Red Lentil Pasta with chicken and chilli

Serves 1-2 Ready in about 10 minutes 100g Red lentil pasta 100g chicken breast (cooked) 1 tsp red chilli, finely chopped 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 35g spinach, washed Black pepper to taste Prepare the ingredients and set aside. Cook the red lentil pasta in boiling water for 4-5 minutes until al-dente and drain.Continue reading “Red Lentil Pasta with chicken and chilli”

2020 the year food hit the headlines

Food is always making headlines but 2020 it seemed to dominate in a way I don’t remember experiencing before. Here are some of the topics which came up (and I’ve linked a few articles in case you have time on your hands!): Food shortages – shops limiting pasta purchases, shops running out of frozen vegContinue reading “2020 the year food hit the headlines”

Foods to avoid at 6 months

Babies start to have solid foods around 6 months. It is important that babies get introduced to a range of tastes and textures but there are some foods to avoid. If you have allergies, there may be some other foods to avoid but speak to your health visitor or GP for specific advice. Added saltContinue reading “Foods to avoid at 6 months”

Does healthy eating have to hurt the planet?

Image: Commons Wikimedia -https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:CSIRO_ScienceImage_3224_Pulses_and_legumes.jpg   This is a very complicated question because there are so many factors involved, but it has been the subject of much debate over the last few years. The latest headline comes from work by scientists at Harvard University in the USA. The proposed diet moves us all away from eatingContinue reading “Does healthy eating have to hurt the planet?”

Jacket potato with tuna and salad

The humble jacket potato gets a lot a bad press but potatoes are a good source of starchy carbohydrate and vitamins, we just need to be careful what we put on them. Jacket potatoes are also a relatively cheap meal. The focus should be on the vegetables. For a main meal, aim to have 2Continue reading “Jacket potato with tuna and salad”

Should we even be selling food which can cause harm?

This is a question to wrestle with. I am not going to give you the answer but share a few thoughts to start off your dinner time discussion! With the latest cancer prevention report suggesting processed meat should, if possible, be avoided and the government consulting (finally) on a total ban of the sale ofContinue reading “Should we even be selling food which can cause harm?”

Musings of a nutritionist in Scarborough

  On a recent trip to the seaside (in a rather cold week in February) I came across a couple of activities in the market hall in Scarborough which I thought I would share. As I entered into the old hall I was pleasantly surprised to see a traditional butcher and masses of fresh fruitContinue reading “Musings of a nutritionist in Scarborough”