Tag Archives: Healthy

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Roasted maple pumpkin & freekeh salad

I made this beautifully colourful salad for National Nutrition Week last month and it was a real hit. Crispy snow peas, creamy feta, sweet caramelised pumpkin, crunchy pine nuts – what’s not to love? But there’s one ingredient in this salad that you might not be familiar with. It’s touted as an ancient ‘super grain’, […]

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Cauliflower carbonara & a trick to make any pasta recipe healthier

Today is World Pasta Day, but unfortunately when people are trying to eat better, pasta is one of the things that they tell me they are trying to avoid. Pasta seems to have a bad reputation when it comes to weight loss and general health, but contrary to popular belief, you can eat pasta and […]

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5 essentials to eating well: Part 5 – Inspiration

The last piece in the puzzle to eating well is inspiration. I started this series of posts last week as part of National Nutrition Week and although the week is over, I hope that this post can serve as a starting point for inspiring and healthy meals into the future. If you’ve missed any of the other 4 […]

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5 essentials to eating well: Part 4 – Planning ahead

This week for National Nutrition Week  I’ve been sharing the 5 skills, actions and thought processes that are essential for eating well. Number 4 on my list is a big one – planning – so read on for some tips to help you plan ahead for a healthier week of food. If you’ve missed any of […]

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Soup Sunday: Tips for healthier soups

We all know that I’m partial to a bowl of soup – just check out the ever-growing Soup Sunday archives if you need convincing. I love how quick, easy and cheap soup can be to make and a steaming hot bowl can be just the thing to keep the Winter chill at bay on a […]

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Healthy choc-banana ‘ice cream’

Want a quick and tasty dessert that is also healthy for you? How about one that only needs 2 ingredients? Well, this recipe is your answer! You’re probably thinking that I’ve gone crazy, but stay with me and you won’t be disappointed. I came across this recipe on pinterest a while ago and have been […]

Kicking off the New Year with a Giveaway!

Happy (belated) New Year to you all! I hope you are all still on track with your New Year resolutions… surely you haven’t given up on them already? For all of you who decided to live a healthier life in 2011 (my hand is up for that one too), I may just have the giveaway […]

Two ways with polenta

I’ve been going well with my weight loss goals at the moment. I’ve lost 1.4kg so far since Good Friday and I am not only feeling and looking great, but I have dramatically decreased my insulin needs and also improved my blood sugar levels, which would make it all worthwhile even if the weight wasn’t […]