Newsletter 1st March 2016

White rabbits, white rabbits, white rabbits! We are into March already and there’s a lot going on this month, with St Davids Day today, Mothers Day on Sunday and Easter at the end, so I have some ideas in this newsletter for healthy treats you can bake and send as gifts instead of shop bought naughties.

Firstly, lets look at what’s in season for March: Spring Green Cabbage

Before you think of it as just an accompaniment to your Sunday dinner, don’t write it off completely. It makes an amazing breakfast and is loaded with natural antioxidants vitamin C and K. These vitamins help fight off cancer and Alzheimer’s whist building resistance against harmful agents and free radicals. Cabbage also contains a good amount of potassium, manganese and iron, essential for red cell production and keeping bad cholesterol at bay.

Try frying an onion until soft, adding some shredded cabbage with grated sweet potatoes until crispy underneath. Turn over and brown the other side, then serve with a poached egg and smoked bacon. Tasty and satisfying.

Sport Relief 2016
Last week was a real improvement to the week before and we managed to complete 118 miles. This brings us to 594.99 meaning we have 400 miles to complete in just over 2 weeks! I’m feeling slightly horrified at this thought as some of our team are on holiday and injured so we’re having to step it up and push hard for the next 16 days. We’re creating challenges within the group by running in the weight vest and a group challenge next Saturday, plus running at every opportunity possible to hit target. All these are on the New Dimensions Facebook page, feel free to share the posts to help us reach more people and potential sponsors..

Any spare cash you have to help us hit £1000 will be greatly appreciated please. Thanks in advance

Alternative Easter 2016
The tradition behind Easter eggs is to signify new life but do you ever really consider this when buying your easter treats? I know kids love Easter and I don’t want to put a downer on it, but it does terrify me when I see the sugar content in each one and the quantity my son receives is enough for a football team. Therefore, I’m going to feature some healthy Easter traditions in the newsletters this month that promise to delight and not freight!

This week is Madeleine Shaws Paleo Chia Hot Cross Buns

They actually look better than the traditional so I’m definitely going to be making these. You can check out my pinterest board too as I have added some clean Easter recipes to this too!

In the mean time have a look around for an egg mould so you can make your own chocolate egg!
And Finally…
Thought Of The Week…
“Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.” ~ Ernest Holmes