Healthy eating

All the latest recipes, news and tips for a healthier diet.

  • 21 Back-to-school: Time-saving ideas for a healthy lunchbox
    With the start of term around the corner, it's time for new uniforms, new stationary and integrating nutritional choices into packed lunches. An assortment of solitary greens springs to mind...

  • 22 Healthy perks to a high-fibre diet
    We've all heard the phrase "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" and it's precisely the little pockets of fibre in these fruits that help keep us in shape. Best known for its ability to help...

  • 23 Eat fish the Swedish way with petite parcels
    With autumn term approaching parents shouldn't feel disconcerted about serving the most naturally valued "brain food" around. A lean source of protein that is high in Omega-3 fatty acids, fish...

  • 24 Calorie counting: Do the numbers really add up?
    Good news if you are nuts about almonds. According to the findings of a new study by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), they may have fewer calories than thought. And they are not the...

  • 25 Crab, mango and avocado salad with lime and coconut dressing and toasted coconut curls
    Dish type: Fish This fresh tasting delicious summer salad is perfect for those hot balmy days when something quick and easy but oh-so-tasty is needed. Serves: 2 main course or 4 starter portions Preparation...

  • 26 Cranberries: A girl's best fruity friend
    After featuring in countless scenes of the Sex and the City, the distinctive cosmopolitan cocktail made a comeback.  And its trademark pinkiness comes from none other than cranberry...

  • 27 Organic products worth splurging on
    Organic food is no longer limited to specialist shops or bought solely by fussy foodie consumers.  Eight out of ten households bought organic products in 2011, according to the Soil Association....

  • 28 Griddled courgette, broad bean, feta and mint salad
    Dish type: Salad Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients 1 (130g) bag Italian style leaves 4 small courgettes 15ml/1 tbsp olive oil 225g/8oz podded broad beans...

  • 29 Don't fatten up your salad; keep those salad leaves light
    Despite your best intentions, a salad can quickly become a diet disaster. Calorific dressings and high-fat ingredients counteract the health benefits of a crunchy bowl of greens. Keep your salads figure...

  • 30 Top foods to help shed a few pounds
    When trying to lose weight, you can end up thinking of food as your enemy. But in actual fact, it's just the opposite. If you befriend the right foods, the pounds are more likely to drop off than if...

  • 31 Fuelled for success: Olympians' diets revealed
    It takes more than extra laps of the track or early mornings in the gym to turn athletes into Olympic champions. Their finely tuned bodies require a carefully controlled diet – which could ultimately...

  • 32 Super foods: The key to younger looking skin
    Plastic surgeon Dr Rozina Ali left the operating theatre behind for the frontiers of skin science, asking if it is possible to make your skin look younger without surgery, on BBC2 programme Horizon. She...

  • 33 Reel in the benefits with our summer fish dishes
    With summer finally on the way, it's time to start cooking fresh, light dishes. Fish and seafood are the perfect main ingredients for a summery supper and a great way to top on on Omega-3.  These...

  • 34 Trout and Ginger Salad
    Dish type: Fish Fresh griddled trout and smoked trout are delicious on their own. Put them together, add a ginger dressing and you have a sensational first course or light main course that is easy...

  • 35 British cherries: Ripe for revival
    To celebrate the throes of cherry-picking season we have four delightful British cherry desserts. Traditional cherry orchards were phased out in the Sixties and by 2004 there were just a pitiful 960...

  • 36 Five steps towards a flat stomach this summer
    Now that we're in the summer months, lots of us are thinking about getting into a bikini and hitting the beach. As we know, yo-yo dieting is only a short-term fix, and the chances are you'll gain all...

  • 37 The key to healthy eating throughout the summer
    With the holidays, picnics, outdoor barbecues and street parties that summer entails, our schedules can get thrown off a bit. As can our eating routines, and many Brits neglect their normally well-balanced...

  • 38 Game, set, match: From Strawberry Fields to centre court
    Wimbledon wouldn't be complete without a number of things: the world’s biggest names in tennis, electrifying matches, plentiful Pimms, a little drizzle and, of course, the perfect accompaniment...

  • 39 Combat your cravings and snack smart
    Most of us fall victim to that mid-afternoon slump. It’s 4pm, you’re fading fast and in desperate need of a sugar boost – it’s so very tempting to reach for the biscuits. We're...

  • 40 James Martin's Mushroom Soup with Coriander Cress
    Dish type: Soups Serves 4 Ingredients: · 1kg (2lb 3oz) flat mushrooms – sliced and dark gills removed · 100ml (3½fl oz) rapeseed oil · 2 large shallots, peeled and...



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