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Little Seeds of Wonderment

Get your mind out of the gutter… (Oh, just me?!) I am talking about Chia seeds. They are the latest ‘super-food’ so of course, I wanted to give them a bash! They are basically tiny seeds, about the size of poppy seeds but with no flavour. They also, weirdly,  don’t seem to have that ‘seed’ […] Read more…

Leon’s Lamb Burgers

lamb burgers

This recipe is a cracker! It takes 10 minutes to whip up & the kids love it as much as the adults. Ingredients: 1 pack lamb mince 1 onion finely chopped 1-2 cloves garlic minced (to taste) Plenty of salt & pepper (to taste) Olive oil for frying Optional: 1-2 tsp cumin OR 1-2 tsp […] Read more…

Healthy Dips

beans

These quick & easy dips are perfect to get an extra one of your 7 a day and even better served with crudites made from chopped carrots, celery, peppers or cucumber. Hummous Ingredients 200g/7oz canned chickpeas 2 tbsp lemon juice or more 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 tsp ground cumin Salt 100ml/3½fl oz tahini (sesame seed paste) optional 4 tbsp water 2 tbsp […] Read more…

Carrot Cake Smoothie

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Tastes even better than the real thing – and is way better for you! ½ cup carrot juice (freshly juiced or shop bought, not from concentrate) ½ cup almond milk ½ cup coconut milk 1 chopped, frozen banana ½ tsp cinnamon ¼ tsp nutmeg 1 tsp flax seed Optinal: 2-3 tsp Lean Greens Optional: ¼ […] Read more…

Happy Pancake Day!

banana pancakes

As it’s Shrove Tuesday today I thought there was only one thing to be covered in today’s email. Pancake recipes! Here are my 3 favourite healthy pancake recipes starting from ‘super-easy’ through ‘a little more effort but worth it’. 2 Ingredient Pancakes Serves 1 very hungry or 2 not-so hungry/kids If you have been following […] Read more…

Baked Banana Custards

Baked custard

At the weekend I finally got around to trying out a recipe that I had spotted on a great blog: Wholefood Simply, some time ago. It turned out fab but I made a few tweaks to batch 2 & I am now happy to share with you my version of ‘Baked Banana Custards’. We had […] Read more…

Banana omelette?

Was going to give you my piece on the Biggest Loser today.   However, this morning I decided to try a new brekkie.   Usually Jack & I have scrambled eggs with a side of avocado and/or bacon and/or banana.   Leon always makes himself a frittata (omlette with potato to you and me!)   […] Read more…

Healthy Snacks

A lot of you have contacted me recently to tell me that you have trouble thinking of healthy snacks. Snacking on processed, sugary foods such as biscuits crisps and chocolate bars is undoubtedly one of the biggest factors in people having difficulty in losing weight. Not to mention the damage that these foods can do to […] Read more…

Aromatic Poached Chicken

This recipe is the essence of clean eating.   So versatile in that it can be pre-cooked and kept cold to use with salads etc. or cooked for supper with lovely veggies.   It has been taken from one of my fave Kiwi chefs, Annabel Langbein, The Free Range Chef.   Prep time: 5 mins Cook […] Read more…

Healthy Banana Bread

Healthy Banana Bread Recipe I love banana bread.   It’s great for brekkie on the go, for lunchboxes & snacks and makes a great alternative to cake when the old sweet tooth kicks in.   This version of the recipe is one of my faves, and has been taken from a fab healthy eating blog, […] Read more…

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