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Nutrition

Best of British Dish – Sweet Potato Cottage Pie

Ingredients – 500g 5% lean beef mince – 2 large sweet potatoes – Low fat butter – 2 cloves of garlic – 1 red onion – One pack of asparagus tips – Handful of green beans – Oxo beef stock – Extra virgin olive oil – Low fat cheese Method – Chop garlic and onion […]

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Nutrition

Banana Bread Recipe

This bread tastes amazing when slightly moist! The benefits of banana loaf are the potassium from the banana, energy and fibre to keep you regular! Ingredients 200g plain flour 200g caster sugar 50g butter, softened 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 egg 3 very ripe bananas Method […]

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Nutrition

Are Vitamin Supplements Necessary?

Vitamins and minerals are essential nutrients to the body, such as iron, calcium and vitamin C etc. The human body needs vitamins in relatively small amounts to function correctly. Most people don’t need to take vitamin supplements, as they’re able to satisfy their body with nutrients from a well-balanced diet. However, people who simply don’t […]

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Nutrition

Healthier Dark Chocolate Bar Choice with Recipe

Rather than picking up a milk chocolate bar (that has less antioxidant-rich cocoa and more sugar) the next time you’re in the supermarket, try purchasing a healthier option. Go with Dark Chocolate, as it is known to be good for your heart and boosts brain power along with other health benefits. You may not realise […]

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Coaching | Nutrition

World School Milk Day – Healthy Milk Based Dessert

World School Milk Day is celebrated on the last Wednesday in September. What is world milk day? World milk day is organised by the Food and Agriculture organisation, whom are now celebrating its 17th annual event. The first world milk day was in 2000 and has been honoured by over 30 different countries ever since. […]

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Nutrition | Training | wellbeing

How to stay healthy at university

Let’s face it, being a student comes with the stereotype of being unhealthy and broke, but that’s just because people seem to think all students spend money on alcohol, take aways and microwaveable meals. If that is the case for you, let’s ditch the bad habits and jump on the healthy bandwagon this school year. […]

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Nutrition

Chicken Cordon Bleu Burger

When you think of a burger you normally consider it a treat and an unhealthy one at that. But this is not true in all cases. There are many different ways to create a healthy burger which means that you may be able to treat yourself more often! One of these burgers is the chicken […]

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Nutrition

Healthier Flapjacks for all the family’s lunchboxes

If you’re looking for a healthier alternative to that sweet snack, here’s our version of healthier flapjacks packed full of fruit and nuts without the added sugar and butter. Make these at the weekend to include in everybody’s lunchboxes. The oats will provide slow release energy to fuel a busy day and the fruit is […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

National Burger Day Recipe- Lamb and Mint Burgers

Lamb and Mint Burgers Ideal for a BBQ alternative, full of flavour and great served with a fresh Greek salad or a quick Bulgur wheat, tomato and cucumber side instead of a bun! 500g lamb mince 1/2 large red onion, grated 2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped finely 1-2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 teaspoon dried oregano […]

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Nutrition

Salad of quinoa, tomatoes and cucumbers with pickled onions

A light summery salad perfect for sharing as a side dish or making ahead for a healthy lunch. Ingredients: • 3 cups of pre-cooked quinoa, cold • 1 ½ cups of small cherry tomatoes, cut in half • 1 cup cucumber, unseeded, diced • 1 tablespoons finely chopped chives or spring onions • Juice of […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

Defeating the Heat – Chilled Breakfast Idea

Eating healthy is important but eating in the warm weather can be a challenge. My breakfast idea is great for several reasons: – It is chilled and in the jar – cool and handy; – It has high protein content: natural yogurt, oats and nuts – It has fibre – apricots and ginger – It […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

Unusual foods you may not have had before and their health benefits

There are a lot of unusual foods and drinks out there to discover so here’s a few together with the health benefits they come with for you to explore and add into your kitchen cupboard! Kombucha: Aids digestion and gut health, strengthens  immune system, contains acetic acid and polyphenols to aid weight loss, eases joint […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

Nutrition – Did you know?

Here are some quick fast facts that you may not know about the foods you are eating! 1. Avocado has twice the amount of potassium as a banana 2. Broccoli has twice the amount of Vitamin C 3. 1 lemon contains your daily dose of vitamin C, cleanses the liver and boosts immunity 4. Celery […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

How to get more protein in your diet

If you’ve been inspired by the cycling greats or shark-like swimmers on TV during the summer championships, here’s how you can fuel yourself by increasing the amount of protein in your diet. And don’t worry, for any vegetarians there’s always meat free options available! Start your day right! It’s a cliché but it’s true; you […]

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Nutrition | wellbeing

The ultimate coolness sip!

This drink is full of freshness thanks to the cooling effect of the herbal natural oils. The ingredients are not only great for keeping cool, they are good for your tummy too! (Serves 2-4): Ingredients A mixer capable of breaking ice cubes (I use Nutri-Bullet by dividing the ingredients into the single portion requirements); A […]

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