Teachers – Avoiding Injuries

Many people would think that teachers are at low risk of injuring themselves while at work. However, during the course of the day many...

Two Cheese Quiche

(Serves 6-8) Ingredients Pastry 225g plain flour, plus a little extra for rolling 115g reduced-fat spread pinch salt 20cm flan tin Filling 200g mushrooms, sliced 1 medium...

MUST READ

How Does Alcohol Affect Your Body?

We are all aware of how alcohol can affect us.  I‘ve heard people say things like: “A couple of drinks at the end of...

Tomato & Borlotti Bean Soup

(Serves 2) Ingredients 1 onion, peeled and chopped 2-3 clove garlic, peeled and crushed 5 large tomatoes, chopped coarsely or 1 x 400g tin chopped...

Rainbow Power Salad

Ingredients:     2 large beetroot peeled and grated     3 large carrots peeled and grated     2 courgettes grated    ...

Healthy Eating Out Options

It’s a lovely feeling to head out with family and/or friends for a meal whether it be breakfast, lunch or dinner.  However, it’s also...

Healthy Fruit Muffins

  (Makes 12 medium size muffins) Ingredients 2 cups wholemeal flour 4 tspn baking powder 1 tspn cinnamon 1/4 cup raw sugar 1/2 cup blueberries (fresh...

Mushroom & Asparagus Tart

Ingredients 1 Tbspn low-fat spread 1 onion,  finely sliced 1 clove garlic, chopped finely 2 cups asparagus, halved 1 cup mushrooms, sliced 8 eggs ...

Emotional Eating

What is it? Emotional eating is a fairly common problem for both men and women. Large quantities of food (usually ‘comfort’ or junk food) are...

Spinach and Feta Cheese Flan

(Serves 4) Ingredients 6 sheets filo pastry 1 large onion, peeled and diced 1 bag baby spinach leaves 2 eggs 1 pkt Maggi Leek &...

Work Related Stress

Work-related stress affects us all at some point and it can cause serious health problems if it’s not dealt with.  There are some basic...

Are you ‘Too Dressy’ or ‘Too Saucy’?

If so, you could be adding extra, unwanted calories to your meals. A healthy and nutritious meal can be altered dramatically, making it laden with...

Lemony Sultana Muffins

(Makes 12 medium sized muffins) Ingredients 1 cup sultanas 2 Tbspn honey 2 lemons - rind and juice of both 1/4 cup low fat milk ...

Lemon, Honey & Ginger Chicken

(Serves three) Ingredients Marinade for Chicken (2 hours or overnight) 2 lemons, juiced 1 Tbspn olive oil 2 tspn crushed ginger 2 garlic cloves, peeled and...

Trim Pork Stir-Fry

(Serves 2) Ingredients 250 g trim pork pieces 1 Tbspn vegetable oil 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed 2 spring onions, sliced 1 cup broccoli ...

Weight Loss Snacks

A piece of fruit and pot of low fat yogurt Rice crackers and plain hummus Protein bar A piece of fruit 10-12 raw...

FOOD

Rainbow Power Salad

Ingredients:     2 large beetroot peeled and grated     3 large carrots peeled and grated     2 courgettes grated    ...

Spinach and Feta Cheese Flan

(Serves 4) Ingredients 6 sheets filo pastry 1 large onion, peeled and diced 1 bag baby spinach leaves 2 eggs 1 pkt Maggi Leek &...

Healthy Winter Eating Habits

It’s not unusual for people to change their eating patterns from summer to winter. We tend not to want the lighter meals and refreshing...

Can I exercise if I have a cold?

Generally it’s ok to exercise if you have a cold, as long as you don’t...

Tasty Fish Pie

(Serves 4) Ingredients 500g fish fillets (such as tarakihi or hoki) 1 medium onion, finely diced ...

“My Mum Was Always Dieting”

As a child, my Mum was always yo-yo dieting, always trying the ‘latest’ diet that...

Post Pregnancy Exercises

Your life has changed forever, and for the better, as you welcome your new born...

Homemade Hamburgers

(makes 6 patties) Ingredients Hamburger Patties 500g lean mince 1 onion, finely diced ¾ cup wholemeal breadcrumbs ...

HEALTH

Post Pregnancy Exercises

Your life has changed forever, and for the better, as you welcome your new born into the world. At first things may be a bit...

SCIENCE

What is Type 2 Diabetes?

What is Type 2 Diabetes? It is a condition where the body fails to produce enough insulin, or the cells in the body do not...
children and exercise

Children and Exercise: Quick Tips to Get the Kids Moving

Why do children need exercise? As children spend more time indoors either watching TV, playing electronic games or on the Internet, they are spending less...

Healthy Breakfast Ideas

"What shall I have for breakfast to lose weight or feel great?" Naz is In the Kitchen showing you and explaining some healthy breakfast...

Summer Fruit Salad with Creamy Yoghurt

(Serves 4) Ingredients 1 punnet strawberries 1 punnet blueberries 1 punnet raspberries 2-3 nectarines (or apricots) slice of watermelon low fat, thick Greek yoghurt runny...