Healthy Recipes

Lemon Chia Seed Muffins

This recipe is gluten and dairy-free. It is vegetarian but not vegan. Very fragrant with the lemon and a great source of omega 3 with the chia seeds. Ingredients (makes 20): 70g coconut flour 60g tapioca flour 20g chia seeds 1⁄2tsp salt ¼ tsp baking soda 2 tbsp lemon juice 4 tsp lemon zest 4…

Chicken and Squash Tagine

This recipe makes the perfect winter dinner party offering. It tastes great, looks sophisticated and – best of all – isn’t complicated to make. It’s just as good the next day if you’re eating up the leftovers. Ingredients (serves 6): 4 chicken breasts 3 tbsp olive oil 2 onions, 1 roughly chopped, 1 slice 100g…

Low Sugar Christmas Cake

This recipe is extracted from my e-book: 10 Christmas Treats the whole family will love. This Christmas Cake has a low glycemic load and is low in sugar and alcohol. For these reasons, it won’t keep for more than a week, but it can be frozen. Prep time: 30 mins + 24 hours (to soak…

Aubergine Hash

AUBERGINE HASH INGREDIENTS (SERVES 2): 55g onion, finely chopped 1 tbsp olive oil 110g halloumi cheese, cut into small cubes 500g aubergine, cut into cubes Salt and pepper, to season 2 large eggs Worcestershire sauce, to serve (optional) METHOD: Fry the onion in the olive oil on a medium heat until soft. Add the halloumi…

Smoky Slow Cooker Lentil Chilli

INGREDIENTS (SERVES 5-6): 1 large onion 2 peppers (red, orange or yellow) 1 carrot 3 garlic cloves 200g dry red lentils 1 tbsp mild/medium chilli powder 1 tsp cumin 2 tsp smoked paprika 2 tins chopped tomatoes 2 tbsp tomato puree 2 vegetable stock cubes 450ml water Black pepper to taste 2 tins kidney beans 1…

Moroccan Chickpea Soup

This warming Moroccan Chickpea Soup is ideal for quick lunches and great to batch cook and freeze for those busy days when you need a healthy and easy option. INGREDIENTS (SERVES 2-3): 1 tbsp coconut or olive oil 1 medium onion 2 cloves garlic 2 celery sticks 2 tsp ground cumin 600ml hot water 1…

Jerk Prawns with Quinoa

INGREDIENTS: 450g raw shelled tiger prawns (jumbo shrimp) 200g quinoa 480ml vegetable stock (broth) 1 large ripe avocado 3 tbsp olive oil 6 spring onions (scallions), diced Juice of 1 lemon Handful of parsley, chopped A few chives, snipped Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 lime, cut into wedges, to serve INGREDIENTS: 450g raw…

Sparkling Cherries

Summer parties are often filled with sweet, alcoholic drinks that can lead to weight gain and unbalance your blood sugar levels. It’s not always easy to know what to drink instead without feeling deprived. Here is one of the many delicious and refreshing alternatives I have for you to try. Serves 2 4 tbsp Cherry…

Cucumber, mint and lemon fizz

Summer parties are often filled with sweet, alcoholic drinks that can lead to weight gain and unbalance your blood sugar levels. It’s not always easy to know what to drink instead without feeling deprived. Here is one of the many delicious and refreshing alternatives I have for you to try. Serves 6 1.5ltr sparkling water…

Strawberry Lemonade

Summer parties are often filled with sweet, alcoholic drinks that can lead to weight gain and unbalance your blood sugar levels. It’s not always easy to know what to drink instead without feeling deprived. Here is one of the many delicious and refreshing alternatives I have for you to try. Serves 8 2 litres water…

Oat, Apricot and Brazil Nut Protein Bar

This really easy Oat, Apricot and Brazil nut raw protein bar is much healthier than many shop-bought versions. It is rich in thyroid-supporting minerals and great as a breakfast option when you are short of time and need something to balance your blood sugar levels. Ingredients (makes 12) 200g Brazil nuts 60g gluten-free oats 30g…

Cheesy Flaxseed Crackers

Whip up a batch of my Cheesy Flaxseed Crackers for a delicious (gluten-free) snack that can be served with some guacamole ( with healthy fats from flaxseeds and avocado!). Ingredients (makes 10) 50g grated Gruyère cheese (Parmesan also works well) 130g milled flaxseeds 2 tsp dried oregano ½ tsp chilli flakes ½ tsp salt Method…

Maca Chocolate Bliss Balls

These Maca Chocolate Bliss Balls make an easy and delicious snack. Maca, a stress-busting superfood, is traditionally used for hormonal balance (I am talking about the whole endocrine system here) and to support your response to stress. Cacao polyphenols and antioxidants found in dark chocolate (also a great source of Magnesium) have also been shown…

Chocolate Biscuits

This recipe is (healthier) chocolate biscuits because it is well-known that chocolate makes you happy! Did you know that chocolate contains the chemical phenylethylamine, which occurs naturally in your body and gives you the same boost you feel when you fall in love? Ingredients 2 tsp vanilla extract 1 large egg 4 tablespoons brown sugar 65g…

Butternut Squash Falafels

If you are giving ‘Veganuary’ a go this month, you’ll want to try my Butternut Squash Falafels. They are rich in fibre and in protein thanks to the chickpeas in them. Serve with a large salad or some cooked vegetables and ta-da, you’ll have a no-fuss, healthy, complete and balanced lunch option in a jiffy!…

Chocolate Fruit and Nut Balls

These Chocolate Fruit and Nut Balls are delicious and ideal as a sweet treat following your Christmas meal if you don’t want a heavy pudding. Or serve with tea/coffee later. They are high in protein, healthy fats and fibre and low in added sugar. Go on, you know you want to try them! Ingredients •…

Blackberry Pancakes

Who doesn’t love pancakes? Try my dairy and gluten-free Blackberry Pancakes recipe as a healthy breakfast option. Guaranteed to deliver on taste! Serves 3 Ingredients • 120g oats • 30g mixed seeds (pumpkin/ sesame/sunflower) • 1 medium banana • 1 tsp baking powder • 3 eggs • 300ml coconut/ almond milk • 300g blackberries • Coconut oil for frying Method 1. Grind…