Winter Running Tips

Many people have dug out their running gear again with lockdown 3.0 in full swing. Things are now different though. It is not T-shirt and shorts weather anymore. But with a huge number of beginner runners this year, you will have to go about your running tactics differently. Below are the sections we all need to consider when running in winter weather conditions.  Dress for the weather  In … Continue reading Winter Running Tips

Low fat roasties

Enjoy these guilt-free roast potatoes, all the comfort without compromising your diet. They contain around 6g fat compared to the usual 14g! Also suitable for vegetarians & vegans, just ensure your stock is vegan friendly. Serves: 2 Ingredients: 800g roasting potatoes, quartered 2 garlic cloves, sliced thinly 2 sprigs of rosemary, chopped 2 tbsp olive oil 200ml vegetable stock Method: Heat oven to 200C / … Continue reading Low fat roasties

Isolation Motivation

During these unprecedented times it can be hard to complete the physical exercise we enjoy as we are adapting to life under lockdown. Due to the closures of gyms and social areas across the country by the government it has become a greater challenge for everyone to maintain their physical activity needs. I will be going through ideas in which will help to improve motivation … Continue reading Isolation Motivation

Core exercises to try at home

Whatever activity you are completing, be it tying your shoelaces or reaching up to a shelf. Your core is being used in some way to help you with your movement. Each muscle provides a different function to help work together to provide a seamless motion through out our day to day tasks. There is more to your core than just your abdominal muscles. your core … Continue reading Core exercises to try at home

The Isolation Running Bug

Thousands of leisure centres and gyms across the country have been forced to close due to the government lockdown. This has affected and disrupted almost every gym goer’s routine in some way or another. On the bright side we have seen a huge increase in people trying out the age-old form of exercise which is running.  I will share with you some of the things … Continue reading The Isolation Running Bug

5-a-day vegetable tagine

Get your day’s vegetable quota all in one go. Great for feeding the family, or freeze portions. Portions: 4 Cook time: 45 mins Per serving:  kcal: 272 protein: 7g, carbs: 45g, fats: 8g, saturates: 1g Ingredients: 4 carrots, cut into chunks 4 small parsnips, or 3 large, cut into chunks 3 red onions, cut into wedges 2 red peppers, deseeded and cut into chunks 2 tbsp olive oil 1 … Continue reading 5-a-day vegetable tagine

No pasta? No worries!

We’ve pulled together a number of veggie alternatives to substitute in your favourite pasta dishes.   There are health benefits as an added bonus, veggies are full of antioxidants, vitamins, low carb and plenty of fibre.    Most are also simple in taste and easily become a blank canvas for sauces. Veggie spaghetti Vegetable spaghetti is great for dishes like meatballs, bolognese, pad thai, ramen or … Continue reading No pasta? No worries!

Easy Tortilla Pizza’s – great for kids

Tortilla pizza’s make a great low calorie alternative to your favourite pizza.. a thinner base and less cheese sounds good! They’re quick, easy and great for the whole family. Get your kids involved, prepare a selection of toppings and allow them to choose toppings and assemble their own pizza. You can use either chopped tomatoes or tomato puree, and any grated cheese of your choice.  … Continue reading Easy Tortilla Pizza’s – great for kids

Vegan linguine with avocado, tomato & lime

Use guacamole ingredients to make this low-calorie vegan linguine which can also be served cold as a pasta salad. It delivers on flavour, it’s vegan and healthy! Portions: 2 Cook time: 10 mins Per serving:  kcal: 450, protein: 11g, carbs: 49g, fats: 20g, saturates: 4g, fibre: 13g, salt: 0.4g Ingredients: 115g wholemeal linguine (used dried for vegan) 1 lime, zested and juiced 1 avocado, stoned, peeled, and … Continue reading Vegan linguine with avocado, tomato & lime

Post-run Chicken Quinoa Soup

Slow release carbs and high protein meal to help refuel the right way after exercise. Portions: 6 Cook time: 25 mins Per serving: kcal:  214, Carbs: 18g,  Protein: 19g,  Fats: 7g Ingredients 2 tsp. canola oil 1 onion, diced 2 carrots, sliced 450g boneless chicken thighs, chopped 70g sliced mushrooms 2 celery sticks, sliced 2 cloves garlic, diced 1ltr chicken stock 240ml water 130g quinoa … Continue reading Post-run Chicken Quinoa Soup