Roasted cinnamon butternut squash, pomegranate & pumpkin seed salad

ROASTED CINNAMON BUTTERNUT SQUASH, POMEGRANATE & PUMPKIN SEED SALAD A deliciously textured salad that tastes great served warm or cold. It’s packed full with nutritional goodness and the colours are wonderfully pleasing to the eye🧡 To make • Chop some butternut squash in to squares (I always use pre packed as I can’t be bothered to peel one) • Coat in some olive oil and sprinkle with cinnamon • Roast in the oven for approx 35 min at 200c • On a plate arrange some spinach leaves, pomegranate seeds, feta cheese chunks and some pumpkin seeds For the dressing •…

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Chicken, cashew & ginger curry

CHICKEN, CASHEW & GINGER CURRY Before you order your Saturday night take out- have you tried making your own? When you make your own you know exactly what goes in to it, you save on a ton of calories and you can get creative with your ingredients👌 This is a super easy curry to make. It’s buzzing with flavours and full of wonderfully wholesome ingredients Ingredients for 2 • 1 red onion sliced • 2 red chillies, de-seeded and sliced • Handful of cashew nuts and a few extra to scatter on top at the end • Handful of green…

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Chicken, cashew & ginger curry

CHICKEN, CASHEW & GINGER CURRY Before you order your Saturday night take out- have you tried making your own? When you make your own you know exactly what goes in to it, you save on a ton of calories and you can get creative with your ingredients👌 This is a super easy curry to make. It’s buzzing with flavours and full of wonderfully wholesome ingredients Ingredients for 2 • 1 red onion sliced • 2 red chillies, de-seeded and sliced • Handful of cashew nuts and a few extra to scatter on top at the end • Handful of green…

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Egg & cress salad with a paprika & sour cream dressing

EGG & CRESS SALAD WITH A PAPRIKA & SOUR CREAM DRESSING I used to love egg and cress sandwiches as a kid so I thought I’d make an adult salad version of it To make • Boil 2 eggs in a pan for 6 minutes. Leave to cool in their shells, peel and slice in to halves • In the same pan water cook a few trimmed green beans and leave to cool • On a plate arrange some watercress • Add a tsp of capers • A few slices red onion • Add the beans and egg halves along…

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Sugar snap, radish, mint & feta salad

SUGAR SNAP, RADISH, MINT & FETA SALAD Coming home after a double spin class and the sun is shining....so this was my go to lunch today☀️ Fresh, colourful, tasty and textured... this makes a wonderful light lunch To make • Using a whole small bag of sugar snaps- slice them lengthways and place in a bowl • Slice 4-5 radishes and arrange in the bowl • Add a approx 30g of feta cheese, about 8 small chunks • Roughly chop some fresh mint • Then for the dressing mix some lemon juice, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and 1 tsp honey…

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Grilled honey & ginger chicken with a mango, mint & rice salad

GRILLED HONEY & GINGER CHICKEN WITH A MANGO, MINT & RICE SALAD Well this is certainly the type of food to be eating in this gorgeous spring weather🌷 and OMG I know one shouldn’t praise their own work - but this is SO blooming good😍 As some of you know by now I love the sweet and savoury combo, a few nuts and all tossed in to a salad....It’s my idea of heaven 🙏 Apart from anything else it’s a huge plate of nutritional goodness- what’s not to love 🙌 Ingredients • Chicken fillets cut in to strips • Mango…

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Cherry, fresh mint & goats cheese salad🍒

CHERRY, FRESH MINT & GOATS CHEESE SALAD🍒 Nothing gives me more pleasure (apart from spinning) than creating new salads... I adore the versatility of them We are spoilt for choice nowadays with all the different salad leaves, fresh herbs, and dressings available to help create salads so wonderfully flavoursome and inviting The deep rich sweetness of the cherries with the fresh mint and goats cheese is a real taste bud tantaliser😍 To make • Arrange a handful of lambs lettuce on a plate • Halve and de-stone around 6-8 cherries and place over lettuce • Crumble and scatter around 7…

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To weigh or not to weigh?

TO WEIGH OR NOT TO WEIGH? 😩😃 Taking that step on to the scales can be a daunting process or hopefully a joyous occasion There’s a lot of conflicting information out there, some saying do, some saying don’t My philosophy is that no one size fits all and weighing yourself weekly can be a great inexpensive way to track your progress and help you to reach your goals if you are trying to lose weight and become healthier All too often we can slip in to an ‘overly comfortable’ way of life, grazing a little too often on the wrong…

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Panfried mackerel with a watercress, butter bean & watermelon salad

PANFRIED MACKEREL WITH A WATERCRESS, BUTTER BEAN & WATERMELON SALAD I adore mackerel. It’s absolutely packed full with vitamins, minerals and protein, but more Importantly its a great source of omega 3 which can help to reduce blood pressure, lower cholesterol and promote good brain health. Ideally we should be eating at least 2 portions of oily fish a week. I chose to serve it with a fresh and vibrant salad that oozed colour. A hunk of sourdough bread in place of the butter beans (or both if you’re hungry) would go really well too😋 Ingredients • Mackerel fillet •…

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Mozzarella, nectarine & basil salad

MOZZARELLA, NECTARINE & BASIL SALAD For any lovers of sweet and savoury, this is a real treat. The flavours are adorable. I absolutely love using fruit on my salads. This a nice alternative to the traditional tomato and mozzarella salad Simple, light and fresh tasting🍑 To make • On a plate add a handful of rocket salad • Cut a nectarine in to slices and arrange on the plate • Add some Mozzarella pearls and some roughly torn fresh basil leaves • Drizzle a little olive oil, balsamic oil and honey over the salad and season • Job done🧡

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