Prodimed – High Protein Weight loss Programme

Are you ready for a healthier life? Would you like to finally get rid of your excess weight? Prodimed offers a unique and efficient  programme, where you can lose weight in a healthy and responsible way, with our higher protein diet. The key to success is our friendly, personal support from our nutritional experts combined with a proven weight reduction programme, delivering healthy nutrition and improvements in lifestyle and well-being. This unique combination ensures long term results! For a no obligation chat please call Ceri 07947 026366 or Ann 07747 791587 What do clients say? With Prodimed I found a diet that helped me lose weight quickly and keep it off. I found it very easy to follow and loved that I was never hungry. I was able to make this diet work along side providing meals for my children and husband. In three months I lost three and a half stone and have kept it off.  I think that what stands out the most from this diet is the support I got from my dietician, who still supports me whilst I continue to maintain six months after finishing. I have never managed to maintain weight for this long before.  I have recommended this diet to others who have also had great results with it and I will continue to recommend it.  SF...

Spicy Red Lentil Soup (Serves 4)

Ingredients 2 tsp. olive oil 1 medium onion chopped 2 large carrots chopped 1 small red pepper chopped 1 tsp. paprika 1 tsp. turmeric 1 pinch cinnamon 1 pinch chilli powder 1 bay leaf 125g red lentils 1 can chopped tomatoes 750ml vegetable stock Salt and milled black pepper to taste Method Heat the oil and fry the onions, carrots and red peppers gently until soft but not brown Add the spices and fry for a few minutes. Add the bay leaf and tomatoes and stock and cook until the vegetables are tender. Remove the bay leaf and liquidise the soup. Add the lentils and cook until they are tender....

Broccoli Salad

Ingredients 5 cups fresh broccoli florets (raw) ⅓  cup sultanas ½ cup sunflower seeds ¼ cup of red onion, chopped 1 cup of cooked frozen peas (optional) ½ cup of artichoke hearts (optional) Dressing ½ cup low fat, mayonnaise 1 tbsp. white wine vinegar 1 tsp. sugar Method Mix together the dressing ingredients until smooth. Put all the salad ingredients in a bowl and pour in the dressing – mix until the dressing has coated the broccoli            ...

Roasted Butternut Squash Salad (Serves 4)

Ingredients  1 butternut squash , peeled and cut into 2cm cubes 1 small drizzle of olive oil 100g Brown or Puy lentils 1 tbsp sesame seeds , toasted 2 spring onions , sliced finely 1 tbsp fresh coriander – chopped Dressing 2 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar ½  tbsp soy sauce ½ red chilli , seeded and chopped finely 1 pinch powdered ginger 1 small garlic clove , crushed ½  tsp clear honey Method Heat the oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas 6. Put the squash on a baking sheet, drizzle with 1 tbsp olive oil and season. Roast for 20 minutes or until tender, shaking the tray a couple of times to keep it from sticking. When cooked remove from the oven and set aside to cool. Simmer the lentils for about 15 minutes or until just cooked, then drain and cool. You can buy ready cooked lentils in tins or pouches. Whisk together the dressing ingredients. Add to the lentils and squash and mix to coat. Top with sesame seeds, coriander and spring onion. and some green...

Braised Pork and Apple

This recipe is very simple and uses seasonal ingredients to create low fat comfort food. Ingredients (Serves 4) 400g pork leg steak with all the fat removed 1 tbsp olive oil 2 onions, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 3 celery sticks, finely chopped Small bunch of fresh sage, chopped 2 bay leaves 450g apples, cored and sliced (no need to peel) 300ml of vegetable or chicken stock Method  Heat a non stick saucepan and brown the pork in the oil. Take out the meat, leaving the oil and juices.  Add the onions and celery and fry till softened. Then add the garlic and cook for another minute. Add the remaining ingredients along with the pork, cover and simmer for about 30 mins or until the pork is tender. You can cook this in a pressure cooker which will only take 10-15...

Low sugar breakfasts and snacks

  This week some brands stated that their products should not be eaten more than once a week because they are high in sugar. So here are some ideas  for low sugar breakfasts and snacks. Breakfast: Eggs: boiled, poached, frittata, omelette, scrambled with veg (asparagus, spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes) and whole grain bread Yoghurt: unsweetened with fruit and seeds Fish: pate on toast, sardines, smoked salmon Nut butters: on oat cakes/brown toast Vegetable and protein smoothie Low sugar beans on toast Avocado and prawns on crisp bread Lower sugar cereal – Range of grains (Millet, Quinoa, rice, Amaranth); Oat based cereal; Weetabix; Shredded wheat; Cornflakes/Cheerios (8%) Snacks: 2 Rough milled oatcakes with nut butter ½ avocado or 2 tbsp cottage cheese and 2 rye crisp bread Carrot/cucumber sticks and 2 tbsp hummus ½ cup of blueberries and some natural yoghurt BUT avoid sweeter and dried fruit 1 slice of melon and a slice of Parma ham   If you would like to find out how we could help give us a call on 07947 026366 (Ceri) or 07747 791587 (Ann) or email us at ceri@recipeforhealth.co.uk or ann@recipeforhealth.co.uk...