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Posts Tagged ‘health’

It’s up to YOU

Your life is a result of the choices you make I can hear you going “but, my boss is so demanding…” or “I have a full time job and family to look after…” etc STOP! We are ALL busy If the job is really that bad, do something about it – find a new one or…

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FIND time

Too busy to exercise? I get it, you’re working full time, you have a family that needs you 24/7, the house needs cleaning as it looks like a bombs gone off and you’re up to your ears in washing. How on earth can you fit in exercise when you have (what feels like) no time?…

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Lift yourself powerful

Running, cycling, swimming etc are our major fat-burner workouts! Right? Wrong! Resistance training; aka lifting weights; body weight work; strength work; pumping iron etc is the key to a strong, supple body. Other benefits include: Bone density better muscle tone (less jiggle, more power) increased metabolism (think slimmer, weight control) fantastic posture (walk taller) better…

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Appetite busters

Are you a diet saboteur? Do you find yourself being really “good” with your food during the week, only to let it all come crashing down on the weekend? I have some great tips for you to keep your appetite under control. First of all, ask yourself if you’re really hungry or just thirsty.  Start…

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Spicy Moroccan Eggs

Spicy Moroccan Eggs This quick brunch dish packs a protein punch with a bit of heat.  The addition of chickpeas, courgettes, spinach and tomatoes makes for a fibre rich, nutritious meal (why not try it for lunch or a light supper too). I recently cooked this for a group of 12 people so I poached…

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Summery smoothie

Smoothie: The frozen banana gives the smoothie a delicious thick and creamy texture. It’s a healthy use of the overripe bananas lurking in your fruit bowl – just peel, break into chunks and pop in the freezer ready to use. The addition of yoghurt adds a protein hit which will keep you feeling fuller for…

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Easy chicken traybake

This Jame Oliver recipe is one of my favs at the moment. It’s easy, healthy is a family favourite and can be served up to guests too. I love recipes that I can prepare in advance so I can just pop it in the oven when I get home from kids sport or when the…

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Bliss balls

Looking for a tasty, slightly sweet snack that is healthier than chocolate?  Have you ever tried bliss balls to give you a sugar hit (dates!) as well as packing a protein punch to keep you satisfied for longer?       I have been trying out bliss/protein ball recipes and wanted to share mine (and…

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Italian Zucchini Soup

Neil Perry’s Italian Zucchini Soup my current fav winter warmer – give it a try for a delicious, low cal, nutrient rich lunch or light dinner       1 kg zucchini, cut into cubes 60ml olive oil15g garlic cloves, chopped 750ml chicken stock basil leaves – chopped parsley – chopped 50g grated parmesan cheese…

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Sugar makes you old!

Wow! you look amazing vs Are you ok? You look tired? Which would you prefer? Daft question I guess – nobody wants to look old before their time, in fact we’d probably all prefer the “Wow, you don’t look old enough to…” type of comments. Most of us know the usual suspects in the ageing…

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