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Roasted Fish With Christmas round the corner a simple colourful meal using fish as an alternative to meat with plenty of vegetables to get lots of fibre and variety into your diet. Ingredients – Serves 4 1 bag of carrots 1 bag of baby potatoes 1 bag of Brussel sprouts 1 pack of ready cut […]

Vegetarian roast dinner With Christmas around the corner here is a simple vegetarian main course using puff pastry and plenty of vegetables adding variety to your diet. Ingredients – Serves 4 1 pack of ready roll puff pastry 1 bag of spinach 1 pack of pre-cut cubed butternut squash or sweet potatoes 1 tsp paprika […]

The truth about salt Its Salt Awareness Week and we want to let you know the truth about salt if we consume it in excess. Salt is a mineral also known as sodium chloride the main ingredient in table salt. Sodium is important for nerve and muscle function and is involved in the regulation of […]

This recipe serves one, it’s lower in fat and higher in vegetables and we have used healthier cooking methods. Ingredients Handful of mushrooms 1 tomato halved 4 new potatoes sliced with skin on 2 sausages (vegetarian or meat) ½ tin of pinto beans (can use any other beans washed and drained) ½ tin chopped tomatoes […]

Cereals bars can contain a lot of added sugar and one bar can have up to three teaspoons of sugar. Watch out for the hidden sugars in cereal bars and always read the ingredients at the back of the product. Some examples of hidden sugars used to make cereal bars are invert sugar syrup, glucose […]

The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) recently examined the relationship between dietary carbohydrates and health. The review found that an increased consumption of sugar is linked with tooth decay, higher energy intakes, type 2 diabetes; and consumption of high sugary drinks is associated with increased weight gain in teenagers and children. As a result […]

The energy diet The Eatwell Guide is very useful for checking how much of what foods we should be eating on a daily basis.   This guide clearly explains what food groups there are and how much we should be eating from each of these different food groups. A healthy balanced diet is the most important […]

Roast vegetable couscous salad Summer is a great time to include more vegetables into your diet in the form of salads. Sometimes you feel less hungry in the hot weather and want to eat a meal that is quick, healthy, light and easy like this roast vegetable and couscous salad recipe. Salads are a great […]

10 healthy eating tips 10 Healthy Eating Tips Feeling tired, low mood, lack of motivation and low energy levels? It may be a few lifestyle changes that can improve how you are feeling – diet and exercise! Top tips Try these 10 top tips Base your meals on starchy carbohydrates such as potatoes, bread, pasta, […]

NHS healthy diet NHS healthy diet As a nation we are consuming more than 200-300kcal more than we need daily and we know excess calories lead to weight gain. Aiming for the 400-600-600 meal options will allow you to make more conscious food choices, read food labelling, control your calorie intake and improve your diet. […]