Simple Butternut Squash Soup

This is such an easy recipe for a healthy and delicious butternut squash soup – guaranteed to warm up your winter lunchtimes! Takes less than 30 minutes to prepare and makes around 3 largish bowls Ingredients: Around 500g of butternut squash, peeled and chopped into cubes (I let Tesco do the hard work and used…

Staying on Track

Recently I’ve noticed that I’ve put on a few pounds, nothing major, but clothes that are usually comfortable have become less so! Like many people, over the summer holidays I relaxed my eating (and drinking) – a couple of biscuits here; a chocolate bar there; the odd glass of wine mid-week. Doesn’t sound too bad…

What will you achieve in 2015?

So, February is upon us – a whole month of 2015 already gone. How has your ‘new year’ been so far? Did you make any resolutions? Are you sticking to them?? We’re not really ‘New Years’ Resolution’ girls at JDV. That’s not to say that we haven’t set ourselves some goals for the year ahead…

Are you getting enough?

Fruit and Veggies that is. If you picked up any newspaper this week, you will have seen the debate about how many portions of fruit and veg we should be eating to stay healthy. Most of us know that eating at least 5 portions of fruit and vegetables every day has enormous health benefits, reducing…

Pancake Heaven!

Pancake day is here again – the perfect excuse for us to create a heavenly breakfast, post-workout snack or after dinner treat. But you don’t have to settle for the traditional sugary sweet offering – why not try our delicious healthy versions. We guarantee you’ll love them! Carrot Cake Pancakes Ingredients: 35g Oats 1 scoop…

Swaptober – halfway point!

How are you all doing with our Swaptober Challenge? Hopefully you’re not finding it too difficult to make some healthy nutrition swaps in place of those little sweet treats and fatty snacks that creep into our daily routine and become regular habits before we know it!  Maybe you’re swapping sweets for fruit (fresh or dried),…

Small Steps to Lifestyle Change

“Lifestyle Change”. It sounds like a daunting task to undertake, something that is going to require a huge amount of effort and willpower! But if you are unhappy with the way you look and feel, then a lifestyle change is probably what is needed. A six-week crash diet may help you drop a few pounds…