Posts Tagged ‘Nutrition’

Curried lentil and pumpkin soup

Adding lentils to pumpkin soup gives you a big protein and fibre hit while the curry adds a delicious zing to add warmth. Ingredients  1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed 2 teaspoons curry powder 1 tin lentils 1.75kg butternut pumpkin, peeled, seeds removed, and chopped 3 – 4 cups…

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Cauliflower soup

Ingredients   1 tablespoon olive oil 1 brown onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 teaspoons ground coriander 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon chilli flakes 750g cauliflower, trimmed, cut into florets 2 cups vegetable stock 2 cups water 1/4 cup creme fraiche (optional)   Method Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat.…

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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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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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Health-wise snacking

My top 10 healthy snacks When you’re looking for a mid-morning or afternoon snack, you should be aiming for about 300 kJ or 100 cal. Snack packs are tasty, convenient, and portioned for calorie counters, but often have added sugars and salt and questionable nutritional value. Give these treats a try instead – here are…

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