Friday, 31 October 2014

How to make pumpkin hummus

By Melanie Leyshon

Now that Halloween trick and treaters have carved their pumpkins, healthy cooks can tuck into the leftovers. Make soup, pasta dishes, roasted wedges, or try this simple and satisfying pumpkin hummus. I tasted it at Central Market, a restaurant in Petaluma, California, where it’s served as a starter with a beetroot dip. Or you could serve it as a mash, topped with grilled chicken and a drizzle of pomegranate molasses, as they also do at Central Market.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

How to make herby kale pesto

By Hannah Sherwood

Kale, the prized ‘superfood’ vegetable, is arguably the most talked about veg of 2014. Tesco has seen a 90% rise in sales in the past year alone! And who can blame the hype – kale is rich in essential vitamins A, C and K, as well as being a good source of calcium and folate. Plus, it’s affordable, versatile and available most of the year.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

How to make a healthy layered breakfast pot

By Emily Morgan

Shop-bought breakfast pots are an enticing option when you’re on the move, but they’re quick and easy to make at home. Once you’ve chosen you’re fruits – I went for mango, strawberries and blueberries – and your container, the layers stack up as pretty as a picture. They taste delicious, too…

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Enjoy the Great British Bake Off with a biscotti!

The nation’s favourite baking show draws to a close tonight. Each week we’ve watched with rumbling tummies and gaping mouths as the Great British Bake Off contestants create delectable goodies containing enough fat and sugar to supply Willy Wonka for a year. If, like us, you want to enjoy the final tonight with a plate of something sweet and delicious but prefer not to exceed your Healthy Food Guide boundaries (which are working very nicely, thank you), be your own star baker and whip up a batch of GBBO 2012 winner John Whaite’s pistachio and rosemary biscotti.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Hannah's cholesterol update...

By Hannah Sherwood

For those of you who read the cholesterol feature in September’s issue of HFG, you will have seen my mug shot alongside how I discovered that I have high cholesterol at the age of 23. Quite a shock, as I am generally in good health, have a healthy diet, am not overweight and exercise regularly. So what happened next?

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Low-fat gluten-free pudding recipes

In the October issue of Healthy Food Guide (out today!) we give you the ultimate collection of guilt-free comfort puddings. Sounds too good to be true, right? Turn to page 63 and try the 10 recipes for yourself. But wait, there’s more… Here we can serve you an extra slice, as we’ve tweaked two of the recipes to make them gluten-free and still delicious. Plus, try our chef’s tips using some of our favourite free-from ingredients.