BANANA BLUEBERRY PANCAKES

If Sunday mornings aren’t made for pancakes, I don’t quite know what is. This particularly delicious stack is drizzled with the sweetest, ooziest, stickiest blueberry sauce. Just how I like ’em.If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know the routine: post-run pancakes, pretty much every weekend. Whilst some are addicted to their smoothie bowls and…

CRANBERRY OAT COOKIES

Sugar: the crushing point in most healthy-eating attempts. When those cravings kick in, there’s all too often no going back. Here, I’m sharing my recipe for spicy, chewy cranberry oat cookies that are blissfully free from refined sugar (the sweetness comes from coconut sugar which is an unprocessed natural sweetener from coconut blossom nectar). The recipe makes…

‘EVERYTHING BUT THE KITCHEN SINK’ CARROT CAKE

In my eyes, you can’t beat a good square of carrot cake on a wintery afternoon, cosied up with a blanket. Inspired by Hemsley + Hemsley’s recipe, this version is rustically warm, spicy, nutty and sweet – in all the right ways. Plus, it contains a whole lot of delicious shredded carrot; I get so frustrated by those recipes which claim…

GONE BANANAS? NICE CREAM

What’s that sound?! No, it’s not Mr Whippy’s ice cream van, instead it’s the nice cream stall rolling in! As nostalgic as the classic ninety-niner is, that whipped to perfection sweet treat is loaded full of refined sugar and processed ‘dairy’, not to mention its humongous calorie count! This healthy version could soon replace your tubs of Ben & Jerry’s. I know…

SPICED APPLE BUCKWHEAT CRÊPES

These crêpes are so delicious, they’ve become a brunch staple! I was tempted to call them pancakes, but they’re really more like crêpes: thin with a soft centre and crispy outsides. The apple filling makes this recipe so good; it’s spicy, sticky and sweet – almost like toffee sauce! They’re easily adaptable, but can be enjoyed by…

WHAT I EAT IN A DAY: SCHOOL EDIT

“Do you actually eat healthy food on a daily basis?” One of my most asked questions is about how I eat healthy on a day-to-day basis, juggling school work and general teenage life. I thought it would be interesting to do a ‘what I eat in a day’ style post to show what I eat…

GRANOLA

My latest discovery is homemade granola. Strangely, I’d never really thought about making my own; why make the effort when it’s readily available in the shops? After a little experimenting, I’ve come up with a recipe that makes the shop-bought versions look woefully lacking (or should I say overloaded with unhelpful stuff). It’s crunchy, flavoursome,…

SWEET POTATO BROWNIES

Here, I’m sharing my sweet potato brownies. The recipe was inspired by Deliciously Ella’s Sweet Potato Brownies, which I have tweaked to make them, in my eyes, just right. Sweet potatoes are high in beta-carotene – hence the bright orange colour – which converts to vitamin A (retinol) in the body, essential for clear vision…

ADOPTING THE EATWELL PLATE?

I’m sure many of us are bored of learning about the ‘EatWell’ plate; it’s usually taught in the lower years of school when we didn’t give a second thought to nutrition or portion control (…having seconds was a regular thing, and don’t even start on pudding!) But, back in those days, most of us could…

SHAKE UP YOUR WAKE UP

As it’s National Breakfast Week this week (24-30 January) I thought it would be appropriate to post something breakfast related. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day for many reasons, however there are still many people who skip it saying that they’re “not hungry” or “don’t have time”. The stats from a recent…

HEALTHY FLAPJACKS

I’m an avid baker, and I’m always searching for uber-healthy recipes. This is one of my own recipes for healthy flapjacks, resulting from many previous experiments. It’s packed full of fibre, protein, essential fatty acids and slow-burn energy, as well as being the perfect snack to satisfy your sweet tooth. My recipe uses dates to help…

PLAGUED BY HEALTHY EATING? CONSTANTLY CALORIE COUNTING?

“Is your obsession with healthy eating making you ill?” I never normally read newspapers, but when I spied the heading, ‘Is your obsession with healthy eating making you ill?’, I was hooked. This particular article in The Independent (on Mon 31st August 2015, written by Siobhan Norton) explained the emergence of a little-known eating disorder called…