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…

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…

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…

Fats

In this blog post, I am talking all about the different kinds of dietary fats and how choosing the right kind of fat doesn’t make you fat. So many women come to me with hormonal imbalances after years of being told that low-fat is best. Not their fault if to this day they are still confused…

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…

Good Mood Foods

The link between physical health and what you eat is well understood, but did you know that what you eat has a huge impact on your mood and how you feel? In my blog post below, I am sharing with you what foods can help raise your mood, reduce anxiety and help you get motivated.…

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!…