Easy Brown Rice

Brown rice could be a superfood – a half cup of brown rice provides loads of nutrients, including 5% of your daily protein requirement, 8% of your daily fibre, slow-burning carbs and good amounts of the minerals iron, manganese, thiamin, niacin and folate. There...

Breakfast Jar

This is an idea I picked up in Australia, a tasty treat for breakfast on the go. You can even take it to work and eat it at your desk (although we all know you should make time to eat breakfast without distractions). Bottom (oaty) layer – soak ½ cup jumbo oats...

Fabulous flapjacks

Make a tray of fabulous flapjacks at the beginning of the week and you’ll have snacks for the rest of the week. They’re excellent for energy on the go instead of those awful energy gels. Wrap them individually in a square of cling film ‘wonton dumpling style’ so they...

Hummus

A Scientific Exploration of Houmous / Hummus I have eaten houmous since I was a youngster and viewed it as a healthy option to fatty spreads. Imagine my surprise when I examined the nutritional content of supermarket houmous and discovered it was over 25% fat! As a...

Quick red lentil soup

  Red Lentil Soup 1 cup split red lentils 1 litre vegetable stock (or a litre of water and some stock cubes) 1 onion 1 tin chopped tomatoes garlic (optional) This is filling, cheap and easy, with so few ingredients it’s ridiculous! – Chop the onion and...

Scrambled Tofu

Have you ever wondered what to do with tofu? It’s high in protein, just lacking a little in taste, which makes it a perfect base for this recipe. I like this for lunch on the weekends: 1/2 block firm tofu (not silken) 1 carrot, finely julienned 1 small onion,...

Porridge, simply

1/2 cup oats 1 cup water optional – add sunflower seeds, raisins, sultanas, dried fruit, bran, honey You can soak the oats in water in a bowl or pan overnight to make the fibre more digestable. In the morning, either: Cook in a pan on a lowish heat for a few...

Healthy Snacks

SOME HEALTHY SNACKS… – fresh fruit, chopped up to make it more appealing. – carrot sticks and hommous – oatcakes – very, very good to eat, especially in the morning to stave off hunger. Good toppings include hommous, low-fat cheese spread,...