Author: Jessica Bott

Veggie-loaded Beef Bolognese with Courgetti Recipe

You can’t go wrong with a spaghetti Bolognese, perfect for kids and adults. But why not try something a little healthier, but just as tasty. Swap your usual spaghetti for courgette you can make with a spiralizer or potato peeler, it’s lighter as well as full of fibre and nutrients. Rather than using a shop bought sauce, which can be full of sugar, try making one at home with fresh ingredients and lots of vegetables.     Print This!     Serves 4: Ingredients: 1 onion, diced 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 tbsp coconut oil 400g lean steak mince meat 1 tsp...

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Healthier Fish and Chips Recipe

We all love fish and chips, particularly on a Friday night. But getting a take-away might not be the best choice. Rather than a traditional batter, cover the fish of your choosing with an almond crust. Make your own chips and try them coated in parmesan and serve them with some minted mushy peas, a lower sugar alternative than ketchup. Follow the recipe below:     Print This!     Serves 2 Ingredients: For the parsnip fries: 2 large parsnips, peeled and sliced into chips 1 tbsp coconut oil 2 rosemary sprigs, chopped Salt and black pepper For the cod: 1 free-range egg...

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No Bake Cinnamon Oatmeal Energy Balls Recipe

Have you got a sweet tooth? Why not swap your usual biscuit for these no bake cinnamon oatmeal energy balls from Dr. Hazel Wallace? They have oats which is a good carbohydrate for energy, healthy fats from the coconut oil and the peanut butter and some protein as well. They only take 5 minutes to prepare, and taste great too.     Print This!     Serves: 10-12 Balls Ingredients: 100g Porridge oats 1bsp Chia seeds 2 tsp Cinnamon 40g Raisins 1 tbsp Coconut oil (melted) 50g Honey 50g Peanut butter (can be substituted with other nut butters) Method: Put your porridge oats,...

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Sugar-Free Ginger Biscuits Recipe

Whether you’ve been living with diabetes for a while or are newly diagnosed, you may be looking for occasional treats to enjoy as part of a healthy, balanced diet. This delicious sugar-free ginger biscuit recipe is not only super easy, it also happens to be vegan and contain pure oats, which are a low GI source of energy. Although this ginger cookie recipe is sugar free and dairy free, it still has the chewy, oaty and spicy components of your classic ginger nut biscuit. The sugar free recipe uses stevia to sweeten and ground ginger to flavour, as well as a...

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5 Surprising Facts About Winter Weather

We all know that with the arrival of winter, we expect the weather to get colder, but is that all winter brings? Met Office Meteorologist and Weather Presenter Aidan McGivern gives his best winter weather facts. March is snowier than December Dreaming of a white Christmas? You might need to keep dreaming. On average across the UK there are just 3.9 days of snowfall in December. However, this average number masks huge year-to-year and regional variation. Typically, we can expect more than two weeks of snow in December for some Scottish summits versus one day or fewer for the...

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