Healthy Food

Pick-Me-Up Snacks to Get You Through the 4pm Slump

Kiran Ram | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kiran Ram

It's important to pick the right snack at the right time, to keep energy levels up and bridge the gap properly. A snack made up of a complex carb, a healthy fat, and clean protein will increase your energy levels for a longer period of time.

Eight Clean Eating Desserts That Are Quick, Simple, and Satisfying

Sarah Leighton | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Leighton

These clean eating desserts all take minimal time to throw together. They don't contain hundreds of ingredients, and they do have a nutritious value. They should satisfy a sweet urge without you hitting the local dessert bar for a double chocolate chip mega waffle with ice cream, peanut butter cups, syrup, and a side order of pancakes!

Flexible Dieting

Max Bridger | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Max Bridger

Utilising this style of eating takes the 'diet' out of your personal nutrition, turning it into a healthy (and enjoyable) part of your lifestyle, rather than a restrictive eating pattern you (perhaps) don't enjoy for the majority of the week that ultimately has a finite lifespan.

Cooking for One

Lisa Roukin | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Roukin

So the prospect of cooking for one can feel anything but exciting. The message we can often receive from the outside world tells us that it's a somewhat boring and lonely task and not really worthy of any substantial amount of thought or effort - after all, it's only for one.

Sticky Honey and Sesame Chicken Thigh Wraps With Curryslaw

Beth Thomas | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Thomas

Curryslaw is my twist on British coleslaw, with fresh coriander and lime and aromatic Indian spices. It tastes like classic Coronation sauce, which is why it works so perfectly with sticky honey chicken thighs. I use crunchy and sweet pomegranate seeds, but you can use raisins or sultanas if pomegranates aren't available...

Climate Change: Threat or Opportunity for Health?

Peter Byass | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK
Peter Byass

If we eat locally produced healthy food, we reduce carbon emissions and protect ourselves from the risks of various chronic diseases. So each one of us has a challenge - for the sake of the planet and for future generations - to claim the the co-benefits of reducing carbon emissions and improving our health.

Is Protein the Secret to Successful Weight Loss?

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

Let's face it, when it comes to weight-loss we're always on the lookout for the latest food group to celebrate or villainise. We've been through almost every food group, labelling each one as either a health saviour, or evil villain...

The Importance of Food Revolution Day

Susan Leigh | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Leigh

The quality of our food is frequently a cause for concern in the press and amongst nutritionists. A diet of junk food and chemicals is unhealthy and h...

Cavolo Nero Pesto with Sprialized Courgette

Lisa Roukin | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Roukin

Fresh, homemade pesto is one of the greatest ingredients I like to have stored in my fridge. One would usually think of basil pesto, however I recently experimented with another beautiful green vegetable cavolo nero.

Get High on Green Powder - Wheatgrass!

Ladan Soltani | Posted 20.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ladan Soltani

All in all, wheatgrass will supply you with the most important vitamins, minerals and enzymes and 17 out of the 20 amino acids. It is a fantastic immune booster and great for vegetarians or vegans who need a high protein substitute or anyone who is allergic to gluten.

Raw Snickers Bar

Lisa Roukin | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Roukin

When dividing the base and top chocolate layers, make sure you have equal amounts for top and bottom. Use a serrated knife to cut when ready....Keep in the freezer, to prevent you from eating too much, and the chocolate melting!!!

Feed Your Beauty

Shahena Ali | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Shahena Ali

We all want to look good throughout the year and summer represents a fresh new beginning, where we start to take off our winter layers. Summer's lighter layers and looks however remind us that the stodgy food of the festive cold season has left us with unwanted weight gain and dull looking skin, hair and eyes.

Bolognese with Spiralized Sweet Potato

Lisa Roukin | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Roukin

This meat sauce is a good recipe to freeze up to three months. Defrost thoroughly, then return to a saucepan and reheat gently, bubble for 10 minutes and use in other recipes.

Heirloom Tomato, Puy Lentil and Halloumi Salad

Lisa Roukin | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Roukin

I always keep halloumi in the fridge since it has a long shelf-life. This recipe rewards experimentation. Try adding cucumber, pesto, oliveor basil instead of coriander etc. - whatever you fancy.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Banana Cake

Lisa Roukin | Posted 19.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Roukin

This is a lovely, moist cake, which is sometimes hard to achieve with gluten-free flour! When you pull the cake out of the oven, it will look like it's not done in the center. Don't worry, that's correct!

Want to Start a Food Business? Lessons from Oppo's Founders

Adele Barlow | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Barlow

It took 25 months of research, three different factories, two specialised food research centres, and four grants from Santander, York University and t...

Why Do We Keep Eating This When It's Doing Us So Much Harm?

Sandra Roycroft-Davis | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sandra Roycroft-Davis

Sugars are added to the majority of processed foods that we eat every day, such as breakfast cereals and ready meals. Worryingly, many consumers are unaware they are used in such large quantities.

Raw Tiramisu Slice

Lisa Roukin | Posted 02.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Roukin

I love tiramisu.'s the perfect not too sweet, light and creamy treat - dessert does not have to be a guilt-ridden pleasure. This one is delicious and full of precious nutrients and it's wonderful as it's dairy free, with no added preservative or additives.

Ten Easy Ways To Detox

Rebecca Fredericks | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Fredericks

If you're suffering from constipation, food allergies, an inability to lose weight, acne, rosacea, eczema, persistent headaches, muscle pain or muscle fatigue - you need to detox. And, even if you're not suffering from any of the above, putting your body through a simple detox is good for you for a number of reasons.

Recipe Pea Soup

Lisa Roukin | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Roukin

A surprisingly simple but elegant soup. A few sprigs of fresh dill also works well.

Offerings From My Kitchen Today

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 09.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Koay

My friend Vivienne Webb bought a bag of avocados that she left behind. We went to the sea-gypsies area in Rawai yesterday and bought some as-natural-as-you-can-get veggies and I had some other greens in my fridge from the organic section in Villa Market.

The Ten 'Healthy' Foods You Should Avoid

Rebecca Fredericks | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Fredericks

Marketing companies run riot on the packaging of our foods. 'Fat Free', 'Low Fat', 'All Natural', 'Vitamin Enriched' - are often terms created to make us believe these products are healthy and, in turn, good for us. And with so little free time, is it any wonder that we read these labels and buy these foods assuming that we are purchasing the healthy option?

Six Pro Tips For Quick, Healthy Meals

Christopher James Clark | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christopher James Clark

You know the feeling. You're at home and you have to eat. The menu must be simple, quick, and healthy. As a chef and nutrition expert, people frequently ask me what I prepare for myself when I'm pinched for time. I'm inherently lazy when it comes to preparing my own meals, but I never sacrifice quality.

Are Eggs Healthy or Not?

Sian Breslin | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Breslin

Not surprising that eggs have been called nature's multivitamin. I think we can safely say, eggs are our friends! Not only that, but eggs are the ultimate fastfood and there really is nothing else as nutritious that can be cooked as quickly.

Fruit Juice - Healthy or Unhealthy?

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

The sugar from fruit is 'natural', for sure, but that doesn't mean it is good for you - deadly nightshade is natural too! Don't be lulled into the marketing ploy of an 'all-natural' juice - sugar is sugar, and we need to keep on top of our consumption.