Fresh Fitness Food

8 Quick, easy and healthy picnic ideas to bring to BBQs! (For Sharing)

Posted by Fresh Fitness Food on Jun 19, 2020 2:18:43 PM

Every sunny day in the UK is filled with the smell of barbecues and the bustling sights of parks and commons filled with picnicking parties. This is especially relevant with lockdown easing, but still not being able to see loved ones indoors.

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Topics: fresh food, healthy eating, healthy recipe, healthy, plant based, salad, wellbeing, Nutrition, recipe, Vegan, vegans, veggie, wellness, bbq, picnic, summer

The importance of healthy habits after childbirth

Posted by Fresh Fitness Food on Jun 18, 2020 2:31:12 PM

Having a baby is a life-changing event, and the challenge of weight management during this period of many changes, both emotionally and physically, as well as socially, should not be underestimated.

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Topics: fresh food, healthy eating, healthy recipe, healthy, plant based, wellbeing, Nutrition, Vegan, vegans, veggie, wellness, newborn, new mum

Addressing Sleep, Supplements, Snacking and more during Lockdown

Posted by Fresh Fitness Food on Jun 4, 2020 11:38:12 PM

Lockdown has been an entirely new experience for us all, and there are many questions circulating everyone’s minds about how to deal with certain aspects of it. If you’re curious about how to deal with increased snacking, changes to your workout regime, why your sleep may be affected, and if you should be taking supplements, hopefully this will help.

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Topics: fresh food, healthy eating, healthy recipe, healthy, plant based, wellbeing, Nutrition, Vegan, vegans, veggie, wellness

Cauliflower Kedgeree

Posted by Fresh Fitness Food on May 1, 2020 11:36:46 AM

Taking good care of your health has never been more important, and if you are finding you're constantly snacking during lockdown, then you're not alone. Many of us, our team included, are looking to the fridge out of boredom, restlessness and stress. 

So many of you asked for savoury snacks, so here you have one. A great afternoon choice to boost your brain health and productivity, packed with plenty of flavour and an abundance of nutrients.

Mackerel is the richest fish source of EPA/DHA, the healthiest type of omega 3 fatty acids which are important in the maintenance of healthy brain and nervous tissue. Diets rich in fish containing these fats have been linked to improved concentration and memory; whilst egg yolk contains a fat like B vitamin called choline. This choline promotes the release of certain neurotransmitters which helps improve our memory and reaction times.

Tasty and seriously good for you? We'll take it!

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Topics: fresh food, healthy eating, healthy recipe, healthy, plant based, salad, wellbeing, Nutrition, recipe, Vegan, vegans, veggie, wellness, snack

Super Green Asian Salad with Satay Sauce Recipe

Posted by Fresh Fitness Food on Apr 17, 2020 1:58:04 AM

Taking good care of your health has never been more important, and if you are finding you're constantly snacking during lockdown, then you're not alone. Many of us, our team included, are looking to the fridge out of boredom, restlessness and stress. 

If you're looking for something extra on top of your Fresh Fitness Food daily deliveries, we recommend staying away from processed foods that are not satiating and provide little nutritional value. Instead, opt for fresh fruits and vegetables, complex carbs and fats and healthy sources of protein. Our team of nutritionists are always a call away to keep you healthy and on track, especially during the lockdown.

One snack on our menu that our clients and Fresh Fitness Food team absolutely love is our Super Green Asian Salad with Satay Sauce, so as a treat our Head Chef, Andy has shared the recipe with us and we're sharing with you, our Fresh Fitness Food family. 

Put down the Percy Pigs, and jump in the kitchen to whip up our super quick and easy Super Green Asian Salad with Satay Sauce.

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Topics: fresh food, healthy eating, healthy recipe, healthy, plant based, salad, wellbeing, Nutrition, recipe, Vegan, vegans, veggie, wellness, snack

5 Foods You Need To Eat To Fight Off That Winter Cold

Posted by Fresh Fitness Food on Mar 3, 2020 5:21:31 PM

The days are getting brighter and the nights are getting longer but there’s still a couple of months to go before the temperature starts warming up. Below we’ve listed a few foods that will help strengthen your immune system and fight the final waves of winter colds, making sure you stay fighting fit until the warmer weather returns.

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Topics: wellbeing, Vegan, vegans, veggie, wellness

Intolerances vs Allergies

Posted by Meghan Foulsham on Feb 26, 2020 4:56:32 PM

The difference between an intolerance and an allergy?

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Topics: wellbeing, vegans, wellness

Can you be an athlete and eat a plant-based diet?

Posted by Georgia Head on Jan 30, 2020 4:03:22 PM

The number of people following a vegetarian or vegan diet has significantly increased in recent times as being vegan has become far more accessible to the general public. The food and drink industry has capitalised on the sharp rise in veganism, meaning we now see more plant-based meal options in supermarkets, restaurants, cafes, and across social media channels!

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Topics: exercise, Fitness & Training, vegan diet, vegan foods, Vegan, vegan living, vegan recipes, vegans

#Veganuary Week - 2

Posted by Georgia Head on Jan 14, 2020 1:39:03 PM

VEGANUARY #2

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Topics: plant based, vegan foods, Vegan, vegans

It’s Vegan, So It’s Healthy, Right?

Posted by FFF FFF on Sep 25, 2018 3:15:17 PM


When you picture a typical vegan diet, you probably think salads and green smoothies. Vegan diets are thought of as being healthy as they promote the consumption of a diverse variety of fruits and veggies.
Therefore, choosing vegan snacks as a healthier option than the regular alternatives is the way forward, right?
Unfortunately, (and to the dismay of many), this is not the case! Many commonly eaten junk foods such as French fries, biscuits, crisps and even some sweets are vegan. Yes Oreos, we are talking to you!
As a reminder for those who may not be familiar, a vegan diet omits all animal products, including eggs and dairy. A growing number of people are now following a vegan, or primarily plant based lifestyle, be it for environmental, ethical or perhaps religious reasons. A report by The Vegan Society branded it one of the fastest-growing lifestyle movements in the UK.
It is becoming increasingly common for non-vegans, to dabble with things like meat-free Monday as well as altering some of their meal and snack selections to incorporate vegan or plant-based alternatives. The alternatives are now readily available and there are even retailers, cafes and restaurants catering exclusively for vegans.
When it comes to snacking, there are several reasons why vegan doesn’t necessarily mean healthy and I’ve rounded up the main points you should consider before reaching for your mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack.
Firstly, eggs and dairy are commonly used in desserts and snacks. They give a rich, thick consistency. Vegan snacks have these ingredients replaced with artificial alternatives. Manufacturers tend to add in things like emulsifiers and stabilisers to give the snacks a similar texture and mouth-feel. The resultant food items are likely to be heavily processed foods which may have little nutritional value.
Secondly, be wary of some snacks as they may be laden with refined sugar. Refined sugar comes from sugar canes or beet which are processed to extract sugar. Chemical processes are used to remove impurities and coloured compounds. It is typically found as sucrose. During the refinement process, sugar is stripped of its nutritional components, therefore, refined sugar is essentially ‘empty’ calories as it provides no nutritional benefits.
Your brain will also react to the sudden influx of sugar by producing serotonin, which acts as a sleep- regulating hormone. An afternoon slump is far from ideal when you’re in the middle of a working day!
If you’re looking for a vegan sweet treat, look carefully at the food label and assess the ingredients. As is often the way, the fewer ingredients the better! Try to choose snacks with a couple of whole-food ingredients, as opposed to a long list of unpronounceable components. Being careful with your selection will be more beneficial all round.
As with non-vegan treats, they can be enjoyed in moderation as part of a healthy, balanced diet, if you make mindful, nutritious choices.
I may be bias, but we have a number of delicious ones on our menu, which can be incorporated into your daily macros. The vegan millionaire shortbread is a firm favourite here at FFF HQ! Search it on our blog!

Georgia Head
FFF Nutritionist

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Topics: food, healthy diet, Food & Recipes, vegan diet, vegan foods, london, Nutrition, Vegan, vegan living, vegan recipes, vegans, veggie