• Sweet treats

    Skin Healthy Banana Bread

    Skin Health & Banana Bread Nutrition and lifestyle plays a major factor in our skin health, so what we eat, drink and how we live our lives can actually support the health of our skin. what we eat can impact our skin, hormones, gut health, muscle tone etc which are all components of skin health. Did you know that Nuts are a great source of Vitamin E which can help repair skin tissue, retain skin moisture, and protect skin from damaging UV rays. Nuts such as walnuts contain omega 3 fats that have anti-inflammatory properties. Pumpkin seeds are rich in vitamin E, zinc, omega 3- and 6- fatty acids as…

  • Breakfast,  Nutrition

    Chocolate Pancakes

    Mornings deserve a big bowl of chocolate pancakes? Who’s with me? It’s a pretty delicious start to the day for both adults and kids! But don’t just stop with cacao, why not add in some amazing veggies to the mix like cauliflower, courgette, spinach, kale! It all helps to meet our a 8 a day and trust me the kids will never know! We combined cauliflower, courgette, ginger and pear with cacao and wholegrain oats! Did you know that Cacao has the highest plant based source of magnesium which is needed for over 300 chemical reactions within the body including supporting heart health, energy production, muscle relaxation, helps turn glucose…

  • Sweet treats

    Chocolate Truffle & Peanut Butter Easter Egg Cups

    Did you know that cacao is a powerhouse when it comes to nutritional health benefits… Cacao is loaded with antioxidants and has 40x the concentration of antioxidants than blueberries.  Cacao has the highest plant based source of magnesium which is needed for over 300 chemical reactions within the body including supporting heart health, energy production, muscle relaxation, helps turn glucose into energy enabling your brain to work with clarity and focus, and support blood sugar balance. Cacao also contains 4 amazing mood boosting chemicals serotonin, tryptophan, tyrosine and phenylethylamine, which can help with those feelings of happiness and wellbeing as well as alleviating symptoms of depression. And not forgetting the…

  • Sweet treats

    Chocolate Protein Muffins

    Don’t underestimate the power of protein… Did you know that protein is an essential nutrient and is used to build and repair tissues, make enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals. Protein is also an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood. Our body breaks down protein into amino acids which are then used to form enzymes, hormones, repair tissue, cartilage etc.Protein is essential in hormonal balance, exercise recovery, growth and amount needed depends on age, gender and weight. You see we all require different amounts and that varies as we get older and the uses of protein within the body. Children require it to build and repair…

  • Nutrition

    A personal blog

    I don’t very often share much about myself but I felt this was an opportunity to talk about my journey as a nutritionist and how I got to this point. It’s safe to say that I wasn’t always the healthiest when it came to eating, especially in my early 20s which was a big thing for me as I was a very active child, I was on the athletics team, cross county team, I did tap, ballet and modern for over 10 years but like many, university changed it all. Convenience foods, skipping meals, chocolate for dinner with very little activity, was mainly how my early 20s went but it…

  • Savoury

    Spring Green Salad

    Spring has sprung And that means new and delicious vegetables to include into each meal and out goes the heavy warning foods for lighter spring dishes. This spring salad combines wonderful roasted new potatoes, sweet peas, griddled courgette, with wonderful green leaves and some delicious protein rich quinoa for a wonderful hearty but light meal. Did you know that new potatoes contain vitamin B1 (thiamin), which our bodies need to help release energy from carbohydrates and is needed for healthy heart function. Potatoes contain other B vitamins too, including folic acid, plus potatoes are rich in compounds like flavonoids, carotenoids and phenolic acids. Add in those amazing spring peas which…

  • Savoury

    Chilli Loaded Fries

    I don’t know about you but Mondays definitely calls for simple foods for dinner and these loaded wedges is the perfect start to a week! I used delicious protein rich tempeh in this chilli that is packed with B vitamins, probiotics, prebiotics and gives this dish an amazing texture, plus it’s packed with wonderful spices and fresh flavours. Chilli Loaded Fries 2 large sweet potatoes, cut into wedges1 bag baby potatoes cut into wedges 1 onion chopped finely1 large Romano red pepper250g cherry tomatoes3 tsp cumin2 tsp paprika1 tsp ground coriander1/2 tsp hot chilli powder (more if you like it spicy)1 large garlic cloveExtra 1 tsp cumin 2 tbsp tomato…

  • Savoury

    Green Goodness Salad

    The Power of Greens Did you know that eating leafy greens can help support your health with benefits including reduced risk of obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure and cognitive decline Kale contains antioxidants such as lutein and beta-carotene, which can reduce the risk of diseases caused by oxidative stress. Spinach is packed with folate, which plays a key role in red blood cell production and also contains a whopping amount of vitamin K that can help protect bones from osteoporosis and help to prevent against inflammatory diseases.Spinach also contains Vitamin A and C as well as non heme iron. Throw in some amazing nutrient dense cruciferous vegetables such as…

  • Savoury

    Mediterranean Scones

    Now lunch doesn’t have to be boring, or just some leftovers from the night before! Why not make a batch of these delicious Mediterranean Scones packed with wholegrain flour, olives, sundried tomatoes and vegan feta! Did you know that wholegrains are packed full of wonderful nutrients that white flours have been stripped of….wholegrains in their purer form contain; 🌱fibre which help to support the health of our gut! Our beneficial gut bacteria thrive on fibre and use this as fuel, they produce short chain fatty acids which actually supports the lining of our digestive tract and colon. They are particularly high in B vitamins, including niacin, thiamine, and folate. B…

  • Savoury

    Spanish Vegetable & Olive Pisto

    I like nothing more than a quick and easy recipe, one pan and 30 minutes to prepare, that’s my kind of dish!My recipe for Spanish Vegetable & Olive Pisto is packed with Mediterranean flavours and of course lots of nourishing ingredients. Did you know that Paprika contains capsaicin, a compound found in peppers that has been shown to have a wide range of health benefits. It has antioxidant properties that can help reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease, improve immunity, and even alleviate gas. Paprika contains several nutrients that may boost eye health, including vitamin E, beta carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin. Capsaicin has been shown to bind to…