Ruby is the marketing and digital assistant at Healthy Food Guide. She loves reformer pilates and is always obsessing over superfoods.

July has come and gone and August brings the promise of more sunny days and warm evenings. It’s the perfect month to enjoy our summer-inspired recipes and interesting reads.  If you need more convincing, here are 10 more reasons why you should pick up our latest issue…

1. How to love carbs and still lose weight
Nutrition editor, Amanda Ursell, helps you to choose the right type of carbohydrates. She offers up some smart swaps to help you cut down on added sugars and increase your fibre intake.

2. Heart disease the ‘female’ signs you could be missing
Heart disease affects the same number of women as men, but female chest pains are often misdiagnosed or passed off as panic attacks. Jo Water explains what women should look and shares The British Heart Foundation‘s Heart Healthy Diet.

3. Dr Dawn’s medical notes…
Travelling with medication? Read Dr Dawn’s medical notes to learn what you need to check, plan and carry for a worry and stress-free holiday.

4. Win a month of Mindful Chef healthy food boxes
Enter this month’s competition and you could be one of four lucky winners receiving a four-week subscription to the Mindful Chef. If you win, you’ll enjoy delicious and nutritious recipes boxes dropped directly to your door each week.

5. A nutritional hot tropic
Get the low down on tropical fruits and their health-boosting benefits, including delicious recipes for tropical fruit puds, which are sure to hit the spot.


6. Healthy tonight
This month we’re all about creating wonderful, feel-good meals that are a breeze to make, yet packed with tasty flavours. This chilli beef noodle salad is sure to be a new family favourite.

7. This versus that
A dollop of mayo or a drizzle of salad cream? Which is healthier and which should you avoid – dietitian Jennifer has the answers…

8. Summer on a plate
Be inspired by the Mediterranean with our colourful and flavoursome veggie mezze board. Even better, this platter is low in calories and gluten-free, making it the perfect can-feed-everyone board to serve at your next gathering.

9. 6pm panic
There’s no reason to stress about getting dinner on the table when this ham and roasted veg tortilla can be ready to eat in as little as 30 minutes.

10. Dinner for one
Home alone? Treat yourself to something more than beans on toast – this ginger and mushroom noodle stir-fry is what you should be frying up. Plus it’s made in one pan, so washing up is left to a minimum.