Blueberry and Cranberry Chia Bars

I’m a big fan of sweet treats that are easy to throw together, and even more so when they happen to be healthy. Dates are an extremely popular fruit in the Middle East, where I’m currently working because of the huge volume of date palm trees. They’re high in fiber and can be used as…

Blueberry Oat Scones

Baking has never been my strongest point, or something I love doing as much as cooking healthy meals, but there’s no denying the therapeutic effect of it once you’re doing it. I remember growing up to the fresh and exciting smell of baked scones at home when I was younger, so I suppose reliving the…

Sun-dried Red Pesto

Pesto has always been one of my favorite condiments. The original form consisting mainly of basil, garlic and olive oil is what first got me hooked; eating it in the most peculiar of ways has caused many to question me before! I love substituting it for things like butter and mayonnaise as I feel it…

Mango and Kale Smoothie

When I first became aware of the health buzz surrounding kale, I didn’t enjoy the taste and had a difficult time introducing it to my meals. Kale chips can only get you so far before give up and into your sweet potato fries again. I’ve noticed though, that kale can easily be hidden behind beautiful…

Three Ingredient Muffins

We all love an easy bake, and I was glad to see a nice response to my three recipe cookies. Turns out, coming up with another kind wasn’t so tough. Two out of three of the ingredients are the same as those in my cookies, but the outcome is a lot different. I’m a lover…

Vegan Cheese Nachos

Since there was such a nice response to my previous nacho recipe, I decided to go one step further and account for the vegan and dairy-free diets too. The vegan cheese is my main focus for this post, but dairy-free yogurt works very well in substituting the sour cream in the original recipe. This was…

Sweet Potato & Banana Brownies

When I originally heard the concept of sweet potato in a brownie, I was confused. What would this do to the texture and the taste? Would they turn out orange? Nobody wants to ruin their impression of one of their favourite treat foods, so I was uncertain what trying them would do to mine. It…

Blueberry Banana Bread

I incorporate oats into my baking as much as I can. Not only are they a wholesome, unrefined carb, but they tend to save your recipes when you’re not including eggs; whether I’m baking oat bread, oat cookies or this banana bread, it always tends to bind things together well. My Mum’s banana bread was…

Feel Good Week: Day Six – Three Berry Ice Pops

Nothing gets me like the sweet summer nostalgia of childhood days in Ireland. Chasing after my neighbors with water guns, freezing in the garden whenever I’d hear the bees, making cardboard houses for worms and creepy crawlies, and running into my Mum’s dinners at sunset after an afternoon outside playing hide and seek (40:40 as…

Feel Good Week: Day One – Blueberry ‘Cheese’cake

You don’t need to be a qualified nutritionist to know how different foods can affect your mood. The main reason I developed a love for healthy eating was because of the link I made with it and a healthy mindset from a young age. Everybody reacts differently to various foods, so it takes each individual…