Chicken + Vegetable Soup with Quinoa

I love making soup in the winter - it's a great way to pack lots of veggies into your diet, plus a steaming bowl of soup is very comforting when it's cold outside. A quick 15 minutes spent chopping is all it takes to make this hearty chicken and vegetable soup - you can then leave it to bubble away happily for … Continue reading Chicken + Vegetable Soup with Quinoa

Shredded Sprout Slaw (and a “superfood” story)

**As featured on Channel 4's "What Britain Bought in 2016" with Mary Portas** You might be surprised to find that one of the top selling items this year was....SPROUTS! I joined Mary Portas earlier this year to chat about why, after years of being voted the nation's least favourite vegetable, they've suddenly gained 'superfood' status. Sprouts as … Continue reading Shredded Sprout Slaw (and a “superfood” story)

Simple Salmon with Green Vegetable Broth

This recipe emerged when I arrived home hungry and opened the fridge to find a salmon fillet and a drawer full of green vegetables! It's fast (10 minutes), it's fresh and you'll score 3 serves of veggies. Simple double up the quantities to serve 2. This is a low carb dish, so if you're coming back from the gym or a … Continue reading Simple Salmon with Green Vegetable Broth

Griddled Sweetcorn Salsa

This salsa is my go-to when I want a tasty (and FAST) side dish - it goes brilliantly with grilled chicken or fish, but I also love it with a wedge of frittata and salad greens. It was inspired by a recipe from delicious magazine with a few tweaks - grilling the corn makes a big difference to the taste … Continue reading Griddled Sweetcorn Salsa

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Hash

Sometimes things with few ingredients work just right, and this is one of them.  The dish is inspired by one of my dear friends in Paris, who made a similar dish for a lazy brunch one weekend. In this version I've added black beans and omitted the squash - although a mix of sweet potato and squash also … Continue reading Sweet Potato and Black Bean Hash

Sweet Potato and Salmon Fishcakes

These fishcakes came to life when I had just three things in the fridge - salmon, sweet potatoes and spinach! They're a great source of slow-release carbs, filling protein and anti-inflammatory omega 3 oils from the fish. Try after a workout for the right mix of protein and carbohydrates to re-fuel and support muscle recovery. It's … Continue reading Sweet Potato and Salmon Fishcakes

Choco-berry power smoothie

This smoothie is a great speedy breakfast or filling snack. It's rich in protein (which helps you stay fuller longer), plus it packs 3 servings of antioxidant rich fruit and veggies. Prunes might not be your usual smoothie partner, but they provide a burst of natural energy, plus they're a secret bone builder - in one study from Florida … Continue reading Choco-berry power smoothie

Four nut and seed muesli

Breakfast cereals are often high in added sugars - but that doesn't mean you have to stop eating cereal if that's what you like. A better option is to make your own. As you control what goes in you can make it gluten free, sugar free, full of seeds, adding your favourite fruits - the choice is yours. This … Continue reading Four nut and seed muesli

Thai Veggie stir fry with Peanut Sauce

Fridge full of vegetables and not sure what to do with them? Try this Thai-style stir fry using peanut butter as the star ingredient - the flavour is incredible (trust me!), and a great way to use up leftover vegetables. Serve with rice, or as a side to chicken or fish. (I've listed the vegetables used here in the photo, … Continue reading Thai Veggie stir fry with Peanut Sauce

3-Ingredient Banana Pancakes

I'm a fan of simplicity when it comes to healthy eating. Although most of us could benefit from spending more time in the kitchen, busy schedules don't always allow for it, which means healthy food needs to be simple if it's to become habit. Say hello to 3-ingredient banana pancakes. The most basic of recipes, these fluffy pancakes are … Continue reading 3-Ingredient Banana Pancakes