Energy balls are pretty much the perfect snack as they offer a satiating combination of protein, carbs, and fats. Plus, they're totally customisable and portable. There are many, many different combinations of energy balls out there so it's really a question of...
If mornings are busy and you often have to eat on the run then smoothies are the perfect way to ensure you get a nutritious start to the day. Smoothies take around five minutes to make in the morning and as the main ingredients are fruit and vegetables, they are loaded with fibre which will keep you full until lunchtime. And of course my smoothies are DELICIOUS!
Omega-3-packed chia seeds make this chocolatey treat truly irresistible! Treat your loved ones this valentines day.
We all crave chocolate once in a while, but instead of reaching for sweet treats laden with refined sugar, why not opt for a delicious square of my chocolate tiffin? With its list of natural ingredients, there is nothing to feel guilty about here…
My Avocado Chocolate Mousse is a guaranteed ticket to chocolate heaven. This sweet treat is a huge hit with my girls, and because of its natural ingredients, I don’t feel guilty about handing it over to them after dinner. Feel free to top the dish with a sprinkling of nuts and berries.
Peanut butter, banana and chocolate is a match made in heaven. Another quick treat recipe that I cannot get enough of. The sea salt gives the buttercups extra delicious twist.
This delicious smoothie is an excellent snack or a weekend breakfast. Packed with nuts and chia seeds, this will keep you full and energised through the day. Did you know that cacao is an excellent mood elevator and is high in magnesium? And these are just a couple of reasons why I think it is also a great option of a healthy winter afternoon treat!
I often get asked for quick and easy lunch recipes to make for the week. Quinoa bowls are great exactly for those instances. I like to vary the toppings each time, but this squash, spinach and avocado is one of my favourite combinations during colder months. Sprinkle some seeds for extra energy.
These muffins is an excellent healthy recipe to lighten up the breakfast routine. Great start to the day as muffins are packed with fibre, slow release glucose and cinnamon, which keeps energy levels steady through the day. This is one of the recipes I like to make with my little ones during winter, as it fills the whole house with sweet smells of cinnamon.
Miso soup is one of my favourites in the grey, cold winter months. It has the the warming comfort of a homemade soup and an array of health benefits, especially for the digestive system. I like to make my miso soup with beef bone broth as it aids in boosting the immune system, soothes digestion and is beneficial to joint health. When feeling the effects of winter colds and flues, miso-bone broth is my go to recipe as it works miracles for recovery.
Apple crumble is one of my childhood favourites and my daughters also seem to love it. Apple and cinnamon is a classic flavour combination and I love when the kitchen is filled with the sweet smell of cinnamon. It is a staple spice in my pantry, as cinnamon is excellent for blood sugar balancing. It aids in balancing energy levels throughout the day and sugar cravings subside.
In cooler months I tend to favour soups over salads, but this colourful salad is an exception. The roasted root vegetables with spices have that warming feeling and comfort so needed to get through the shorter days. I love having this salad warm, but it is also delicious as a cold dish. This recipe is a great vegetarian dish, but crumbling a little bit of feta or fresh goats cheese will add some tasty flavour.
This hearty beef salad is on my list of favourite dishes to make from a weekend lunch to a dinner party. I love the flavours in this recipe, as tender beef, red pepper and rocket work so well with the creamy avocado. This salad also is an excellent source of protein and iron if you are feeling low energy or feeling the slump.
Packed with lean protein and fibre, this chicken nugget recipe is so easy to make and keeps the whole family happy. I love using this recipe for last-minute or packed lunches, as it works so well on its own, in a salad or with roast vegetables.
Beetroot hummus is a lovely alternative to traditional hummus. This recipe is an excellent healthy snack, that is not only rich in colour, but also in iron, vitamins A and C and antioxidants. It also takes only minutes to make!
I love the comfort and warmth of a homemade soup in the winter! Chicken soup is such a classic and a perfect winter warmer. I find this recipe works wonders as a healing soup to fight coughs and colds it’s a great way to make use of the leftovers from a Sunday roast.
Bircher muesli is universally known to be a really quick and easy breakfast option. This recipe is full of fibre, vitamins and minerals and will provide a slow release of glucose, to keep you full through the morning. In the winter I like adding more nuts or nut butters for extra comfort and energy.
Supercharge your morning with high-protein quinoa and omega-3 rich chia seeds for a creamy breakfast bowl topped with seasonal fruit and seeds.
Chia seeds are chockablock full of all sorts of nutrients critical for fertility health. Omega-3 EFAs are essential in regulating hormones, increasing blood flow to the uterus, reducing sensitivity to the hormone prolactin (which can suppress ovulation), normalising your cycle, and – most importantly – increasing your cervical mucus, which is needed to help the sperm reach the egg.
Eating healthily whilst trying to conceive needn’t mean spending hours on food preparation. Sometimes simple twists on classic comfort food dishes can work just as well. If you love coleslaw, you must try making this simple recipe, as shop bought versions often contain trans-fats which negatively effect fertility. By choosing sweet potatoes over the usual white variety, you are giving your body more fertility boosting nutrients and less sugar. The coleslaw adds fibre and is packed full of antioxidants.
Our delicious chocolate cherry bomb smoothies are packed with healthy fats, vitamins and antioxidants to nourish your body and boost fertility. Cinnamon controls blood sugar levels in the same way as the diabetes drug Metformin and regular consumption can reduce inflammation as well as aid healthy weight loss.
A tasty way to boost your nutrient stores, balance your hormones, and increase your fertility through food. Salmon provides omega 3 fats which helps reduce inflammation and kale is alkalising and supports sperm health.
Black rice is a fertility superfood because it can improve circulation, reduce inflammation and it’s jam packed with antioxidants. The avocado in this dish provides healthy fat and vitamin E whilst the mango provides fibre and iron. Serve with lean meat of white fish for a perfectly balanced fertility boosting meal.
Beans are an essential food for developing good follicle quality for fertility. They’re high in fibre, low in fat, a good source of protein, and also rich in folate, iron, and many other vitamins and minerals. Harvard researchers found that infertility was 39 percent more likely in women with the highest intake of animal protein, but women who ate a lot of plant protein were substantially less likely to have trouble trying to conceive.
This herby salsa dressing with basil, parsley, capers and garlic goes perfectly with breaded chicken and grilled fish. Herbs are some of the most nutritionally dense foods on the planet so it’s great to have a delicious way to make them regulars in our diets.
We are always looking for fresh, quick evening meal recipes that are nutritionally super-charged. Squash is an excellent source of vitamins A and C to support your immune system as well as fibre and other vitamins & minerals. Whilst the chickpeas provide the protein you need to grow a healthy baby!
This super-rich and sweet pecan pie uses only healthy, fertility boosting ingredients. Pecans are packed with protein, fibre, heart-healthy fats, and 19 vitamins and minerals, so they should be a regular part of your diet if you are pregnant or trying to conceive. One slice is enough to satisfy the fiercest of dessert addicts among your family and guests.
What could be more comforting on a cold winter’s night than good old shepherd’s pie? Lamb is rich in zinc and selenium making this old classic a fertility favourite. By swapping the traditional mashed potatoes for root vegetables and adding the green kale and cabbage you are greatly increasing your vegetable and antioxidant intake for the day. Snuggle up and enjoy!
Chickpeas are packed with protein (an average can contains a whopping 16 – 17g of plant protein) as well as iron, calcium, magnesium and ton’s of fibre. These spicy and crunchy roasted chickpeas are a great way of upping your fibre and getting some plant-based nutrient density into your diet.
Almonds are a great addition to your pregnancy diet as they contain many essential nutrients which are vital for the healthy development of your baby. Nuts provide essential healthy fats, minerals, vitamins and calories that pregnant women need to cope with their growing nutritional needs each trimester.
These spicy, roasted almonds are a real treat for expectant and new mums!
We love making these apple and cinnamon rings for a nutritious and very moreish afternoon snack. This recipe is sweet enough to satisfy a sweet tooth, but not overly so and while they take a little while to bake, there’s so little hands-on time that making these apple rings is a breeze.
This homemade nourishing nutella recipe is oil-free and made with maple syrup, roasted hazelnuts and raw cacao. It’s the best nutella we’ve ever tried!
With autumn well and truly upon us, and winter creeping around the corner we’re after quick and simple recipes to keep us warm and well nourished during these colder months. Soups offer the perfect solution as they can be packed with nourishing seasonal vegetables and bulked out with grains and protein to create a filling meal, ready to heat up at a moments notice. I tend to make a big batch, which I will portion up and keep some in the fridge and some in the freezer. Here are five recipes to make this soup season a little more interesting.
As the temperatures drop our bodies crave fat and complex carbohydrates in in order to lay down nutrient stores for the winter ahead. This might sound like a recipe for unwanted weight gain but it needn’t be. The trick is to give your body what it wants and craves, healthy fats from oily fish, nuts and oils along with high protein whole grains. This delicious recipe does exactly that and the explosion of colour not only look incredible but supports your immune system to fight those winter bugs. Enjoy!
These delicious blueberry and coconut pancakes are an ideal leisurely weekend breakfast that will avoid any mid-morning sugar dips, energy lows and brain fuzz that would normally lead you straight to the biscuit tin. You can use buckwheat flour for a delicious gluten free alternative.
These “muffins” aren’t baked, but somehow carrots, walnuts, dates, raisins, and spices come together to form a morning treat that tastes shockingly like the real thing.
These yummy breakfast pots are high in protein and omega 3s and packed with the vitamins, minerals and and antioxidants that you and your baby need to thrive. They also take less than 5 minutes to prepare. Enjoy!
Fresh, colourful, delicious!
The health benefits of drinking a glass of fresh green juice each day are extraordinary. Drinking green juice facilitates weight loss, increases energy levels, strengthens immunity and supports strong bones and a glowing complexion. Here are my top tips to get the maximum reward from your juicing efforts and my 7 favourite green juice recipes.
These delicious cranberry almond and oat energy balls are the perfect pre-workout snack. Eating a small low GI snack 30-60 minutes before exercising can increase your endurance and encourages your body to burn more fat and less glycogen during exercise. What’s more these energy balls are ‘NO BAKE’ and the only equipment you need to make them is a large mixing bowl and your hands.
I have been craving chocolate a lot recently, i’m not sure why that is. Of course, a good quality chocolate treat isn’t bad for you, in moderation, but I prefer to choose nutrient dense chocolate treats which offer lots of additional health benefits. My favourite thing about this Chocolate Superfood Pudding is that I can make it differently each time to keep it interesting. Select your favourite add-ins, add some cinnamon or cayenne for a little heat, whip up some coconut cream for topping, the possibilities are endless. Enjoy!
The trick to making perfect guacamole is using good, ripe avocados. Check for ripeness by gently pressing the outside of the avocado. If there is no give, the avocado is not ripe yet and will not taste good. If there is a little give, the avocado is ripe.
Feel smug about making your own almond butter from the best quality organic almonds AND save money. Enjoy!
My daughters and I love this strawberry and quinoa breakfast bowl which provides all the nutrients we need for the morning ahead.
Slip into summer with these delicious and nourishing ice lolly and ice cream recipes.
Almond milk is a healthy and inexpensive alternative to cows milk which can easily be made at home!
The subtle sweetness from the pomegranate and the freshness of the mint make this one of my favourite salads and it keeps me full for hours. Enjoy!
Proper hydration is so important for every body system yet many of my clients struggle to drink two litres daily. Part of the problem is that drinking plain water can become boring and sometimes you just want something with a little flavour.
Sauerkraut is an amazing probiotic food made by lactic fermentation of cabbage. Raw, unpasteurised sauerkraut is teeming with beneficial lactobacillus bacteria which increase the healthy flora in the intestinal tract.
If you aren’t already, make bone broth a regular part of your kitchen routine. It’s health boosting, inexpensive and easy once you get into the routine.
I absolutely love milk kefir and recommend it to almost every client because it has so many amazing health benefits and is tolerated well by the lactose intolerant. The key health benefit of kefir is it’s huge spectrum of beneficial bacteria which is far more diverse than even the most expensive probiotic supplements on the market.
Hummus, the popular Middle Eastern dip, is low in fat whilst high in fibre and protein, making it a perfect addition to a healthy diet. Hummus contains many vitamins and minerals as well as about 20 essential Amino Acids, including large dosages of Tryptophan, Phenylalanine and Tyrosine. This combination makes hummus the ultimate good mood food!
Overnight oats are a great morning time saver and always seem to be a hit with fussy children. By soaking the oats overnight you break down the phytic acid and make them much easier to digest. Soaking also releases the natural sugars which makes this recipe taste lovely and sweet without the need for a sweetener. The raspberries add antioxidants, vitamin C and manganese.
My girls both love pesto, or green sauce as it is known as in our house, and who could blame them, it’s fragrant, tasty and very, very versatile. Shop bought versions are often pretty salty so I prefer to make ours myself and control the ingredients. This pesto recipe is rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, manganese, magnesium and omega 3 fatty acids. What’s more, it contains only the salt that’s present in the cheese and is therefore considerably lower in salt than many commercial varieties.
This delicious and healthy chia seed pudding is packed with protein, omega-3, antioxidants and calcium. This is a winner in my house because it only needs around 5 minutes preparation time and there are so many variations that it never gets boring.
This delicious drink is like sunshine in a glass and absolutely packed with anti-oxidants. You can serve it as a delicious drink with breakfast, or add protein powder for more a more substantial smoothie.
This is the perfect introduction to drinking your greens. Antioxidants help to prevent and repair damage to body tissues, our skin included
I love almond butter for spreading on rye bread or fruit slices and it also makes a healthy addition to your morning smoothies. This strawberry and almond butter smoothie is thick and creamy and nutty in flavour. This is my current favourite post-workout treat. Enjoy!
If you ever wake up on the wrong side of bed my acai bowl can save your day! Dubbed by the Brazilians as the “Beauty Berry,” acai berries truly do the body good from the inside out. Packed with antioxidants and phytonutrients this breakfast is sure to increase your energy levels, boost your immune system and give you a super healthy glow. Did I mention that this breakfast is also delicious?!
We have become a nation of kale lovers which is hardly surprising considering that kale is not only a superfood, it is a superhero when it comes to health. Kale is the queen of the cruciferous vegetable family (which also includes broccoli, Brussels sprouts and bok choy) which means you get plant-based power in your diet that goes well beyond just standard vitamin and minerals. Kale is packed with special phytonutrient molecules making it a power plant that can fight obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.
These delicious raw chocolate brownies are the ultimate sin free indulgence. The mixture of nuts and dates in the brownie makes for a nutrient dense high protein treat. The avocado in the frosting provides a good hit of healthy essential fats and the raw cacao and maple syrup, whilst super-foods in their own rights make this recipe feel like it’s naughty but without the guilt.
This dish is comfort on a plate, ready in 12 minutes and comes with ‘WOW!’ taste factor guarantee.
This anti-inflammatory tea is extremely healthy, easy to make and also inexpensive.