CHECK Meat and Two Veg Challenge

CHECK Meat and Two Veg Challenge

As many of you will know, no doubt as you kiss a furry face, it is Movember this month! For anyone who isn’t aware, for the duration of November, many men (and some women) grow a moustache to raise awareness of men’s health! This can cover mental health, but also prostate and testicular cancers.

This is where HECK Sausages come in. This month, they have renamed themselves CHECK “in order to encourage men to search for lumps on their scrotum and for women to CHECK their partners too!”

CHECK Heck sausages, Movember

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Mexican Lasagne Recipe #HealthyRedMeatChallenge

Mexican Lasagne Recipe #HealthyRedMeatChallenge

The last three months of maternity leave have been difficult, as I’ve had no income. As such, I’ve had to start really watching what I spend in the supermarket and think of ways to feed our family more cost-effectively, often making meals in bulk! As I’m not sure about feeding Autumn Quorn, or at least not too often, I’ve found myself eating meat more often. We mainly eat chicken, but we do eat beef too sometimes.

Red meat has quite a bad reputation, but it is actually a source of lots of healthy things that our bodies need too. It contains lots of heme iron, which is easy for the body to absorb. It is also a great source of protein, zinc and vitamin B12, as well as selenium and potassium.┬áThese are essential to muscles and brain development amongst other things and are all important for both parents and children. With our childrens’ bodies growing all the time and being so active, it’s essential that they get enough of the right vitamins and that they DO eat red meat! I’ve taken part in the BritMums #HealthyRedMeatChallenge to share these benefits with you, as well as to give myself an excuse to get a bit creative in the kitchen. View Post