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Rainbow Chickpea Bean Salad

This protein-packed, fibre-filled bean salad is as good for you as it is colourful, eye-catching and delicious.  What’s more, with not much to do besides chopping and can opening, it couldn’t be easier to prepare!  The substantial size of this salad means it will last well for several …

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Gorgeously Green Soup

Unfortunately, we’re still waiting for the permanent sunshine promised to us via forecasts of a ‘three-month heatwave’, but every cloud has a silver lining and in this case, it is my Gorgeously Green Soup recipe… still perfectly suitable for our British springtime weather!

This “Green Soup” is as “Gorgeous” …

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Eggs… The Whole Truth

Eggs… the perfectly packaged superfood!

When it comes to nutritious, “weight-friendly” foods, the perfect protein-laden egg, is by far the most versatile and convenient.  Despite this however, there still seems to be a lot of confusion and dietary “myths” surrounding their consumption – from …

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Live on The Hoxton Radio

A few weeks ago, I went along with Faya (of UK’s top fitness blog fitnessontoast.com) to join AJ Odudu on her Hoxton Radio show, to chat live about all things health, fitness and well-being.  It was great to see AJ in action – with her personality as upbeat …

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Miraculous Mash Two Ways

Here are two fantastic low-carb, low-calorie, HIGHLY nutritious recipes I’ve been whipping up in The Food Effect kitchen recently.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m NOT an advocate of cutting out carbs AT ALL, but these low-carb comforting bowls of goodness are too delicious NOT to try, and …

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Salmon and Sweet Potato Sliders

A lighter twist on a classic favourite, these scrumptious salmon “sliders” are a fun mix of fish cake and salmon ‘burger’ – given a healthy “Food Effect friendly” makeover, by simply baking instead of frying, and using pure unadulterated (mashed) sweet potato for extra bulk (and nutrients!), instead of breadcrumbs, …

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ALL HEALTHY RAW CHOCOLATE TRUFFLE BALLS

Looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day treat?  These All Healthy Raw Chocolate Truffle Balls are just the thing!  Decadent, filling and delicious, you wouldn’t believe that they’re also super-healthy, good for you and all-natural too!

This was one of the first recipes to feature on the blog …

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Raw Chocolate Avocado Coconut Bars

Following on from the popularity of my last post (Guilt-Free Chocolate Protein Pudding), here’s another rich, decadent and delicious snack, that tastes wonderfully indulgent but is completely guilt-free and good for you too!  It is yet another recipe that can help you stick to all your virtuous New Year …

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THE FOOD EFFECT SWEET & SPICY NUTS

There’s something very festive about these Sweet & Spicy Nuts, making them just perfect for the holiday season (and all year round, in fact!).  Whilst admittedly they are somewhat addictive (aren’t all nuts?!), the subtle combination of sweetness and spice makes them satisfyingly filling at the same time.  …

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Carrot, Ginger and Sweet Potato Soup

Low in fat, creamy and deliciously satisfying, this soup is packed full of fibre, beta-carotene and ginger, making it a nutritious, anti-inflammatory, immunity-boosting and waist-line friendly dish.  Think of it as your “green juice for the winter”- a great and tasty way to pack a ton of nutrients, vitamins …

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