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    Taco Salad Bowl – With Edible Bowl!

    It’s summer which can only mean one thing…. Salad season! I would honestly eat salad and rice every day when it’s hot. A Taco Salad Bowl is probably my favourite way of having salad though and my 4 year old is now requesting it every week! Only issue is, he doesn’t eat salad. We do manage to get him to eat some bits though. I think the main fascination with the Taco Salad Bowl is the fact you can eat the bowl!! It is definitely the best part. Though if you destroy it too early, the salad spills everywhere. Mr and I have learnt to leave it whole until you’re…

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    Mexican Chilli Bean Soup

    I’ve recently tried a supermarket’s own tinned Mexican Chilli Bean Soup and my first thought was “I can make this better”. Actually, I’ve tried a couple from different supermarkets. Some containing chicken too. They were OK but I was more shocked when I read the ingredients on the tins. The amount of salt is shocking and one even contained hydrogenated fats….. Why?! Why does soup contain man made fat! There’s just no need for it. And a good soup shouldn’t need ridiculous amounts of salt either. I prefer a thicker soup to a watery, stock based one so my recipe for Mexican Bean Soup is done in two parts. The…

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    5 Healthy Lunches You Need To Have This Week

    This is a bit of a recap post; looking back at some of my favourite, healthy lunches that are perfect  for taking to work! Just make sure you write your name on your lunchbox so no one can use that excuse when they steal it from the staffroom fridge. These recipes are best made the night before and some do keep for a few days so actually, they’ll last for more than one lunchtime. We’ll start with my absolute favourite and the one I personally make for lunch (and snacks) the most often. Curry Loaf This is so unbelievably easy to make as long as you find the right ingredients.…

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    Curry Loaf

    Curry Loaf is by far one of the best things I make! Even if I do say so myself. It’s so simple, only uses a few ingredients and it makes enough to last all week. I have mine with salad for lunch or just on its own as a snack when I’m feeling peckish. To make this gluten free you have to check the ingredients. It’s mainly always the rice that you need to check. I used to use the cheapest possible one I could find. Unfortunately, they contain wheat so do be careful.

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    Greggs Style Sausage & Bean Bake

    Greggs style Sausage & Bean Bake is a healthier version of a much loved classic! The dieting world has gone mad for “pasty’s” lately and they are bloody lovely so I can understand why!! The humble wrap has become a pastry replacement for slimmers across the country and while in town this morning, smelling the sausage rolls as I was walking past Greggs I wondered what other goodies I could try…. Of course! There’s no reason I can’t make a Greggs Style Sausage & Bean Bake! I have now gone gluten free so I now have even more reason to make things like this as I can’t eat Gregg’s. I…

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    Chunky Vegetable Soup

    The weather has turned, the days are shorter and it’s definitely feeling like winter already! That can only mean one thing, it’s soup season!!! There’s nothing better than a bowl of soup on a crappy day and my favourite has always been a tomato based, vegetable one so here’s my Chunky Vegetable Soup creation. You can use any vegetables you fancy really so just see what’s in the cupboard! Root vegetables tend to work best but it’s all about trial and error. I find the Chunky Vegetable Soup is really filling. It keeps me going for the whole afternoon and it’s super healthy too!

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    Chinese Noodle Salad

    Chinese Noodle Salad is one of my favourite lunches as it doesn’t take much prep and tastes delicious. It’s great with loads of lettuce and will keep you full all afternoon. It can easily be taken out and about in a lunchbox so makes the perfect midweek lunch when you’re off to work. I make mine gluten free by using rice noodles and Tamari these days. It works just as well as it did with egg noodles pre-GF. Of course, you can make it with the normie ingredients if you don’t need it to be free from.

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    Mini Crustless Quiches

    I love these mini quiches as an easy, batch cooked, take to work lunch. They’re gluten free, low fat and really tasty! The recipe makes 12 so they last a couple of days in the fridge and they’re a great way of using up some of the wrinkly veg you may have lying around. I don’t like cottage cheese on its own so please don’t be put off if you’re like me in that sense, honestly, you won’t be able to tell once they’re cooked!

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