Blog Archive - January 2014

Skinny Guacamole

Posted on 31 January 2014

Tags: Health Eating

This 'skinny' guacamole recipe is super easy to knock up of a Saturday evening - plus it forgoes the usual calorie loaded crème fraiche or yoghurt and subsitutes half the avocado with grated courgette (we're a bit obssessed with courgette at the moment) so it's uber healthy. Perfect served with crunchy veg and wholemeal pitta.

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Diet Tips: Substitute Courgette For Spaghetti

Posted on 24 January 2014

Tags: Recipe, diet tips, vegetarian, video, healthy eating

A penchant for pasta is not ideal whilst watching your waist, but there’s hope - the perfect spaghetti substitute does exist. Step forward the humble courgette. Low in calories, (approximately 15 calories per 100g), rich in vitamin c and potassium, courgettes can be fashioned into pasta-like ribbons –all you need is a peeler. Not only are you skipping spaghetti, you’re also introducing a portion of fresh veg into your diet. Phew.



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Chilli Scrambled Eggs

Posted on 19 January 2014

Tags: Recipe, video, diet tips, vegetarian

Kick start any day with these fantastic scrambled eggs...


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Low Calorie Lamb Tagine

Posted on 17 January 2014

Lamb Tagine

At the weekend, my culinary goddess of a friend hosted her annual (albeit a few weeks late) Christmas party. There was enough food there to feed the Olympic swimming team for days; cheesy nachos, an array of desserts and a substantial cheese board to contend with… Tensions were high.

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Transform Your Beef Bourguignon

Posted on 17 January 2014

Tags: Recipe, beef, video

Here Lyndsay tells us how to transform our Beef Bourguignon into a delicous one pot low calorie meal with the simple addition of some home made dumplings and kale...scrummy!


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Scandinavian Rye Bread From Our Friend Erika

Posted on 16 January 2014

Tags: Recipe, healthy eating, diet tips, vegetarian

Brighten up your breakfasts with this beautiful rye bread recipe from our super Scandinavian foodie Erika.

Rye bread is lower in gluten than white bread, keeping you fuller for longer...


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Pimp up your Pea Soup

Posted on 15 January 2014

Tags: Recipe, healthy eating, diet tips, vegetarian

The prettier a dish is, the more appetizing it is, but it's not always easy to make meals with very low calorie contents look as delicous as a currently forbidden carbonara. Here we show you how to pep up pea soup. Healthy eating can be tough sometimes, but these simple tricks really transform this dish. 


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Marvellous Muesli Bars

Posted on 12 January 2014

Tags: Diet Treats



Packed full of goodness, this is a recipe from one of our friends Sally. Perfect for a weekend treat and a great example of how healthy eating doesn't always involve compromise - your family will also love these.

This recipe has been published in LEON's second cookbook with the following foreword:

“Sally is Leon regular who sent us this recipe when we mentioned that we were writing a second cookbook. They are really, really good”

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Mocktail Magic

Posted on 6 January 2014

Tags: Diet Treats



Wine contains calories. A whopping 190 in a large glass in fact, so it’s time to find alternatives for January whilst we try and eat and drink a bit more healthily. This mocktail is no substitute for wine, but it looks and tastes so delicious you won’t mind skipping the odd glass of merlot.


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Fennel, Radish and Celery Salad

Posted on 5 January 2014

Tags: Diet Treats, recipe, video, healthy eating, salad


Otherwise known as Jemima’s Ultimate Diet Salad. Whilst she was doing the diet experiment last year she found this recipe to be a delicious staple. These 3 ingredients combine to make a refreshingly crisp salad, perfect for calorie counters.


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Oat So Tasty!

Posted on 2 January 2014

Tags: Diet Treats



It's a well known fact that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, yet it's the one we all tend to skip. Throughout January, we will be giving you some delicious recipes for hearty and healthy breakfasts that will set you up for the day. To start with here are two porridge recipes, one from a super Swedish Foodie and another from our friends at Wild at Heart.



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Superfood Smoothie

Posted on 1 January 2014

Tags: Diet Treats, Recipe. Smoothie



Happy New Year!

If, like us, and thousands of others one of your New Years resolutions is to eat more healthily and lose a little of that excess Christmas weight, then you’re in the right place. As well as our fabulous new pots which are all less than 400 calories and 14g of fat, we’re bringing you a little tip a day to help you turn your diet into a treat. Starting with this delicious superfood smoothie from Lyndsay.


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