‘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

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

Cheese, celery and walnut scones with parsley butter

Makes: 15 What you need: 225g self-raising flour 2 teaspoon baking powder 50g butter 1 head Fenland celery, finely chop 2 of the stalks 125g mature cheddar cheese, grated 50g walnuts, roughly chopped 1 large free range egg 6 tablespoons milk (approx.) For the parsley butter: 50g butter, softened 2 tablespoon parsley, finely chopped   What … More Cheese, celery and walnut scones with parsley butter

Don’t hide away those bikini bodies just yet

Autumn may be here, but summer is desperately trying to keep itself in the picture with some sunny days among the rain and gloom, and just because we’re pulling out our jumpers and hoodies, doesn’t mean that you can’t keep what’s underneath on top form. Jane Michell, nutritionist, weight loss expert, author and founder of … More Don’t hide away those bikini bodies just yet