I love a one tray meal, there’s something so satisfyingly efficient about just being able to throw everything onto a pan, put it in the oven and then have dinner ready and waiting for you not long afterwards. [Read more…]
There aren’t many foods which have experienced the kind of celebrity that kale has in the last few years, but what’s all the fuss about – isn’t it just another green vegetable? [Read more…]
It might be a little early in the season for soup – but I’ve had enough of the hot weather now so I’m just going to go ahead and get stuck into some wintery things and hope that some colder weather follows! [Read more…]
There are times when you want a rich, indulgent dessert and other times when you just want a sweet but healthy treat to finish off the night. This apple strudel recipe is one for the latter situation! [Read more…]
My healthier take on an all time favourite which you can get on the table in less than 30 minutes!
‘San choy bow’ apparently means ‘wrapped in lettuce’. I’m not sure if this is true or not but I love it served this way in some crunchy lettuce cups – although it can be a little awkward to eat! To avoid the awkwardness you can have it over steamed brown rice or vermicelli noodles or even just on it’s own if you prefer – don’t worry, you’ll still get some nice crunch from the water chestnuts and peanuts 🙂
This pasta is so delicious I really can’t recommend it enough – and it’s so easy to make it always surprises me just how good it is, it actually feels like cheating!
Basically all you have to do is brown the mince, pile in the rest of the ingredients and let the stove do the work, and then in less than 20 minutes you’re treated to a delicious pan of cheesy, tomatoey pasta goodness – and don’t worry, there’s plenty of veg in there too! [Read more…]
To me there’s nothing better than a meal where you just chop up a bunch of different things and throw it all into the oven to take care of itself. If it ends up looking and tasting fantastic then that’s a huge bonus – and if it’s healthy too then it’s basically a dream recipe in my book! [Read more…]
Just about every parent I know worries that their kids aren’t eating enough veggies. And it’s not just kids – the stats show that only 7% of us adults are eating enough vegetables, so it looks like almost all of us need to lift our game in the veg department!
But if veggies really don’t float your boat or you’re dealing with fussy eaters, there’s one (almost) guaranteed way to make them a whole lot more appealing, and that’s to make them into fritters (’cause who doesn’t love a fritter!). [Read more…]
Christmas should be a time for a little indulgence, but indulgences don’t necessarily have to be bad for you! These truffles are full of oats, nuts and dried fruit and taste so good you’d never know they were healthy. They’re very quick and easy to whip up and make a great gift and a nice change from mince pies and shortbread. [Read more…]
Muesli is one of the best breakfasts going around. Its got plenty of low GI carbohydrates and fibre thanks to the oats and dried fruit, plus protein and healthy fats from the nuts and seeds – everything you want in a super healthy breakfast.
But while muesli tastes great, there’s something about the crunchiness of toasted muesli which is even better. Unfortunately, commercially made toasted muesli is usually full of added sugar, fat and salt – not exactly the basis of a healthy breakfast. But this doesn’t mean you have to go back to the raw stuff.
Making your own toasted muesli is not only amazingly satisfying, it also means you can add in all your favourite ingredients and you know exactly what’s in it. Plus, you can make up a big batch to last you a few weeks – an activity guaranteed to leave you feeling virtuous on a Sunday afternoon. [Read more…]