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 This salad just vibrates summer vibes, it is delicious hot and cold and contributes hugely to your 10 a day!! 

Ingredients (serves one)

  • 100g broad beans

  • 100g fresh peas

  • 1 courgette

  • 1/2 lime juice

  • handful pea shoots

  • 1 cup shredded ice bu...

This salad has such a summery feel to it; fresh and vibrant and only takes 5 minutes  to make. It is perfect to chuck in a tuppaware for lunch at work or pop in your picnic basket too.

Ingredients (serve one)

  • 1/2 carton or tin of green lentils

  • 2 cups fresh spina...

This sounds and looks very posh, but actually it is so simple to make so can be a perfect mid week meal, it is quite low calorie so if you are training in the evening perhaps add in some potatoes slices too.

Ingredients (serves one)

  • 1/2 butternut squash

  • 1tsp. gr...

(10 minute read)

I0 years ago today, it was the last day of my childhood, I was about to turn 18.

Although, there was no partying planned for my 18th birthday.

There was no alcohol.

No showing my ID proudly in a club to order my first (legal) drink at the bar.

No rolling th...

We give cortisol hormone such a bad rep and blame it for all our problems; weight gain, fatigue and cravings, but actually it is essential for our survival.

We call cortisol our “stress hormone” because it helps the body respond to stressful situations, for example if w...

(5 minute read) 

I have learned that there are two major motivating forces in our lives;

  1. Fear

  2. Love

Fear is an integral part of our lives, it is a survival tool and allows us to run when we feel in danger; but when fear takes over our lives it makes us pull bac...

“I’ll be happy when …. I get to size 8”

“I’ll be happy when … I pass that exam”

“I’ll be a happy when … he tells me he loves me / I get my dream job / I travel the world / I buy that car” …

Sound familiar?

So many of us spend our entire lives waiting for happiness, believi...

This week marks 100 years of suffrage in the UK, in 1918 women got the right to vote and there began the relentless journey that we are still travelling along towards gender equality.

Over the last half century there have been monumental strides made in the developed wo...

The majority of my clients have a little bit of a sweet tooth, as do I, especially after dinner; and whilst in an ideal world our bodies would love it if we could just eat foods “straight from the earth”, the reality is we live in an obesogenic environment.

This Western...

With a trip to the cinema for my son and I costing a minimum of £20, no snacks included; a day out to our favourite theme park leaving my pocket at least £150 lighter and a trip to the local pool costing £15, it is easy to confuse “fun” things with things that cost lot...

May 18, 2018

 This stew is perfect for cold wintery days when you need a little comfort food; it is high in fibre and protein so will keep you fuller  for longer.

Ingredients (serves 2)

  • 2 baking potatoes - white or sweet

  • 2 cartons or tins of green lentils 

  • 1 cup mi...

These little pecan bites are a great option when that mid afternoon chocolate craving  hits; and although with any nuts they needs to be portion controlled as part of a healthy diet, pecans are full of fibre, magnesium, selinium and potassium. My little boy in convince...

This is a super quick dinner but also makes a great dinner party meal too. I haven't included wholegrains in this recipe but it would be great served with rice noodles or rice.

Why add wholegrain carbohydrates? Try to think of the body like a car, the longer distant it...

May 18, 2018

I know it sounds a little strange to make brownies out of beans, but please don't be put off, these are a family favourite in my home and are a much lower fat, higher protein and fibre version than your more traditional brownie. 

Ingredients 

  • 1 carton/tin of black be...

Fish fingers and chips is a childhood favourite for many of us; however this version is higher in vitamins, minerals, protein and fibre AND tastes a whole lot better than the freezer version, plus it is a sure winner with kiddies too.

Ingredients (serves 2)

1 tin tuna in...

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