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How to volunteer

Volunteering is a rewarding way to use your spare time. There are many people, charities and organisations who could benefit from your support. First of all, decide what kind of volunteering would suit you. Think about the sort of organisation you'd like to volunteer for, the activities you'd like…

Gym-free exercises

Try these cheap and fun gym-free activities to improve your health and fitness. Getting health benefits from physical activity is easier than you think, and it doesn't have to cost an arm and a leg. Doing at least 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity activity…

Lemon chicken

This fresh and fruity sauce is the perfect complement to chicken. Throw in some greens to count towards your 5 A Day and to add some colour. Serves: 2 Time: 55 minutes Ingredients 2 skinless chicken fillets, cut into strips 1 small onion, chopped 1 tbsp…

Fish pie

You can use any kind of white fish, such as cod or haddock, and even add an oily fish like salmon, to make this tasty fish pie. Salmon is a good source of omega 3 fatty acids. Aim for at least 2 portions of 140g of fish a…

Citrus chicken

A zesty dish, not to be confused with our lemon chicken recipe. Try serving this with brown rice and some green beans. Serves: 2 Time: 45 minutes Ingredients 1 tsp sunflower oil ½ onion, finely chopped 1 chicken breast 1 dessert spoon wholemeal flour ½ red pepper, sliced…

Chicken curry

Spice up your mealtime with this simple and tasty chicken curry dish. It's a family favourite - just be aware that this recipe is medium fat rather than low fat. Serves: 2 Time: 60 minutes Ingredients Curry 1 tbsp olive oil (or vegetable oil) 1 large onion,…

Tomato pasta sauce

Tasty and rich, this easy-to-make tomato sauce is great with pasta, and can be made in advance and reheated. It's low in salt and fat, and is suitable for vegetarians too. Serves: 2 Time: 35 minutes Ingredients 1 tsp vegtable oil 1 onion, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, finely…

Mediterranean beef pasta

This take on a classic Mediterranean dish is economical, tasty, a good source of protein and packed full of vegetables to help you get your 5 A Day. serves: 2 time: 30 minutes Ingredients 225g lean beef, cut into strips 200g dry wholewheat pasta 1 garlic clove,…

Beef curry

A spicy delight served with rice and relish to satisfy even the most demanding curry fan. This recipe is a good source of protein and carbs, and low in salt and fat. Serves: 2 Time: 55 minutes Ingredients 200g stewing beef or beef-style soya pieces 1 onion,…

Healthier takeaways

Takeaways are often cheap, convenient and satisfying but, unfortunately, they're not always very healthy.  Some takeaway meals can push you over your recommended daily maximum amount of salt and fat, which can lead to a variety of health problems, such as heart disease and diabetes. Some takeaways and restaurants…