Anti-inflammatory Energy Balls

I generally try to follow a low sugar diet, and that includes limiting my dried fruit intake. But occasional treats are an important part of enjoying life, so as long as you do keep them occasional, it’s good to have some snack recipes to hand that contain only whole foods. These energy balls contain much more seeds than dried fruit, unlike some of the commercially available ones, yet they are still sweet enough.… Read the rest

Jerusalem artichoke soup with sage and flaked almonds

This recipe is taken from Amelia Freer‘s website. I came across it while looking for inspiration on what to do with Jerusalem artichokes. I had wanted to include them in my diet while they were in season this winter as they are such a good source of prebiotic fibre. Prebiotic foods feed the “good” bacteria in our gut, and as so many aspects of our health are dependent on our gut bacterial diversity, it is very important that we consume them on a regular basis.… Read the rest

Cauliflower Rice

Cauliflower Rice

If you’re trying to reduce your carbohydrate intake, perhaps to lose weight, then you’ll want some easy swaps to transition your way into your new way of eating. Cauliflower rice is low in carbohydrate and is incredibly easy to make, in less time than it takes to boil white rice. And best of all, cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable.… Read the rest

Creamy Cauliflower Soup

A bowl of homemade soup is wonderfully nourishing. Warming and easier to digest than raw vegetables, it is the perfect food for autumn and winter.

Cruciferous vegetables are particularly important to include in your diet on a regular basis. Compounds in cruciferous vegetables protect cells from DNA damage, help the liver detoxify carcinogens and excess hormones (and are therefore important for women’s hormonal health issues), inhibit cancer cells from forming their own blood supply and prevent them from spreading.… Read the rest

Butternut Squash Noodle Stir-Fry

Butternut squash noodle stir-fry

Butternut squash noodles are a great autumnal alternative to wheat or rice noodles, and have the added bonus of being packed with beta-carotene, the precursor to vitamin A. Beta-carotene is a powerful antioxidant, and vitamin A contributes to healthy eyes, skin and mucous membranes. Pak choi and broccoli are cruciferous vegetables which have numerous benefits including helping to normalise oestrogen metabolism and upregulating liver detoxification enzymes.… Read the rest