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Improving the digestion of your breakfast

6th May 2017

Bircher muesli or overnight oats are a great alternative to porridge as the weather warms up (hopefully). Make it the night before and top with some extra fruit in the morning. Overnight soaking improves the digestion and absorption of oats, nuts and seeds. Try soaking oats, chia seed, mashed banana & strawberry, sunflower and pumpkin seeds in oat milk overnight and then topping with berries in the morning.

The Importance of Vitamin D for Good Health

27th February 2017

Good for so much more than strong bones and teeth. More research underlining the importance of vitamin D for good health.

Fruit and Vegetables and The Risk of Disease

25th February 2017

New research suggests more fruit and veg is better for cutting the risk of chronic disease but even small amounts makes a difference. How can you add an extra portion into your diet today?

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9 ways to avoid Christmas weight gain (and still have fun)

11th December 2018

In this, my Christmas blog,  I reveal the reasons why you’re prone to piling on the pounds over the festive season as well as my top tips for avoiding weight gain – and still enjoying yourself… It’s normal to want to indulge over Christmas, but the number of people joining diet clubs and gyms in […]

Chestnut, bacon + parsnip soup

7th December 2018

“Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…” There’s no other ingredient half as evocative of Christmas than the humble chestnut. You can buy fresh chestnuts and cook them yourself, or buy ready cooked. To roast, pierce each nut and roast  the nuts on a tray at 200˚C for 15 mins. To boil, cover with cold water […]

Muffin Frittatas

12th November 2018

Muffin frittatas are a super easy way to eat good food. They’re really portable so make a great breakfast on the go – alternatively they make the perfect snack, can be served with a salad for lunch or even popped in your kids lunchboxes. Courtesy of Hemsley + Hemsley Serves 12 Ingredients 8 eggs 2 […]

How to barbecue!

29th June 2018

Who doesn’t love a BBQ? This amazing summer weather has got many of us cooking outdoors as often as we can.  For me there has always been something quite magical about a barbecue.  At one point I used to compete with friends about who could open the season earliest – and as a result I […]

Chocolatey Peanut Butter Bliss Balls

25th May 2018

These bliss balls are super quick easy to make and are sweetened with dates – no refined sugars,  as the name suggests they contain peanut butter which adds protein and good fats, as well as chia seeds which are a good source of fibre as well as a vegan source of omega 3 fats and […]

5 easy ways to improve you digestion today

15th March 2017

The main function of the digestive system is to break down food into its component parts so that the nutrients can be absorbed into the blood stream and used by the body for its various jobs – such as energy production and tissue repair.  Our digestive system is essential for eliminating waste products from the […]

Easy Cheesy Flapjacks

21st February 2017

Its really easy to make these savoury, wheat free flapjacks which are excellent snacks or a great alternative to sandwiches for an on the go lunch. They are rich in beta carotene an antioxidant that promotes skin health, and are a good source of protein and fibre, which help sustain energy levels. The seeds and […]

Top Tips for a Healthy Christmas

24th December 2016

The much anticipated festive season is a time for eating drinking and being merry with your friends and loved ones. Its traditionally a time when we indulge heavily in Christmas treats and find ourselves regretting it come January when we are worn out and a dress size larger. Here I am going to share with […]

Carrot Cake

16th May 2016

These are lovely moist cupcakes which are super easy to make. They are a good source of fibre which helps to support a healthy digestive tract and stools. Spelt is an unrefined wheat grain which is rich B vitamins, protein and fibre. Fibre helps to balance blood sugar levels supporting constant energy levels and healthy […]

9 Fertility Boosting Foods

27th February 2016

There are numerous studies demonstrating that specific changes to the diet can improve fertility, prevent recurrent miscarriage and support a healthy pregnancy. Whilst a healthy, nutrient rich, balanced diet is important for all aspects of our health there are some nutrients that have been specifically shown to have a direct impact on fertility. Read on […]

Non Alcoholic ‘Mulled Wine’

22nd December 2015

I absolutely love mulled wine and this berry tonic with Christmas spices is a fantastic warming alternative at this time of year. The antioxidants in the berries together with the plant nutrients in the ginger, the vitamin C in the lemon and the antibacterial properties of the Manuka honey all support the immune system. Ive […]

Blackbery Ice Cream

7th September 2015

This super simple icecream is vibrant, delicious and creamy – and it’s really easy to make too. Made with just 3 ingredients, bananas, blackberries and greek yogurt, it is packed with protein from the yogurt and antioxidants and vitamin C from the fruit it makes a tasty treat that delivers nutritionally too. Ingredients 3 Frozen, […]

Eat to Quit

15th July 2015

Good Nutrition can be really helpful in supporting you when you quit smoking. A healthy, nutrient dense diet can help support your body whilst you give up the physiological addiction by reducing cravings, helping you deal better with stress and stabilising your mood, as well as replacing the nutrients that smoking depletes and supporting efficient […]

Confused About Coffee

22nd June 2015

Coffee is one of the most popular hot drinks in the world, and many people start the day with a cup, or punctuate the day with coffee breaks. But is it good for you? Current research suggests that drinking coffee can be both beneficial and detrimental to health. Coffee is a rich source of flavonoids, […]

Strawberry Jelly

13th May 2015

If you are a jelly lover, this vegetarian strawberry jelly recipe is a winner. It contains Clearspring Agar flakes (available in most supermarkets) which is a naturally gelatinous substance derived from sea vegetables. It works in the body like a laxative, stimulating the gut and so may be beneficial if you suffer from constipation. Ingredients […]

Lemon and Coconut Bliss Balls

27th April 2015

I absolutely love these lemon and coconut bliss balls. They taste fantastic, are really quick and simple to make and they only contain 6 ingredients. They are high in protein, fibre and good fats and so they make a great sweet treat that wont cause wild fluctuations in your blood sugar levels. Ingredients 1 cup […]

All Yoghurts Are Not Created Equal

17th March 2015

This week I have been taking a closer look at yoghurt. If like many people you enjoy yoghurt as part of a healthy breakfast or snack, you may be interested to learn that unless you choose the natural ones they may not be as healthy as you think. Yoghurt is made by adding live bacterial […]

Worn Down by Your Monthly Cycle?

1st March 2015

Do you experience mood swings, tender breasts, acne, bloating, food cravings, fatigue, irritability or depression at the time of the month? These are some of the many symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) – over 100 of which have been identified. If you do, you are not alone – it is thought that as many as […]

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