How to make healthier mince pies

I was determined this Christmas to develop a mince pie recipe that was a little healthier. I only became a mince pie convert in the last few years and every Christmas it’s hard not to try and make up for lost time. But finally I did it. I’ve made mince pies healthy (ish). This recipe […]

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How to make the best scrambled eggs ever

On paper this recipe should not work. But try it once and you’ll agree it could be the best scrambled eggs recipe ever. As a protein packed breakfast this really works. Especially if you are a porridge lover like me. Don’t be put off by the banana though. While I was out for my run […]

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How to make sugar free muffins

Who doesn’t like a muffin for breakfast? But have you seen how many calories are in those things? You won’t get much change out of 400 calories and around one quarter of that will be sugar. So can you make a healthier version with less sugar? Tell you what, how about a sugar free muffin? […]

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What’s wrong with eating meat?

Every week it seems there’s more information about something else we can’t eat. As quickly as the media put another ‘super food’ on a pedestal they brand another food as bad for us or even a cause of illness. Meat has been mentioned a number of times and has now sparked a renewed interest in […]

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How to make Carrot Cake Porridge Oats

On the whole the one meal that suffers when we are short on time is breakfast. If we have time for it at all it tends to be petty boring and repetitive. In fact many of us eat the same breakfast day after day. Imagine if all your meals were the same. Here’s a recipe […]

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How to make healthy apple crumble

I had a request via Facebook from someone who had seen a few of my recipes. She wanted me to try a healthy version of apple crumble. So I did a little research and found a few recipes online. But they were all pants. So I came up with my own … and it’s far […]

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How to make chocolate & coconut balls

I first tried this chocolate and peppermint fudge when I was looking out for an easy to make, healthy treat to give as a gift. The initial recipe came from the website Running In A Skirt but I decided to add a few tweaks of my own as I had limited ingredients. The results were […]

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How to make dairy free dark chocolate

Dark chocolate, the darker the better in my opinion. the trouble is I love all those really fancy ones with nuts, seeds and more exotic things on them, but they cost a fortune. So, two, no three problems solved here. How to make dairy free dark chocolate that’s cheap and easy to do. It’s long […]

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BMI: Everything you need to know

When it comes to losing weight and maintaining an ideal body shape, your G.P. will probably tell you it’s all about having the correct BMI or body mass index. I have long been of the opinion that BMI is a pretty useless method of measurement for most people. To measure your success, the ideal method […]

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Weight loss: is starving the answer?

There are many myths and half truths when it comes to diets. There’s even one about starving yourself. Recently I’ve had a few people ask me about something called the 5:2 diet. The diet requires you to eat a sensible diet for five days of the week. Then you limit your intake to only 500 on the […]

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