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…]
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…]
A much as I love Christmas time, the one down side is that there’s always just far too much to do. Aside from all the Christmas parties and catch ups, there’s the shopping, wrapping presents, writing cards – and on top of all of that then there’s the cooking!
While some very organised people are making their plum puddings a year in advance, if you’re anything like me you’ll be wrapping your presents on Christmas Eve and trying to throw together your contribution to the Christmas spread on Christmas morning.
If you need to pull together a few sides or you’ve been asked to bring a salad or dessert and are wondering how you’re possibly going to find the time, don’t panic! These recipes are incredibly quick to make but look impressive enough to be worthy of Christmas day (and no one needs to know that they’re healthy too!).
I’m lucky to be a natural born veggie lover. But if being a dietitian has taught me anything, it’s that not everyone shares this love! We all know we need to eat our veggies though, and in fact, they should really make up the bulk of what we eat. So what to do if you just don’t like them? Don’t despair, here are a few little tricks I like to use to jazz them up a bit.
1.Add a little bit of olive oil and a pinch of salt
This is almost too simple to mention, but you just can’t underestimate the transformative powers of adding a little fat and salt to your veggies, particularly the green ones. Plain, steamed broccoli, beans or Brussels sprouts don’t get many people excited, and are likely to be totally shunned by non-veggie lovers, but add a drizzle of olive oil and a tiny pinch of salt and suddenly they take on a whole new dimension. I do this while they’re still in the pan so that you can give them a good toss around and get them nice and evenly coated. Plus, a little bit of fat helps our bodies to absorb many of the vitamins from the veggies too. [Read more…]