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5 days of overnight oats

In the winter I love eating porridge for breakfast. I don't know why but I look forward to it so much I get excited at the prospect of going to sleep just so I can wake up and prepare a bowl as soon as I get out of bed. A little bit geeky I know...... Continue Reading →

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What makes a portion?

One adult portion of fruit or vegetables is as follows: 80g of fresh fruit or vegetables 80g of tinned fruit or vegetables (preferably in natural juice or water) 80g of frozen fruit or vegetables 80g of beans and or pulses (e.g. baked beans, haricot beans, kidney beans, cannellini beans, butter beans, chickpeas, lentils, peas) Remember... Continue Reading →

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bircher style overnight oats

A more traditional and less sweet start to your morning. Serves 2 2 of your 10 a day Ingredients 100g jumbo rolled oats 2 eating apples, grated 200ml semi-skimmed milk 4 heaped tbsp. Greek yogurt 60g raisins 4 dried figs, chopped 1 tbsp. smooth almond butter Sprinkling of pumpkin and sunflower seeds Divide the oats, grated... Continue Reading →

berry smoothie overnight oats

This bowl tastes just like a regular berry and banana smoothie drink. Serves 2 2 of your 10 a day Ingredients 100g jumbo rolled oats 300ml semi-skimmed milk 2 large bananas, mashed 1 tbsp. chia seeds 160g strawberries, raspberries and blueberries A drizzle of honey Divide the oats, milk, bananas and chia seeds between two... Continue Reading →

tropical overnight oats

The combination of mango and coconut yogurt give this breakfast a creamy, fruity flavour. Serves 2 2 of your 10 a day Ingredients 100g jumbo rolled oats 200ml semi-skimmed milk 4 heaped tbsp. coconut yogurt (I used Rachel's organic) 320g mix of kiwi, mango, nectarine, pomegranate seeds 2tbsp. chopped almonds Divide the oats, milk and... Continue Reading →

fruits of the forest overnight oats

The jam in these oats helps to bring all of the flavours together. Serves 2 2 of your 10 a day Ingredients 100g jumbo rolled oats 200ml semi-skimmed milk 4 heaped tbsp. Greek yogurt 2 tbsp. forest fruit jam (I used homemade) 320g mix of fresh blackberries, cherries, raspberries and blueberries Sprinkling of sunflower and pumpkin... Continue Reading →

strawberry shortcake overnight oats

A healthier taste of dessert at breakfast time. Serves 2 2 of your 10 a day Ingredients 100g jumbo rolled oats 60g raisins 400ml semi-skimmed milk 160g chopped strawberries 40g honey, oat and raisin granola (mine was from Waitrose) 2tbsp. flaked almonds Divide the oats, raisins and milk between two bowls, stir and leave in... Continue Reading →

spicy bean chilli and rice

This is a perfect dish for a meat free Monday. The beans provide texture and fill you up and the Cajun spice adds a nice little kick as well as great flavour. Serves 4 3 of your 10 a day Ingredients 1 tbsp. olive oil 1 red onion, finely diced 2 peppers (colour/s of your choice), diced 1... Continue Reading →

That Zara dress!

So it's back to work again after two really great weekends, topped off with glorious weather! On 1st July a couple of girlfriends from school and I went to Chester races, and then this weekend I went to a garden party, at a country club just outside of Nottingham, to celebrate the owners' 80th birthday. On both occasions I wore... Continue Reading →

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