Slimming World Cheap and Cheerful Babychino

There are few things in this world that make my little girl smile more than a Babychino. That said, there are few things that I enjoy more than getting in on the Babychino action… even the best of us fall off the Slimming World wagon but when it comes to Babychinos (or Hot Chocolates if you want to be a ‘grown up’ about it) there is an alternative: Slimming World Cheap and Cheerful Babychino.

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How To Make Your Own Christmas Day Stock FOR FREE

If you are in the habit of having a roast every Sunday like we are, then it would be SO easy to make your own stock to use on Christmas day. Not only would it cut down your waste and cost you nothing but a little longer on the hob, but it’ll be tastier by miles – How To Make Your Own Christmas Day Stock.

If you are on a low-fat diet plan (or Slimming World like me) you should remember this has more fat in it than making gravy from hot water and stock cubes. Read more

Looks Like Halloween, Smells Like Christmas with Inntravel

Many moons ago I used to work in travel. I spent five and a half years selling holidays to the general public and dreaming about the trips I wanted to take. Things like this Secret Treasures of the Caribbean trip with Inntravel.

In a nut shell it’s 10 days of walking sections of the Caribbean’s long-distance walking trail, hiking, snorkelling and sampling indigenous Kalinago culture. Read more

The SEVEN Best Ingredients To Make Soup

There are MANY things that I love about our new home, but the way we have adapted to sitting around the table to eat our evening meals is by far one of my favourites.

In our old house we had a separate dining room with a plush, six seater John Lewis dining set. We barely used it, and instead opted for walking through the dining room and eating our food from a tray on our lap in front of the television.

This was bad habit that I didn’t like and decided that needed to change when we moved. A change that has been for the best for all of us… well most of the time.

You see – there is a problem with everyone sitting around the table at a set time to eat our meal together. There needs to be a MEAL ON THE TABLE. Read more

6 Foods You Should Learn To Make: My Slimming World Journey

6 Foods You Should Learn To Make: My Slimming World Journey by katie haydock for life on vista street

As much as I love cooking and baking I’m still pretty new to it.

It was mainly my mother in law that taught me how to cook whilst Mr Vista and I were living with her for six weeks awaiting the completion of the sale of the house that we now live in. Before that I would cook the things I knew how to but didn’t really have a massive relationship with food and hence didn’t put much love into it.

At that point, food was for sustenance only. Sad times.

My Mum taught me a few basics and I learned how to shop frugally from her (you can read about that here and here).

And so after I learned how to cook it seemed there was just no stopping me! In fourteen years we have managed to pile on a fair few stone between us.

After spending half of my life with my other half, it's safe to say we are both comfortable. Now that we are both into out thirties we decided it's time to get healthy and shift some of the extra lard. My other half is gluten free and lost the majority of his weight via IBS, I joined slimming world and went down the traditional route ;-) read more: witten by katie haydock of life on vista street - parent food and lifestyle blogger

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