Lunchbox Time Again!

We’ve had a summer free of routine, getting up early & putting lunchboxes together.  Here’s a few pointers to get you started with making healthy lunches for the new school year. Some challenges parents face when it comes lunches: Pressed for time as...

Oatbread recipe

Oat Bread (makes 1 round loaf) Ingredients: 375g all-purpose flour 1 tsp salt 15g of sunflower or almond spread 85g oats, plus extra for sprinkling 1 ½ tsp fast-acting dried yeast 100ml warm semi-skimmed milk, plus a little extra for glazing 4 tsp honey Approx 150ml...

Breakfast

Breakfast plays an all important role by; adding vital nutrients to your diet, such as fibre, iron and calcium helping to improve your mood helping to improve concentration work out tasks more quickly preventing snacking on junk and overeating the rest of the day Some...

Chickpea Salad with Crumbed Feta

I’ve lost count the amount of times people have asked me for this recipe!  It’s so tasty and more importantly, so easy to make!  Here’s how; Ingredients (serves 4 – 6): 1 x 400g tin of cooked chickpeas (drained) 1 small red onion, finely...

Enjoy a Healthy BBQ this Summer

BBQ mainstays have a tendency to be loaded with fat, salt, sugar, and calories. I’m going to give you some guidelines with delicious options that you can enjoy if you’re wanting to lose weight, or eat healthier. First rule is not to deprive yourself of the food...

Fortified Milk & Soup Recipes

Sometimes people need to build themselves up after surgery, illness or weight loss. Making up a fortified milk or soup is an easy way to help increase calories and protein. Here’s how…   Easy to Make Nourishing Recipes:        Fortified Milk Add 2-4...

Fruit Myths & Facts

Ever heard the phrase ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’ – well there might be some truth in this.  Let’s dispel some fruit myths and facts… Fruits used to be the staple in people’s diets and now with all the scare mongering with the ‘anti-sugar’...

Top Three Smoothies

I will always be an advocate of ‘eating’ fruit & veg as appose to ‘drinking’ it.  But if you’re struggling to get in your ‘7-a-day’ smoothies as part of a healthy diet can help you on your way.   Strawberry Surprise...