Why does it matter? Working out what to eat post workout is just as important as what you eat before your session. When you exercise the glycogen stores in your muscles are used and some of your muscles are also broken down or damaged. After exercising your body tries to replenish these stores and repair your muscles. It is recommended to eat plenty of carbs … Continue reading Post-Workout Nutrition: how to get the most from your post-workout meal.
This month marks two years since I became vegetarian, and it’s been quite a journey! It all started on a sunny day with a cow, a border collie and some friends. Whilst enjoying a walk we came across a group of young cows in a neighbouring field. The cows were inquisitive, playful and enjoyed a good head scratch. My friend remarked “they’re just like puppies” … Continue reading My 2 Year Veggieversary
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
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
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!
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
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
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
Love them or hate them, Brussels sprouts are a powerhouse of nutritional value and health benefits. Getting these into your diet over the Christmas period will be an easy way to help yourself and the health conscious family members stay on track without worry. Close enough to 100 studies have been published regarding Brussels sprouts and nearly half of them are studies on health benefits. … Continue reading Brussels Sprouts: The powerhouse of vegetables
Having tried many supplements over the years thinking this is the answer to all my fitness goals, I have dwindled my list down to just a few that I have found which actually work for me and I firmly believe that the list below will help any serious gym user reach there target that little bit quicker. Whey Protein Over the last 10-15 years nutritional … Continue reading The only supplement guide you will ever need