Lovely Lemony Baked Cheesecake

This is a healthier take on a recipe I got from the lovely Marks & Spencer’s Easy Baking book: 1. Preheat the oven to 180c and grease a round spring-form tin. 2. Melt 50g of butter in a saucepan and mix in 200g of crushed Nairn’s ginger oat-cakes. 3. Press the mixture into the bottom Read the full article…

Banana, Walnut & Cinnamon Ice-Cream

Ingredients per person: 1 banana – peel, chop and freeze in a plastic container Sml. Handful of walnuts Splash of fresh cream 2 tbsps Greek yoghurt Splash of maple syrup Good pinch of cinnamon   This couldn’t be easier – just allow the banana to thaw slightly and then blend everything together in a food Read the full article…

Dressings – for Salads, Rice, Quinoa, Cous Cous etc.

Rather than consume shop-bought unhealthy dressings, try these to add flavour and huge nutritional value to your meals – in fact they might just be the healthiest part of it! Pour over salads, vegetables, rice , cous-cous, quinoa… Per person: Very simply: 2 tbsps extra virgin olive oil, 1 tbsp lemon juice/balsamic vinegar/apple cider vinegar, Read the full article…

Fruit Yoghurts

  Make Your Own! Rather than buying shop bought fruit yoghurts which are full of sugar, make your own using natural probiotic Greek yoghurt and fresh fruit and mixing in a little good quality local honey or maple syrup to sweeten. You can make them up in little jars and pack them into lunch-boxes.  Try Read the full article…

Flapjacks – Date & Apple

These are a very healthy, high fibre snack that go down a treat with kids..and really with anyone who needs weaning off refined sugary snacks! 200g dates 1 cup of water /apple juice 1 tbsp honey 150g butter Approx. 4 cups of oats 2 medium sized grated/finely chopped apples   1.      Place the Read the full article…

Lemon, Honey & Ginger Curd

Zest and juice from one lemon (preferably an unwaxed lemon but otherwise sit the lemon in a bowl of boiling water for a few mins before zesting) 2 tbsps honey (or maple syrup) 100g butter 2 egg yolks (hen or duck eggs) 1 tsp fresh grated ginger Method: 1.     In a sauce-pan over a Read the full article…

Carrot & Apple Cake

This is a really light, moist, wholesome cake that is sweetened by the apples, raisins and carrots and just a small amount of light brown sugar. The topping is delicious and very healthy as it is devoid of the large amount of icing sugar that is in most other versions. Very quick and easy to Read the full article…

Energy Balls

Ingredients: A handful of nuts – almonds, hazelnuts etc. (roast them first for a nicer flavour) A handful of dried fruit  – dates, apricots etc. 1 tbsp almond nut butter 2 tbsps dessicated coconut Pinch of ground ginger Method: 1. First grind up the nuts in a food processor; then add in all the other Read the full article…

Healthy Snacks – Nutrition & Lifestyle (The Athlone Advertiser)

http://www.advertiser.ie/athlone/article/42803 Over the coming weeks Lynda McFarland from Athlone Nutrition Clinic will offer quick and easy recipes and advice to incorporate into your daily regime to help you feel and look great. Healthy Eating Following on from last week’s healthy breakfast advice, this week we’ll take a look at mid-morning snack ideas. Anyone who has Read the full article…