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Why I don’t agree with ‘The Eatwell Plate’

When my 6-year old son came home from school a couple of weeks ago with a little certificate saying he had successfully completed the ‘Eatwell Plate’ challenge by choosing a selection of healthy foods to for his plate, my heart did a little jump. So proud was I that he was...

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Quick sugar-free snack

Looking for a quick and easy, carbohydrate and sugar-free snack?

Try this for a tasty mid-afternoon sugar-free snack:

Take a stick or two of celery and fill them with some almond butter. The protein and the healthy fats in the almonds will fill you up for longer than a sugar-laden...

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Nectarines

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I am loving nectarine season. This really is the only time of year to enjoy these sweet and juicy yellow-fleshed fruits. As with all fruits and vegetables, nectarines are an excellent source of vitamin C and antioxidants which support the immune system. These fruits also supply...

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Gluten free coconut bread

This delicious gluten free coconut bread is so easy to make and so versatile. It has an almost cake-like texture so you can eat it as a sweet or a savoury bread. It is equally delicious smothered in avocado or houmous as it is with a cheeky bit of jam. You could probably grate cheese onto it and...

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Cherries

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June: Cherries

As summer is well and truly upon us, the month of June brings us one of my favourite ever fruits: cherries. I just adore the rich sweetness of them as they burst in your mouth. They evoke my childhood where we used to count our stones to ‘Tinker, tailor, soldier’....

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Date & Almond Energy Balls

These date and almond energy balls are hugely popular in our house and have even been named ‘coconut balls’ to make them more palatable for the children! They think they’re having a sweet treat but I’ve actually sneaked in a load of really wholesome ingredients that they...

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Asparagus

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May: Asparagus

British asparagus season is upon us which can only mean one thing: summer is around the corner! This delicious seasonal vegetable really is best served as the star of the show – perfect steamed with melted butter and eaten with your fingers, or griddled for that delicious...

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Lemon and Pecan Cookies

I wish I was an accomplished enough chef to dream up baked treats such as these, but I’m more of savoury specialist, so I scour the internet searching for gluten free delights so that I can bring them to you! These cookies are from one of my favourite wholefood websites, ...

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Banana Choco-Nut Smoothie

Whilst I am enjoying my new work challenge as a lecturer and clinic supervisor at the College of Naturopathic Medicine, I may have a come across a little too keen to impress the boss. I made the rookie error of happily volunteering to take 167 exam papers home to mark. Don’t get me wrong,...

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Simply heavenly almond butter dressing

I am currently a little bit obsessed with the incredible and inspirational Kris Carr and her Crazy Sexy movement. I am devouring her lifestyle book Crazy Sexy Diet and and the accompanying cookbook Crazy Sexy Kitchen at every opportunity and trying her sensational plant-empowered...

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