So what is this blog about then?
The idea behind Granny Moon’s Salad Jars is not about calorie control and weight loss but about excellent nutrition and health. After Sarah’s accident (more info here WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT – DON’T Follow this link if you are squeamish) I became ever more fascinated with health, nutrition and diet.
So I began searching the internet. (Not clever as you rapidly convince yourself that the ‘symptoms’ match those of every potentially fatal disease and become convinced death is hovering.) Once I decided that our problems weren’t immediately fatal I delved further and found an absolute TON of info. Weeding out the scaremongering from the facts was also an interesting process, it helps that my mum (that’s Granny Moon bless her) was a nutritionist and dietician and my cousin, Barbara Keen OBE, a herbalist, their knowledge helped guide my learning process. I quickly realised that a lot of my problems were caused by shockingly bad diet choices made in the name of weight loss.
So I started studying what I could eat that would make help Sarah (and the rest of the family) feel healthier, more energetic and less prone to nightly fridge raids. (Did you know that sugary based and refined foods can trigger hormones behaviour that make you more susceptible to cravings? In fact you actively crave unhealthy foods because of various additives and bliss factors.)
So I decided to create amazing salads that were full of nutrition, easy to make, not over the top in calories and not preserved, refined or genetically altered. And any bliss factors were there because I chose to put them there.