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Cauliflower Rice…

Here is a delicious way to serve cauliflower and makes a welcome change from simply steaming or stir-frying. This recipe idea is also great if you're looking to drop your carbohydrate intake and/or lose excess weight, but still want something to serve with your grilled fish! 1 medium cauliflower 1 medium red pepper - de-seeded, [...]

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How to eat wheat-free…

Here is a wonderful "wheat-free" menu to get you started... Breakfast Quinoa & Orange Porridge Bring 30-40g quinoa to the boil and then simmer until tender and the liquid has absorbed. Peel a fresh orange and chop into the porridge. Stir, and then serve with a spoon of goat or sheep's yogurt, and a sprinkling [...]

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Slow roasting tomatoes brings out a deep, rich flavour, and really is a delicious (and different) way of serving tomatoes. Basil (tomato's popular partner) adds a very distinct flavour addition, and adds nutrition too. Also in the nutritional profile of this dish is a very welcome "burst" of omega-3 fats, courtesy of the anchovies. Serve [...]

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Trout Nicoise Salad

A traditional French Nicoise salad is a very popular salad meal for many, and for good reason too! It's delicious, nutritious and filling enough to be served as a main course meal. This version still uses many traditional ingredients but uses trout instead of tuna, and has a few added nutritional surprises too! Trout is [...]

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Do you take sugar…

If I asked you the question, "Do you take sugar?", you may think I'm simply referring to your daily cuppa!? I am in fact, referring more to your intake of sugar via everyday foods, some of which you may even think is "healthy"! Taking sugar in tea or coffee is one thing - we choose to [...]

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This is a healthy and delicious combination of green leaves, fruits and cheese to help boost your intake of vitamins A, C and the B Complex, as well as minerals such as calcium, iron, and magnesium. 30g-50g of mixed lettuce, dark green salad leaves (watercress, spinach and rocket) and any fresh herbs A handful of [...]

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This article provides everything you need to know about effective eating for post-exercise recovery, replenishment and rehydration. Post-exercise Recovery Nutrition Eating soon after exercise provides the body with the correct nutrients to fully recover, regenerate, and re-adapt, ready for the next training session. The physiological recovery of the body involves all the following processes... * Refilling/refuelling of [...]

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How to nail your sports nutrition!

To understand and effectively put into practise good nutrition for performance, an athlete first needs to appreciate the importance of a nutritionally sound day-to-day diet, as well as grasping 3 key areas of effective sports nutrition - pre-exercise, during exercise and post-exercise nutrition.   Regards the general day-to-day diet, re-thinking meal timings and moving away from the [...]

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Hazelnut Granola

This delicious sweet "fruit and nut" granola takes minutes to make and can be eaten hot or cold. It is full of protein, essential fats and minerals, and served best with chopped fresh fruit, or simply by the handful for a quick snack! 6 servings 100g hazelnuts 100g raisins 50g sunflower seeds 50g pumpkin seeds [...]

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Packed lunch ideas…

Nutritious “packed” salads are perfectly balanced, nutrient and fibre-rich meals that will nourish your body, and keep you energised all afternoon.  Use brown rice, quinoa, barley, buckwheat noodles, or other “whole” grain as your carbohydrate - remember about a fist-size should serve you perfectly well. Combine this with some protein, 100-150g of tuna, salmon, or [...]

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