Category Archives for "Healthy Eating"

How to Identify a Diet Scam

You might think you know your glycemic index from your amino acids – but can you identify when you’re being faced with a diet scam? We are currently faced with a plethora of weight loss solutions being shoved in our faces at every opportunity – in magazines, newspapers, on television and probably the worst of […]

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Tomato Soup Recipe

This tomato soup recipe will warm you up from the inside out this winter! It’s absolutely freezing out there, the days are short and we’re not getting very much sunlight at this time of year. There are lots of bugs and viruses around right now so it’s really important that you’re looking after yourself, and providing […]

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Smoky Red Pepper Salsa

Smoky Red Pepper SalsaServes 4 as a dip | Protein: 0.5g | Carbs: 2.5g | Fat: 7g Ingredients 150g Cherry Tomatoes, halved  ½ tsp Brown Sugar  1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar  2 tbsp Olive Oil  2 Roasted jar Red Peppers, chopped  1 Garlic Clove, chopped  1 Red Chilli, chopped  1 tsp Smoked Paprika  Salt & Pepper to taste Method 1. Preheat […]

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Pumpkin & Cauliflower Curry

​ Serves 4 Ingredients 1kg butternut pumpkin (squash) Peeled and diced. 1 onion (diced) 2 tablespoons rogan josh curry paste 2 medium sweet potatoes (peeled and diced) 350g cauliflower florets 125ml plain yoghurt 100ml water Large handful chopped fresh coriander 1 tsp coconut oil Method Saute the onion in the tsp coconut oil over a low heat for 2-3 minutes, then add the curry paste and heat through […]

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Blueberry & Vanilla Breakfast Jar

Blueberry & Vanilla Breakfast JarServes 4 | Per Serving: Kcal 186 | Protein: 6.4g | Carbs: 24g | Fat: 6.9g Ingredients 1.5 cups Alpro Coconut or Unsweetened Almond 1/2 cup chia seeds  1 cup blueberries (frozen work best) 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons runny honey or agave nectar Method Place the blueberries, coconut/almond milk, honey and vanilla extract in a blender and […]

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Calm Your Pants Chicken

You’re probably thinking ‘why is this recipe called Calm Your Pants Chicken’? So let’s get that out of the way first… I created this as an ‘anti-inflammatory’ recipe, containing as many ‘calming’ ingredients as possible in one marinade. Turmeric, ginger & chilli all feature – all of which are natural anti-inflammatory foods – great for your […]

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Perfect Pancakes

I’ve been working on pancake recipes for as long as I’ve been working as a nutritionist! I love pancakes – preferably the traditional Scottish ones, but let’s be honest – they’re not the healthiest! I’ve made a few protein based pancake recipes before (you’ll find the vanilla ones in Cut the Crap – No Bullshit […]

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10 Tips for Staying Healthy at Christmas   We’ve hit December, and you’re about to hear ‘go on, it’s Christmas’ every single time you turn down another Cadbury’s Hero. Now, I’m not here to try and ruin your Christmas spirit by saying you can’t have this and you can’t have that – definitely not – […]

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Pumpkin & Cauliflower Curry

Serves 4 Ingredients 1kg butternut pumpkin (squash) Peeled and diced. 1 onion (diced) 2 tablespoons rogan josh curry paste 2 medium sweet potatoes (peeled and diced) 350g cauliflower florets 125ml plain yoghurt 100ml water Large handful chopped fresh coriander 1 tsp coconut oil   Method   Saute the onion in the tsp coconut oil over […]

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Although I don’t disagree with a macronutrient approach to nutrition, I do feel a responsibility to put the world to rights when it comes to the importance of other things besides macronutrients! (I hope that makes sense). If you have been following my blog, you will have recently read the series I wrote on protein, […]

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too busy

“I’m too busy to exercise…”If I had £1.00 for every time someone said to me ‘I don’t have time to exercise’, I would be very rich indeed. To me, exercising is a necessary part of living a happy, healthy life and I can’t imagine not exercising most days, or at least making a conscious effort to […]

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Carbs

If I was a carbohydrate (and if I was, I’d probably be Glucose, coz I like to act fast), I would be feeling a little bit unloved. L Carbohydrates have taken some major criticism in the last decade or so, leaving us human beings completely confused as to whether we should be eating them or […]

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Protein is something that I get asked about a lot – and quite rightly so. It is probably the only macronutrient that actually gets some positive press. Poor carbohydrates and fat getting a bad rep whilst protein takes centre stage for actually helping you to lose weight… or does it? In this blog I will […]

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Fun Facts about Fibre

Someone asked me about fibre the other day and it sent me into a proper geek tizz-wizz. Fibre (also known as ‘roughage’) is a form of carbohydrate that does not get digested in your small intestine (where most of your digestion happens). This blog is about fibre – what it is, where you can get […]

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Banana & Cashew Ice Cream

Ingredients 4 very ripe bananas 1 tablespoon of cashew nut butter 125g coconut yoghurt (use Greek yoghurt if you can’t find “Coyo” (coconut yoghurt) 2 tablespoons full fat coconut milk ​Method 1. Blitz all ingredients together in a food processor and transfer to a mixing bowl 2. Whisk the mixture vigorously to get some air into it 3. Transfer to a plastic tub […]

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Healthy Eating (on a budget)

It is a common misconception that it costs a fortune to eat healthily, and understandably so. Not only that, but it’s easy to use this misconception as an excuse to NOT eat healthy food. This blog will give you 10 instantly actionable tips that you can implement right now so that you can start reaping […]

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