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Cliona

Skinny Cranberry Margarita

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Right now, life is all about festive planning! There are presents to be purchased, meals to plan, friends to see, cards to write and parties to host…so if you’re trying to do all that (and more) without going too far off the diet wagon then this Skinny Cranberry Margarita is for you! Whilst I’m not going to sit here and tell you that knocking back some festive cocktails is ‘healthy’, I can assure you that going the extra mile to make your cocktails that bit more healthy can make a difference…and trust me it doesn’t kill the buzz!  Continue Reading…

Festive Party Food From Iceland Foods

Party Food From Iceland Foods

Party season is in full swing right now and whether you’re hosting an intimate dinner party or a festive bonanza for the whole office, you will always need to lay on a spread. One of the age-old conundrums when hosting a party, is how much time do you spend in the kitchen whilst your guests mill around? Well, with party food from Iceland, specifically from their amazing Luxury Range, the question simply doesn’t arise!  Continue Reading…

Best Ever Spinach, Carrot & Leek Soup

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I don’t know about you, but for me soup and winter go hand in hand. The minute the weather gets colder I’m straight into the kitchen, blitzing up all manner of different ingredients to test out new and exciting soup flavours to keep me warm and interested on these long cold days! This Spinach, Carrot & Leek Soup was the result of one of my recent meal prepping days, and man does it taste good!  Continue Reading…

Healthy 20 Minute Creamy Cajun Spiced Pork

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One of my favourite ever recipes is my Syn Free Cajun Chicken Pasta, and it just happens to be the most popular recipe I’ve ever created. This got me thinking about what other Cajun recipes I could get to making (I’ve since made a few) and this delicious Creamy Cajun Spiced Pork is definitely one to compete against the Cajun Chicken Pasta! With a creamy sauce, tender strips of pork, loads of delicious veggies and steamed white rice it really couldn’t be any more delicious…the best part is, it’s healthy too!  Continue Reading…

Slimming World KFC Double Down Burger

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock in recent weeks, you’ll have seen that KFC have launched the Double Down Burger into the UK. Inevitably, as it’s only in stores for a limited time only, everyone seemed to go crazy for it and if I’m totally honest I went out and bought one…purely for research purposes…honestly 😉 Anyway, having tried it for myself and confirmed that yes, bacon and BBQ sauce sandwiched between two fried pieces of chicken is as good as it sounds, I decided to help myself avoid any future trips down fast food alley and create this Slimming World KFC Double Down Burger as a healthy and delicious alternative for any slimmers out there!  Continue Reading…

5 Tips For A Healthy Halloween

Healthy Hallowee

Halloween is almost here and it’s one of my favourite times of the year! It’s a time of creativity, togetherness and fun, and let’s not forget that it has long been a time to fill up on sugary sweets! However, with obesity at such a high level in the UK, it might be time to consider how you and your kids can have a healthy Halloween this year, or at least keep it more healthy! I’m not here to be the fun police, and obviously to a certain extent Halloween and sweets go hand in hand, but before you head to the supermarket to stock up on your share bags why not have a read of these five tips for a healthy Halloween!? Continue Reading…

Roasted Carrot and Coriander Soup

Roasted - Carrot and Coriander Soup - Healthy - Slimming World - Syn Free

There are many reasons why I like cold weather, and although the fact that I can wear tights again (bye bye thigh chafing!) and that I can comfortably wear black all of the time are up there, my number one thing about winter is soup! Specifically homemade soup, because there are very few things that warm you up on a cold, raining day in the UK more than a hearty bowl of home cooked soup. This Roasted Carrot and Coriander Soup is the perfect autumn/winter recipe, which is packed full of flavour and takes just 3o minutes to make!  Continue Reading…

Curry Week: ‘Fakeaway’ Family Curry with Iceland Foods

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Don’t you just love a curry? I know I do which is why this week is awesome in my opinion! That’s because from the 9th – 16th October it is CURRY WEEK in the UK! Yes, you read that right. A whole week dedicated to the love and appreciation of curries, and to celebrate Iceland Foods have launched an exciting week long deal!  Continue Reading…

Best Ever Homemade Healthy Swedish Meatballs

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I was lucky enough to go to Sweden recently on a very fun girly holiday with my mum and sister, and if you’ve never been I can’t recommend it enough! We went to Stockholm and out to the Archipelago which were simultaneously beautiful and fascinating. One thing that I was dead set on giving a go whilst there was Swedish Meatballs, which seem to have become something of a cult classic outside of this beautiful country due to their association with Ikea. I had the pleasure of enjoying a traditional Swedish Meatballs meal on one of the Archipelago and vowed then and there to give it a go myself at home! Continue Reading…