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A pizza the action

After last week’s successful chicken and chips, I thought I would try my hand at a low carb version of pizza! There are lots of pizza upgrades you can try, but a cauliflower base seemed that it might not be filling enough, a cheesy base too fattening, and a wholemeal flour base not adventurous enough for me! So, I used an almond, egg and grated courgette base that I found in The Diabetes Weight Loss Cookbook whose foreword has been written by Dr David Unwin (who you may know as the Low Carb GP). To make 2 pizzas (serving 2 people), mix 2 eggs, 1 tsp salt, 150g ground almonds and 1 grated courgette. The dough came together very easily and was much less work than a traditional flour dough. Pre

Anyone for chicken and chips?

There's nothing more satisfying than taking a take-away favourite and giving it a nutrition upgrade. Enter the Esther Donoff Nutrition version of chicken and chips! Serving favourite meals is all part of keeping my kids happy during lockdown at a time when they can't go out with their friends to their usual hang-outs. While the basic ingredients are the same - chicken and potatoes - a few minor adjustments make this a healthy family dinner. Firstly prepare the chips. My kids wanted the chips to look as much like oven chips as possible, so the new potatoes were cut very thinly, but you can make them thicker (like wedges) if you prefer. Place the potato chips on an oven tray, sprinkle with sal

Healthy snack ideas

Anxiety and boredom can often lead to unintended snacking. And with us all set to be at home over the next few months, now might be a good time to set some healthy snacking habits. Snacks do not necessarily have to be a bad thing. They can be a great way to boost your nutrient intake, so if you are finding yourself eating too many snacks, ditch the biscuits and try some of these healthy ideas. Dried apple rings– Scrub, core and thinly slice apples. Dip them in lemon juice to prevent them form discolouring. Pat the apple slices dry with a clean tea-towel. Sprinkle them with some ground cinnamon. My new lockdown toy is a dehydrator, however if you don't have one of these fun gadgets, place on