Food

Recipe: Christmas dinner hash browns

There are bound to be some leftovers from your Christmas dinner – ideal for making these lovely, tummy friendly hash browns. You can use meat, roast potatoes and vegetable leftovers when making this quick and easy meal, and combine it with a fried egg and you have a great brunch, plus you can keep that Christmas spirit going long after the last present has been opened. Plus as a bonus,

RECIPE: Leftover turkey pad thai

I’m a big fan of turkey (aren’t we all at this time of year?) and love a leftover turkey sandwich as much as the next person, but when you finally come out of your Quality Street-induced haze, you’re going to long for something light and healthy and here it is – the perfect thing to make for a quick lunch. This recipe was created by nutritionist Lily Soutter in collaboration

Healthy Christmas swaps: the MVF Festive Swap Shop!

It’s a tough time of year; social events, family gatherings, work dos. It’s hard to navigate December without feeling like the mirror is showing you Father Christmas’ reflection rather than your own. So we’re going to try and help you lighten the load with a festive edition of the MAN v FAT Swap Shop! Healthy Christmas swaps Seasonal Snacking Chocolate biscuits are tempting at the best of times, let alone

Recipe: Pigs in blankets mac n cheese

When the coffee shop Christmas menus were first announced back at the start of November, there was one offering that stood out. Costa is doing a mac n cheese with pigs n blankets, and my first thought was YES.  The calories aren’t so bad, clocking in at 632 cals for a box of cheesy, bacon-y goodness, but the portion is kinda small (not a criticism really, have it for lunch

Recipe: Chocolate dipped Christmas fruit

Fruit tastes great on its own but why not add some Christmas excitement by adding chocolate and nuts? After all, if there’s one time of year you should be able to liven up your fruit, it’s Christmas. Good quality dark chocolate is good for sensitive tummies and full of antioxidants, which are important for our health. Simply choose fruit that is gut-friendly such as pineapple, strawberries, satsumas, oranges, kiwis or