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Chicken Doesn’t Need To Be Boring

Chicken is a great source of protein and widely available. It’s super easy to cook, versatile and healthy. Lots of people do get bored of chicken though as they tend to cook it the same way time and time again so here are some recipes to jazz up your midweek meals. The following marinades will … Continue reading

AJ’s Top Tip for Today

Eat the rainbow!  Try to include more colorful fruits and vegetables in your diet.  Many people stick with the same fruits and vegetables all the time. So try to eat more varied colours to reap the benefits that the different colours have to offer. There are several color categories for fruits and veggies. The broader a variety of … Continue reading

Spring salad with watercress dressing

Broad beans and watercress are in season in July. They go together wonderfully in this spring fresh summery salad. They are best bought at a farmers market and used quickly for maximum nutrition. Why is it good for you? Watercress contains significant amounts of iron, calcium, iodine, manganese, and folic acid, in addition to vitamins A, … Continue reading

Home Made Mayonnaise

INGREDIENTS 2 egg yolks Generous pinch of salt 250ml groundnut or sunflower oil 25ml extra virgin olive, walnut or rapeseed oil 1 tbsp mustard of your choice (or 1tsp mustard powder) 1 clove garlic, crushed (optional) 1 tbsp white wine vinegar or lemon juice** **Using lemon is good for fish and vinegar for salads but … Continue reading

Beetroot with Mackerel & Horseradish Crushed Cauliflower

A lovely combination of sweet roasted thyme beetroot with zingy horseradish cauliflower crush is the perfect combination for all of those healthy omega oils in fresh mackerel fillets. Number of Servings: 4 INGREDIENTS For the horseradish sauce 2 Tbsp freshly grated horseradish, soaked in 2 tbsp hot water Pinch of english mustard powder 1 Tbsp … Continue reading

Fig, honey and yogurt breakfast smoothie

Combining cinnamon and dates with some honey is a healthy blast. At 358 calories and 12 grams of protein it’s a great breakfast choice that will help to keep your hunger pangs at bay. Cinnamon is good for skin and bones and honey is a natural antibiotic which is great at this time of year when … Continue reading

Vegan Eggnog Smoothie

Eggnog is truly festive. Coming in at 145 calories once again it’s a great light snack alternative. The active principles in nutmeg have many therapeutic applications in many traditional medicines as anti-fungal, anti-depressant, aphrodisiac, digestive, and carminative functions (that means it can help to relieve wind!). Dates are also a good source of many vitamins and minerals … Continue reading

Swirl this festive smoothie round your taste buds!

The taste of this festive season in a healthy smoothie. At only 157 calorie it’s a great snack alternative when everyone else is diving into the cinnamon swirls. Cinnamon is a good source of manganese which is great for bone and skin health so get a healthy glow and stay strong whilst drinking this tasty … Continue reading

Brussel Sprout Sliders

The classic love them or hate them vegetable at this time of year. Brussel sprouts!! They don’t have to be boring and are a good swap if you are getting bored of kale. 1 cup of brussels contains only 54 calories, is high in antioxidant vitamin K which is great for bone health and blood health … Continue reading

Apple & Fennel Salad

3 steps to a delicious and nutritious side dish which goes great with fish, chicken or pork. Chop, whisk and mix!! It could not be simpler. Fennel is a low calorie antioxidant and is a good source of Vitamin C, fibre, potassium & folate, and is believed to be beneficial in lowering blood pressure. It … Continue reading