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Rats! Happy Chinese New Year

January 24th, 2020

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It’s Chinese New Year tomorrow and we wanted to take this opportunity to wish everyone Gong Hey Fat Choy!

Also called the Spring Festival, it was originally a day of prayer - but also a chance to defeat a monster called Nian who use to appear on New Year’s Eve.

In modern times, the New Year has been celebrated with fireworks - lots and lots of fireworks - events and, of course, getting together with family and feasting. Of course, homemade is the best and people will be making a special effort - but in these busy times our crackers and crispbreads, which taste as good as homemade, will also find themselves on tables.

2020 is the Year of the Rat - let’s make it a good one!



How food can help mood

January 17th, 2020

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January is hard! We long for more daylight and warmer days – which we can’t do anything about – but at least we can help ourselves feel better through food! Try these suggestions.

1. Spinach

Spinach is a great energy-booster and it contains loads of healthy nutrients and helps to increase the blood flow to your brain, which will give you just the boost that you need. So eat up!

2. Fish

Seafood such as sardines and salmon contain omega-3 fatty acids, which enhance the production of dopamine and serotonin, two substances that help to regulate mood. Omega-3 rich foods also help to improve skin tone and make your hair shinier and healthier!

3. Oatmeal and fresh berries

The vitamins contained in oatmeal will give you an energy boost and promote happy thoughts. Add some fresh berries for an extra antioxidant boost - blueberries, strawberries, raspberries – or a mix of all three!

4. Banana

Bananas are a fantastic source of natural sugars that will give you an instant energy boost, pick up your mood and bring a smile back to the saddest January face.

10. Complex carbohydrates

Complex carbs such as hole grain bread or brown rice, are absorbed by the body slowly and give a steady release of energy. Carbohydrates help your body to produce serotonin. Foods that include complex carbs are: whole grain pastas and breads, brown rice, sweet potatoes, lentils, peas, etc…

Oh hello, that’s where we come in! Try an Easy Bean meal today for all your complex carb needs!



Online - and on the way!

January 9th, 2020

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We’re so grateful to all our stockists - those in the ‘real’ world of the High Street and those who labour behind computer keyboards to supply our customers.

Here’s a shout-out to our fantastic online retailers which currently stock our crackers and crispbreads.

Here’s to the Roaring Twenties!

www.ocado.com

www.amazon.co.uk

www.naturalgrocery.co.uk

www.naturallygoodfood.co.uk (will supply overseas)

www.thevegankindsupermarket.com

www.localfooddirect.co.uk (Somerset)

www.ethicalsuperstore.com

www.planetorganic.com

www.natureshealthbox.co.uk

www.naturalcollection.com



Here’s to 2020!

December 31st, 2019

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Looking back on the past 12 months, we want to say a heartfelt thanks to all our wonderful customers and suppliers. We would be here without you!

We’ll see you next year!



The perfect festive snack

December 19th, 2019

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When we need a quick snack, crackers are always a popular choice. And it’s the perfect quick snack for the festive season when you may well be eating on the go as you flit from party to party!

A cheese and apple topping is the classic, of course, but you could mix it up be swapping out the apple for grapes and swapping the Cheddar for a smoked cheese.

Or how about a slightly melted soft cheese with lightly cooked green beans. Now we’re talking!

Other exciting options – all of which go just SO WELL with the Easy Bean range of crackers (made with chickpea flour) include salmon with sour cream (chives or parsley optional), tuna and mayonnaise, peanut butter (great for the kids!) and sausage / bacon and mustard.

Goodness, the possibilities are endless. Stock up today and have a cracking time.



Festive treats galore

December 11th, 2019

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Last minute present-buying alert! We are so pleased that our Easy Bean products have been featured in some of the best hampers on the market. Check out the following.

https://www.ihampers.co.uk/gluten-wheat-free-tray-pr34897

https://twocountieshampers.co.uk

https://www.totallyveganshop.com/hampers.html

https://www.virginiahayward.com/hamper-range/speciality-diet-hampers

We’re so pleased to be in such good company! Delicious cheeses, tasty chutneys, scrumptious preserves and more! We can’t wait for Christmas!



Adding in the vegetables

December 4th, 2019

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The veggie option is catching on fast as people realise all its benefits – and Easy Bean is right at the cutting edge with a range of delicious ready meals including several vegetarian options.

The pre-Christmas season is often a good time to mix delicious festive meals and celebrations with lighter meat-free choices in the week.

Take our New Mexican Chilli - made with red beans, sweet peppers and tomatoes and spiked with the fiery jalapeño chilli. This classic combination is known to aficionados in the state of New Mexico as a ‘Bowl o’ Red’.

Enjoy!



A gluten-free option

November 29th, 2019

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Did you know that the word gluten comes from the Latin word for glue!

Gluten is a group of proteins found in starch in cereals. Gluten is found in bread wheat and it is also found in spelt, barley, rye and oats.

Back to the glue. Gluten does have adhesive properties - it gives bread dough its elasticity, helping it rise, keep its shape and gives it a chewy texture. Bread produced from wheat grains contains gluten.

So far so good. But … gluten can trigger adverse inflamatory, immunoloigcal and autoimmune reactions in some people. Coeliac disease is an eample of gluten intolerance which must be carefully managed.

If you need, or would prefer, a gluten-free diet, then try our naturally gluten-free Chickpea Crispbreads!




A healthy diet saves pounds

November 18th, 2019

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The number of people who are obese in England has almost doubled in the last 20 years from 6.9 to 13 million, according to new analysis released from Diabetes UK.

The figures from the Health Survey for England (1997-2017) estimate that there are now 13 million people over the age of 16 with a BMI of 30 or above which classifies as obese, an increase of more than 6 million since 1997.

In England, 29% of adults and 20% of 10- to 11-year-olds are living with obesity and, although it’s not the only factor, obesity is the most significant risk factor for new cases of Type 2 diabetes, accounting for 80 to 85% of someone’s risk.

It’s the main driver behind the leap in Type 2 diabetes cases over the last 20 years. There are an estimated 2.85 million people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in England and more than 850,000 living with the condition who don’t know they have it because they haven’t been diagnosed − bringing the total number up to 3.7 million.

Obesity is contributing to the increase in gestational diabetes and the worrying rise in young people with Type 2 diabetes.

Type 2 diabetes is serious because it can lead to devastating and life-limiting complications. People with the condition are two and half times more likely to have a heart attack, and four times more likely to experience kidney failure than those without it.

More than half of all cases of Type 2 diabetes could be prevented or delayed and, in turn, the risk of developing the related complications, by tackling overweight and obesity.

A healthy diet can help. When you are busy or tired it’s easy to reach for unhealthy snacks and fast food. To combat this, keep one of our ready meals to hand – wholesome, filling and tasty!



Come and say hello!

November 15th, 2019

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