Nutrition

Spring chicken in a pot

This light, vibrant one-pot casserole is packed with spring veg and herby pesto

PREP: 20 MINS

COOK: 45 MINS

LEVEL: EASY

SERVES: 4

Ingredients:

1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, chopped
500g boneless, skinless chicken thigh
300g small new potato
425ml low-salt vegetable stock (such as Kallo low-salt vegetable stock cubes)
350g broccoli, cut into small florets
350g spring greens, […]

By |February 20th, 2019|Article, Nutrition, Recipes|

Heart-healthy slow-cooked beef pie

Have your pie and eat it too!!  As February is National Heart Month, this recipe from the British Heart Foundation is great for those chilly winter nights. Its low in salt, fat and saturates –  and not to mention, tasty!

Category: Main meal | Serves: Makes 4 individual pies

Prep time: 30 minutes | Cooking time: 3.5 hours

INGREDIENTS

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By |February 18th, 2019|Article, Nutrition, Recipes|

Vegan brownies

Chewy, dense, fudgy and a little gooey (if served warm!), that are sure to go down a treat whatever your dietary preferences.

Serves: 10-12

INGREDIENTS

14g milled flaxseed
90ml warm water
150g soft brown ( or coconut) sugar
130g oat flour, gluten free if necessary*
85g almond flour
30g cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of […]

By |February 15th, 2019|Nutrition, Recipes|

20 tips to eat well for less

Article by the Drummond Team

If the rising costs of food and groceries are discouraging you from making changes to you and your family’s diet then read on –  healthy eating doesn’t have to cost more.

20 Tips:

Write a shopping list

Draw up a weekly meal plan using up ingredients you already have and make a shopping list […]

By |February 8th, 2019|Lifestyle, Nutrition|

Heart-healthy Macaroni cheese

Main meal, Snack/side dish | Serves: 2

Prep time: 20 minutes | Cooking time: 20 minutes

INGREDIENTS

250g (8oz) fresh spinach leaves, washed
200g (7oz) dried macaroni
1 leek (about 75g) washed and diced

For the sauce:

150g (5oz) quark (a type of fat-free soft cheese)
100ml (3½ fl oz) home-made or reduced-salt stock
½ tsp English […]

By |February 8th, 2019|Article, Nutrition, Recipes|

Chinese new year vegan Sichuan dan dan noodles

Vegan Sichuan dan dan noodles

This vegetarian version of the traditional Sichuan dan dan noodles is lighter than the original. Use your imagination with any of your favourite vegetables like courgette or carrots, or even cucumber. It’s the sauce that gives this noodle dish its full bite of chillies, garlic and other seasonings, without the heaviness. These noodles are usually […]

By |February 5th, 2019|Article, Nutrition, Recipes|

Curing common colds, headaches & general ailments – what foods to eat and what to avoid

Dr Michael Roizen,  US Nutrition expert claims  “your diet can help cure what ails you”

 Dr Michael Roizen has been studying the effects of food on health for over 25 years. He’s the chief wellness officer of the academic medical centre the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. He also developed something called the RealAge test, (in a […]

By |February 4th, 2019|Article, Lifestyle, Nutrition|

Heart-healthy Recipe – Easiest-ever Paella

PREP: 5 MINS

COOK: 25 MINS

SERVES 4

Nutrition (per serving):

Kcal 518

Fat 12g

Saturates 0.4g

Carbs 75g

Sugars 5g

Fibre 5g

Protein 32g

Salt 1.29g

Ingredients:

1 tbsp olive oil
1 leek  or onion, sliced
110g pack chorizo
 sausage, chopped
1 tsp turmeric
300g long grain rice
1 L hot fish or chicken stock
200g frozen peas
400g frozen seafood mix, defrosted

Method:

Heat the oil in a deep frying […]

By |January 31st, 2019|Article, Nutrition, Recipes|

Chocolate peanut butter and beetroot protein balls

By: Krisztina Biliczky, Education and Training expert 

Ingredients:

2 cups of of gluten free oat flour 
1/2 coconut flour or ground almonds 
1/2 cup vegan chocolate protein powder
2 tbsp cocos powder ( can add 3 if want it with stronger choc flavour ) 
2 tbsp beetroot powder
2 tbsp granulated sweetener 
1/2 cup crunchy peanut […]

By |January 23rd, 2019|Article, Nutrition, Recipes|

The Flexitarian Diet – What’s it all about?

Article by the Drummond Team

 Reduced amounts of meat and lots of vegetables – A diet to feed a future of 10 billion people? 

As we continue on our mission to consume less animal products in efforts to save the planet, you’ve probably heard the term flexitarian. We’ll bet your  first thought was that it was something to […]

By |January 21st, 2019|Article, Lifestyle, Nutrition|