Quick and Healthy Warm Tuna Nicoise

I’m not a major fish fan. There. I’ve said it. But I have recently discovered that I have a severe Vitamin D deficiency and along with massive prescribed supplements I have researched how to increase my intake via Vitamin D rich foods. Turns out there aren’t many of them and even worse, most are fish!!…

Warming Overnight Oats

Breakfast is meant to be the most important meal of the day. It is the break of the overnight fast and for this reason should always have slow releasing carbs in order to provide energy for the first half of your busy day! When you work in an office like I do, grabbing breakfast on…

Smoothies

A smoothie is a wonderful thing.  As well as kidding yourself you are being healthy (well you are having fruit and veg and things!), it can be a yummy replacement for dessert, for those of you who struggle without something sweet at the end of a meal.  I cannot take responsibility for the recipes below. …

Quick and Easy Yoghurt Bowls

Whenever I fancy something a bit more substantial than a smoothie after dinner, my go to is yoghurt.  But not that sugary artificial yoghurt you can buy in multi-packs with dubious claims of no added sugar (why would you add sugar in the first place!), or low fat (in other words added sugar!)… It is…

Quick and Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

I’ve been ill.  Sick to the stomach, unable to breathe, coughing up my lung, ribs feeling like they have been broken, headache, earache, sore throat, temperature the works.  Full blown man flu.  (It was pneumonia so possibly not as bad as man flu). There is only one thing for man-flu (apart from a cupboard full…

Quick and Easy Low Carb Office Lunches      

  When following a healthy eating plan such as carb cycling, which involves low and no carb days, it can seem quite challenging when faced with the dreaded office lunch!  With so many to-go places focused on bread or pasta, with very little choice of no carb meals apart from salad what can you do?…

Quick and Healthy Saturday Night Rice with Bacon

This dish is influenced by paella, but since it has none of the traditional ingredients I can’t really call it a paella.  So, I call it rice and bacon, or for ease, “Anya’s paella”.  It is made using a normal frying pan or you can also use a wok, no special paella pan needed.  You…

Quick and Healthy Turmeric Chicken

More chicken! I know I know, I seem to be overloading on chicken, but it is so versatile and easy to make quick and healthy meals with.  This one is no exception.  The most time spent is the marinating and you could quickly rustle that up the night before if you really want the chicken…

Why I am suddenly inspired to get fit…

In no other time in my life have I ever, I repeat ever, had any desire, inclination or real determination to get fit or to regularly exercise. I have dabbled.  I hired a personal trainer once.  I only kept paying him because he was easy on the eye! I once tried to get into shape…