Healthy treats

Tried out a couple of recipes from this month’s Sainsbury’s magazine last night. Some cashew-date energy balls and maple peanut butter raw ‘fudge’.  I hold my hands up, some of the ingredients I just substituted for what I had in the house.  I can be a weirdo with textures and tastes of foods so didn’tContinue reading “Healthy treats”

Easy peasy nice cream

Over the last week in this warm weather I’ve been making ‘fake ice-cream’ using only fruit, apparently in the healthy eating world that I’m late to come to it’s actually called nice cream.  As an added bonus to it being healthy, tasty and low calorie it’s actually really quick and easy to make. Here areContinue reading “Easy peasy nice cream”

5:2 Diet – Week 1

I know I told you all a couple of weeks ago I was going to go back to doing Slimming World, but it just wasn’t working out for me with work etc.  People in work had said about the BBC show Horizons and how they had covered diets and the right one for you, theyContinue reading “5:2 Diet – Week 1”

Mmm meatballs

Dinner tonight was quick and easy Meatballs with Homemade tomato sauce I defrosted from the freezer (the joy of batch cooking). Really tasty and syn free dinner hit the spot! To make your own meatballs follow this link it also makes burgers. And for the tomato sauce just search on my blog, unfortunately WordPressContinue reading “Mmm meatballs”


For the last month or so I have had the odd email from Graze about restarting my orders, with the lovely bonus of the first three boxes half price.  I have to say I always enjoyed getting my wee box through the post every other week, but then it became a treat I couldn’t really affordContinue reading “Graze”

a bitta something healthy

LOW FAT BANANA AND OAT BREAKFAST MUFFINS This recipe makes 12 muffins INGREDIENTS – 200g plain flour – 80g porridge oats – 100g caster sugar – 2 teaspoons (tsp) of baking powder – 1 teaspoon (tsp) of bicarbonate of soda – 1/2 tsp of salt – 1 egg – 175ml milk – 75ml vegetable oilContinue reading “a bitta something healthy”

Playing it smoothe!

Is it just me or when you are sick . . . the sore throat, loaded with the cold kind of sick do you grab the first vitamin packed drink you can find? Yep tends to be the only time I do! Ask me what brands of smoothies out there I could probably name two,Continue reading “Playing it smoothe!”

Homemade Chilli Con Carne Recipe – Low Fat

Today’s blog is inspired by my boyfriend. He loves my chilli con carne and he’s working down near me this week for a change so I told him I’d make him some chilli to come home to or to take to work. It’s very easy to do, you can add as many vegetables as youContinue reading “Homemade Chilli Con Carne Recipe – Low Fat”

Quick and easy healthy homemade burger and meatball recipe

This is a really quick and healthy recipe I use for meatballs and homemade burgers, inspired by Jamie Oliver’s recipe but with my personal changes. The recipe you will use is exactly the same for both meals, only difference is size, shape and cooking times. So what do you need? – lean minced beef –Continue reading “Quick and easy healthy homemade burger and meatball recipe”