How to make sugar free sponge cake

Now this one took some work. I was asked to bake a cake for a friend’s 50th birthday and I couldn’t just do any old cake. But how do I make sugar free sponge cake? I started out with a recipe I found on the excellent BBC Food website but that wasn’t quite what I […]

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How to make your own granola.

I love granola, but unfortunately most of the shop-bought varieties are packed with sugar. My top tip is to always check the ingredients list before you buy and if the first or second ingredient is sugar then you’re probably better leaving it on the shelf. Sugar has no nutritional value, all it provides is energy […]

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Why you should be making smoothies

I am a big love of the odd smoothie. Like many people, I can be short on time occasionally and whipping up some healthy fruit and veg in a blender is a much better ‘on the go’ meal than anything you can pick up at a petrol station. There are really no rules here – […]

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How to make Cloud Eggs

I love healthy ‘food trends’ as it gets people cooking and experimenting in the kitchen. One food trend that caught my eye was Cloud Eggs and I couldn’t wait to whip them up. Cloud eggs are created in the oven and require no extra ingredients. They are perfect if you love poached or scrambled eggs and […]

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How to make Greek yoghurt kebabs

Here’s a recipe for a Greek yoghurt marinated kebabs that taste INCREDIBLE. I’ve always been intrigued by ‘marinades’ for meat (and in this case lamb) and set about creating a ‘Nic’s nutrition super healthy one’ with fat-free Greek yoghurt. Marinating meat may sound like a hassle but all you do is mix a load of […]

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How to make the best scrambled eggs ever

On paper this recipe should not work. But try them once and you’ll agree they could be the best scrambled eggs 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 this […]

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No Bake Protein Energy Balls

If you love no-bake healthy snacks then you will love these energy balls. They are literally bursting with goodness (lots of protein & soluble fibre) and taste incredible. I made a version with protein powder along with regular peanut butter, but have also included a recipe without protein powder too (click here to see it). I […]

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Chia Seed Chocolate Pudding

This chia seed chocolate pudding recipe has gone through a few changes. I was first introduced to it by Nichola, one of the registered dietitians who contributes to The Accumulator. I’ve now added a few minor tweaks and whenever I make some it does not disappoint. The main ingredient is chia seeds. These originate from the […]

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Chicken & Chorizo Jambalaya

One of my favourite dinners is Chicken Jambalaya and I’m often posting photos of it on the Accumulator private group. It’s really tasty and filling and pretty easy to make.  You just need to allow enough time to leave it on the hob for around 45 minutes once you get everything in the pan.  This […]

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How to make coconut flapjacks

Flapjacks are now a popular choice for a quick snack and are a great lunch box addition. However many of the bars you can buy in the supermarkets are filled with sugar and are less healthy than they first appear. But they are dead easy to make yourself … and much healthier. Why not have […]

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