Foost Blog

Articles, ideas and guides from our resident dietitian, Kate.

top 10 fruit and veg wasted and how to avoid the bin

top 10 fruit and veg wasted and how to avoid the bin

Food waste is money and time wasted. We asked our Foost audience what are the most common fruit and veg to end up in the compost or bin. The top 10 are below as well as tips for how to store, and how to use up.

the low down on vegan, vegetarian and flexitarian

the low down on vegan, vegetarian and flexitarian

For the past decade many buzzwords such as ‘plant-based’, ‘flexitarian’ and ‘vegetarian’ have been popping up. But what do these mean and how can these diets be beneficial? Read further for the how, the why and easy ways to adopt a plant-based diet into your life that you won’t even notice.

what if it’s not about the food but our reactions?

what if it’s not about the food but our reactions?

Parenting is hard. Feeding children is hard. It is easy to get fixated on what our children will or won’t eat. To get caught up in the controlling food battles with our children. To concentrate on the food and what is eaten. But what if we don’t think about the food for a moment. But about how the food is served, the environment and the foodie effects of our parenting style.

7 tips to boost your cooking confidence

7 tips to boost your cooking confidence

Covid-19 has brought us many challenges, but it did provide us with the opportunity to get back into the kitchen more! will it continue as life goes back to normal? Heres a couple of reasons how you could benefit from boosting your cooking confidence and keep utilising our covid kitchen skills in everyday life!

kids can cook!

kids can cook!

In these uncertain time whilst trying to enterain the children more plus remote schooling, teaching your kids how to cook is the perfect and practical approach to teach maths, reading, science, and home economics all in one! After a few lessons of teaching them, you will be able to assess their ability with the ultimate test… Mother’s Day Breakfast.

While cooking with your kids may require a little extra time, flexibility, mess and patience, with the right mindset, your time in the kitchen can provide your kids with an endless amount of benefits—It may even become a frequent occurrence (which can become a delicious benefit to you!)

eating during uncertainty

eating during uncertainty

They say variety is the spice of life, well turns out it’s the key to healthy guts too. Why should we care about our guts? Well strong  research is emerging of the link between our gut health and both our phsyical and mental wellbeing.

food for a good mood: go for 30 plant based foods this week

food for a good mood: go for 30 plant based foods this week

They say variety is the spice of life, well turns out it’s the key to healthy guts too. Why should we care about our guts? Well strong  research is emerging of the link between our gut health and both our phsyical and mental wellbeing.

feeding kids, for French sake!

feeding kids, for French sake!

Kate Wengier from Foost and Marie-France Laval from fussy eating solutions recently sat down over a delicious lunch to discuss food and nutrition. Welcome to their conversation.

talk kindly to yourself, small ears are listening

talk kindly to yourself, small ears are listening

Eating disorders are truly devastating for the social, mental and physical wellbeing of those affected, making their prevention a high priority for healthcare professionals. Yet with so much unrealistic messaging online and on TV, it might feel like our kids are doomed to spend their lives debating how many carrots and celery sticks they can have before the guilt of weight gain sets in. Thankfully the science of psychology teaches us that there is a simple way to address our children’s perception of their own bodies through the language we use. 

Edible Christmas gifts!

Edible Christmas gifts!

The festive season also means a time for festive meals and treats and so, we think – what a great opportunity to combine gift-giving with food, by making some creative and edible treats as gifts!

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