Amazing Asda

February 8, 2019

 

 

Wow.

 

 

Wow.. literally, wow. Simon and I spoke about it before Christmas, about getting the supermarkets involved. Sending us samples to the Chorley FM studio we could try on air from their FreeFrom ranges to encourage other people to do the same but also just highlight how much FreeFrom food is out there. Allergies as well as chronic diseases are on the rise, globally. It is heart-breaking for so many of us when our diets feel limited, we watch our loved ones eat the food we wish we could still eat and we all know food is a massive part of our lives. This subject is so close to my own heart because of the difficulties I have when it comes to intolerances. Of course, I have spent the last few years really doing what I can to raise awareness on the subject. I have done a lot of cooking, a lot of shopping around and even written a few recipes books.  Any time let alone big celebrations makes sourcing foods that are similar to the originals more of a mission. I began with Simon highlighting chocolate alternatives, sweets and so on around Christmas time in hope that families would feel confident that if they did have children with allergies or intolerances that could EASILY access alternatives for them to enjoy. 

 

I also wanted to raise the point that often FreeFrom foods are so good you can't tell much of a difference. So, if you are cooking for a large group of people who have a number of requirements or simply you have someone who has an allergy/intolerance that wants you to eat what they are eating, it is doable and it isn't like eating cardboard ( as Simon thought it would be like.)

 

Like I say, Asda have really out-done themselves and have literally sent Simon and I the whole of their FreeFrom range, which we have taken bits and pieces from to try and left something for the other presenters to give a go because we want to encourage EVERYONE whether you have a intolerances, allergies or limited diet or not, it doesn't mean you won't enjoy these foods and you never know when you might have to cook or buy food for someone who DOES suffer. 

 

From the chocolate we sampled on air today we were VERY impressed, I can't wait to hear about how Simon's family get on with the samples he has take home and I can't wait to sample the ones I have brought back with me too. We will be speaking more about our 'tasting' next Friday and we hope we can raise more awareness on this subject and keep sampling brands to advise you all better too. 

 

Please get involved and share your feedback on FreeFrom foods, what you liked and HATED. Your feedback is greatly valued. 

 

 

Once again, THANK YOU ASDA, I thought Christmas had come VERY early when I saw all the bags be delivered today, we appreciate your kind hearts for allowing us to sample your range and appreciate the time and effort you have put in for us. 

 

THANK YOU!!

 

 

HAPPY WEEKEND EVERYONE, 

Sophie

 

xoxo

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SOPHIE'S
COOKING TIPS

#1
Feeling sluggish and rubbish when you have woken up? Get boosting up on bananas the more the better - they will help settle your stomach, boosting digestion, they are a mood enhancer, they will give you the energy you need and keep you full. Buy my book for banana receipe ideas.
 
#2
Wake up every morning and ATLEAST have one glass of lemon water before doing anything else! Ideally try to drink a litre of water. The lemon wakes up your digestive system ready for the day and has great cleansing properties.
 
#3
Check your dairy and meat intake - dairy can sit in your system for up to seven days unable to digest properly. Meaning other foods also get neglected and nurtients aren't absorbed properly and you feel extremely bloated. Go and smell your food bin, your stomach will be in that state. Rotting foods in your belly - hmm nice.
 
#4
DO NOT FEAR CARBS - THEY ARE NOT THE ENEMY! CARB UP!!
Bananas, Rice, Potatoes, Leafy Greens, Corn, Beans, Lentils etc PACK THEM IN GO MAD.
 
#5
NEVER COUNT CALORIES - NEVER RESTRICT!! These restriction 'starvation' diets who tell you to only eat 500 calories a day then have a treat day - where you binge out and eat WAY too much, is simply messing up your metabolism and on your binge days yours body stores all the fat meaning you gain weight because it knows it is going to go back into starvation mode and needs to hold onto every little thing it can. HELLO WEIGHT GAIN. 

Life is too short not to live it to the full, making yourself happy.

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