• Sweet treats

    Chai & Chocolate Doughnuts

    I love the saying, balance is a chocolate in each hand or in this case a doughnut in each hand 🤣 But eating well is about balance without the feelings of restrictions! You see the food we eat can either help to support our health or reduce our bodies capabilities of dealing with everyday stresses on the body!  Food are messagers to every cell within the body.  So there’s no such things as bad or good foods but it’s about making the right choices for foods that will nourish our body, help to support each function, increase energy, support heart health, brain health, balance hormones, improve gut health and skin health,…

  • Nutrition

    Foods and our Moods

    Did you know that food has the ability to improve your mood, energy levels and concentration.  When it comes to your mood, foods have the ability to support our feelings of wellbeing.  But what foods can we eat to make us feel great!  Food rich in Complex carbohydrates can help increase availability of the feel-good chemical serotonin in your brain.  Wholegrains such as oats contain fibre to help support blood sugar levels as well as B vitamins, which are vital for brain health. vitamin B1 is involved in turning glucose into energy, pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) is needed to produce the neurotransmitter acetylcholine (involved in learning and memory), vitamin B6…

  • Sweet treats

    Tahini and Fig Snack Bars

    When it comes to snacks, there’s to set rule! I’m often asked if snacks are allowed? And the answer is YES! There’s no room for food restrictions, if you are hungry, then have a snack! Restricting yourself can cause over eating later on! I always say, opt for a good quality snack, so avoid the sugar laden snacks and energy drinks that have no nutritional value! What you want to opt for is a nourishing snack that will provide you with the fuel you need and help to support blood sugar levels avoiding those dips in energy! Incorporating protein, healthy fats and complex carbohydrates can help to support that hunger…

  • Breakfast

    Almond, Mulberry & Goji Berry Granola

    What’s your favourite Granola combo? I just love this easy go to breakfast! I always prep a big batch, store in an airtight container ready for quick breakfasts and snacks! I love to mix up my flavours and this week I made this delicious spiced almond, mulberry and goji Berry granola  This is packed with oats that have an amazing fibre in the form of beta glucan that helps to support the health of our gut by increasing the growth of good bacteria within our digestive tract. It can also help support blood sugar levels, insulin response and increase feelings of fullness. Oats also contain wonderful antioxidants and beneficial polyphenols…

  • Savoury

    Vegetable & Chickpea Curry

    When it comes to superfoods, herbs and spices seem to be the forgotten foods yet they possess great nutritional value. Herbs and spices have been around in different cuisines for thousands of years as well as used for medicinal purposes yet these days, they seem to take a back seat. I guess more and more people are relying on convenience foods rather than cooking from scratch but using them in different foods can bring meals to life and I’m not just talking about a curry but think breakfast, dips, lunches, flatbreads….there are so many ways that we can incorporate these wonderful additions. Lets take a closer look to see how…

  • Breakfast,  Sweet treats

    Breakfast Cookies

    Cookies for breakfast? Yes these really are the perfect quick and simple breakfast cookies packed with wholegrain oats, banana, walnuts, pumpkin seeds and dark chocolate! Starting the day with a complex carb such as oats along with healthy fats and protein can help to stabilise those blood sugar levels! When we eat a high sugar or simple carbohydrate breakfast, the sugar raises our blood sugar levels which are in turn is broken down rapidly causing a spike and drop in blood sugar levels resulting in those mid morning energy dips often shown as yo yo effect! But by combining a complex carbohydrate which is accompanied by that all important fibre…

  • Sweet treats

    Beetroot Chickpea Brownies

    Who can resist a brownie?…. The problem with many snacks and foods is that they are loaded with sugars and nothing else which can cause major blood sugar rises which ultimately causes blood sugar crashes which results in over eating and low energy levels! That’s why I always say to SNACK SMART! Replacing refined sugars and flours with wholegrains which includes that all important fibre can help to slow down the breakdown of sugars reducing that sugar peak.Including healthy fats and protein can also help reduce those blood sugar peaks helping to maintain a steady blood sugar level and maintain energy levels throughout the day. These brownies are loaded with…

  • 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…