Tasty tomato soup

I made this soup today for a friend who was calling over for lunch and a catch up. It takes no time at all to prepare and it is so delicious. Most… if not all of the ingredients we would already have in our cupboards. Apart from being very tasty another plus of this soup…

Cottage pie with crispy potato topping

The ultimate comfort food… This one is always a hit in our house, being a tasty family favourite that never lasts too long!! This is another dish that never makes it to my freezer but would freeze beautifully to enjoy at a later date. It is the healthy variation of the classic cottage pie that is topped…

Homemade egg wraps

These homemade egg wraps are so simple to make and really tasty. The are so versatile in the fact that they can be filled with anything you fancy. I added some lighter than light mayo, lettuce, chicken, red onion and pineapple. The ideal lunchbox filler!! To make the egg wraps simply: Whisk two eggs &…

Oaty peanut butter energy balls

I made a batch of these yummy, filling energy balls during the week. The dreaded virus thats doing the rounds at the moment has hit our house and our girls have been quite poorly. Needless to say there hasn’t been much time for healthy home cooked meals in between temperature monitoring and much needed mammy…

Carrot and courgette loaf

I love to cook and if I can make it healthy… all the better but my real passion has to be baking!! Cupcakes, brownies, lemon drizzle… all things sweet! I bake the odd birthday cake for family too. Keeping that in mind this recipe is a little bit of both. It’s sweet but it contains…

Baked oatmeal muffins

The perfect portable breakfast, ideal snack in the evening with a cup of tea or simply if you fancy something sweet after dinner. The blueberries and sweet freedom deliver the right amount of sweetness, keeping it healthy! Sweet freedom fruit syrup is available in any of the health shops. This is a good staple to have…

Healthy snacks

It can be hard to come up with healthy snacks. Bites that keep you going during the day, in-between main meal. It’s so important to mix it up and not let your snacks get boring. Having a handful of nuts isn’t all that exciting or appetising ALL OF THE TIME and we can get fairly fed up…fairly quickly… and…

Strawberries & “cream” overnight oats

  Overnight oats where have you been all my life!!! I’m probably a “little” late joining the craze but what the hell. I’m a fan of regular oats and would have them quite regularly for brekkie during the week but this recipe has really brought oats to life for me. I have to admit having…

Veggie fritters

These crispy courgette & carrot fritters are a tasty breakfast, lunch or snack option. They consist of a batter made with eggs, flour and milk packed with grated vegetables. A tasty, flavoursome way to get your veg in!! I’ve used wholemeal flour but you can use any flour to bind the fritters together…plain, almond or gluten…

Sweet potato & chicken pie

Swap creamy white potato mash for a healthier option of sweet potato topping. This recipe is packed full of hearty farmhouse vegetables. I’ve used frozen veggies for convenience sake. I always have a stock of frozen in the freezer. Veg is veg!! This recipe makes 4 portions. Perfect for freezing. This particular one is a…

Homemade Healthy Granola

  Who doesn’t love a yummy bowl of crunchy granola!! I love mine with a dash of almond milk or sprinkled over some yoghurt or porridge. A lot of granola are loaded with sugar to sweeten them up. This recipe contains honey, which is a natural sweetener and binds all the ingredient together. Stevia can also…

Peachy pancakes (Gluten and dairy free)

These delicious pancakes are both gluten and dairy free. I made them for pancake Tuesday. I wanted to stay on track with my healthy eating plan so opted for these! They don’t brown as much as regular pancakes but this doesn’t compromise the taste in any way. For the topping I chose stewed peaches and Greek…