• Sweet treats

    Chocolate Bites

    Is there really I anything better than a delicious chocolate snack! But that’s not to say that all chocolate is created equal…in fact many chocolate brands are high in sugar and don’t contain all those amazing natural health benefits that dark chocolate and raw cacao has! I always suggest to opt for 85% cacao content or higher and use raw cacao in baking rather than cocoa powder that has been heat treated and refined and has lots most of its nutrients. The wonderful thing about cacao is that it really is packed with goodness…it’s natures mood booster with 4 amazing mood boosting chemicals- serotonin, tryptophan, tyrosine and phenylethylamine and Cacao…

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    Baby Ruth Bars

    Have you ever watched “The Goonies”? well they have these bars called baby Ruth which obviously we couldn’t get over here in England in the 80s and i so wanted to try them, so I decided to recreate it with a little nourishing amendments and boy are they tasty! Packed with protein from the peanut butter, wholegrain oats and only a small amount of unrefined agave, they are so moorish and make a great post workout snack, or an anytime snack, I even added in some sneaky collagen powder for that extra nourishing boost! Baby Ruth Bars 1/2 cup oats 1/4 cup peanut butter 1 tbsp collagen powder 1 tsp…

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    Cherry & Dark Chocolate Banana Bread

    it has got to be my favourite banana bread flavour of all time! Loaded with chunks of chocolate and using frozen cherries makes this an easy to throw together snack! I often get asked why I always use oat flour in my recipes and the simple answer is…it’s loaded with wholegrain goodness so it’s great at keeping those blood sugar levels stable rather than a rise in blood sugar levels associated with white refined flours. Did you know that oats are packed with 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…

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    Macadamia & Walnut Bars

    We just love a delicious snack and even better when they are nourishing and help to support blood sugar levels! You see when we have those dips in energy levels during the day, many people resort to caffeine or sugar laden snacks which inevitably spikes blood sugar levels and results in an even bigger energy crash later so making sure to eat a snack packed with fibre, whole grains, protein and healthy fats is a great way to keep energy levels stable and reduce the burden on blood sugar levels. Did you know that Oats are packed with amazing fibre in the form of beta glucan that helps to support…

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    Strawberry & Apple Peanut Butter Crumble

    It maybe warm this weekend, but who can resist a delicious homemade Crumble?!! This has got to be my all time favourite dessert and unlike the traditional version this is not loaded with refined flour and high amounts of sugar, in fact this is packed with goodness and still tastes amazing! When I talk about balance, I often discuss the healthy swaps because we all want to enjoy a sweet delicious treat but that doesn’t mean it can’t also have wonderful natural and healthy ingredients. By swapping out refined white flour abs sugar, I love to use oat flour which is packed with wholegrain goodness, using whole meal/spelt/rye are great…

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    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,…

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    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,  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…

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    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…

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    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…