Here are some of my store cupboard essentials and why I use them:
Uncle Roy’s essences These are fantastic. Removing foods with fructose sometimes leaves you with less choice on the flavour front. Maple syrup for example. I just add a few drops of Maple essence to Rice Syrup (see below) and you have a fructose free version of maple syrup. Click here to visit their website
Buckwheat flour This has a great taste and bakes well in regular recipes. But be careful it is gluten free, health food shops will give you advice on this, if it doesn’t say gluten free on the packaging avoid it.
Glucose is converted into energy by the body. It is brilliant for baking, and changing to it’s use is a great way of weaning you off fructose. A brilliant book by David Gillespie called ‘The Sweet Poison Quit Plan’ is a great read if you want to remove fructose from your life. Believe me you do!
Quinoa (pronounced ‘keen-wah’) flour This is the only high protein, low carb flour I’ve found that is stable enough to be used as a pastry. It has a strong flavour, so it works better with savoury fillings but I have used it to top a fruit pie and it still went down a storm with the kids!
Rice Syrup (or Rice Malt Syrup) Is derived from boiling up rice. It is very sweet and sticky and I’ve used it in all sorts of things, from chocolate and biscuits to topping pancakes. I prefer the Biona brand as it has a milder taste. I hope this ends up in the supermarkets soon. Completely fructose free.
We all need a helping hand on the way to total health and wellbeing, so I’ve teamed up with some amazing people and brands.
My favourite health food store. At the Rainbow Apothecary Claire Hindmarch prides herself on her personal approach and service that she is able to offer. From healthy food and supplements to personal care products there is a brilliant store in Woodbridge, Suffolk or the online shop. Just click on the logo to take you to the site.
You cannot be truly healthy unless your mind is balanced too. I recommend Katrina Love. Through Katrina’s therapeutic work, personal development programmes and positive philosophy many people have learnt to move forwards with their lives to become happier and more successful in the areas that are most important to them. Click on the logo to visit her site.
Super important to overall health is EXERCISE. What better way to get a varied exercise plan, than to have personal training videos delivered straight to your inbox? Brilliant because you can exercise from the comfort of your own home at a time that suits. Allow me to introduce LRG Fitness who do just that. Click on the logo to go to their website.