Top foods for great joint health

We all know that what we put into our body has a big effect on our health. But, when it comes to nutrition, our joint health isn’t what we usually think of. We’re here to change that. We’ve all heard about the benefits of calcium for bone health, but we thought we’d take a look…

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Salmon Patties

Salmon is an oily fish and a great source of omega 3. 1-2 portions of oily fish are recommended a week to reduce the risk of cardio vascular disease. These salmon patties go great with potatoes and salad. Ingredients: (makes 6 patties) 2 tins pink salmon (2x212g)5 spring onions, thinly sliced2 eggs beaten100g whole wheat bread…

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Apple and cinnamon bread and butter pudding (gluten free)

This bread and butter pudding is made with apple, cinnamon and raisin – it’s a warming classic and gluten-free. Make sure all your ingredients are gluten-free, as some raisins use gluten in the processing. Preparation + cooking time: 50mins  Ingredients: 12 slices of gluten free white bread, crusts removed30g demerara sugar60g raisins (ensure gluten free)2 small dessert…

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Creamy curried carrot and butter bean soup

This tasty creamy soup is the perfect winter warmer and one the whole family can enjoy. Ingredients – Serves 8 to 10 2 tbsp sunflower oil2 onions, chopped1 tsp turmeric1 tsp ground ginger1 tbsp ground coriander1 tbsp medium curry powder1.25kg carrot, (1kg roughly cut) the rest grated3 x 400g tins butter beans, rinsed and drained1.2l…

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Seafood Linguine

This seafood based dish is very quick to cook and requires very little preparation. It can be prepared in around 20 minutes, tastes great and is full of nutrients.  Ingredients: (serves 2) 4 king prawns, shells off and tract out6 frozen mussels1 baby squid, sliced into rings1 tsp pureed garlic clove½ sliced thinly red onion½…

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Low-Fat Stroganoff

There are many versions of stroganoff, this one is quick and low fat. It uses low fat fromage frais instead of the traditional soured cream to help reduce the calories. Ingredients – serves 2 200g Lean beef, cut into strips140g Chestnut mushrooms, sliced6 Spring onions, sliced1 tsp Paprika90ml Low-sodium beef stock3 tbsp Normandy (low fat) fromage…

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Salmon with orange breadcrumb

This dish is quick and easy but sophisticated enough for when you are entertaining guests. The orange gives freshness to the dish and the dish can be served with a variety of vegetables. Ingredients: 1 orange (juice and rind)4 Salmon fillets (responsibly sourced; boneless and skinless)85g fresh breadcrumbsBunch fresh parsley (2 tbsp)Low calorie olive oil…

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Chicken and Nectarine Salad with Tarragon Dressing

This colourful summer salad is great with barbecued chicken or to use up leftover roast chicken. Turkey works just as well, and you can even add in some cooked gammon or ham. Ingredients: 500g roast chicken4 nectarines (100g each)A bag Salad leaves2 tbsp olive oil1 tbsp tarragon finely chopped1 tbsp cider vinegar1 tsp clear honey½…

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Spinach & ricotta cannelloni

Spinach and ricotta is a classic flavour combination. This meat free pasta is packed with iron and vitamins.  Preparation time: 30-35mins  Ingredients:  200g ricotta (reduced fat)14 dried cannelloni tubes200g fresh spinach1 small onion, finely chopped2 courgettes, grated1 large handful basil50g parmesan grated2 tins chopped tomato (good quality)2 cloves garlic1 ¼ tbsp olive oilPinch of nutmeg Instructions:…

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Prawn and Pea Thai Green Curry

This Thai green curry does not use coconut milk which makes it lower in saturated fat and energy. It is also great for when you are short of time as it can be prepared in 30 minutes. Ingredients: 400g cooked king prawns1 large onion2 yellow peppers100g frozen peas 2 tbsp Thai green curry paste2 tbsp…

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