‘Healthy’ foods to be wary of

We are regularly told which foods are ‘healthy’ and which ones are ‘unhealthy’, however while we are inundated with health food professionals, nutritionists, PT’s and doctors telling us to eat these ‘healthy’ foods, we should still understand what we’re putting into our bodies. Some packaged and branded products are dark horses in the ‘healthy’ category … More ‘Healthy’ foods to be wary of

The latest ‘health’ food to avoid for dummies

I saw a article on the Daily Mail on Monday regarding the seven foods that we shouldn’t eat according to nutritionist, Helen Bond, however I found the piece to be insulting to anyone taking their health seriously and it was basically a what not to eat for dummies with fairly obvious foods to avoid. It wouldn’t … More The latest ‘health’ food to avoid for dummies

Chilli lettuce leaves

Serves: 4 Calories: 451 What you need: 1 onion, chopped (170g) 500g pack of extra lean minced beef 1-2 teaspoon chilli powder 400g can chopped tomatoes 400g can kidney beans (240g drained and rinsed) 1 round lettuce, leaves washed and separated (80g) 275g leftover cooked rice 4 tablespoon soured cream What to do: Fry the … More Chilli lettuce leaves

Shepherd’s pie topped with watercress and Cheddar mash

Serves: 4 What you need: For the pie: ½ x 85g bag of watercress, chopped 1 onion, finely chopped 1 celery stick, finely chopped 1 carrot, peeled and finely chopped 25g butter 500g minced lamb 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 400g can chopped tomatoes 1 tablespoon tomato ketchup 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, roughly chopped For the mash: ½ … More Shepherd’s pie topped with watercress and Cheddar mash

Watercress falafel in pitta pockets

Serves: 4 Calories: 270 For the falafels: 225g/8oz dried chickpeas, soaked overnight in water 1 tablespoon tahini 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 garlic clove, crushed 100g bag watercress, roughly chopped Juice half a lemon 2 tablespoon vegetable oil, for frying … More Watercress falafel in pitta pockets