When you’re first starting out on your weight loss journey the prospect of new gadgets is always one filled with excitement. The things that you can do with your new gadget, you generally don’t stop talking about it and all its functions, convincing friends that they need one too, encouraging them to head online right … More Gadgets to mix up your meals
In the last six months I’ve been on and off with my weight loss and it’s with a heavy heart that I admit I’ve put back on a stone. It’s really disheartening, I’ve just struggled to get back on the straight and narrow with my eating, and I’ve gone back to the old me – … More Losing my will power
If you’ve been on social media recently it would be hard to miss the phenomenon that is fitness favourite, The Body Coach, Joe Wicks. Here is all you need to know about Joe.
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
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
Lemons aren’t just for smoothies and in your food, they can also be used to ensure your food is kept fresh and can, in its pure form, have its benefits. Why not try these four different ways to use lemons?
Incorporate these smoothies into your daily routine for a much needed pick-me-up!
You ate, drank, and were merry – but now it’s time to wake up and start on a health kick. It’s time for a detox, a word that sounds scary to most of us as it makes us think of dieting, consuming copious amounts of water and spending day after day endlessly eating boring salads. … More Introducing flower sprouts
Serves: 2 to 4 What you need: 4 large flat mushrooms 1 aubergine, diced 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1/2 red onion, chopped Handful of chopped chives Fresh chilli chopped 1 teaspoon Lucy Bee Coconut Oil 1 teaspoon cumin 1 tablespoon pine nuts Goat’s or feta cheese to top. Omit for lactose free or vegan What … More Stuffed mushroom with aubergine
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
Many of us are starting off the New Year with resolutions to lose weight, exercise and get fit. Despite starting with the best of intentions, only one in 10 of us will see our resolutions through, with the majority of us abandoning them by February. So often this is due to attempting too many changes … More Six simple steps to start the New Year
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
Serves: 1 What you need: For the dressing: 1 tablespoon peanut butter 2 teaspoons soy sauce 2 teaspoons Sesame oil ½ teaspoons chilli flakes 1 teaspoons rice wine vinegar Water For the salad: 100g fresh egg or udon noodles 1 stick of celery, sliced 4 radishes, sliced into wedges Large handful of frozen soya beans … More Love the crunch noodle jar salad
Makes: 20 What you need: 150g fresh cranberries 3 tablespoons Cointreau 1 tsp granted orange zest 500g white chocolate, suitable for cooking 600g double cream 25g unsalted butter What to do: 1. Place the cranberries, Cointreau and orange zest into a small pan, bring to a simmer and cook until softened and syrupy. Leave to … More White chocolate and cranberry truffles
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