Smarter Health Blog

Food, news, fitness and wellbeing tips for a sweeter life.

Great Taste Awards 2017 winner Streamline Blackcurrant Jam

Streamline Blackcurrant Jam receives Great Taste Award

Streamline’s Less Sugar Blackcurrant Jam has won a star in the 2017 Great Taste Awards, receiving fantastic comments from the Guild’s judges such as: ‘There’s a remarkable tartness to this jam that is completely in balance and comes through very naturally. Lovely smooth texture and brilliant level of acidity’; ‘a deep jewel colour and set…

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health, balance, summer

Stay healthy this summer

The colder months are often associated with health issues however the summer brings along its fair share of bugs and sickness too. So here are a few things to be aware of and prepare for once the sun has arrived! Heat stroke and sunburn Heat related issues are very common over the summer months for…

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Streamline Less Sugar Fruit Jams and Marmalades

How well do you know your fruit?

Fruit and vegetables are rather incredible. We love them. They are an important part of a healthy diet and variety is as important as quantity. Packed with essential vitamins, minerals and fibre, they add fresh colour and flavour to our plates and some can make wonderful jam and marmalade preserves! Some even have unusual secrets……

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chinese stir fry healthy streamline jams and marmalades

A Chinese New Year full of colours and flavours

Based on lunar and solar calendars, the date of Chinese New Year varies each year, but always falls between late January and mid-February. Each year is represented by one of twelve animals, with 28 January 2017 heralding the year of the rooster! Chinese New Year traditionally means a time for families to get together over…

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Streamline Jam Jar Craft

Countdown to Christmas

It’s hard to believe it’s that time of the year already but with just a few weeks to go until Christmas, the clock is ticking and it’s time to start planning! SIX WEEKS TO GO (early to mid-November) Set your budget When it comes to Christmas it’s all too easy to spend spend spend! So start…

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Streamline Less Sugar Jam Jar Halloween

BOO-tiful Halloween ideas

Whether you are looking for seasonal gift inspiration or spooky craft decorations, grab a few empty jam jars and let your creative pumpkin juices flow! Here are some ideas to give your home an extra-spooky feel this Halloween.   Re-use your empty jam jars to make spellbinding party goody jars! Paint the lids and jars…

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Breakfast, jam, spreads, toast, bread

Breakfast around the world

Dinner or breakfast? Well you may be surprised to find out that ‘dinner’ in Old English (disner) means to break a fast and was back then used to describe the first meal eaten in the day. Its meaning later shifted but the word breakfast only came into use in the 15th century to describe a…

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