Christmas Cranberry and Champagne Jellies

These beautiful little jellies make a fantastic low calorie alternative to traditional Christmas pudding and are truly easy to make. Ingredients 450ml sparkling wine or champagne 450ml cranberry juice 100g Sugar 8 gelatin leaves Mint sprigs for decoration  Method  Pour 400ml of the cranberryjuice in a saucepan, add sugar and bring to a boil. Turn […]

Christmas Devils on Horseback Recipe

These delicious little sweet and savoury mouthfuls are a favourite in my family and have always replaced the more traditional “Pigs in Blankets” at Christmas time.  Not only is “Devils on Horseback”  a much racier name but they are also a lot lighter on the saturated fat and calories! Ingredients 10 prunes, stones removed, soaked […]

Gingerbread men Christmas tree decorations

I love making these personalised edible gingerbread decorations for our Christmas tree!  They’re fun, festive and a great activity even the youngest children can join in with. I’ve kept these simple with just a white icing name but with a few smarties, hundreds and thousands, food colouring and some imagination they can be as bright […]

12 tips of Christmas weight management to keep your waistline trim

UK Dietitian 12 tips of Christmas weight management Fancy fitting in to your jeans on January 1st? Us too. The thing is, how do you enjoy Christmas and get away with your waistline intact? Well, there’s no fool-proof method and life will invariably try to trip you up even with the best of intentions but […]

Beat the Christmas Bulge

It’s 6 weeks until Christmas and in one way or another, we’re all getting in to the Christmas spirit.  Department stores are haemorrhaging tinsel and my mother is panic buying jumbo sized selection boxes! It’s true that most of us will gain weight over the Christmas period.  In fact, it’s thought that some of us […]