The Festive Season & Charitable Giving

I’m feeling well and truly festive as we put our Christmas tree and decorations up at the weekend 🙂 And to top off the festive weekend, we even had snow! SNOW!! It’s very rare that we get snow that actually settles where I live in the South East of  England but we woke up to…

Perfect Healthier Rocky Road

Originally posted on Happy Healthy Tash:
I’m always trying to improve my recipes and with this one being made regularly in my house, I have plenty of opportunity to master it 😀 This recipe has mini marshmallows in it but that’s the only refined sugar you’ll find 😀 and of course, you can leave those…

Bumblezest – Healthy Drinks

You know me well enough to know that if there is something healthy on the market, I want to know about it! And of course, share it with you ❤ If you are on Instagram, you’ll have seen or heard of these drinks as they are simply popping up everywhere. And for good reason! They…

Meatball, Chorizo & Bacon Pasta Sauce

Who loves meaty pasta sauces? We do! 🙂 I use wholewheat pasta when I cook pasta as it has more fibre and a lower GI which means that it doesn’t spike your blood sugar levels as much and you feel fuller for longer. I also find that I don’t get that bloated feeling that I…

Gluten Free Vegan Protein Waffles

We recently bought a waffle maker 😀 so as you can imagine, I was dying to try out some delicious recipes for healthy waffles! 😉 This recipe is made using a pea protein mix I found in TK Maxx / Homesense but you can order it via Amazon here 🙂 It was delish! It worked perfectly for…

Apple, Cinnamon & Raisin Protein Porridge

This breakfast has a lovely Autumnal feel – fresh juicy apples, cinnamon spices and chewy raisins make it a really warming and healthy breakfast 🙂 Ingredients  Per Person 1 cup oats 1-1.5 cups milk of your choice (I used semi-skimmed) 1-2 tsp cinnamon depending on how strong you want the flavour 1 tbsp organic whey…

Pesto, Bacon & Olive Spaghetti

Green pesto is one of those flavours that I crave for weeks after I’ve made something with it. It’s just got so much flavour and this pasta dish packs in even more flavour and is ready in 15 mins (or as long as it takes for your pasta to cook)! 🙂 Ingredients – for 2 ppl…

Sausage & Butter Bean Casserole

Comfort food at it’s best 🙂 A hearty and warming sausage casserole brimming with flavours and slow cooked to perfection 😀 Ingredients Serves 2 ppl 1 tbsp coconut oil / cooking oil of choice Handful chopped mushrooms 5-6 sausages (remove the skin) 1 pack casserole veg – I used one with carrot, swede, turnip, leek…

Banana, Peanut Butter & Raisin Muffins

Yassss to healthy banana muffins with the subtle taste of peanut butter and some plump and chewy raisins 😀 Of course, all refined sugar free, dairy free and utterly delicious! I whipped these up in 5 minutes and the cooking time was only 25 minutes in the oven so within 30 minutes, you could be enjoying…

Chinese 5 Spice & Peanut Butter Chicken Stir Fry 

I could eat peanut butter with anything and it’s perfect in a stir fry 😋 This dish, (the joy of a stir fry), only takes only a few minutes to make but it’s delicious and you can make it without using packet stir fry mixes which are usually laden with sugar! Ingredients – serves 2 ppl…

Finding Time to Workout – it’s HARD! But so important!

We all know the struggle; we want to workout but once we’ve finished our 9-5pm jobs (that more and more often these days turns into the break of dawn through to evening jobs), done the food shopping, cooked a meal, bathed the kids, put the kids to bed, loaded and unloaded the dishwasher, had some…

Guilt & the Negative Effect on Mental Health

I am a very emotional person. I will cry my heart out watching a movie (the characters literally take me on their journey, I feel every emotion they feel), hearing a story about something sad, watching something people innocently share on Facebook about some kind of cruelty that I can’t take my eyes off despite…