When I was asked to review the Skinni Range Slim Pack of meats available from West Coast Foods I was excited as even though I am vegetarian I know many of my readers are not and I know everyone loves a good burger or sausage. My partner Stuart and my son Ben both eat meat so for the taste of the items I will be relying on their input however as I do all of the shopping and cooking in the house I can share my views on the costs and how easy the items cooked etc. Whilst the pack was sent to me free of charge for the purposes of the review please be assured the views that follow are the true views of myself and my family. As we follow Slimming World as a family I will share the syn values of these items at the time of the review but please remember it is your responsibility to ensure for your weight loss that you check these yourself.

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Muscle Food (www.musclefood.com) are a big supplier of meats and various other foods and do a range of hampers. This February hamper was sent to me for review and whilst it is no longer available it is similar to other hampers and my review of the items in it would obviously still apply to those items in other hampers. I hope my opinions and experiences help you in deciding if you wish to buy from them whether it be a small order of a few items or a big hamper. As I am vegetarian myself I can only comment on the value for money and how I found them to cook as I do all the shopping and cooking in our house. My partner Stuart and son Ben however can comment on the taste of all the meats.

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As you have probably read previously on my blog my son Ben who is 11 years old does Slimming World as a young member. The previous posts can be found firstly about him joining Slimming World here and then an update of his progress here. The focus for us has never been for Ben to lose weight, just for him to learn healthier habits that will continue into adulthood. Ben has enjoyed attending the groups with me and making new foods and trying different things and is keen to share with you directly how he feels about food now and how he feels his healthy eating is going. I have asked Ben to give you his top tips and an update from him of how he feels he is doing, so over to Ben!

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This week I chatted to Sarah Turner who is not a blogger as such but she is popular on Instagram and I thought her story may be interesting to many of my followers. Sarah lost a lot of weight without being a big fan of fruit and vegetables! Lots of people message me asking if they can still lose weight as they don’t like many vegetables so I hope you enjoy this. I wont tell you any more and spoil it for you!


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At the moment Butternut Squash seems to be rather popular with supermarkets selling spiralised butternut squash, butternut squash waffles (squaffles), butternut squash lasagne sheets, and even down to prepared butternut squash chunks in the fridge or freezers. I have enjoyed all of those and do love butternut squash made into wedges/chips, soup or put into casseroles. Here is the recipe for the way I make a yummy butternut squash soup.

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Here we have a short unboxing video showing the Skinni Range Slim Pack available from West Coast foods here. They have sent me this hamper of foods to review and share with you guys so this shows what we received and a full review will follow in the next week or so when we have cooked with all of the items! As I am vegetarian you will get my opinion on the cost and cooking of the products and Stuart and Bens opinions on the tastes. There will also be a giveaway to win a pack the same as this once the review is done too so keep checking back!

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A short video sharing my running journey and how I started running after having never exercised. Please do remember to take things slowly if you are new to running and seek medical advice if necessary.

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As someone who has lost a lot of weight I have always wanted a life size cardboard cut out of the old me. I know it sounds random but I just love the idea of a big Jen that I can look at once in a while and give me that buzz of motivation that I definitely don’t want to go back to that! Also I just thought one would be a great visual for when I am asked to do inspirational talks etc. I already take my old clothes to these and photos but a life size cut out does have a bit of a wow factor doesn’t it!

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This week I chatted to Kelly who writes a popular blog called Nature Mum Blog. This is a blog about families getting outdoors and enjoying nature. This appealed to me because of course the more time as a family you spend outdoors the healthier you are surely likely to be. Doing exercise as a family doesn’t have to be seen as exercise and running around outdoors can be just as healthy but most importantly fun! The Nature Mum Blog also covers nature activities, science experiments, recipes and more recently a birthing series about difficult births to offer others support.


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Sanitary products are not normally something you read reviews about are they, but this is something a bit different so do keep reading! The fab little bag (https://www.fablittlebag.com/) is a disposal bag for tampons, not very exciting sounding I agree but a useful product all the same and I was very intrigued so excited to be asked to review it!

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