Creating a healthier you

Feeling bloated, lethargic or just plain backed-up? Eating poorly can affect the way you feel and it most definitely can affect the way in which your body functions. It is easy to get caught up in a busy schedule and stop by the closest fast food restaurant on your way home. But are you aware the harm that is being done to the body, especially if you don’t exercise on a regular basis? From primary school age we have been taught the importance of a good and balanced diet; but it seems that as we get older what we have…

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Top 5 simple summer salads

summer salad

When the weather is warm and the sun is shining, salads really come into their own, says Matt Silver. Whether you’re trying to keep trim for beach season or just avoid slaving over a hot stove, a simple, flavourful salad will often hit the spot nicely. If you’re in the mood to eat something a bit lighter why not try these five simple summer salads: Greek-style Quinoa Light, fresh and packed with flavour, this Greek-inspired quinoa salad is best enjoyed when made a few hours (or even a day) in advance. Rinse your quinoa thoroughly and cook in roughly one-and-a-half…

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Small changes can have BIG effects

When I started university I ate the typical staple student foods  like noodles, toast, beans, pasta and the occasional take away. I also picked up bad habits like eating late or stuffing my face with cheesy chips after a night out and sleeping in till noon. After a while I started feeling tired, I had gained a few pounds and I felt rubbish. When second term came around I knew I had to make some changes. Below are a few tips that really helped me stay healthy and maintain a good diet throughout university. Find a cheap and convenient form…

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Healthy pancake recipes

If you´re not as obsessed with porridge as I am, but still want a healthy and delicious breakfast, then maybe pancakes are your thing. Pancakes are perhaps not immediately associated with a healthy breakfast, but if you use the right ingredients, there is no reason why pancakes can’t be good for you and provide you with the protein, carbohydrates and healthy fats you need to kick-start your mornings. Below you will find 3 of my favourite recipes for pancakes, and remember – you can also make these for lunch, dinner or eat as a pre/post-workout meal.        …

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Eat your greens: Our Top vegetables

Vegetables are an important part of anyone’s diet, bursting with vitamins, minerals and disease fighting goodness. But against the doctor’s orders, we often overlook a lot of the delicious, cheap and easy to cook vegetables because they seem dull or boring. There is also the common misconception that ‘eating healthy is expensive’, but in actuality if you compare the price of chocolate bars, crisps and other guilt infused treats with vegetables, they are much cheaper. Here are 5 vegetables that are cheap, delicious, easy to cook and great for any student on a budget:   Broccoli I’m sure your mum…

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