Today is another nutrition article and I am going to be tackling vitamin D aka the sunshine vitamin. I figured this might be the perfect time to tackle the vitamin since the weather is so miserable right now. As always, I will be explaining how this vitamin works, how it is linked to the gut and some simple tips on improving your vitamin D intake. If you enjoy the post, make sure you sign up for my A Balanced Belly email club to keep in the loop with my new posts or join my facebook group: Healthy Living with IBD. What is Vitamin D and what does it do? Vitamin D is a vitamin that is largely responsible for promoting calcium absorption in the intestinal tract and bones.  Vitamin D… View Post

  Today’s blog is another recipe. As the weather is getting warmer, I wanted to share 2 ice-lolly recipes with you that as well as being gluten and dairy free are also a great way of sneaking extra fruit and veg into your diet. As I’m suffering with low-iron at the moment, I wanted to create a recipe that had lots of hidden iron sources but was also really refreshing!  The second is a frozen adaptation of my anti-inflammation smoothie, which I know lots of you liked!   Recipe 1: Iron Boosting Lolly   Superfood Veggie Ice Lollies Recipe Type: Dessert Author: Jenna Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 6 hours Total time: 6 hours 5 mins Serves: 2 lollies A healthy ice lolly recipe which is gluten and dairy free.… View Post

It’s Friday already- yay! Last week I blogged about some great free-from discounts and freebies. This week I’ve got even more lovely bits and bobs to share with you!   1.It’s officially advent calendar season and I’m love with the wellness advent calendars I shared on the blog earlier this week. My favourite is probably the Photo Advent Calendar from Not On The High Street. I just love the idea of revealing a snap each day; a perfect gift for someone. 2.   I finally registered my Sparks (M&S Points card) card this week and I’m glad I did. I was given 10% of all food as an                         introductory offer- which given how great Marks and Spencers are for… View Post