Interested in getting you or your family involved in growing your own vegetables? It's easier than you think and better tasting than anything you will find in a supermarket.
Read a previous blog post on Growing It Yourself
Create a better food culture for you and your family
If you don't have the space to grow vegetables at home in pots or raised beds, consider joining one of the many amazing community gardens in and around Edinburgh. They are a fantastic resource and good fun too! A quick Google search and you will find many more throughout Scotland and the UK.
Check out the following community gardens in Edinburgh and enjoy the social and foodie rewards:
There are many community gardens in and around Edinburgh. Locate one near you with this handy map
It is also a great place for kids to run around, play games and explore.
Do you know about any other community gardens? Please share in the comments below.
How do you get dinner on the table after a long day at work and how do you make lunches more exciting from Monday to Friday without resorting to convenience foods or take-aways? Stay energised and excited about meal times by learning how to plan your meals more effectively with my top tips.
15 Tips for Better Meal Planning
Seriously, it will soon become second nature to you. Try it and see for yourself!
Do you cook from scratch or are you stuck in a depressing cycle of work and convenience foods? I’d love to hear your thoughts below! What are your fail-safe kitchen hacks?
P.S. Check out my Instagram @Stellar_Health_Mary and like my Facebook page for daily lunchbox inspiration.
Here I am on The Kaye Adams show this morning, on BBC Radio Scotland.
We were talking about children’s food and nutrition education in the midst of Scotland’s obesity crisis. Also joining us in the discussion was Edinburgh based French chef, Fred Berkmiller (L’escargot Bleu and L’escargot Blanc).
Listen back now on the BBC iPlayer
Fast forward to: 2:25:46 (for the full story). I join the conversation at: 2:33:25
Scotland's obesity crisis
Two-thirds of Scottish adults are overweight or obese – the highest in the UK and amongst the highest in the world!!! About one third of children are at risk of becoming overweight or obese...
We’re discussing the possibility of forming healthier habits in children starting from grass-roots in order to make Scotland a 'good-food' nation. Too often, we are being mollycoddled by the food industry and duped into thinking we have no time and that junk food is a convenient answer.
Let me hear your thoughts below once you listen back.
Some of the main points raised during the conversation include:
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