Your Essential Guide to Vitamins

We all know vitamins are extremely important for maintaining good health, so I’ve put together a short guide; good food sources, why you need them and some top tips on when and how to take supplements. I hope you find it interesting and useful. Vitamins […]

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Raspberry Seed Bars

Whilst I try to snack mainly on nuts and fruit, sometimes only chocolate will do! These bars give a boost of goodness in a treat, as are packed with seeds full of omega-3 fatty acids which are essential in the diet. You can use any […]

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One Small Change

It’s the New Year, time for resolutions and renewed efforts after the festive break! As well as getting back into healthy eating and exercise (a top priority this year for me after having a baby), it’s a great time to reflect on what we can […]

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Smoky butternut squash soup

Its January, you want to eat healthily after a little too much indulgence over Christmas, but its cold and miserable and you want comfort food too! Soup is such a good answer. Filling, tasty and super healthy, you can add fabulous immune boosting ingredients like […]

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Vegetarian Christmas food ideas

When I stopped eating meat, Christmas seemed like the biggest challenge! I had always enjoyed traditional Christmas turkey and all the trimmings, how was I going to match up to that with a vegetarian meal?! Luckily there are so many fantastic vegetarian options out there […]

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Black bean “Bolognese”

This is a delicious warming dish for colder days. The dish is entirely plant based and full of nutritious ingredients. Black beans are a fantastic source of protein and fibre, and are also high in folic acid and magnesium. The flavours are inspired by traditional […]

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Healthy vegetarian food on a budget

This post is for my cousin who has just started university. She wants to eat a healthy, predominantly vegetarian diet, but is concerned about the costs of buying lots of fresh produce to cook with, as well as the practicalities of buying loads of different […]

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Mini apple gingerbread donuts

Being baked, these are far healthier than traditional donuts, and their mini size makes them a perfect bite sized treat. The mixture is heavier than cupcake batter, so don’t be tempted to make these into cupcakes if you don’t have a mini donut mould, as […]

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Blackberry breakfast oats

Overnight oats make a brilliant breakfast, with the bonus that they are ready to grab and go with no morning preparation required. I like to keep extra pots of these in the fridge for healthy day time snacks too! Of course, you don’t need to […]

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Cherry vegan cheesecake

I am constantly inspired on social media and by fellow food bloggers by the incredible diversity of plant based food. Although I am not vegan, I am a strong advocate of a heavily plant based diet and at times avoid dairy for health reasons. Cashew […]

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Black bean and beetroot salad

This super simple, plant based salad is delicious standalone or as a side dish. Black beans are a great source of protein and full of fibre which makes them very filling. Using cooked beans and raw beetroot makes this an extremely quick salad to put […]

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Summer vegetable wholegrain salad

This salad is full of summer produce and filling enough for a main meal, although also makes a perfect accompaniment for a BBQ or summer picnic! It is completely plant based and gluten free. You can mix up the vegetables if you don’t have everything […]

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Berry blast chia pudding

This makes an excellent breakfast, snack or dessert! I like to make a few at a time as they will last in the fridge for a few days, then I have them ready for breakfast or can grab one whenever I feel like a healthy, […]

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Smoked mackerel salad with rye crumb

This is a simple salad that works well with strong spring leaves like spinach and watercress, as well as herby salads. I particularly like to add chives. Mackerel is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids and, like all oily fish, are said to help […]

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