Lighter lentil moussaka

A big mumma win tonight with this veggie delight! Lots of veggies, blitzed or chopped finely so they almost melt into the lentil sauce, with layers of potatoes and a delish low fat feta topping! Perfect for fooling the troops! Did it work? You bet!! clean plates all round! Recipe Serves 4-6, 7 smartpoints per…

Greek pulled pork pittas

In the pink tonight with these delish pulled pork and beetroot tzatziki pittas! Craving sunny flavours on a dire autumn-like summers day, so thought I’d experiment pulled pork with one of my fave summer flavours; Greek lemon and herb. This is a hands-off dish using the slow cooker. Prepped in 5 mins, then left to…

Chilli meatball nachos

‘Nacho usual nachos’!!! sorry for the cheesy mum quote but it is Friyayyy after all, and we’ve survived the ever so hard first week back in work after hols – yay! Looked forward to experimenting and making these meatballs all week and they are super sneaky as they contain grated courgette and a tin of…

Lighter chicken Kiev traybake

Juicy and totally tasty chicken Kiev’s, but without the guilt and calories of the fried and butter versions!  This healthy incarnation of the retro classic, uses a herb packed reduced fat soft cheese filling (filled without mess using a medicine syringe 💉 😂) and topped with panko for that crispy crumb topping. Roasting on a…

Spring chicken + wild garlic pesto

I’ve had my eye on the copious amounts of bright green freshly sprouting wild garlic for a week or so now, so I seized the opportunity today to forage some for dinner tonight. Paring it with basil, parmesan, and lemon makes a wonderfully fragrant pesto, the perfect partner for chicken. Here I’ve used chicken legs…

chilli stuffed jacket potatoes

We love chilli and we love jacket potatoes so I fancied mixing it up tonight with these chilli stuffed jacket spuds! Made with lean mince beef, packed full of beans and plenty of hidden veg this is nutritious but kid friendly with just a hint of heat. The chilli can be made in advance or…

Moroccan meatball tagine

We all love meatballs but we’ve had more than enough pasta recently so thought I’d transform them into a tagine and dish up with couscous. My boys aren’t massive fans of lamb mince and I’m not particularly keen on the amount of fat in it, so I’ve replaced the lamb with lean pork mince. It…

Crispy shredded pork + pancakes

I’m always on the look out for ways of turning those naughty Friday night takeaways into a tasty healthy fakeaway !  Crispy duck and pancakes is such a favourite of ours but the fat content is just ridiculous and I always feel yukky after and regret eating it (I blame the medication!) so I wanted…

lighter beetroot hummus

We are all desperate for some colour in these final weeks of winter. Spring keeps hinting that it’s not far away and I’ve got some gorgeous pink tulips to brighten up our home. It’s that gorgeous colour that game me inspiration for this pink hummus.  I often buy store hummus and love the lighter varieties…

tomato, chorizo + butterbean soup

We are craving some quick and easy comfort food on this stormy Doris evening. This stew like soup is packed full of bright and sunny Mediterranean goodness. We can all but dream! Served with a gooey reduced fat cheese toastie of seeded bloomer, this really is a delicious, nutritious and filling dinner. Enjoy, Mrs H…

chipotle and lime steak fajitas with avo cream

Perfect for a help yourself weekend picky dinner which my boys love. The steak can be marinated way in advance and then they takes no time at all to cook and put together. Another perfect Saturday night supper. Enjoy, Mrs H x Serves 4 4 thick rump steaks 2 red onions, peeled and cut into…

butternut squash + chickpea tagine 

I always mean to experiment and make tagine more often but they are normally too much prep for a weekday…until now! We need to eat more veggie meals too and I had some odds and ends of veg leftover so thought I’d try out a quick(er) veggie tagine. Some ready chopped butternut squash, mixed spices…