Real Foods Blog

Mental health: how can healthy eating help?

Most of us have experienced some degree of stress and anxiety in recent years due to the Covid-19 pandemic. And with the UK now facing a cost of living crisis, there is plenty to feel anxious about. Stress is a natural thing to experience and can even help to focus our minds and make us more productive. But uncontrolled stress and anxiety can have a debilitating effect on the body. Here, Real Foods takes a look at why healthy eating can be good for mental health.

Published: May 24, 2022
Author: Liz Parry
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Money-saving cooking tips

Due to increasing energy prices and taxes, households across the UK will be feeling the pinch this year. As utility bills and the cost of the weekly shop increase, people will be looking for ways to reduce costs. Here, Real Foods takes a look at some top money-saving cooking tips. Meal planning, cooking from scratch, buying in bulk and eating seasonally can all help to save money, so it’s time to reclaim your kitchen and help reduce your costs.

Published: April 25, 2022
Author: Liz Parry
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Easter around the world

Each year in the UK we munch our way through a whopping 80 million Easter eggs. And it’s not just chocolate eggs, but hot cross buns and Simnel cake too. But other countries have their own ways of celebrating Easter, as we will see here. And food plays a big part in the proceedings.

Published: April 12, 2022
Author: Liz Parry
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Will you take on the Veganuary challenge?

Have you been wanting to move to a plant-based diet? Perhaps you’d like to give veganism a try but don’t know where to begin? Well, January is the perfect time to dip your toe in the water. This is when the annual Veganuary campaign takes place. Each year, as part Veganuary encourages people to give the vegan diet a try for the 31 days of January. Here at Real Foods we’re keen supporters of Veganuary. We have plenty of tips and handy hints to get you started if you’re planning on trying vegan. But first, let’s take a brief look at the history of veganism and where it all began.

Published: December 31, 2021
Author: Real Foods
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COP26, an explainer.

You have probably heard a lot about COP26, which is being held in our neighbouring city of Glasgow. Whilst the headlines are compelling, what does it all really mean?

Published: November 16, 2021
Author: Sophie Robinson
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Gluten-free Blackcurrant Sbriciolata Recipe

Very similar to a fruit crumble, this delicious Italian dessert is simple, uses ingredients you probably already have in your store cupboard and freezer, and is perfectly scrumptious warming food for the cold and wet winter days ahead.

This recipe was prepared and photographed by Agnieszka, your Real Foods Tollcross Shop Manager.
Apparently it didn’t last very long!

Published: October 29, 2021
Author: Pip Phillips
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Celebrating 40 years of our Tollcross store

This year we celebrate 40 years of our Tollcross store. Opened 5 years after our Broughton Street store, and 7 years after our original store on Morrison Street, the Tollcross store bought wholefoods to the Meadows and beyond!

Published: April 21, 2021
Author: Sophie Robinson
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Love, Naturally. Spice up your Valentine’s day with some Natural Aphrodisiacs!

Valentine’s day is sure to be a bust for many of us. How can those who are tired of seeing their loving partners face day in and day out spice things up? The answer is natural aphrodisiacs!

Published: February 12, 2021
Author: Sophie Robinson
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A Christmas Pudding alternative for the whole family!

Christmas is the time of year when families, and dietary requirements, come together. It can be difficult to accommodate everyone’s needs, especially when it comes to the most important part of the meal (for me, anyway), pudding! These are four of my favourite vegan and gluten-free dessert and sweet snack options, which all make a wonderful Christmas pudding alternative. They can all be made ahead, which saves work on the big day, and they’re all crowd pleasers.

Published: December 8, 2020
Author: Sophie Robinson
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Pumpkin Spice Oats

Autumn is here, and pumpkin spice is back! Grab your comfiest jumper, and try these quick and easy overnight pumpkin spice oats; the perfect accompaniment to crisp morning walks on crunchy leaves.

Published: October 30, 2020
Author: Sophie Robinson
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