Micronutrients and depression

A study of more than 19,000 Spanish graduates published in October 2018 showed a significantly higher risk of depression for those with an inadequate intake of micronutrients in their diet.  The study concluded that having less than you need each day of four or more vitamins or minerals could play a moderate role in the development of […]

Low FODMAP Soup: Potato, Chive and Spinach

This wholesome tasty soup is a great low FODMAP winter warmer. Ingredients 2 tbsp garlic infused oil 6 potatoes, peeled & diced 1 cup chives, chopped – reserve a few for garnish 2 cups spinach (fresh or frozen) 1 litre boiling water 1 tbsp miso paste 2 tsp salt 1 tsp pepper 1/4 tsp ground […]

Low Fat Chicken Tikka BBQ Skewers

This chicken tikka BBQ recipe is super quick to prepare.  Skewers are easy to cook on a BBQ and convenient to eat outside.  As there is no extra fat or frying involved in the cooking they’re also low in fat and a great option for helping to watch your weight. Ingredients 2 chicken mini fillets […]

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Creamy low-fat Mushroom and Italian Greens Pasta

This delicious creamy dish  holds a naughty secret – it’s actually a lot lower fat than you’d think!  Lightly cooked italian greens (Cavolo Nero) give a crispy fresh edge whilst the mushrooms give a beautiful savoury bite. Ingredients Serves 4 350g linguini pasta 4 tablespoons quark 1tbs olive oil 200g diced chestnut mushrooms 1 finely […]

Brunch – Savoury Drop Scones with Poached Egg

As part of our New Year’s Resolution we’ve been looking for ideas to make our weekly Sunday brunch healthier.  I’ve always been a great fan of eggs Florentine and at the suggestion of friend who has been eating mostly vegetarian food for sometime I thought I’d combine these lovely little spiced spinach drop scones with […]

Porridge Glorious Porridge

Breakfast can be a sorely neglected meal in this country but studies have shown that those who eat a low fat breakfast are less likely to be overweight than those who don’t. Oats provide a great source of slow release carbohydrate to keep your energy levels up through the morning and stop you feeling hungry […]

Porridge – The Random Flavour Generator

With Christmas over and the dark, damp months of January and February to get through hot, filling breakfasts are a great way to liven up chilly mornings. I have to admit I’ve been guilty of using the phrase “about as exciting as porridge” a few times over the years but nothing beats the humble oat […]

Meatless Monday – Meatless Chilli con Bean

This meatless chilli is a vegetarian version of a family favourite!  To taylor it to suit other palates adjust the chilli powder as suggested.  For those who like it extra hot, a garnish of finely chopped fresh chilli will liven it up a treat! Replacing meat with pulses is a great way to reduce the […]

Quick and Easy Butter Bean Enchiladas

Here’s our latest contribution to meatless Monday. These enchiladas are quick and easy as well as  full of healthy veggies and high in soluble fibre to help keep you feeling full for longer. If you’re a spicy food fan, feel free to ramp to chilli up to suit your taste! These enchiladas are a great […]

Christmas Cranberry and Champagne Jellies

These beautiful little jellies make a fantastic low calorie alternative to traditional Christmas pudding and are truly easy to make. Ingredients 450ml sparkling wine or champagne 450ml cranberry juice 100g Sugar 8 gelatin leaves Mint sprigs for decoration  Method  Pour 400ml of the cranberryjuice in a saucepan, add sugar and bring to a boil. Turn […]