Grow your own tomatoes

As a keen cook, gardener and advocate of fresh produce and ingredients, our founder Jennifer gives advice and insider tips for growing your own tomatoes, right in time for those colourful summer salads and tasty homemade...

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How to grow your own sprouting seeds

To sprout seeds you don’t really need specialised equipment – all that’s required is a jar, a muslin cloth to cover it, a plastic band to secure it and a handful of seeds I use an old transparent plastic pot and a clean piece of old...

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Spring clean your eating habits

The Great British winter is, at best, a long and bleak endurance exercise But this winter, due to the lengthy restrictions we’ve lived under, most of us will be feeling especially demotivated, heavy and lethargic Lockdown fatigue combined with...

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How to beat sugar cravings

Have you felt yourself reaching for the biscuit tin lately Is that chocolate cheesecake whispering to you from the fridge If so, you’re not alone Finding solace in sweet treats is actually a natural instinct – sugar gives us a welcome ping...

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How to lose weight well

What does it mean to lose weight well For us at Balance Box HQ, losing weight well means a healthy, sustained and effective decrease in stored fat that doesn’t leave you feeling deprived, lethargic or frustrated Your diet should be balanced and...

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Healthy meals on table, counting calories

Should we be counting calories?

Theoretically, weight-loss isn’t rocket science: if you eat more calories than you burn, you’ll gain weight If you eat the same amount of calories that you burn, your weight will stay the same And if you eat less calories than you burn, you’ll...

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A Balance Box balanced diet including Roasted Plum Bircher, Chickpea Chilli & Feta Salad and Butternut & Edamame Bean Risotto

What is a balanced diet?

We all know that balance is key to leading a healthy, happy life If you’ve had an intense week at work, for example, it would make sense to balance this with a restful weekend Are you feeling run ragged by those around you Then it’s a good idea...

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Customer Stories: Meet Kate

There’s nothing we love more than hearing your stories about how Balance Box has helped you Here we caught up with long term client, Kate   Tell us about yourself I am 38 I live on my own and run my own business working with charities...

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