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Tag: healthy

Homemade Vegetarian / Vegan Chilli

Posted on: 26th September 2013

This is my homemade veggie/vegan chilli recipe – it’s a really easy, cheap and filling dinner that only takes about 30 minutes to make. It includes sweet potato and butternut squash in addition to other veggies, kidney beans and lentils. It’s also gluten-free, so perfect for anyone with coeliac disease. If you’re a meat-eater, have you considered going ...
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How to pack a healthy lunchbox for kids

Posted on: 22nd September 2013

summer veggie pasta salad

Does your child take a packed lunch to school? Do you know what makes a healthy lunchbox? Do you include lots of variety? I am often asked questions by parents who want some ideas and inspiration on what to include in their kids lunchboxes. As a mum of 2 school-kids myself, I am also in ...
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Summer Veggie Pasta Salad

Posted on: 15th July 2013

summer veggie pasta salad

This is my homemade vegetarian pasta salad recipe; perfect for the summer. It makes a lovely side accompaniment to a BBQ, and has a sweet taste thanks to the lovely moist dressing. I estimate this recipe would make enough for 12 generous servings as a side dish. It’s nice and quick to make – cheap ...
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No-added-sugar Apple and Cinnamon Scotch Pancakes

Posted on: 8th July 2013

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This is my homemade scotch pancake recipe. It uses sweetener, but if you would rather avoid sweetener, you can use sugar instead. I tend to use a ‘stevia’ sweetener. This is a relatively new sweetener on the market, made from extract of the stevia plant, grown in America and known for its naturally sweet leaves. ...
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Fruity Porridge (no-added-sugar)

Posted on: 13th May 2013

I made this delicious fruity porridge this morning. Oats are an excellent source of ‘slow release’ energy. This means then they are digested slower than many other cereals, and release sugars more slowly into the bloodstream, meaning you stay fuller for longer. Perfect for reducing the chances of getting hungry mid-morning, thereby reducing your chances ...
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