An old family favourite of mine is Leek and Potato soup, but I don't like it too green and so I used to throw in a few extra potatoes to counter that. However I've avoided it lately as I've been following a lower GL style of eating which means lower carbohydrates and/or eating protein with carbohydrates, aiming for a slower release of energy that doesn't spike blood sugars. So this traditional 100% carbohydrate meal doesn't fit very well. But last week I got some organic le
Bananas - how do you like yours? Spotty? Yellow? Green?
I’m dotty for the spotty ones - full of antioxidants, so much so that they have been linked to cancer prevention - the spottier they get, the more antioxidants, the better I like them. Did You Know?
Generally, bananas are around 100 calories each, low in fat, high in fibre, high in vitamins B6 & C. But did you know that bananas have different nutritional benefits dependant on age.
The younger ones (gre
Oats are one of the most versatile foods in my cupboard. Hot creamy porridge, portable overnight oats, pancakes, baked oats, muffins, porridge bread - the list is endless. The fibre and protein content is so good, and the fat content isn't high. While a one cup serving is usually the go-to, remember that you can reduce your portion and pair it with fruit, flaxseed, chia seeds, or other healthy options. Oats contain soluble fibre, the type that has been shown to help lower ch