Recipes

Shamrock Shake Smoothie

This  healthy take on the classic Shamrock Shake uses fresh spinach and juicy kiwi to achieve the fun and festive St Patricks Day colour. Using fresh mint makes this smoothie extra minty and refreshing.

Nutrition profile:

Egg Free
Nut-Free
Soy-Free
Gluten-Free
Vegetarian

Ingredients

1 frozen large banana, sliced
1 cup spinach
½ cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
½ […]

By |March 15th, 2019|Article, Nutrition, Recipes|

Spring vegetable tagliatelle with lemon & chive sauce

 

Ingredients:

450g mixed spring vegetables such as green beans, asparagus, broad beans and peas
400g tagliatelle
1 lemon
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp snipped chives
grated parmesan  (or vegetarian alternative), to serve

Method

Halve the green beans and cut the asparagus into 3 pieces on the diagonal. Cook the tagliatelle, adding the vegetables […]

By |March 7th, 2019|Article, Nutrition, Recipes|

Healthier-option pancakes!

PREP: 15 MINS

COOK: 30 MINS

MAKES: 10-12 

Nutrition: per pancake

Kcal     53

Fat       1g

Saturates 0.3g

Carbs   8g

Sugars 0.8g

Fibre    0.4g

Protein   3g

Salt      0.1g

Ingredients:

50g self-raising flour
50g wholemeal or wholegrain flour
2 small eggs, separated
150ml skimmed milk
berries and low-fat yogurt or fromage frais to serve

Method:

Sift the flours into a bowl or wide jug and tip any bits in […]

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

Delicious Gluten Free Almond Bread

A delicious Gluten-Free Almond Bread recipe that only uses honey for sweetening (aside from a few of those yummy chocolate chips ;))!!

 

Mix:

1/2 c almond butter
2 eggs
1 t vanilla
2 T honey

Blend with immersion blender

Then add:

1 t cinnamon
1/4 t salt and baking soda each
Blend again
Add in a handful of chocolate […]

By |February 26th, 2019|Article, Nutrition, Recipes|

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|

Healthy slow-cooked beef pie

Have your pie and eat it too!!  This recipe from the British Heart Foundation is 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

100g (3½oz) onion, diced
100g (3½oz) celery, diced
100g (3½oz) carrots, diced
1 […]

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|

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|

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|