Recipes

Spring tarts with watercress salsa verde & whipped lemon feta

Take a sheet of shop-bought pastry & transform it into this stunning tart, stacked with glorious seasonal spring vegetables including radishes, baby carrots, peas and asparagus

(Makes 2 tarts – each serves 4)

Ingredients:

320g sheet ready rolled all-butter puff pastry

1 egg yolk, to glaze

handful baby carrots (about 8), peeled and any fat ones halved

handful radishes (about 10), […]

By |March 29th, 2019|Article, Nutrition, Recipes|

Chorizo and purple sprouting broccoli frittata

This chorizo and purple sprouting broccoli frittata (or Spanish omelette) recipe makes a quick and simple midweek dinner.

Ingredients:

200g cooking chorizo
1 garlic clove, crushed
8 stalks of trimmed purple sprouting broccoli
6 large free-range eggs
50ml heavy cream
50g grated low-fat gruyère

Method:

Remove the skin from the chorizo and crumble the meat into a […]

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

Calorie-Reduced Smoky Chilli with Vegetables & Beans

One (very generous) serving of this smoky chilli with vegetables and beans comes in at an incredible 220 calories per portion – or 420 calories if adding steamed rice. It can be made with Quorn or low-fat beef mince.

Ingredients:

1 tbsp of vegetable oil
1 large onion, peeled and diced
2 carrots, peeled and diced
[…]

By |March 22nd, 2019|Article, Nutrition, 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|