5-minute Roasted Pepper Hummus

Ok, I confess - it's a slight cheat because you're going to be using ready-roasted peppers but I'm all for time saving if it helps you to eat well. If you make a batch of this hummus at the start of the week (5 mins is literally all it takes) you can use it to slather … Continue reading 5-minute Roasted Pepper Hummus

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Savoury 3-seed and cheese flapjacks

Oats are a great energy food because the carbohydrates they contain are digested slowly, which means they keep your energy levels stay on an even keel. Flapjacks are traditionally made with lots of sugar or syrup (which are the free sugars we need to eat less of), but these savoury flapjacks are the ultimate sugar free snack and will turn the … Continue reading Savoury 3-seed and cheese flapjacks

Beetroot hummus

I love beetroot. Not only is the colour FANTASTIC in everything from juice to risotto, it boasts superb health benefits. The earthy vegetable is rich in nitrates, which can help relax blood vessels boosting blood flow. Eaten regularly, nitrate rich foods help regulate blood pressure and can even help you use oxygen more efficiently during exercise - what's … Continue reading Beetroot hummus

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

Homemade Oatcakes

I love oatcakes - I must go through a pack a week. A great portable snack, oatcakes are rich in fibre which means slow release energy. Teamed with a protein rich food (think cottage cheese,  a chunk of salmon or boiled egg) or a splodge of peanut or almond butter they stave off hunger for a few hours, plus they're a lifesaver if … Continue reading Homemade Oatcakes

Courgette and Parmesan Breakfast Muffins

Some days you need breakfast FAST! Let me introduce you to my mini frittatas. If you've read my posts you'll know I am a fan of eggs - not only do they contain loads of good stuff like choline and vitamin D, they are a handy source of protein - around 6 grams per egg. Post workout, 3 eggs will give you the … Continue reading Courgette and Parmesan Breakfast Muffins

Sugar Free Banana Bread

If you're looking for a healthy cake look no further. This recipe is the perfect way to save overripe bananas from the bin. All the sweet tasting credit goes to the bananas - the riper the better, so make sure you save them until they're very spotty or black. This recipe uses spelt flour, an … Continue reading Sugar Free Banana Bread

Sugar-Free Sweet Potato Brownies

For a while now I've been experimenting with healthy baking - I'll admit this has been a slightly selfish endeavour on my behalf in an attempt to satify a sweet tooth without sugar, but hopefully you'll agree it's a worthwhile effort. Sweet potato brownies have been doing the rounds for a while - Dan Lepard … Continue reading Sugar-Free Sweet Potato Brownies