’s how you open one:
As Ice Cream Buyer at Ocado, I might just have one of the best jobs going. I’ve tried a freezer-load of treats so you don’t have to (it’s OK, no need to thank me) – here’s my pick of the best.
The rise of the British Empire owes much to the irresistible allure of spice.
Just think what it can do for your cooking.
Civilisations have been built on spices, battles fought, fortunes made and myths
spun. It’s said that when his wife died, Emperor Nero burned a year’s supply of
cinnamon in sorrow (perhaps forgetting that he murdered her). In the Middle
Ages, nutmeg was worth more than gold and in 1667 it was the currency of
choice when the Dutch traded Manhattan to the British. Continue reading
Root Camp is the brainchild of Cassia Kidron. Aimed at 15–21 year olds, these residential courses educate young people about food: where it comes from and how best to cook it.
We caught up with chef Valentine Warner to have chat about his involvement in Root Camp. Plus, we’ve got a fantastic prize for budding young chefs – a free place on a Root Camp course. Read on for more info about the competition. Continue reading