Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • ½ tsp each ground cinnamon, coriander and cumin
  • 2 large courgettes, cut into chunks about 2cm 
  • 2 large tomatoes chopped
  • ·400g can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 4 tbsp raisins
  • 425ml vegetable stock
  • 300g frozen peas
  • chopped coriander, to serve

​For quinoa

  • 100g quinoa
  • 300ml hot vegetable tock
  • Handful of fresh herbs chopped - i love to use corriander, chives, parsley, mint

When I first had a stab at being vegetarian in my 20s it was a disaster. I ended up anaemic, under nourished and ill. I was advised to return to eating poultry by my doctor, who, to be honest probably had no nutritional facts to back up his suggestion that poultry was the answer, but I duly did it.

Do you ever get that 3pm slump when you need a little boost and a simple Energy Fizz Stick alone won't do? I love to have some healthy treats in the fridge for just such emergencies. Homemade Energy Balls are a great snack to have on the go, pre a workout or in my desk draw. They keep me going and ensure I dont reach for the really unhealthy stuff that's in the vending machine. 

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Ingredients

50g dried cranberries

When Breakfast needs to be ‘on the go’ these are my 'go to' Jars! 

We’re all bombarded with healthy claims about the latest ‘super food’ but what are these so called superfoods and are they so super? 

I say ‘so-called’ because there is no official definition of a "superfood" and the EU has banned health claims on packaging unless supported by scientific evidence. But as we all know, that hasn't stopped many food brands from funding academics to research the health benefits of their product.

Want to eat a more Plant based diet? Here’s a few great ways to start. 

Plant-based foods are becoming more and more popular in people's diets today. More and more individuals are looking for ways they can include aspects of the plant-based lifestyle in their own everyday lives, even if they don’t want to go completely vegan. This is certainly true for me and my family. I eat a pretty much vegan diet but we still eat a small amount of fish and mainly poultry.  

This vegan chilli is gluten free and packed full of protein!

As a family we make an effort to eat vegan two or three days a week but with a very sporty teenager in the house I like to know we’re keeping up with our protein intake too. When I was vegetarian in my early 20s and 30s I had such a low protein diet that over time I became quite ill. I was living on carbohydrates and sugar and it really wasn’t healthy or energising.

Easy to make nutritious snacks ideas to keep your healthy eating on track!

I love soup and it’s a super filling soup for the coldest of days.

Lentils are really healthy and a great source of protein so I often add them to salad, soups and make them into pates. The soup is especially good if you’re not much of a cook or just want something really quick and simple but that tastes delicious too.

Ingredients:

1 tablespoon coconut oil

1kg carrots peeled and chopped

120g red lentils

1 onion, finely chopped

1 litre stock made with filtered water. (I use this as it is gluten free)

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