Recipes

As a Nutritional Therapist, I’m always being asked what I feed my family of four day to day.

Our family is very typical and has it’s various food challenges..

My husband Alex, is a dustbin. Tall and lean he needs fuel to give him the stamina to march around the hospital wards, plus a broad spectrum of nutrients to help him fight off any nasty bugs he may encounter along the way.

Our ten year old daughter is keen on sports. Keeping extremely active, she needs a good balance of protein, fat and slow carbs to keep her going all through the day.

Fortunately, she’ll eat almost anything (except mushrooms and prawns), and has even been known to say ‘I love salad’. However, it wasn’t always this way. For the first two years of life she only ate a small handful of foods.

Our four year old son, is a healthy eater in training.

Having been an easy to feed baby that grabbed roast beef and mashed potato off your plate, and absolutely loved spinach, he’s going through a fussy phase.

He gravitates towards anything laden with sugar and needs persuading to eat his veg. Let’s just say….he’s a work in progress.

If you’ve read our about page, you’ll know that I was a fat child, with numerous health complaints (acne, ear infections, IBS, low thyroid to name a few).

Since cracking my ‘food code’ and solving my health problems I’ve been dedicated to cooking deliciously healthy recipes for myself and my family.

Here you’ll find some of our favourite meals and snacks.

I hope you enjoy them.


Chocolate Courgette Loaf

I’ve always struggled to get my children to eat courgettes. I guess their slimy texture is more of a required taste. But they keep appearing in my veggie box. So, it’s been my mission to create a yummy recipe that they will devour, and this one is an… Absolute Winner! Moist like carrot cake, chocolaty […]

Perfectly Popped Maple Butter Popcorn

The perfect family movie snack. I learned this secret trick to popping the perfect popcorn years ago and it has never failed me. No more burnt wasted kernels at the bottom of the pan! Method to popping the perfect popcorn Take one large lidded sauce pan. Add 2tbsp of oil (I use coconut or MCT […]

Our Top 5 After School Snacks

When our son started school last September, he wasn’t very good at eating his school dinners. In fact, to my Nutritional Therapist horror, some days he’d come home having only eaten chips and cake. It was then that I vowed never to give my children sugary snacks after school again. If you’ve read my post […]

Crustless Spinach Quiche

I love fresh spinach, but somehow my children just don’t. I wish they did, because its nutrient content is so high that it’s a mineral power house, containing lots of lovely magnesium, calcium and zinc. Couple it with a squidge of lemon or a small glass of orange juice and you also get access to […]

Banana Flapjacks

This is the simplest recipe I’ve made yet. It’s wholesome and satisfying and has zero refined sugar. Plus it’s an excellent way to use up brown overripe bananas, and porridge oats are super cheap! The slow releasing carbohydrates are great for keeping children satisfied until supper time. They also make a fantastic grab and go […]

Healthy Weekend Brunch

In a bid to banish the Beige and get more colour in our diet (more on why that’s important here), we’ve been experimenting with using different vegetables, instead of bread or toast, as a base for our weekend brunch. Here’s our top pick. A very seasonal butternut squash! Simply……. Heat the oven to 180C. Cut […]

Lime and Coriander Coleslaw

There’s something very appealing about this colourful coleslaw. It’s versatility means it compliment most main dishes. We had it the other day with pulled pork and brown rice, and it went down a treat. It would make a great addition to a BBQ, and is delicious with halloumi kebabs. Spice it up with some chilli […]

Nutty Quinoa Granola Bar

Quinoa (pronounced Keen-wah) is an ancient Peruvian grain that looks similar to cous cous and cooks like rice. It’s high in protein and contains all 9 essential amino acids making it a fantastic vegan protein source. Quinoa has higher amounts of lysine, cystine, and methionine than all other grains; important for tissue growth and repair. […]

Kale Pesto Pasta

This has got to be one of the easiest and most versatile dinners to make. You can whip it up in about 15 minutes flat. Plus kale is a super healthy vegetable containing plenty of calcium and magnesium which are essential minerals for bone health. Here’s the recipe.

Colourful Mexican Salad

I don’t know about you, but I’m still trying to avoid going to the supermarket too much. I stock up on my tinned/frozen favourites so I don’t have to. With this in mind, this salad can be made almost completely from larder cupboard staples.

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