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How to make your mince pies healthier

Posted on: 2nd December 2014

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The countdown to Christmas has begun… now don’t get me wrong, I love a good mince pie. However, if like me you are partial to more than one, or they play a regular part in your December diet, then why not have a go at making your own mince pies with a healthier twist? Here are a few tips to ...
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5 tips to help you lose weight for Christmas (and after)

Posted on: 18th November 2014

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It’s the dreaded ‘C’ word – Christmas!! It’s just under six weeks until Christmas, and you may be wanting to have one last ‘push’ at losing weight in time for the day itself, or your work Christmas party. I am hoping this blog will give you some encouragement and advice on your quest… 1. Carbs are you friend! ...
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Homemade Garlic Bread

Posted on: 10th November 2014

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Have you ever considered making your own garlic bread? Garlic bread is a tasty accompaniment to a meal, but due to the fact that it’s so easily available in shops, you have probably never considered making it yourself. Shop bought garlic bread is traditionally very high in calories, due to the amount of butter added. It is ...
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Carrot and Lentil Soup

Posted on: 19th October 2014

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I recently made this carrot and lentil soup as part of a cooking course I was running. The recipe has been adapted from a recipe I found on the First Steps Nutrition Trust website. Most of the participants had never cooked with lentils, let alone eaten them. Lentils are such a great source of protein, fibre, ...
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Vegetarian Shepherds Pie

Posted on: 18th September 2014

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My almost-two-year-old daughter doesn’t seem to like meat. I’m not sure if it’s the taste or the texture – either way, I am determined to get good sources of iron and protein into her. Lentils are a great source of iron. They actually contain more iron than red meat (gram for gram) – although the type ...
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