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Top 3 Nut free biscuit recipes

As it's National Biscuit Day we are giving you our top 3 favourite nut free biscuit recipes for people with allergies. This may come as a surprise to you, but the biscuit is not a modern invention, and has been a source of nutrition to many different people and civilisations through…

Cool baking ideas for Doughnut Week

Here are some of our easy baking recipes for beginners as we are nearing Doughnut Week! National Doughnut Week is upon us again. This year it runs from May 7th to 15th May and we have some cool baking ideas for you to try. We have got the perfect alternative…

Allergy Awareness Week

It's Allergy Awareness Week. Here are our top 5 allergen friendly products and more. There are actually several Allergy Awareness weeks, both in the UK and the USA, around various organisations which operate in the so-called ‘allergy space’.  Allergy Awareness Week is from 26th to the 30th of April for…

Easy Gluten and Dairy Free Desserts for Easter

Easter can be a bit of a nightmare if you suffer from food allergies, so we thought we would share more recipes with you that are gluten and dairy free – for those of you who have to be wary of these particular allergens. When everyone else is eating chocolate,…

MedicAlert’s First Ever Ambassador

WE’RE SO EXCITED – OUR CEO HAS BECOME THE FIRST EVER AMBASSADOR FOR THE GLOBAL CHARITY MEDICALERT! We are extremely proud to announce that our CEO, Julianne has been invited to be the first EVER ambassador for MedicAlert. MedicAlert was created in the 1950s and is now 66 years old.…

Best recipes of all time

This week, on our social media, the Creative Nature team are going to be sharing the best recipes of all time. To make it even better, these only take 15 minutes and are suitable for vegans. Most of us live busy lives, so having a range of meals that can…

St Patrick’s Day: Easy desserts for a crowd

St Patrick’s Day is coming up this week (Thursday March 17) and, for some, the world will turn rather green! There's a lot of interesting things to note about St Patrick's Day and we'll be getting to them in a bit. But, here at Creative Nature, we know that this…

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day was recognised by the United Nations in 1975 during its International Women’s Year, however, International Women’s Day has actually been around since the early 1900s. The event has grown out of protests against poor working conditions for women as fa back as 1908, when, a15,000 female workers…

World Book Day

World Book Day, held on March 3rd, is a celebratory day to promote reading for pleasure. This year, the theme, a message for all children is, ‘you are a reader’. In 2019 the National Literacy Trust found that 383,755 children don’t have a book of their own, which is shocking…

NEW TEAM MEMBER – Caitlyn

Latest news from Creative Nature Surrey free-from food company, Creative Nature, has recruited a new staff member to help the company with digital marketing and administration. Caitlyn Ward (23) from Walton-on-Thames, is settling into her new role. “It can be quite fast-paced, but in a fun, challenging way instead of…

The Hidden Language of Love in Flowers

In 2018, 40% of people asked simply bought their loved ones a card for Valentine’s Day today. 17% bought a box of chocolates.  Incredibly, we Brits spent over £1.4 billion on greetings cards in 2020, and over 25 million cards are sent on the day each year. 24% of Brits…

THE LANGUAGE OF LOVE…

How do you woo your partner, or the person you hope to be your partner, on Valentine’s Day? Would knowing how both your own and their personality works help? For example, is love deeper than just words? The answer to that has to be ‘yes’. Can love overcome the barriers…

Let’s Be Kind

Has someone surprised you recently by being kind?  Have you surprised someone else with kindness? Random Acts of Kindness Day is coming up on February 17th.  At the moment, maybe even more than normally, kindness is a trait that we can all welcome. Both in terms of being kind to…

Love …

In the season of love, how can you show your love to someone who suffers from allergies and can’t eat one of the most popular Valentine’s gifts – chocolate? There are lots of chocolate alternatives these days, and you could always buy them flowers, or another gift, but you can…

Vegan lifestyle for 48 Hours

Ellen, is our first team member to take up the challenge of living an vegan lifestyle for 48 hours during Veganuary. She had to find vegan friendly food and do some vegan cooking. I know some of you out there will be wondering what the big difference is between a…

Veganuary

Veganuary is an annual challenge, run by a UK non-profit organisation that promotes and educates people about veganism. They encourage people to follow a vegan lifestyle for the month of January, and hopefully inspire them to be vegan throughout the rest of the year. The event began in 2014, and…

Happy New Year!

Looking back at Creative Nature’s year in 2021, it has been a busy, positive year of steady growth. We have been very lucky and our team has worked hard to keep us on track. We thought this was a perfect time to draw out 12 highlights for us! Brexit arrived,…

Happy Christmas all!

As Christmas Day is almost here, at Creative Nature, each of us want to send you our individual Christmas messages. We hope you all have a wonderful, peaceful celebration with the people you love the most and that you can make up for any lost time due to the pandemic.…

Did you know about National Cocoa Day?

Hot cocoa is the perfect drink when you return home after you’ve been out walking in the brisk winter weather – the ultimate, comfort drink. National Cocoa day just happens to fall on December 13th, the perfect time of the year for this celebration! 9 things about chocolate: Cacao is…

What’s on your Christmas Wish List?

What are you looking forward to at Christmas this year? What gets you most excited – seeing family and friends, the fun of festivities, the sparkle and glitter of decorations, presents or seasonal, Christmas food? If we are able to continue as we have so far, these last few months,…

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY & WHY WE SUPPORT IT…

The idea of Small Business Saturday, started life in the US, in 2010, by American Express, who have a history of championing the high street. However it came to the UK a few years later. The non-commercial campaign, is now in its 9th year in the UK, and has grown…

WHAT DOES KINDNESS MEAN TO YOU?

World Kindness Day falls on November 13th  this year, a day to promote kindness throughout the world. The international day which was formed in 1998, is now observed annually, as part of the World Kindness movement.  An organisation, with no political, commercial or religious affiliations. The idea was formed at…

What does being vegan mean?

World Vegan Day is today, a time to celebrate and recognise how far the vegan movement has come and all of our products are suitable for vegans. The focus for The Vegan Society month this year is ‘live vegan for less’, a campaign showing cost-effective ways for vegan living.  People’s…

5 Health benefits of Raw Cacao Powder

The use of raw cacao powder is becoming more and more popular as the world continues to investigate the benefits of raw products and veganism.  Cacao powder is made from cacao beans. The powder is made by cold-pressing raw unroasted cacao beans. This process removes the fat (Cacao butter) and…

WORLD PASTA DAY!

Here at Creative Nature, we thought we would celebrate this World Pasta Day by sharing some amazing superfood recipes, these are all gluten free, dairy free and nut free. Make sure to check them out. We know that pasta can be a struggle for those with allergies and intolerances and…

How to plan food at an allergy free wedding

Most weddings are likely to have at least one guest who has food allergies or intolerances considering 20% of people suffer from them. Often this may mean that one person has a meal which avoids certain things which are allergens for them. However for some allergy sufferers that’s not enough,…

Switch Witch

Switch Witch sounds as though you should be switching places with the wicked witch of the north, or perhaps changing places with Maleficent, Ursula, Shakata, Razili, or Farida from your favourite Disney film. But, no, what it is in fact, is a newer holiday tradition, started by two entrepreneurs from…

Teal Halloween

We love Halloween here at Creative Nature. We have always embraced it and gone for it. We all enjoy dressing up, and also creating some scary decorated free from cakes!  The origins of Halloween are hard to pin down however they seem to come from a mix of ancient traditions…

What are you Grateful for? 

A celebration of World Gratitude Day  The idea of World Gratitude Day came into being over 55 years ago in 1965, in the meditation room of the United Nations building, when spiritual and meditation leader, Sri Chinmoy suggested there be a day of thanks where the whole world could celebrate…

Did you know September 16 is National Guacamole Day?

Avocados seem to be a little like marmite, you either love them, or hate them, thinking they are either delicious or they are horrible and slimy. For those of you who don’t know what guacamole is, it is an avocado-based dip that has its origins with Aztec people. Already used…

Working Parents’ Day

In a few weeks’ time it is Working Parents Day (September 16) which is there to celebrate those parents who work hard all year to provide for their families. During the 20th century, women in Britain faced a complete change in their lives as more and more of them worked,…

Safe snacks for Back to school

Now is the time when parents are beginning to plan for the children going back to school in September.  Buying new uniform and thinking about other things they need to take with them, such as stationery, and, perhaps lunchboxes or navigating school meals, a school canteen and/or safe snacks at…

The Summer holidays are here!

Summer is here, so time for holidays, camping, hotels, or self-catering, and time for days out exploring your local area. Time to have fun in the sun!   Staycation - when you choose to holiday at home rather than travel abroad. Of course, this year, many of us don’t have…

What is Christmas in July?

Christmas in July is a term that has popped up in terms of marketing for the last few years. In reality however, it started 84 years ago in 1933 at a girls’ camp in North Carolina.  It was the idea of the co-founder of the Keystone Camp, who was very…

World Postie Day!

All of us rely on the Post Office to deliver our letters and parcels, and even though over recent years, many other delivery companies have taken on some of the work, the Royal Mail Group delivered around 14.4 billion letters in 2017-2018.   We are still fortunate to have post…

Picnic Day

International Picnic Day is June 18th, just a few days before all lockdown restrictions should be removed.    This year, it will be the perfect way for people to celebrate the opportunity to get together and meet up after months of being apart.  What would be a better way than…

Euros 2021

The UEFA European Football Championship, commonly known as the UEFA European Championship and informally as the Euros, is the primary association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), determining the continental champion of Europe. The event is…

BLACK LIVES MATTER – A YEAR ON

It is almost a year on from the killing of George Floyd d in the US, which ignited the protests against racism around the world. Recently the police officer who killed him sent to prison for life.   Who started it? The international human rights campaign actually began in 2013…

ALLERGY AWARENESS WEEK

Food allergy awareness week in the US, is from May 10th to May 15th this year. It is an initiative created by FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education).   What is FARE?    It is one of the largest not for profit organisations in the world, which aims to raise…

HAVE YOU EVER ‘PAID IT FORWARD’?

Pay it Forward Day takes place each year on 28th April with people from over 80 countries taking part. This global initiative is a day to encourage us all to make a difference by creating a ripple of kindness across the world. Surely this year, more than ever before we…

St Patricks Day

Do you celebrate St Patrick’s Day? It is on 17th March and was originally a Christian feast day, celebrating the life of St. Patrick, who spread Christianity to Ireland. Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, and the national apostle. Today it is a day of revelry and a…

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a celebration to pay tribute to all mothers or those who play a mothering role.  Also, to celebrate motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in society. The day is celebrated around the world, but at different times of the year. In the US, Mother’s Day…

International Women’s Day 2021

International Women's Day takes place on the 8th March. Did you know that the theme for this year’s The International Women’s Day is, #ChooseToChallenge ? The organisers believe that “a challenged world is an alert world.” As individuals we are all responsible, daily, for our own thoughts and actions. It’s…

Creative Nature launches on Well Easy!

Here at Creative Nature, we’re thrilled to let you know that we are now part of the Well Easy family!! Not heard of Well Easy yet? Don’t worry, read on and you’ll soon know all about the brand and the story of its creation... What is WellEasy? It’s an online…

Vegetable-Orientated Cakes and Bakes

  In mid-July, we introduced our two new baking products, Simply Spiced Carrot Cake Loaf Mix, and our Pancake and Waffle Mix. We’ve had some amazing feedback from our social media followers and customers, for which we’d like to thank you. Here are some of their words:   Pancake and…

Q&A with Lindiwe Lewis

Hello, I am Lindiwe Lewis, 28. You can call me Lindi. I was born in London, England but grew up in Geneva, Switzerland and Monterey, California. I have had anaphylaxis since I was 10 months old. I am allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, sesame, chickpeas, lentils, beans, peas, kiwi, pineapple,…

National Ice Cream Month

What’s your favourite ice cream? We’ve taken a small poll in the office, and our top three flavours are: Vanilla Cookie Dough Mint Choc-Chip   Why are we talking about this? Well, July is National Ice Cream Month! Also in the US, National Vanilla Ice Cream Day is on July…

Creative Nature Superfoods

World Emoji Day

Did you know July 17th is World Emoji Day. A few years ago that would have meant absolutely nothing to anybody.   Now emoji are widely recognised as a way to use an image to express emotion almost as a new type of evolving language.   Did you know that…

I was back in the Den…

By Julianne Ponan, CEO of Creative Nature   Just over a week ago I was contacted by the BBC and informed that I was going to be back in the Dragons’ Den again – much to my surprise.   This doesn’t mean I’ve physically stepped into that environment, it means…

Our NEW Multi-Packs Have Launched!

What’s better than buying your favourite Creative Nature snack bar? Buying as a multipack and saving money!! We’ve just launched our award-winning, super popular Raw Cacao and Salted Caramel Protein bars in multipack versions! These are exclusive to Asda and can be found in almost 200 Asda stores across the…

Study and Exam Tips

Superfoods for exam season

We’re right in the middle of exam season and whilst some of you might be able to sail through test papers without a care in the world (unfortunately this wasn’t any of us!), the majority will panic at the mere thought of sitting still for hours on end. Even if…

Tips on Travelling with Food Allergies

A food allergy occurs when the body's immune system triggers an abnormal response to food. Symptoms of allergic reactions to specific food can range from anything like tingling of the lips, sneezing, nasal congestion or even to something as dangerous as anaphylaxis. Having to deal with allergies is hard enough as…

Your Picnic Must-Haves!

When the weather is amazing and the sun is shining... there is nothing better than a British picnic! Here are some picnic essentials that you've got to have with you on the day! Blankets- Don't risk getting yourself dirty on the grass in case it's misty or if you're wearing…

Summer Must-Try Recipes!

With the summer just around the corner, some of you may be looking for some quick and easy summer recipes to try out this year. We have quite a lot of recipes you can choose from on our recipe page of our website (click here to check it out!), but…

It’s Time For Easter!

As we're sure you're aware... Easter is rapidly approaching. It's time to enjoy the lovely weather outside and go on a fun little Easter Egg hunt so we thought we would share a few fun options of activities you could do for the occasion if you have any little kiddos…

Macro Tracking and IIFYM

Have you come across the term If It Fit Your Macros before? Well, if you are interested in fitness, it’s highly likely you have. However, if you haven’t before, this blogpost will hopefully introduce you to it a bit.   Macros, are the main macronutrients you should consume through your…

Treat your Mum this Mother’s Day!

Mother's Day is just around the corner! We thought it would be nice to remind all of you to treat your Mum this weekend for Mother's Day and spend some quality time with her. We know how busy life can get, but make sure to set some time aside for…

It’s Nutrition and Hydration Week!

Nutrition and Hydration Week (11th-17th of March) is an annual event which aims to highlight and promote healthy living and advancements in nutrition and hydration locally and worldwide! At Creative Nature, we care for all customers and their health, by producing products which are safe for all consumers to eat,…

Happy National Apprenticeship Week!

This week, 4th-8th of March is National Apprenticeship Week & we thought we would share some tips our very own Award-winning apprentice, Polly learnt through her 2-year long apprenticeship! Polly has been with the company for 3 years and started out as an apprentice, and is now our Sales Manager,…

Benefits of Eating Clean

Benefits of Eating Clean “Clean eating” has had a bad reputation in recent months.  Here at the Creative Nature HQ we believe this is down to there being too much ambiguity around what “clean eating” means.  Do you have to wash every bit of food you eat? What is classified…

Indulge With Creative Nature This Mint Chocolate Day!

Here at Creative Nature we love all things Chocolate, but there is something special about Mint Chocolate. There are tons of people that love the combination of the cool refreshing taste of mint with an indulgent taste of chocolate! Today, on the 19th of February it is even Chocolate Mint…

Allergy Labelling

As a result of the announcement on Friday (25th January 2019) that food labelling is to become much stricter in order to protect food allergy sufferers there seems to be some light at the end of the tunnel.  The government is looking to impose stricter rules around labelling of sandwiches…

Veganuary!

If you didn't know... January isn't just a time to set new year's resolutions such as eating healthier and exercising more, but a lot of people are taking on the Veganuary challenge! What is it you ask? Well, Veganuary is a campaign which encourages people to follow the vegan diet…

How to Achieve Your 2019 New Years Resolutions

Happy New Year! The New Year has come around and it is time for everyone to start their resolutions! Every year people around the world make a list of various things they want to achieve or change in the upcoming year in hopes of changing their lifestyle for the better.…

Christmas Bake Off Video!

We know you have been waiting for it, so as a little Christmas present from us to you- here is our Christmas Bake Off Video! :) Hope you enjoy and Happy Holidays!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoF-_gEwDhc

Christmas Bake Off Event!

We had so much fun at our Christmas Bake Off Event on the 30th of November! If you didn't know- we held our second event, at the Big London Bake in Tooting and had 20 incredible bloggers get together to make our Top 14 Allergen-Free Baking mixes. Their challenge was…

BP Launch!

We have some very exciting news! You can now find 3 of our delicious, vegan and allergy-friendly snack bars in over 200 BP sites across the UK! We’re happy to make our products accessible to more people everyday and hope you enjoy the selection of our 3 award-winning products: Raw…

The Perfect Christmas Bundle!

It’s Christmas time and that means it's time to plan those amazing Christmas presents! Instead of mistletoe and wine, we’re giving you a whopping 20% saving on our most Chistmassey items! If you’re entertaining and want to keep it vegan, allergy-friendly or just want a healthier treat that still tastes…

It’s time for another BAKE-OFF!

With so much fun at our summer bake-off, we thought it is time for another bake-off! On the 30th of November we are getting 20 incredible bloggers to come and challenge their imaginations in our Christmas themed Bake-Off! They will have 90 minutes to make a creation of their own…

Reasons to avoid refined sugars

Did you know an average American child consumes 32 tsp of sugar everyday and an adult, 22 tsp? And do you know what the recommended daily intake of sugar is? It's just 6 to 9 tsp! Sugar has become a part of our daily lives to such an extent that…

How to survive Halloween with food allergies

It’s almost October 31st and everyone around you is excited about Halloween – whether it’s dressing up, going to a party, or trick or treating in your community. Have you ever considered how integral food or snacks are to an event like Halloween? If you suffer from allergies or intolerances…

The Great Vegan Bake-Off!

As some you may know, this week on the Great British Bake-Off, the bakers are doing a Vegan challenge! We thought it's the perfect time to share the video from our Creative Nature Summer Vegan Bake-Off! If you want to see clips from the day and how 20 amazing bloggers…

Come See Us At LUNCH 2018!

This week the team is going to be at LUNCH 2018 in the ExCeL on the 20th and 21st of September. If you have never been, Lunch is the UK’s multi-award-winning trade show for the food-to-go industry. It will have over 350 exhibitors showcasing food, drink, packaging and equipment products.…

Back To School Snacks!

It's September, which means it's back to school season for many kids out there! If you have some youngsters going off to school every day now or are a college or university student yourself and want some quick back to school snack ideas to take for a long day of…

You Can Now Invest in Creative Nature!

Hey everyone! We have some super exciting news! :) You may have seen this across all our social media pages, but if you haven't- you can now be a shareholder in our company from as little as £10, or as big as £10,000! We urge all of you to visit…

We’re Hosting a Bake-Off!

We are super excited to share some fun news with you guys! This Friday, on the 17th of August we are running our first ever event- the Creative Nature Vegan Bake-Off! We will have 20 bloggers taking part in the challenge, where they will be making one of our baking…

Beat the Heat with Summer Smoothies!

With the heatwave currently going through the UK, you may be dreaming of ice-cream, slushies and ice-cold smoothies! We want to help you make smart and healthy choices, so thought we would share some of our favourite quick and easy smoothie recipes in this blog post! Smoothies are always a…

Say Hello to Our New Baking Mixes!

As you may know, we have two completely new products out on the site! :) We are super excited to chat about them and introduce them to you! If you know the brand, you know we love our baking mixes that we have had out for a while! The Chia…

It’s National School Sport Week

Did you know that this week is National School Sport Week across the UK? The first National School Sport Week was in 2008, and since then the initiative has grown with more than 5,000 schools and 1.8 million pupils taking part! The role of NSSW is to raise awareness about sports and being…

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